Trying Again. Image shows from L to R: Meg (Jo Joyner), Matt (Chris Addison). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Trying Again

Sky Living comedy drama about a couple dealing with an affair. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Chris Addison, Jo Joyner, Charles Edwards, Alun Cochrane and others.

Series 1, Episode 5

When Matt and Meg decide to throw a housewarming dinner, they invite Iain and his girlfriend Kate in an attempt to draw a line under Meg's affair.

Further details

Trying Again. Image shows from L to R: Sam (Alun Cochrane), Gail (Elizabeth Berrington), Meg (Jo Joyner), Iain (Charles Edwards), Kate (Catherine Steadman), Matt (Chris Addison). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Matt and Meg throw a housewarming dinner and invite Iain and his girlfriend Kate in an attempt to draw a line under Meg's affair. The couple insists it's going to be completely normal and natural but, just to be on the safe side, Gail and Sam are there to act as buffers.

A wannabe master of the kitchen, Matt painstakingly prepares a Thai green curry and, refusing all help, snaps when Iain offers culinary advice. He's not going to repress his feelings any longer, he and the doctor need to hash it out. Kate, meanwhile, is clueless about Meg and Iain's fling and the mission of the night is to make sure she remains that way.

Convinced the group is sitting on a time bomb, Gail agrees to Sam's escape plan, and in a fit of misguided hope, he leaves to source provisions should he get lucky with the object of his desires. With a disaster in the kitchen and no sign of any grub back at the house, the free-flowing wine loosens tongues and sends the reading on the awkward-o-meter soaring.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th May 2014
Sky Living
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Chris Addison Matt
    Jo Joyner Meg
    Charles Edwards Iain
    Alun Cochrane Sam
    Elizabeth Berrington Gail
    Catherine Steadman Kate
    Guest cast
    Toby Williams Shopkeeper
    Writing team
    Jesse Armstrong Script Editor
    Tony Roche Writer
    Production team
    Ian FitzGibbon Director
    Caroline Norris Producer
    Rob Aslett Executive Producer
    Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
    Chris Addison Executive Producer
    Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
    Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
    Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
    Jon Thoday Executive Producer
    Pete Drinkwater Editor
    Jeff Sherriff Production Designer
    Richie Webb Composer
    Matt Katz Composer

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