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


  • TV sitcom
  • Apple TV+
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about a young couple planning to adopt a baby. Stars Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton, Darren Boyd, Phil Davis and more.

  • Due to return for Series 3

Key cast & crew credits

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 (Series 1)
Writing team
Andy Wolton Writer
Sophie Williams Script Editor (Series 2)
Izzy Mant Story Producer (Series 2)
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Tim Mannion 1st Assistant Director (Series 1)
Sam Smith 1st Assistant Director (Series 2)
Chris Sussman Producer (Series 1)
Emma Lawson Producer (Series 1)
Sam Pinnell Producer (Series 2)
Andy Wolton Executive Producer
Jim O'Hanlon Executive Producer (Series 2)
Josh Cole Executive Producer (Series 2)
Jim O'Hanlon Associate Producer (Series 1)
Joel Stokes Line Producer (Series 1)
Tim Mannion Co-producer (Series 2)
Georgia Collins (as Georgia Hogan) Line Producer (Series 2)
Mark Thornton Editor
John Stevenson Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Arthur Mulhern Director of Photography
Ros Little Costume Designer (Series 1)
Jessica Fell (as Jessie Fell) Costume Designer (Series 2)
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Guy Garvey Composer (Series 1)
Pete Jobson (as Peter Jobson) Composer (Series 1)
Paul Saunderson Composer
Maisie Peters Composer (Series 2)
Joe Rubel Composer (Series 2)
Alexa Galea Graphics (Series 2)
Jessica Sutton Graphics (Series 1)

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