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09 November, 2020

The C21 International Drama Award nominations were announced today, with Merman Television receiving two nominations for There She Goes Series 2 and one for Sarah Kendall’s Frayed.  

There She Goes is nominated for Best Returning Comedy Drama Series. The other nominees in this category are After Life (Derek Productions for Netflix), Brassic (Calamity Films for Sky One), Dead to Me (CBS Television Studios for Netflix), Man Like Mobeen (Tiger Aspect for BBC One/BBC Three) and Sex Education (Eleven Film for Netflix).

Jessica Hynes is nominated for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Drama Series, for her role in There She Goes as Emily. The other nominees in this category are Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen), Josephine Bornebusch (Love Me), Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) and Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education).

Frayed, created and written by Sarah Kendall, is nominated for Best Comedy Drama Series. The other nominees in this category are Breeders (Avalon Television in association with FX), Feel Good (Objective Media & Objective Media Group Scotland), Love Me (WBITVP Sweden), Never Have I Ever (Universal Television) and Upright (Lingo Pictures).

David Tennant in There She Goes Series 2

Set in 1989, Frayed follows the journey of Sammy Cooper (Sarah Kendall), a fabulously wealthy London housewife who is forced to return to the town in Australia she grew up in. In coming home, Sammy must revisit her past and the events that led her to flee as a teenager years ago. Painfully funny and sometimes dark, Frayed is full of complex characters, dubious decisions, and unfortunate events; and at its heart is the journey of one flawed family confronting their secrets and trying to find a way back.

Jessica Hynes and Miley Locke in There She Goes Series 2

There She Goes Series 2 is about severely learning disabled 9-year-old girl Rosie, her dad Simon, mum Emily and brother Ben. 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 undiagnosed chromosomal disorder. Each episode shines a light on day-to-day life with Rosie – unique experiences generated from what should be simple routines.

Starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes, There She Goes Series 1 was critically acclaimed, with Jessica Hynes winning a BAFTA for Female Performance in a Comedy. Series 1  was also nominated for the Best Comedy-Drama series at the 2019 C21 International Drama Awards, the 2019 TV Choice Awards and Jessica Hynes won the Female Performance in a Comedy Award at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards.

The C21 International Drama Awards will be celebrated on Wednesday 2nd December.

Sarah Kendall and George Houvardas in Frayed