There She Goes Premieres To Critical Acclaim And Audience Praise

David Tennant's new comedy drama, There She Goes, premiered on BBC Four last night to critical acclaim and audience praise.

The new five part series centres on a severely learning disabled nine year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst).All the stories and characters are drawn from the real life experience of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born in 2006 with an extremely rare and to date undiagnosed chromosomal disorder. Each episode shines a light on day to day life with Rosie - unique experiences from simply trying to take her to the park to trying to explain that every day isn’t her birthday. A second timeline set in 2006 shows the effect having a severely disabled child had on the family unit, how it threatened to disintegrate but ultimately brought them even closer.

The press were full of positivity for the first episode of the series:

The Telegraph gave it a five star review and said "this sucker-punching sitcom nails the experience of raising a child with learning disabilities" adding "Tennant’s Simon is a twitchy knot of anger, denial, despair and defensive humour."
Read the full review here

Radio Times said "David Tennant shines bright and believable as the flawed father of a daughter with a disability" and commented "what makes BBC4’s new five-part comedy There She Goes so moving, authentic and uplifting is the honesty of Shaun Pye’s scripts, based on his own experiences as a parent of a child with a disability."

The Guardian chose it as a TV Pick Of The Day saying "Although this is billed as a comedy-drama, the laughs are rather deftly concealed amid the tough, very affecting subject matter and performances."

Digital Spy says "Handled differently, this could have become an entirely different story, devoid of any humour or joy. But Pye, through his writing and direction, paired with outstanding performances from both Tennant and Hynes, yanks you back from the edge at just the right moment, stopping the audience from hurtling into complete and utter despair – because if you don't laugh, you'll cry, and never stop." adding "it is not to be missed"

Den Of Geek called it an "unsentimental, honest, well-written comedy drama" praising the performance they say "The two leads—Hynes and Tennant—are excellently cast. Their comic instincts make Emily and Simon witty and funny to be around, while their dramatic instincts betray human weakness and strength with every line."

The audience also took to twitter following the airing to heap their praise on to the show:

There She Goes continues on Tuesdays at 10pm on BBC Four