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 4 - Chapter 4: Don't Ever Tell Anyone Anything!

Rae realises she's started to fall for Finn and contemplates telling him how she feels.

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My Mad Fat Diary. Image shows from L to R: Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney), Izzy (Ciara Baxendale), Chop (Jordan Murphy), Chloe (Jodie Comer), Archie (Dan Cohen). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Rae realises she's started to fall for Finn and contemplates telling him how she feels - she's sick of lying, and telling Chloe about her illness was a relief, so perhaps she needs to start being honest with everyone.

Finn and Rae are getting on well, but she begins to worry that he'll never see her as more than just a mate, prompting Danny Two Hats to impart some advice about how to steer clear of the 'friend zone'.

Rae's mum announces that she and Karim have to go to Tunisia for a few days, to stop the immigration authorities discovering him. Rae is delighted to have some space at last - but her mum leaves her with a clear warning: NO parties.

When Rae makes a shocking and upsetting family discovery she seeks revenge on her mum - and invites Chop and the gang around. Meanwhile in her regular therapy session, Kester encourages Rae to open up about what triggered her self-harm, but when Kester won't tell her anything about his life she refuses. She thinks he's just like her mum - full of lies and hypocrisy.

Rae heads home to discover that Chop's idea of a sleep-over has now turned into a massive party. She freaks out when she sees Danny is there too, telling everyone he used to date Rae, in an effort to help Rae make Finn jealous but which doesn't really have the desired effect.

When Chloe confesses her new crush to Rae, and Rae's mum returns from her trip to Tunisia with some news, Rae has to bite her tongue - and realises that sometimes honesty isn't necessarily the best policy.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th February 2013
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th February 2013 2:15am E4
Thursday 7th February 2013 10:00pm E4
Sunday 10th February 2013 11:00pm E4
Sunday 26th January 2014 1:20am E4
Monday 27th January 2014 12:10am 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
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
Kenneth Collard (as Ken Collard) Churchill
Patricia England Mrs Dewhurst
Sally Ann Matthews Kester's Wife
Writing team
Tom Bidwell Writer
Katie Draper Script Editor
Production team
Ben Caron (as Benjamin Caron) 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

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