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"Coupling" (2000) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2000-2004

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Coupling: Season 1: Episode 6 -- When Jane goes round to Patrick's flat unannounced to heal their 'spiritual divide', she makes an alarming discovery about the contents of his cupboard.
Coupling: Season 1: Episode 5 -- The lads can't take their eyes off a beautiful stranger in their local bar, and she can't take her eyes off Jeff. He goes over to talk to her, only to discover that she doesn't speak a word of English.
Coupling: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Steve worries that Susan has discovered a compromising tape in his video library. Then when Susan invites everyone over for a dinner party they all start talking about the tape and Steve finds himself in a hell of his own making.
Coupling: Season 1: Episode 3 -- The attendance at the funeral of Jane's aunt snowballs as the friends arrange decoy dates. Meanwhile, Jeff fights interview anxiety by imagining everyone naked.
Coupling: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Sally regrets turning down a date with Patrick after an eye-popping revelation from Susan. Steve is now feeling a little intimidated after hearing this and it's up to Susan to put him at ease.


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Release Date:
1 September 2001 (USA) See more »
It's better than foreplay! See more »
Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Full summary »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 16)

Jack Davenport ... Steve Taylor (28 episodes, 2000-2004)

Gina Bellman ... Jane Christie (28 episodes, 2000-2004)

Sarah Alexander ... Susan Walker (28 episodes, 2000-2004)

Kate Isitt ... Sally Harper (28 episodes, 2000-2004)

Ben Miles ... Patrick Maitland (28 episodes, 2000-2004)

Richard Coyle ... Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock (22 episodes, 2000-2002)

Series Directed by
Martin Dennis (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Series Writing credits
Steven Moffat (28 episodes, 2000-2004)

Series Produced by
Beryl Vertue .... executive producer (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Sue Vertue .... producer (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise .... executive producer: BBC (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Nick Mortimer .... line producer (9 episodes, 2001)
Geoffrey Perkins .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Murray Peterson .... line producer (7 episodes, 2002)
Jo Kay .... line producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Series Original Music by
Simon Brint (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Series Film Editing by
Mykola Pawluk (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Series Casting by
Jane Davies (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
John Connor (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
Series Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Series Art Direction by
Nic Pallace (24 episodes, 2000-2004)
Gabriel Mossa (4 episodes, 2001)
Series Costume Design by
Caroline Pitcher (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Series Makeup Department
Polly Fehily .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
Helen Barrett .... makeup designer (20 episodes, 2001-2004)
Daniel Phillips .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2000)
Nichola Bellamy .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 2004)
Diane Chenery-Wickens .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2000)
Series Production Management
Rebecca Cotterill .... production manager (6 episodes, 2000)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Sykes .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Cordelia Hardy .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2000)
Series Art Department
Peter Hallam .... property master / prop master (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Bernard Heyes .... title sequence (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Lee Turnham .... properties (26 episodes, 2000-2004)
Nicola Painter .... production buyer (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
John Rook .... properties (14 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paul Michel .... properties (9 episodes, 2001)
Mark Addison .... properties (7 episodes, 2002)
Derek Bryett .... properties (6 episodes, 2000)
Ian Cooper .... properties (6 episodes, 2000)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2000)
Harry Cable .... properties (6 episodes, 2004)
Oli van der Vijver .... properties (6 episodes, 2004)
Keith Warwick .... properties (3 episodes, 2001)
John Dashfield .... property master (3 episodes, 2004)
Paul Carter .... properties (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Sound Department
Keith Nixon .... studio sound supervisor / sound supervisor (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Bob Newton .... location sound supervisor (6 episodes, 2000-2004)
Richard Pilcher .... location boom operator (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Zacaroli .... video effects / visual effects (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Rimmington .... lighting director (22 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mike Tanner .... gaffer (22 episodes, 2000-2002)
Chas Watts .... studio camera supervisor (21 episodes, 2000-2004)
Andy Newton .... vision controller (14 episodes, 2000-2001)
David Harvey .... vision controller (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Rosenberg .... location lighting camera operator (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
Martin Kempton .... lighting director (6 episodes, 2004)
Roy Winfield .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2004)
Andy Hollis .... location lighting camera operator (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tony Keene .... studio camera supervisor (4 episodes, 2002)
Paul Barlow .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2004)
Roy Easton .... studio camera supervisor (2 episodes, 2002)
Martin Hawkins .... location lighting camera operator (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Casting Department
Janie Frazer .... additional casting (1 episode, 2004)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gill Shaw .... wardrobe supervisor (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Sara Meek .... wardrobe supervisor (7 episodes, 2002)
Jane Batt .... wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 2004)
Series Editorial Department
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Series Other crew
Angela Morgan .... production assistant (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Mary Motture .... stage manager (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist (28 episodes, 2000-2004)
Holly Bowcott .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
Allen Davies .... production accountant (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
John Cummins .... production team (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Julie Sykes .... floor manager (15 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tim Mannion .... production team (15 episodes, 2001-2004)
Ed Suter .... location manager (14 episodes, 2000-2004)
Bernard Heyes .... title sequence (11 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mark Nunn .... production team (9 episodes, 2001)
Richard Waiting .... vision control (7 episodes, 2001-2004)
Rachael Monteleone .... production team / production assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Rebecca Wulff .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Lucy Gleeson .... production team (6 episodes, 2000)
Nick Martell .... production team (6 episodes, 2000)
Iain Rise .... production team (6 episodes, 2000)
Kate Thornton .... production co-coordinator (6 episodes, 2000)
Sarah Daman .... production team (6 episodes, 2001)
Kieran Baine .... production team (6 episodes, 2004)
Gemma Kyprianou .... production team (6 episodes, 2004)
Lita O'Sullivan .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2000)
Nigel Wood .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2000)
Mark Turner .... production team (3 episodes, 2002)
Rob Ellingham .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2004)

