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.

Press clippings

Rafe Spall risks clash with famous neighbour with £5m home renovation

Actor Rafe Spall has unveiled plans for a Grand Designs-style makeover of his £5million London home - complete with his own dressing room.

The son of Auf Widersehen, Pet star Timothy is splashing out on a love nest to share with new girlfriend and on-screen wife Esther Smith.

Mary Gallagher, The Sun, 22nd November 2023

Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2023 nominees

Big Boys, Derry Girls, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Everyone Else Burns, Extraordinary, Trying, Late Night Lycett, Taskmaster and The Graham Norton Show are amongst the nominees in the Edinburgh TV Awards 2023 shortlists.

British Comedy Guide, 27th June 2023

Rafe Spall splits from wife and strikes up romance with screen spouse Esther Smith

Actor Rafe Spall has split from his wife - and struck up a romance with screen spouse Esther Smith.

Laura Armstrong, The Sun, 19th November 2022

I Talk Telly Awards nominations revealed

Nominations have been announced for the 2022 awards of television news and blog site I Talk Telly.

British Comedy Guide, 13th November 2022

Apple TV+ recommissions Trying

Apple TV+ has recommissioned its British sitcom success, Trying. The comedy will return for a fourth series next year.

British Comedy Guide, 31st August 2022

The best Apple TV Plus show you're not watching is Trying

Trying is an Apple TV Plus hidden gem.

Rory Mellon, Tom's Guide, 31st July 2022

Rafe Spall interview

"Men pretend Me Too is confusing, but it's really easy to not grope anyone."

Gwendolyn Smith, i Newspaper, 22nd July 2022

Trying Series 3, AppleTV+ review

Not much can shut out the world right now, so grab Trying and hold it tight.

Euan Franklin, Culture Whisper, 21st July 2022

Trying: Series 3 review

Series 3 of Trying, starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, is heartfelt and wonderful.

Mae Trumata, The Upcoming, 18th July 2022

Comedies in the running for Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021

Bloods, Brassic, Motherland, Starstruck, Trying and We Are Lady Parts are amongst the nominees for the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 8th September 2021

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