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 3 - Chapter 3: Ladies And Gentlemen

Rae and Chloe's friendship becomes difficult when Rae discovers who Chloe has been secretly dating. When things start to get rocky, Rae finds herself drawn back to her old patterns of destructive behaviour.

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My Mad Fat Diary. Image shows from L to R: Chop (Jordan Murphy), Chloe (Jodie Comer), Archie (Dan Cohen), Finn (Nico Mirallegro). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Rae and Chloe fall out when Rae discovers Chloe's secret boyfriend is their hot PE teacher, Mr Carrisford. Rae disapproves of the relationship, even though she's been lusting after Carrsiford herself. Chloe is jealous that the boys have asked Rae to go to the Oasis concert at Knebworth with them, but not her. There are serious tensions between these old friends.

Kester advises Rae to think about why her friendship with Chloe has changed now that boys have come into the equation, but Rae is sick of living in Chloe's shadow. She's also downhearted when she discovers that the boys have asked her to Knebworth because they consider her to be one of the lads. She wants them to see her as a woman - she starts thinking about how she can be more feminine.

Rae is shocked when Chloe tells her she might be pregnant and Rae agrees to accompany her to the GP, even though they're yet to make up. Rae struggles to cope with the fallout of the friendship and after a horrible encounter with local bullies the Green Lane Gang, succumbs to self-harming.

With worries of her own, Chloe pushes Rae away - Rae presumes Chloe doesn't need her anymore now she has a boyfriend. Meanwhile, when the Green Lane gang hassle Rae in the street, Finn comes to her rescue. Rae realises she's misunderstood him - and that she might have just fallen in love...

On the day of Knebworth, Chloe comes to Rae for support after she and Carrisford have broken up. Will Rae remain loyal to her old friend in need, or go and have fun with the boys at the concert of a lifetime?

Broadcast details

Monday 28th January 2013
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 29th January 2013 2:20am E4
Thursday 31st January 2013 10:00pm E4
Sunday 3rd February 2013 11:05pm E4
Sunday 19th January 2014 1:15am E4
Monday 20th January 2014 12:30am 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
Sophie Watson Little Rae
Holly Dukes Little Chloe
Dan Fitzsimons Ninja
Sophie Wright Tix
Guest cast
Richard Attlee (as Richard Atlee) Clinic Doctor
Cameron Moore Mr Carrisford
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 3 Preview

A trailer for the third episode of the show.

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