The second series of There She Goes, the heartwarming comedy drama about a family with a learning disabled daughter, begins in the UK tonight at 9.30pm. The new series also sees the show make the move from its original channel BBC Four to its new home on BBC Two.
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 will focus on Rosie at the ages of three and 11.
Check out a preview clip from tonight’s episode below:
There She Goes
Series 2 Episode 1: Speech And Language
Rosie starts to say the word mama, raising hopes that her communication might finally take off.
Feeling totally outshone by Rosie’s amazing school teacher, Emily concentrates on trying to develop Rosie’s sign language. Meanwhile, Simon starts to worry that the other parents of children with special needs at the school look down on him.
In the early timeline, set in 2007, the results of Rosie’s first evaluation are in and Si and Em are told that she has an IQ of 47, putting her in the bottom 0.02% of the population. In the doctor’s view, she is severely learning disabled, and it is unlikely this will change as she gets older.
Following the news, Si and Em find it hard to talk to each other, with their relationship drifting apart as Si retreats into his backyard to smoke and drink alone and Em takes solace in the company of her eldest child Ben.