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There She Goes. Image shows from L to R: Emily (Jessica Hynes), Rosie (Miley Locke), Simon (David Tennant), Ben (Edan Hayhurst). Copyright: Merman
There She Goes

There She Goes

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Two / BBC Four
  • 2018 - 2023
  • 11 episodes (2 series)

Comedy drama about a family whose daughter has severe learning disabilities. Stars Miley Locke, David Tennant, Jessica Hynes, Edan Hayhurst, Yasmine Akram and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,699


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Series 2, Episode 1 - Speech And Language

There She Goes. Image shows from L to R: Rosie (Miley Locke), Emily (Jessica Hynes). Copyright: Merman
Rosie starts to say the word mama, raising hopes that her communication might finally take off.

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Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th July 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Miley Locke Rosie
David Tennant Simon
Jessica Hynes Emily
Edan Hayhurst Ben
Yasmine Akram Helen
Oliver Gibbs Young Ben
Ben Willbond Chris
Guest cast
Michael Gould Dr. Pritchard
Aurora Burghart Abigail
Gregor Fisher Bill
Sophie Fletcher Becky
Eva Fontaine Dr. Saggat
Holly Greenhow Charlotte
Freya Perry Young Rosie
Harper Perry Young Rosie
Sally Reeve Fiona
Austen Sansom Jake
Writing team
Shaun Pye Writer
Sarah Crawford Writer
Production team
Simon Hynd Director
Clelia Mountford Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Soumya Sriraman Executive Producer
Shaun Pye Associate Producer
Frances Mable Line Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Kevin Riddle Casting Director
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
James Rhodes Director of Photography
Jo Houtmeyers Make-up Designer
Brett Thomas 1st Assistant Director


Series 2 trailer

Critically acclaimed comedy-drama There She Goes returns to BBC Two, continuing the story of a severely learning disabled 9-year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst).

Featuring: Miley Locke (Rosie), David Tennant (Simon), Jessica Hynes (Emily) & Edan Hayhurst (Ben).

Bad to brilliant with a single word

The family are in the library.

Featuring: Miley Locke (Rosie), David Tennant (Simon), Jessica Hynes (Emily) & Edan Hayhurst (Ben).


Review: There She Goes

Half an hour just isn't enough for a family drama this good.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 10th July 2020

There She Goes review

Dark and poignant but also really rather funny.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 10th July 2020

David Tennant and Jessica Hynes return as parents of Rosie (Miley Locke), who has a learning disability, in this heartwarming family drama. Based on the real-life experiences of writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, whose daughter was born with an extremely rare chromosomal disorder, the show charts a dual timeline of Rosie's development at the ages of three and 11 in this second season. In this first episode, Rosie, age 11, speaks her first word, prompting hopes that full communication might be around the corner.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 9th July 2020

Jessica Hynes: No one cares about me

As the dark new BBC comedy returns for series two, its star tells Fiona Sturges she feels lucky to still be getting acting jobs.

Fiona Sturges, The Independent, 9th July 2020

Review: There She Goes

Couple's comedy is heartbreakingly honest about life with a disabled child.

Susannah Butter, Evening Standard, 9th July 2020

There She Goes review

Sensitive parenting comedy with a spiky edge.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 9th July 2020

There She Goes series 2 review

It's not always an easy watch, but on its new home on BBC Two, There She Goes deserves to be seen.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 9th July 2020

There She Goes, series 2, episode 1, review

Finding hope, humour and joy in the bleakest situation.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 9th July 2020

David Tennant on privacy, parenting and playing himself

The actor returns this week in parenting comedy There She Goes. He discusses the boundary between art and reality, the impact of Covid-19 on the arts - and the future of Labour.

Elle Hunt, The Guardian, 8th July 2020

David Tennant interview

The Good Omens actor criticised how parenting if often "sentimentalised" - while revealing his own "hit and miss" experience of raising kids..

Flora Carr, Radio Times, 8th July 2020

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