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All you need to know about There She Goes series two

The new series of the BBC comedy drama airs on Thursday

Francesca Shillcock

There She Goes is back! The much-loved BBC comedy drama is returning to our screens for the first episode of its second series on Thursday night. The BAFTA award-winning drama tells the story of the Yates family, whose youngest daughter Rosie has a severe learning disability due to an undiagnosed chromosomal disorder.

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The five-part programme, which stars David Tennant and Jessica Hynes as Rosie's parents, is based on the true lives of its writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, whose own daughter was born with disabilities in 2006. The show has touched viewers with its humour and heartwarming story since it landed on screens in 2018 for series one. Want to know more ahead of the series two? Here's what we know…

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The comedy drama is back for its second series

What is There She Goes season two about?

Series two of There She Goes sees the return of the Yates family, navigating everyday life and its challenges, while trying to find humour in it all. Simon and Emily take Rosie to the library and immediately chaos erupts, but there's a glimmer of hope as Rosie says her first word. Throughout series two, there are flashbacks to when Rosie is first diagnosed as a nine-year-old and present day as an 11-year-old for the latest episodes.

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Much like the first, series two works in two different timelines with the use of flashbacks. Ahead of the new episodes, writer Shaun said: "The joy of it is that you can have the early timeline, which is darker and more miserable, but in a way, the lightness of the later timeline tells the audience that it’s all going to be fine. Nothing horrible is going to happen to this little girl – there’s light at the end of it, so enjoy or embrace the darkness in the early timeline because it does get better, don't worry."

What happened in There She Goes season one?

Series one introduced the Yates family through two timelines, shortly after Rosie was born in 2006 as the family come to terms with her diagnosis, and 2015 when she's aged nine. The five episodes saw the family deal with many tricky situations thrown their way, including challenging family dinners and the difficulties in Simon and Emily's marriage including Simon's problems with alcohol.

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David Tennant and Jessica Hynes star

Who stars in There She Goes?

Starring as anxious but sarcastic dad Simon is Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant, alongside Jessica Hynes (W1A, Years and Years) who plays his wife Emily. Their daughter Rosie is played by Miley Locke who has appeared in a number of other shows such as Not Going Out, The Royals and Grantchester. Rosie's older brother, Ben, is played by Edan Hayhurst and Simon's friend Helen is played by Sherlock star Yasmine Akram.

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