Trying. Image shows from L to R: Nikki Newman (Esther Smith), Jason Ross (Rafe Spall).


Apple TV+ sitcom about adoption. 16 episodes (2 series), 2020 - 2021. Stars Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton, Darren Boyd and others.

Trying. Image shows from L to R: Jason Ross (Rafe Spall), Nikki Newman (Esther Smith).

Series 1, Episode 5 - Someone Else's Kids

Child-sitting for some friends for the day, Nikki sets up an extravagant pirate treasure hunt around London.

Publication details

Friday 1st May 2020
26 minutes, 52 seconds

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rafe Spall Jason Ross
Esther Smith Nikki Newman
Imelda Staunton Penny Wootton
Darren Boyd Scott Filbert
Phil Davis Jason's Dad
Ophelia Lovibond Erica
Oliver Chris Freddie
Paula Wilcox Sandra, Jason's Mum
Robyn Cara Jen
Sian Brooke Karen Newman
Marian McLoughlin Nikki's Mum
Roderick Smith Nikki's Dad
Guest cast
Cush Jumbo Jane
Simon Bubb Dan
Rachel Parris Hayley
Harvey Sadler Sam
Billie Gadsdon Chloe
Alison Lintott Mrs Hannigan
Simon Kane Torturer
Alexia Khadime Waitress
Ian Barritt Judgey Man
Writing team
Andy Wolton Writer
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Chris Sussman Producer
Emma Lawson Producer
Andy Wolton Executive Producer

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