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 7

Content in their new home and unable to move any time soon, Meg and Matt decide to do up the spare room.

Further details

Trying Again. Image shows from L to R: Andrew (Dan Skinner), Matt (Chris Addison). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Money is tight and, unlikely to make the rent day this month, Matt pulls out his 'military hero' card to get an extension from estate agent Andrew. He's happy to oblige, providing Matt agrees to discuss military strategy with his warfare video game club.

Content in their new home and unable to move any time soon, Meg and Matt decide to do up the spare room, but choosing what colour to go for throws up a bigger, scarier question: should they opt for no-baby brown or baby-friendly yellow?

Meanwhile, everyone gets dolled up for Iain and Kate's engagement bash, where Meg is mistaken for Iain's fiancée. At the other end of the pub, Matt basks in the adoration poured on him by Andrew's friends, until,that is, the arrival of a genuine soldier threatens to unravel his tall tale.

Kate's condescending father aside, the party proves better for Iain. He feels like nothing can ruin their special night, only for some earth-shattering news to bring the celebrations to an abrupt end.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 29th May 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Living
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Addison Matt
Jo Joyner Meg
Charles Edwards Iain
Alun Cochrane Sam
Elizabeth Berrington Gail
Alex Macqueen Martin
Catherine Steadman Kate
Guest cast
Dan Skinner Andrew (Lettings Agent)
Jana Carpenter Jo (Iain's Sister)
Deddie Davies Mrs. Prentice
Ian FitzGibbon Postman
Michael Forrest Barman
Luke Gell Tim (Prime Paints Employee)
Mike Goodenough War Games Club Member 1
James Greene Mr. Prentice
Andrew Havill Seb (Kate's Father)
Laurence Howarth Mick (Town Crier)
Colin Parry Kev
Catherine Skinner Woman in Pub
Tom Verrall War Games Club Member 2
Richie Webb Cloney Bennett
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Jesse Armstrong Script Editor
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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