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 3, Episode 1 - Chapter 1: Who Is Stan Ford?

June 1998. Rae Earl is boss. Drinking, dancing and dating the hottest guy in the North - Rae has life as a teenager nailed. Despite a disastrous university interview, Rae's future in Stamford is looking bright. However, change is on the horizon as the gang grows up. When Rae's attempts to maintain the status quo backfires, she faces one of her biggest challenges yet. Is Rae Earl ready to grow up?

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My Mad Fat Diary. Image shows from L to R: Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney), Finn (Nico Mirallegro). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Rae and the gang are preparing for their last summer together in Stamford. Rae may have messed up her university interview - but why would she want to leave Stamford anyway? She has the gang, her family, and the hottest boyfriend in Lincolnshire. And the cherry on the cake? Finn gets his own flat, and makes Rae an offer she can't resist.

But when Rae receives an unexpected letter from Bristol University offering her a place to read English, it throws a spanner in the works. Kester is angry when he finds out that Rae has binned the letter. However, Rae is adamant she's staying in Stamford. She even finds herself lying about it to Chloe and Izzy.

Rae pledges to help Archie lose his virginity before he goes off to uni and finds him the perfect candidate. Project 'get Archie laid' is very much on.

When a new friend forces Rae to see things in a different light, she struggles to cope with decisions which will affect the rest of her life. As she attempts to maintain the status quo, it has disastrous consequences for all the gang.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd June 2015
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th June 2015 2:00am E4
Monday 29th June 2015 2:35am 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
Faye Marsay Katie Springer
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Karim
Kirsty Armstrong Lois
Guest cast
Sophie Stanton Principal Dixon
Tony Pitts Chloe's Dad
Lolita Chakrabarti Juliet
Okorie Chukwu Prof. Oliver Pope
Karl Davies Rob
James Eeles Dan Smith
Julia Rayner Prof. Natalie Yorke
Peter Symonds Prof. Henry Bruce
Writing team
George Kay Writer
Tom Bidwell Writer (Adapted By)
Kim Varvell Script Editor
Production team
Alex Winckler Director
Jules Hussey Producer
Will Gould Executive Producer
Liz Lewin Executive Producer
George Kay Associate Producer
Hazel Baillie Editor
Tim Dickel Production Designer
Richard Spiller Composer


Series 3 message

Now filming for the final series of My Mad Fat Diary has come to an end, Sharon Rooney (aka Rae) has a special message for fans.

Featuring: Sharon Rooney (Rae Earl).

My Mad Fat Diary - Series 3 Trailer

Rae returns for the final series of My Mad Fat Diary.

Featuring: Sharon Rooney (Rae Earl), Dan Cohen (Archie), Jodie Comer (Chloe), Jordan Murphy (Chop), Ciara Baxendale (Izzy), Nico Mirallegro (Finn), Claire Rushbrook (Rae's Mum) & Ian Hart (Dr Kester Gill).

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