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 2, Episode 1 - Chapter 1: Alarm!

Things are pretty much as good as they get in Lincolnshire. But there's something looming on the horizon which threatens to disrupt the glorious status quo... COLLEGE.

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

She's sixteen, overweight, with mental health issues and a mum who's having more sex than her (loudly). At least there's music, mates, and lady-part-tingler on legs Finn... Welcome to Rae Earl's life, in all its honest, funny, painful glory.

Series two kicks off at the hazy end of the long hot summer of 1996, just after Rae has finally revealed the truth about her mental health to her gang of friends and shared that moment with object of her lust, Finn. Things are pretty much as good as they get in Lincolnshire. But there's something looming on the horizon which threatens to disrupt the glorious status quo... COLLEGE.

Determined to put her days as a psychiatric patient behind her, Rae is hoping college will be her fresh start. But the thought of starting somewhere new, surrounded by cool girls and brutal boys, is frankly terrifying. Rae also finds herself in scary new territory with Finn. Could he be interested in being more than friends? If so, it's all she's ever dreamed of - so why is she freaking out so much?

And home life is as unpredictable as ever... now that Rae's Mum has married toy-boy Karim she's acting even more irrational - if that's even possible.

In this first episode Rae is still madly in love with Finn, but will her insecurities sabotage their relationship before it's even begun? Meanwhile, Kester encourages her to face her demons and finally confront the truth about what happened to Tix.

Broadcast details

Monday 17th February 2014
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 19th February 2014 11:00pm E4
Friday 21st February 2014 2:30am E4
Sunday 23rd February 2014 10:30pm 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
Turlough Convery Liam
Sally Tatum Jenny
Guest cast
Hazel Ellerby Sheila
Mike McClean Finn's Dad
Amy Renee (as Amy Renée) Beauty Therapist
Writing team
Tom Bidwell Writer
Anna Starkey Script Editor
Production team
Anthony Philipson Director
Marianne Buckland Producer
Roanna Benn Executive Producer
Jude Liknaitzky Executive Producer
Tom Bidwell Executive Producer
Will Gould Executive Producer
Jacquie Glanville Co-producer
Tom Hemmings Editor
Tim Dickel Production Designer
Richard Spiller Composer


Word Association

Kester still isn't convinced that Rae likes herself.

Featuring: Sharon Rooney (Rae Earl) & Ian Hart (Dr Kester Gill).

First Date Strike

Rae and Finn go on their first date at the bowling alley.

Featuring: Sharon Rooney (Rae Earl), Jodie Comer (Chloe), Ciara Baxendale (Izzy) & Nico Mirallegro (Finn).

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