It’s only Human Nature to want to see David Tennant and Jessica Hynes back on screen together. They broke audiences hearts in the Paul Cornell two-parter based on his New Adventures novel, Human Nature. Now they’re back together in a new BBC 4 family comedy-drama but don’t worry it’s not the Family of Blood.
It’s titled There She Goes, and it seems as if it might be a strange blend of intense drama and comedy. Tennant and Hynes star as parents of a nine-year-old girl, Rosie, with a severe learning disability.
“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 every day isn’t her birthday. The second timeline in 2006 shows the effect having a severely disabled child had on the family unit, and how it threatened to disintegrate but ultimately brought them even closer.” said the BBC about the show.
Tennant and Hynes have worked together on many other projects as well as Doctor Who, including Nativity 2, Learners and the upcoming Stephen Mangan sitcom Hang Ups. If you saw the pair acting together in Doctor Who you will be well aware of how believable and heartbreaking they were together. It’s definitely a pairing which is exciting to see together on-screen, and with such a groundbreaking, important premise to back it up, this becomes essential viewing.
It is written by Shaun Pye and based on his own experiences. It is produced by Merman productions which is Sharon Horgan’s production company, to add to the comedy pedigree in front and behind the camera. The 5 part series will air on BBC 4 and begins filming next month.