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There She Goes returning to BBC Two for an hour-long special

Filming has started on a special episode of There She Goes starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes.

It has been announced today that filming has started on a special episode of There She Goes which is 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, played by Miley Locke, a severely learning disabled girl and her family, dad Simon, played by David Tennant, mum Emily, played by Jessica Hynes, and older brother Ben, played by Edan Hayhurst.

This 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.

Co-founder of Merman, Clelia Mountford 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."

To which writers and creators Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, added "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."

And BBC Comedy's Commissioning Editor, Seb Barwell, said "We are thrilled to return to the story of Rosie and family in a 60 min special that has the raw honesty, disarming humour and stellar performances we’ve come to expect from There She Goes, with some fresh developments that will break hearts and uplift viewers in equal measure."

Commissioned by BBC's Director of Comedy Jon Petrie, There She Goes is a Merman production and executive produced by Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan for Merman, directed by Tom McKay and produced by Clelia Mountford.

There She Goes will air on BBC Two


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