Vic Reeves is publishing an art book in October. He is also, with his son, making the documentary film A Brush With Comedy, and development continues on The Glove, the comic film he is making with Bob Mortimer.British Comedy Guide, 5th August 2020
There She Goes brings a brutal honesty about the challenges of Rosie's behaviour that is so refreshing to see.Kiera Evans, The Boar, 2nd August 2020
Family comedy fuelled by honesty and tension.Carol Midgley, The Times, 17th July 2020
All parents have been there - but not quite like this.Chris Bennion, The Telegraph, 16th July 2020
Jessica Hynes and David Tennant bring the realism of exasperated parents to this often brutal comedy. Three-year-old Rosie is obsessed with Christmas after watching Home Alone and, in a flash-forward to when she is 11, there is a major tantrum about going to the park while the couple consider their relationship.Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 16th July 2020
There She Goes, now returning for its second series, and starring Bafta-winning Jessica Hynes (Emily) and David Tennant (Simon) as parents of a daughter, Rosie (Miley Locke), with severe learning difficulties, is a defiantly dark comedy based on the real-life experiences of writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, whose own daughter was born with a severe chromosomal disorder. Do not come to this show expecting sweet-hearted platitudes. As before, this series is based in two time zones (Rosie as a toddler and as an 11-year-old), and the couple are sarcastic, frayed, and argue viciously, with Simon considering leaving.
Other series such as The A Word do a great job of featuring life with disabled children, but perhaps There She Goes goes further to convey nerve-shredded family dynamics. When the couple are told that toddler-Rosie has an IQ of 47, but will be assessed again, Simon retorts: "We'll make sure she revises harder." This is a courageous, heartbreaking show, and Locke as Rosie is dynamite.Barbara Ellen, The Guardian, 12th July 2020