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

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Coupling: Season 4: Episode 6 -- Steve does his best to remain unruffled through Susan's natural childbirth. A box of Patrick's that is labeled "Sally, don't look in this box," only entices her to open it. Interruptions keep Oliver and Jane from getting closer.


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Release Date:
1 September 2001 (USA) See more »
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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 Transportation Department
Jason Stedmon .... unit driver (6 episodes, 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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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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Jack Davenport (Steve) chose the theme song "Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps".See more »
Susan:Well, you know what it's like at the start, when they're all fiery-eyed, and eager, and they haven't seen you naked yet. And it's like he's smashing at your door with his mighty battering ram. And he's promising to ravish you forever. So you brace yourself for man overload...See more »
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Perhaps, Perhaps, PerhapsSee more »


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112 out of 123 people found the following review useful.
OMFG -- Brilliant!!, 15 July 2005
Author: welkum2moviefone from United States

I'm a Yank who is only now catching the show on local PBS, courtesy of BBC America. I never saw the (aborted) NBC attempt and, having seen about a half dozen episodes, I'm glad I *didn't* As someone old enough to remember "Monty Python" from it's original run, I must agree with other posters that I feared that truly hysterical "Brit wit" was a thing of the past. I never really cared much for "Fawlty Towers" (as much as I love Mr. Cleese), and only the medieval episodes of Black Adder really tickled me fancy.

But "Coupling" -- hoo hah! Anyone who compares this to "Friends" has clearly never watched more than an episode. At the height of its mild amusement, "Friends" never equaled the least of this absolutely *brilliant* series. For all the stereotypes of Brits as dry, stuck-up and stodgy, I've found that, humour-wise, we across the pond can't hold a candle...

"Coupling" is the height of "cultured rudeness" in the vein of "Absolutely Fabulous" -- one of the most adult Brit-coms I've ever seen. Every episode is consistently ROTFLMAO funny. I couldn't even begin to pick a fave character.

Patrick plays the "stud" character in an amusingly original manner: he has his way with the chicks, and yet is dim enough to not *totally* emasculate us lesser males. The episode where one of the gals has him bring out the "big guns" in the loo, to intimidate a bloke, is something you'd NEVER see on American TV.

Jeff is.... well, the most creatively addled loon since Seinfeld's Kramer, albeit *nothing* like him. Almost a child-man, he reminds me of the Frasier line in "Cheers" - "What color is the sky in *your* world?" Jane is so annoyingly self-absorbed and yet, like Jeff, also such a waif that you don't totally despise her. It amazes how the series' creators walk the edge, crafting characters that *ought* to pluck your last nerve but, unlike George and Kramer from Seinfeld, could actually be tolerable in real life.

The other three characters are brilliantly crafted as well, but these three stand out after the limited viewing I've been exposed to. I have never even considered purchasing a TV series on DVD but, in addition to wanting to see at least the entire first three seasons (I have read here that Jeff is not in the fourth season, and I don't think I could warm up to a substitute), I really must turn on many of my close friends to this marvelous show.

For those of you Yanks out there who only know of this show from NBC's feeble attempt to import it, you *must* catch this on your local PBS station if and when it airs, or pester them incessantly until it does. You'll not only understand why the attempt at translation failed, but you'll finally get to see what the fuss was all about.

If *anything* on the American telly was this consistently funny, we wouldn't have to suffer the endless rot of "reality" TV, and the "dead in half a season" warmed over '70s-era situation (non)comedies. Twelve out of ten... a *MUST SEE*!!!

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