There She Goes special starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes filming

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

The show, 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, follows the daily life of Rosie Yates (played by Miley Locke), a severely learning disabled girl and her family. Her father Simon is played by Doctor Who star David Tennant, and her mother Emily is played by Jessica Hynes. Rosie’s older brother in the series, Ben, is played by Edan Hayhurst.

The special episode of the show follows two successful series of the comedy-drama and will see the family dealing 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.

Clelia Mountford, co-founder, Merman says: “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”.

Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, writers and creators say: “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.”

Seb Barwell, Commissioning Editor for BBC Comedy, says: “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.”

The first two seasons of There She Goes, which was first broadcast in 2018, are available to watch right now on BBC iPlayer in the UK.