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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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 141


Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 7 - Lift Me Up

Trying. Image shows from L to R: Nikki Newman (Esther Smith), Karen Newman (Sian Brooke)
Jason finds organising Scott's stag night a bit of a struggle. Karen confides her doubts to Nikki. Erica and Freddy blur the lines of their relationship.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th June 2021
Apple TV+
27 minutes, 32 seconds


Cast & crew

Rafe Spall Jason Ross
Esther Smith Nikki Newman
Darren Boyd Scott Filbert
Phil Davis Vic
Ophelia Lovibond Erica
Oliver Chris Freddie
Sian Brooke Karen Newman
Marian McLoughlin Jilly Newman
Roderick Smith John Newman
Guest cast
Fola Evans-Akingbola Harper
Navin Chowdhry Deven
Ciara Baxendale Amy
Joyce Veheary Lorna
George Georgiou Yusuf
Ossian Perret Mathieu
Shayne Elsa Drummond Abigail
Jessika Li Celeste
Writing team
Andy Wolton Writer
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Sophie Williams Script Editor
Izzy Mant Story Producer
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Sam Pinnell Producer
Andy Wolton Executive Producer
Jim O'Hanlon Executive Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Tim Mannion Co-producer
Georgia Collins (as Georgia Hogan) Line Producer
Mark Thornton Editor
John Stevenson Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Arthur Mulhern Director of Photography
Jessica Fell (as Jessie Fell) Costume Designer
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Paul Saunderson Composer
Maisie Peters Composer
Joe Rubel Composer
Ola Podgorska Graphics
Sam Smith 1st Assistant Director

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