Trying Again (TV series)

Trying Again is a British comedy television series shown on the Sky Living channel in 2014.

Trying Again
Created bySimon Blackwell
Chris Addison
Written bySimon Blackwell
Tony Roche
Directed byIan Fitzgibbon
StarringJo Joyner
Chris Addison
Composer(s)Richie Webb
Matt Katz
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Producer(s)Caroline Norris
Running time30 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Avalon Television
Original networkSky Living
Picture format16:9 (HDTV 1080i)
Original release24 April (2014-04-24) 
5 June 2014 (2014-06-05)
External links

On 17 October 2014, the channel announced that the show will not be returning for a second series.[1]


The show revolves around a couple, Meg and Matt, who are working to have their relationship recover following Meg's affair with her boss. Six months after the affair, the couple are struggling to get their love life back on track. Highlighting friendships and love and all the problems those things bring, Trying Again focusses on a relationship between people who make mistakes but live in the hope that love will conquer all.



Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings Original air date
1"Episode 1.1"Ian FitzgibbonSimon Blackwell303,00024 April 2014 (2014-04-24)
Money is tight for Meg and Matt. To help alleviate the pressure, Meg is encouraged to apply for her old job as a doctor's receptionist, the one she left after her affair. Despite Meg's strong reluctance, she eventually takes up the job.
2"Episode 1.2"Ian FitzgibbonSimon Blackwell242,00024 April 2014 (2014-04-24)
Meg and her sister Gail team up to ruin the sale of the house Meg and Matt have been renting.
3"Episode 1.3"Ian FitzgibbonTony Roche, Simon Blackwell233,0001 May 2014 (2014-05-01)
Meg and Matt are running out of time to find a new house, but also really need a break from routine.
4"Episode 1.4"Ian FitzgibbonSimon Blackwell246,0008 May 2014 (2014-05-08)
Matt and Meg race back to Kendal from their romantic break, to secure their perfect house. However a squabble over money leads to a time-consuming trip to A&E. They arrive just too late, as the letting agent breaks it to them that he just gave the house away to another couple. But after some quick thinking from Meg, things take an unexpected turn, and they manage to secure the house of their dreams. Contented, Matt, Meg, along with Gail and Sam, head to the pub to celebrate, but Gail spots Iain enjoying a drink with his new, younger girlfriend, Kate. Meg admits to Gail and later Paula that she's just a tiny bit jealous.
5"Episode 1.5"Ian FitzgibbonTony Roche195,00015 May 2014 (2014-05-15)
Matt and Meg throw a housewarming dinner, and invite Iain and his girlfriend Kate along in an attempt to draw a line under Meg's affair, but a series of mishaps threaten to ruin the evening.
6"Episode 1.6"Ian FitzgibbonSimon Blackwell162,00022 May 2014 (2014-05-22)
Meg is alarmed by Iain's plans to propose to Kate and frets about her and Matt's secrets coming out during Martin's date with their relationship counsellor.
7"Episode 1.7"Ian FitzgibbonSimon Blackwell188,00029 May 2014 (2014-05-29)
Everyone gets dolled up for Iain and Kate's engagement bash, where Meg is mistaken for Iain's fiancée. As Matt basks in the adoration poured on him by Andrew's friends, the arrival of a genuine soldier threatens to unravel his tall tale.
8"Episode 1.8"Ian FitzgibbonSimon Blackwell137,0005 June 2014 (2014-06-05)
Relationships and jobs are on the line in the series finale. Everyone rallies around Iain when he suffers a bereavement, especially Matt, who wants to make sure Meg's efforts to help him through this difficult time don't reignite their old flame.


No DVD has been released yet.


  1. "Sky won't be Trying Again". Chortle. 17 October 2014.
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