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Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-7 (DVD) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-MA (one episode)

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When Richard Coyle read for the part of Jeff, he spoke in a Welsh accent. The character wasn't written Welsh, but the producers liked it and hired him. It wasn't until well into the second series that they realized that Coyle was not Welsh, just putting it on for the show.See more »
Sally:[singing] I'm Susan the happy trotting elf! I trot and trot and bounce and bounce and smile a lot and that's what counts! I'm Susan the happy trotting smile a lotting elf! I'm polite so just for clarity, when I'm cross I say "Apparently!"See more »
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46 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious, Mature, and Intelligent, 4 August 2003

A British show about six people ultimately connected by "coupling" (relationships) more than just friendship ... thus this is not really a "British Friends," but is a sort of "British Seinfeld." It is sharper than "Friends" and the characters are more complex than "Seinfeld" (which has one "straight" guy and three knuckleheads), a good combination. The "Seinfeld" influence is specifically shown by the Jeff character, who outrageously explains different relationship concepts in a Seinfeld-like way, a sort of invented language.

On the other hand, the characters are all more mature ... having real jobs, unlike say Kramer or the ne'er'do'well George. The show at times has mature humor, but it earns it by being a mature show ... these are not the twentysomethings (now in their mid-thirties and much more boring) of "Friends" or the largely childish "Seinfeld" gang, these are mature adults with serious concerns, even if they are portrayed in often amusing ways. And they don't submit to the lowest common denominater or do things quite in the meanspirited way at times seen in "Seinfeld." And the fact there are six interrelated individuals makes things more complicated ... but still, the "friend" aspects of it all aren't really emphasized as much.

The show also is often hilarious, much so than the often mildly amusing (and less so in recent years, but then again, there are so fewer episodes of this show) "Friends." A particular find is Jane ... the egotistical sexual focused nut ... her very voice is funny. Susan is the beauty that is levelheaded, but she is played by a gifted comic actress as well. The other roles are also well played.

I don't know if the US version will know how to translate all of these positives to our shores, but I hope so. We need more comic gems like this in the wasteland that is American sitcoms.


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