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 6 - Show Me The Love

Trying. Image shows from L to R: Jason Ross (Rafe Spall), Nikki Newman (Esther Smith)
Jason and Nikki confront the reality of adoption after attending a training and therapy session. For once, it's Jason who begins to panic.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2020
Apple TV+
27 minutes


Cast & crew

Rafe Spall Jason Ross
Esther Smith Nikki Newman
Darren Boyd Scott Filbert
Ophelia Lovibond Erica
Oliver Chris Freddie
Sian Brooke Karen Newman
Guest cast
Diana Pozharskaya Sofia (Jason's Student)
Sarah Niles Alisha (Jason's Boss)
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
Bridgitta Roy Samira
Trystan Gravelle Lloyd
Sarah Stanley Christine
Edward Bluemel Jonny
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 Hermida 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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