At the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday 12th May, Jessica Hynes won the BAFTA for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her performance in There She Goes. The other nominees were Daisy May Cooper (This Country), Julia Davis (Sally4Ever) and Lesley Manville (Mum).
This is Jessica Hynes’ second BAFTA TV Award, her first being in the same category in 2015 for her performance in the hit comedy W1A.
There She Goes was written by Shaun Pye and is about 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). All the stories and characters are drawn from the real life experience of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born in 2006 with an extremely rare and, to date, undiagnosed chromosomal disorder.
Each episode shines a light on day-to-day life with Rosie – unique experiences from simply trying to take her to the park to trying to explain that everyday isn’t her birthday. A second timeline in 2006 shows the effect having a severely disabled child had on the family unit, how it threatened to disintegrate but ultimately brought them even closer.
Jessica Hynes in There She Goes
All episodes were directed by Simon Hynd, for which he was recently nominated for an RTS Scotland award, produced by Clelia Mountford and executive producers were Mountford and Sharon Horgan.
There She Goes is now available to watch in the US and Canada on BritBox and in the UK on BBC iPlayer: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0bp2zq4/there-she-goes?seriesId=b0bp31n5