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


  • TV sitcom
  • Apple TV+
  • 2020 - 2024
  • 32 episodes (4 series)

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

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Tickets For A Queue

Trying. Image shows from L to R: Jason Ross (Rafe Spall), Nikki Newman (Esther Smith)
After attending a local adoption support picnic, Nikki begins feeling less worthy than ever. Aiming to better herself, she books tickets for a child psychology lecture. Jason, meanwhile, is struck by the school's lack of cash and outdated, graffiti-covered textbooks.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2020
Apple TV+
29 minutes, 43 seconds


Cast & crew

Rafe Spall Jason Ross
Esther Smith Nikki Newman
Ophelia Lovibond Erica
Oliver Chris Freddie
Robyn Cara Jen
Guest cast
Diana Pozharskaya Sofia (Jason's Student)
Sarah Niles Alisha (Jason's Boss)
Colin Hoult Richard
Jonathan Rhodes Marcus
Susannah Wise Denise
Bruce Mackinnon Ben
Dominic Rowan Jamie
Amber Aga Zareen
Karina Fernandez Claudette
Justine Mitchell Lizzie
Tomiwa Edun (as Adetomiwa Edun) Luke
Denver Isaac Kwame
Tarik Mesfun Eliaz
Elena Benocci Flavia
Sagar Arya Lecturer
Writing team
Andy Wolton Writer
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Chris Sussman Producer
Emma Lawson Producer
Andy Wolton Executive Producer
Jim O'Hanlon Associate Producer
Joel Stokes Line Producer
Mark Thornton Editor
John Stevenson Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Arthur Mulhern Director of Photography
Ros Little Costume Designer
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Guy Garvey Composer
Pete Jobson (as Peter Jobson) Composer
Paul Saunderson Composer
Alexa Galea Graphics
Jessica Sutton Graphics
Tim Mannion 1st Assistant Director

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