Cold Feet is about three couples. Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley start the series about a year and six or so weeks into their relationship. The pilot shows this couple coming together. Jenny and Pete Gifford are a married couple that start the series with the birth of their first child. Karen and David Marsden are another married couple, and when the series starts they already have a child, and are thinking of having another. The three couples end up friends after going through the 'friends of friends' process. Jenny, Pete and Adam are friends, and Adam's relationship with Rachel pulls Karen and David into the friends relationship.
The gang is reunited when Adam turns up in Manchester to announce his impending marriage, but not everyone is as thrilled as he is. Without the blessing of his friends and family, Adam begins to have doubts.
Adam reveals that he has changed his mind about starting a new life in Singapore as his son needs him in Manchester, while David continues to try to impress Adam's father-in-law. Jenny and Pete's money worries have taken a toll on their marriage and particularly their sex life, leading Jenny to remind him of the bedroom fantasies they used to act out when they were younger. However, when even that fails to do the trick, the attentions of a client at work leave her flattered - but would she ever cheat on her beloved husband?
When David is woken in the early hours by the police, he assumes that something terrible has happened to one of the kids. Relieved to hear that this is not the case, the rug is pulled from under his feet when he finds himself under arrest.
David realises he may have his work cut out proving his innocence when even his wife Robyn turns against him, while Pete receives another blow when he arrives at work to see Harry. Jen is taken to task by her sister Sheila over the care of their elderly mother and Karen steps her relationship with Eddie up a notch, but a visit from a desperate David threatens her plans, and Adam faces problems when his wife becomes increasingly distant.
Jenny is shocked when an old flame turns up at work, kicking off a chain of events that has irreversible consequences, while Adam picks himself up and vows to reconnect with son Matt after breaking up with Angela, beginning with a nostalgic trip to Piccadilly Records. David continues to claim ignorance of a dodgy overseas investment, but the evidence against him is stacking up and a distracted Karen is oblivious to the seriousness of the allegations being made against him.
Karen's plan to go it alone pays off in more ways than one when a handsome young entrepreneur makes her an offer she cannot refuse. Pete's world falls apart when daughter Chloe rejects him. Already on the edge, could this tip him over?
Adam is beginning to have feelings for Tina and suspects that she may feel the same. Pete and Jenny finally agree on a compromise with Harry's daughter. Still concerned about Pete's mental well-being, Jenny persuades him to attend a mindfulness class. When Karen discovers that David's finances have hit rock bottom, she notes that he could dip into the girls' trust fund, unaware that he has already done so. Can David sink any lower?
Tina organises an eventful surprise party for Adam, which is attended by a few of his friends and lots of hers. When Pete and Adam nip out on a booze run, they find themselves staring death in the face. Pete is not sure that even Adam can talk his way out of this one.
Adam may have won his landlady Tina's heart, but is the relationship for keeps? Is Pete ready to step up and support Jenny all the way?
Baby-making miscommunication drives a wedge between Adam and Tina, while Karen's new business partner is concerned by the health of her accounts. Jenny inadvertently drops her colleagues in it when she tells her boss they could afford to lose a few employees. She will get to choose who makes the cut, but back home Pete is horrified by her behaviour and begins to wonder just what he has unleashed. Comedy drama, starring James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, Fay Ripley and Robert Bathurst.
Reeling from Matt's revelation, Adam's attempt to right his son's wrongs doesn't go quite according to plan. Heartbroken and angry, Karen is on the warpath - with David not far behind her. Elsewhere, the Giffords have their own family drama to contend with. Siobhan Finneran and Robert Glenister also star.
Tina is devastated when revenge porn featuring her surfaces online. Adam cannot resist taking matters into his own hands by seeking out Jamie, Tina's ex and the suspected perpetrator, and giving him his just desserts. Elsewhere, Karen prepares to fight hard to defeat Benjamin's takeover bid and David draws on his business acumen to support her in their meeting. However, it's not enough and unless she finds cash - and soon - Karen stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to build. Comedy drama, starring James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst.
Mike Bullen's comedy drama continues, and in this latest instalment Adam seizes the opportunity to spend the night away from Tina in the name of teambuilding - but finishes up getting more than he bargained for. Despite David's generous bail-out the pressure of family life sees the walls closing in on Karen. At work, she fails to gain the control she was hoping for - an eventuality that threatens to spark her professional demise. James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst and John Thomson star.
With her professional and personal life finally back on track, Karen meets attractive well-read builder Gareth, and after much deliberation agrees to go on a date with him. Adam and Pete find themselves cornered into holding a joint 50th birthday dinner. However, celebrations quickly unravel as a surprise visitor with an unexpected revelation threatens to cut the evening short - with Pete hearing some home truths. Robert Glenister guest stars, with James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst and John Thomson.
Reeling from the revelation that Adam has cheated, Tina arranges a rendezvous with Sarah to hear her side of the story. Karen's feelings for Gareth are tested when she discovers that he has kept a big part of his life from her, while David takes matters into his own hands after a threat is made towards his daughters. Although in no position to do so, Adam offers Pete some relationship advice - with disastrous consequences. Indie singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy makes an appearance as a busker, alongside James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst and John Thomson. Last in the series.