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Coupling 

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.
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Complete series cast summary:
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
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On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling. It's more than just a one night stand! When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan and Steve are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps... Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland, the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally Harper is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick. Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ... Written by I'm_So_Sexy

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It's better than foreplay! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Ben Miles (Patrick) insists that his character drink Guinness because it is impossible to fake in the studio. See more »

Quotes

Steve: I never bite heads off live fetuses.
Susan: Words never before uttered at a pregnancy convention.
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: Geoffrey Perkins (2008) See more »

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés, Joseph Davis
Performed by Mari Wilson
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The Funniest Sitcom on British TV
5 January 2005 | by blackburnj-1See all my reviews

Many people have drawn comparisons between "Coupling" and "Friends". I'll admit there are similarities. Six friends in the city living out their lives. But what Moffat has created is a comedy with multiple levels, superb plots and fantastic comedy. The performances from the six main actors are superb. Mention must be made of Richard Mylan (Oliver Morris Series 4 -)who had the difficult job of stepping into the shoes of Richard Coyle (Jeff Series 1-3), while Jeff is holidaying in Lesbos (cue many Lesbian jokes). Mylan does this successfully and , with the help of Moffat, has created a Jeff-like character but a character who is distinctly not Jeff. The Programme is quite simply the best sitcom on British TV.


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English

Release Date:

1 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parovi See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiswick, London, England, UK

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Hartswood Films See more »
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