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 5 - Someone Else's Kids

Trying. Image shows from L to R: Jason Ross (Rafe Spall), Nikki Newman (Esther Smith)
Child-sitting for some friends for the day, Nikki sets up an extravagant pirate treasure hunt around London.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2020
Apple TV+
26 minutes, 52 seconds


Cast & crew

Rafe Spall Jason Ross
Esther Smith Nikki Newman
Imelda Staunton Penny Wootton
Darren Boyd Scott Filbert
Phil Davis Vic
Ophelia Lovibond Erica
Oliver Chris Freddie
Paula Wilcox Sandra
Robyn Cara Jen
Sian Brooke Karen Newman
Marian McLoughlin Jilly Newman
Roderick Smith John Newman
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
Jim O'Hanlon Associate Producer
Joel Stokes Line Producer
Mark Thornton Editor
Andy Kinnear 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
Jessica Sutton Graphics
Tim Mannion 1st Assistant Director

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