The BBC have announced that a special episode of There She Goes has begun filming.
The comedy stars David Tennant and Jessica Hynes as Simon and Emily Yates, the frazzled parents of Rosie who has a rare chromosomal disorder. It has been off our screens since the end of its second series in 2020.
Originally commissioned for BBC Four, the show graduated to BBC Two for its second run. Reviews highlighted its brutal honesty and “spiky compassion” while at the same time calling it heart-warming.
Since we last saw the Yates family on screen, Rosie (Miley Locke) has grown up. The sixty-minute special will “… see the family struggling to deal with now 13-year-old Rosie’s increasingly wild behaviour as she tries to comprehend puberty, while they search to unlock the secrets of Rosie’s chromosomal condition.”
The show’s writers and creators, Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, say: “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 is a Merman production. The special’s director is Tom McKay (Bloods) and the producer is Clelia Mountford.
We’ll keep you posted when there’s a transmission date. In the meantime, you can catch up with the first two series of There She Goes on BBC iPlayer.