The second series of There She Goes, the heartwarming comedy drama about a family with a learning disabled daughter, continues in the UK tonight on BBC Two at 9.30pm.
Starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes the series is based on the real life experiences of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born with an extremely rare and, to date, undiagnosed chromosomal disorder. There She Goes follows the day to day life of a severely learning disabled girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst). Jessica Hynes recently won a Bafta for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role in the show.Series one, which debuted in 2018, chronicled the dual timeline of Rosie as a newborn and age nine. The new series is set around 18 months on and focuses on Rosie at the ages of three and 11.
Episode 3 - Head Space
Em is trying to get excited about her favourite night of the year – Si’s annual pub quiz, as Rosie distracts her by constantly making her draw a copy of a new picture they’ve hung up, Yves Tanguy’s The Invisibles. As the quiz draws closer, Gandalf has a fall and can’t babysit, leaving Em with no choice but to take Rosie along. A combination of being physically forced to repeatedly draw The Invisibles and unwanted attention from an interfering do-gooder threatens to drive Em totally insane.
In the early timeline, set in 2008, Em and Si start to function as a family again. Em goes back to work, putting Rosie into a nursery. But this new found normality is shattered when Rosie has a seizure in the middle of the night and is rushed to hospital, leaving Em to despair about what new medical nightmares await them all.
The full second series of There She Goes is streaming on BBC iPlayer now.