My Mad Fat Diary. Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
My Mad Fat Diary

My Mad Fat Diary

  • TV comedy drama
  • E4
  • 2013 - 2015
  • 16 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama set in the mid-1990s looking at teenage life from the eyes of a 16-year-old with weight and mental health issues. Stars Sharon Rooney, Dan Cohen, Jodie Comer, Jordan Murphy, Ciara Baxendale and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Chapter 2: Touched

Rae is determined to catch up with the rest of the gang in terms of her sexual experience, but worries her weight will stop her from getting a boyfriend. When one of the boys in the gang asks her out on a date, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery.

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My Mad Fat Diary. Image shows from L to R: Archie (Dan Cohen), Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

With her best friend Chloe in a secret relationship with a mystery man, Rae also longs for a boyfriend, but is worried she'll never get one while she's overweight. She's annoyed when Kester recognises she's uncomfortable with her appearance and refuses his request to try and look in the mirror more. She's also embarrassed by her complete lack of sexual experience - she's never seen anyone naked, been kissed or had an orgasm.

Rae is ecstatic, and shocked, when Archie asks her out on a date, and decides to make a few changes to prepare herself. She goes jogging, borrows some books on sex from the local library, and throws away all the junk food in the house. After discovering the contents of the cupboards in the bin, and hearing whispers around town about her own sexual exploits, Rae's mum grounds Rae for 24 hours as punishment - but Rae defiantly sneaks out when Archie comes knocking. Archie takes Rae to a secret location, could this be her opportunity to tick another romantic milestone off the list?

Rae is over the moon when Archie invites her for a second date, and Chloe and Izzy decide to give her a makeover before the big day. Will the new Rae impress Archie? When Finn arrives to let Rae know Archie isn't coming, it looks like she'll never find out. Rae is devastated and finally confronts Archie, but nothing could have prepared her for what she finds out...

Broadcast details

Monday 21st January 2013
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 2:25am E4
Thursday 24th January 2013 10:00pm E4
Sunday 27th January 2013 11:00pm E4
Sunday 12th January 2014 1:20am E4

Cast & crew

Sharon Rooney Rae Earl
Dan Cohen Archie
Jodie Comer Chloe
Jordan Murphy Chop
Ciara Baxendale Izzy
Nico Mirallegro Finn
Darren Evans Danny Two Hats
Claire Rushbrook Rae's Mum
Ian Hart Dr Kester Gill
Shazad Latif Dr Nick Kassar
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Karim
Eliot-Otis Brown Walters Big G
Dan Fitzsimons Ninja
Sophie Wright Tix
Guest cast
Patricia England Mrs Dewhurst
Daniela Lamattina Thin Rae
Joel Morris Receptionist
Writing team
Tom Bidwell Writer
Katie Draper Script Editor
Production team
Tim Kirkby Director
Matthew Bouch Producer
Roanna Benn Executive Producer
Greg Brenman Executive Producer
Jude Liknaitzky Executive Producer
Tom Hemmings Editor
Tim Dickel Production Designer
Daniel Pemberton Composer


Episode 2 Preview

A trailer for the second episode of the E4 comedy drama.

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