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

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