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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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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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Jeff's apartment has framed posters for the films The Procurer (1968), Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) and Marc Mato, agente S. 077 (1965)See more »
Jane:I really quite like being single. Except for the bit about not having a man.See more »
Perhaps, Perhaps, PerhapsSee more »


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58 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
apples and oranges, 17 July 2003
Author: Branko Collin from Amsterdam

First, this show is nothing like Friends. Comparing Coupling to Friends is comparing apples and oranges. They've both got three male and three female leads, and that's about the only similarity. To those who think that that's enough to call the two shows variations on the same theme I would like to say: congratulations, you can count to six. You are slightly smarter than a rabbit.

Friends is about friendship. You could develop an allergy to hugging by just watching one episode. Coupling is about sexual attractiveness; how we exploit it and how we deal with getting stung by it. The jokes may be cheap at times, but the telling is never crude; nakedness is suggested, rather than shown.

Coupling could have been, say, five gay guys and a straight one. The jokes would have worked as well (different jokes, of course), but then the series probably would have been compared to Kids in the Hall. Sigh. I guess I should just be glad that Coupling does not (yet) play in New York, because then we would be in a comparitivational quagmire.

Also, the Jeff character is not all that brilliant. Sure, he's the crackpot, the clown. They had them in circuses, you know? Where Seinfeld's Kramer is off the map, Jeff is just normal abnormal. The true funniness of this show--and it is funny, let me assure you of that!--stems from the sharp observations, and these are made by all the cast, including but not limited to Jeff.

I liked Rob Belcher's review. He wrote: "this show will speak to anyone who's ever dated, been in a relationship, or just noticed that men and women are different creatures." But if you really want to get a taste of the show, don't rely on these reviews, but visit the official web site, which has clips and quotes (including the 'breasts with brains' and 'sock gap' bits). Judge for yourself.

If you want to see similar British humour, I recommend "Game On!"

(P.S. I like Friends too, but for totally different reasons, which is just as well, as it is a totally different show.)

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