Two’s company, three’s a crowd. So what do you do with six? Frank and funny, this award-winning BBC Two comedy series puts a witty perspective on the lives and loves of six friends, involved, formerly involved, or about to become involved, brought together by the relationship between two of them, Steve and Susan. This totally upfront account of love and lust between best friends and exes is a real family affair: produced by Sue Vertue, written by her husband Steven Moffat and executive produced by her mother Beryl Vertue. Coupling continues to be one of the BBC’s best-selling comedies. All four series have been sold to more than 25 countries worldwide.


Jack Davenport as Steve, Sarah Alexander as Susan, Gina Bellman as Jane, Kate Isitt as Sally, Ben Miles as Patrick, Richard Mylan as Oliver, Richard Coyle as Jeff

Produced by

Sue Vertue

Executive producer(s)

Beryl Vertue

Written by

Steven Moffat

Directed by

Martin Dennis



First transmitted

12th May 2000 at 9.30pm


Four series: one of seven episodes, one of nine episodes and two of six


30 mins

Press comments

“Comic writing of astonishing originality and invention.” The Guardian

“One of the funniest and most beautifully observed comedies in years.” The Mail on Sunday

“Slick, sharp, witty. And, of course, sexy.” The Mirror

“Beautifully wrought lines and moments of deliciously observed comedy.” The Daily Telegraph

“One of the most sassy and grown-up British sitcoms we’ve seen for quite some time.” The Sun


British Comedy Awards 2003 Best TV Comedy
Silver Rose of Montreux 2001


BBC Worldwide in Australia, Austria, BBC Prime, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea Republic, Latin America, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK Gold, UK Inflight, USA, Yugoslavia, BBC America.