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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: 130


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Series 3, Episode 8 - The End Of The Beginning

Trying. Image shows from L to R: Tyler (Mickey McAnulty), Princess (Eden Togwell). Copyright: BBC Studios
As Nikki and Jason prepare to find out if they can keep the kids forever, they make an impulsive decision that requires their family's help.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd September 2022
Apple TV+

Cast & crew

Rafe Spall Jason Ross
Esther Smith Nikki Newman
Darren Boyd Scott Filbert
Phil Davis Vic
Oliver Chris Freddie
Paula Wilcox Sandra
Robyn Cara Jen
Sian Brooke Karen Newman
Marian McLoughlin Jilly Newman
Roderick Smith John Newman
Eden Togwell Princess
Mickey McAnulty Tyler
Guest cast
Karl Collins Noah
Ntiarna Knight Tinkle
Clare Higgins Bev
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Olivia
Rose Johnson Lori
Andrea Kristina Amanda
Magdy Abdel-Rehim Busker
Ben Rufus Green Registrar
Jonny Emmett Burger Van Man
Caroline Lee Johnson (as Caroline Lee-Johnson) Judge
Writing team
Andy Wolton Writer
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Sam Pinnell Writer (Additional Material)
Natasha Heliotis 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
Aden Turner Line Producer
Peter Oliver Editor
Jonnie Mead Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Elizabeth Healy Costume Designer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Paul Saunderson Composer
Tasha Island Graphics
Huey Kerrigan 1st Assistant Director

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