David Tennant stars in a first-look clip from this week's emotional There She Goes special, released exclusively to readers of RadioTimes.com.
The comedy-drama series is inspired by the real-life experiences of writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, a married couple who care for a daughter with an extremely rare chromosomal disorder.
Tennant and Spaced star Jessica Hynes play Simon and Emily Yates – essentially stand-ins for the writing duo – while young actor Miley Locke is their on-screen daughter, Rosie.
This hour-long special revisits the family as Rosie is becoming a teenager, presenting a number of new challenges, as well as some continuing habits that they know exactly how to deal with. Check out the clip now:
Simon and Emily have noticed Rosie has a fascination with one particular children's toy and she is convinced it is sold in a local food shop – except it isn't.
To prevent any complications to their day, Simon has taken to bringing a packaged toy from home and hiding it in the shop whenever they visit, but that causes suspicion among the staff.
Pye and Crawford told press at a launch event for the special that every Rosie-related anecdote depicted in There She Goes is based directly on experiences they have had with their own daughter, Joey.
The series began in 2018 and returned for a second season in the summer of 2020, while this standalone special catches viewers up with certain events that have occurred since then, which are being kept secret until after broadcast.
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On the series' future, Pye explained: "This show has never been driven by the idea [of], ‘Why don't we make TV show? Where could it go? How many series could we get?’ It's always been led by the [true] stories. Always.
"We've only done this because there was a story to tell. If there are more stories to tell, maybe... I think if it ends here, then it ends here, and I hope that we've done a good job.
"But it's always story-led. We'd never ever sit down and go, ‘How can we eke out all of this?'"
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