Trivia Agony Again rewrites the Agony timeline somewhat. In the original series, Michael was born in January 1981. Now, in 1995, he is already 18 years old. The melody from the original Agony series theme tune, as composed by Graham Field, is used as a brief sting on a number of occasions during the series. A second series was announced at the conclusion of Episode 7, but never came to fruition.