|Coupling (2000 - 2004)
as Steve Taylor
Directed by: Martin Dennis
Cast: Jack Davenport (Steve Taylor), Gina Bellman (Jane Christie), Sarah Alexander (Susan Walker), Kate Isitt (Sally Harper), Ben Miles (Patrick Maitland), Richard Coyle (Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock), Richard Mylan (Oliver Morris), Lou Gish (Julia Davis)
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. 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 ex-girlfriend Jane Christie, a woman supremely confident in her ability to seduce anyone of either sex, and who refuses to be dumped unless she's the one doing the dumping.
Jeff Murdoch is Steve's "porn buddy" who is, in equal parts, obsessed and bewildered by actual sex; charming in his way, but with an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing at the worst possible time. He works in the same office as Susan, with whom he had a disastrous and unsuccessful one-night fling.
A new character was introduced in season 4 as Jeff's replacement, Oliver.