Interview with David Tennant on new special of There She Goes

As the popular comedy drama returns to screens, we caught up with David Tennant, Jessica Hynes, Miley Locke and Edan Hayhurst



Can you tell us what’s in store for the Yates family in this special?
They get some long-awaited information on Rosie’s condition, but getting some answers doesn’t necessarily give them the closure they imagined it might.

What was it like working with the cast again?
A real pleasure.

We see Simon practically having to wrestle Rosie back into the house. What was it like filming those scenes with Miley?
Miley continues to be incredible as Rosie. She has been right at the heart of this story from our first day on set and we wouldn’t have been able to tell this story without her.

Simon and Emily make a number of cult references throughout the two series and the special, are there any that are particularly memorable?
The debate over what the correct plural for Batman is has stayed with me and is something I often find myself pondering.

Have you received messages from parents in similar situations to Simon and Emily?
I know that There She Goes has connected with a lot of families who see their own situation reflected on screen in a way they’ve never seen before.

What is it about Shaun and Sarah’s writing that makes this show appeal to you?
Their honesty. They tell their story with absolute candidness and humility and humanity.

What do you think viewers will take away from the special?
Telling Rosie’s story has been a labour of love for everyone who has worked on it but particularly, of course, for Shaun, Sarah, Frank and Joey. I’m very proud to have been part of it and I hope as many people as possible will see it, and perhaps go back and discover series one and two if they haven’t already. It’s been a truly special project.


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 (Miley Locke), a severely learning-disabled girl and her family, dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and older brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst).

Rosie Yates is now 13 and is starting to display increasingly challenging, emotional and physical behaviour. Veering wildly from joyous obsessions with her letter X, tigers with X’s on their nose, ticket barriers and FedEx lorries to sudden violent outbursts both directed at her parents and herself. The family realise that Rosie is simply struggling to cope with the onset of puberty, just like any other teenage girl. Whilst the family deal with a teenage Rosie, their geneticist calls with news of Rosie’s condition. In the earlier timeline, Emily starts thinking about whether she and Si should have another baby after a chance meeting with a mother of a child with a chromosomal disorder.

There She Goes commences on Wednesday, 21 June, 2023 at 9pm on BBC Two.

Source BBC One

June 15, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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