The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant will reunite once more with Jessica Hynes, his co-star in 2007’s brilliant two-part serial, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood.
There She Goes is written by Shaun Pye (Monkey Dust; Extras), and is inspired by some of his real-life experiences. Tennant will play Simon, while Hynes is his wife, Emily, as they bring up 9-year-old Rosie (Miley Locke), who has severe learning disabilities.
There’s also, rather neatly, a timey-wimey element in that the show will skip between two times: back in 2006, right after Rosie’s birth, and the effect that initially has on the family (including her brother, Ben, played by Edan Hayhurst); and now, as the family have been brought close together by Rosie.
Tennant was, of course, the Tenth Doctor and John Smith in Human Nature, while Hynes played Nurse Joan Redfern, the anchor that kept Smith from reverting back into the Time Lord. Jessica returned to Doctor Who for The End of Time, in a brief scene in which she portrayed Redfern’s descendant, Verity Newman. The pair have also worked together on W1A, the hit comedy about the internal affairs at the BBC.
Five episodes of There She Goes will begin filming in July 2018, with transmission due on BBC4 later this year or in 2019.