Cold Feet is a British comedy-drama television series that ran from 1998
to 2003. It was created by Mike Bullen as a follow-up to his 1997 one-
off comedy of the same name. The series, set and largely filmed in
Greater Manchester, follows three couples experiencing the ups-and-downs
of romance. Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley (James Nesbitt, pictured,
and Helen Baxendale) are a new couple who go through dating, marriage
and the birth of a child. Pete and Jenny Gifford (John Thomson and Fay
Ripley) experience parenthood, adultery, separation and divorce. Karen
and David Marsden (Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst) live an upper-
middle-class lifestyle, but their marriage disintegrates after each has
an affair. The show was a critical and ratings success. Critics analysed
the depiction of social issues, the use of popular music, and the
relevance of the series to contemporary audiences compared to big-budget
BBC costume dramas. The series was a regular nominee at the British
Comedy Awards, the National Television Awards and elsewhere. It has been
broadcast in over 30 countries and has been remade for local audiences
in the United States and European countries.
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