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There She Goes | Preview (BBC Two)

Special episode of the acclaimed BBC comedy drama, There She Goes starring David Tennant and BAFTA award winning Jessica Hynes, produced by Merman.

Based on the real-life experiences of writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, whose daughter was born with an extremely rare chromosomal disorder, There She Goes follows the day-to-day life of Rosie Yates (Miley Locke), a severely learning disabled girl and her family, dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and older brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst).

Rosie Yates is now 13 and is starting to display increasingly challenging, emotional and physical behaviour. Veering wildly from joyous obsessions with her letter X, tigers with Xs on their nose, ticket barriers and Fedex lorries to sudden violent outbursts both directed at her parents Si and Emily and herself.

The family realise that Rosie is simply struggling to cope with the onset of puberty, just like any other teenage girl. Whilst the family deal with a teenage Rosie, their geneticist calls with news of Rosie’s condition.

In the earlier timeline Emily starts thinking about whether she and Si should think about having another child after a chance meeting with a mother of a child with a chromosomal disorder.

Clelia Mountford, co-founder, Merman said “It’s a privilege to be working so closely with the Pye family and our wonderful team once again and to be able to share the next significant chapter of Rosie’s story. At Merman, we’re very thankful to Shaun and Sarah and to all those involved in helping bring such an emotive and personal story to our screens”.

Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, writers and creators said “In the space of a few weeks in early 2020 during a pivotal phase in our daughter’s life, our family experienced the most poignantly funny moments, painfully difficult lows and exhilaratingly uplifting highs of life with Joey Pye, a child with a rare chromosomal disorder. We’re so pleased we are getting to share this funny, difficult, but ultimately joyous story of bringing up a child who’s different.” 

There She Goes airs Wednesday 21st June at 9pm on BBC Two.


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