My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )

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Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Chloe (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Izzy (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Archie (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Rae (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Dr. Kester Gill / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Rae's Mum / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Finn (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Chop (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Danny Two Hats / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Bamshad Abedi-Amin ...
 Karim (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Turlough Convery ...
 Liam (7 episodes, 2014)
Sophie Wright ...
 Tix (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sally Tatum ...
 Jenny (6 episodes, 2014)
 Big G / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2014)


Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend Chloe and her group, who are unaware of Rae's mental health and body image problems, believing she was in France for the past four months. Written by Anonymous

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The real life diaries of Rae Earl, on which the series is based on, is set in the eighties instead of the nineties. See more »


Rae: I am a body dysmorphic without the dysmorphic. I am a bulimic without the sick. I am fat.
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10 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am astounded by this program, when I saw the initial trailer I honestly thought it looked like nonsense, it wasn't painted in a good light at all. I only really checked it out due to morbid curiosity.

Well here we are nearing the end of Season 2 and I am still absolutely glued to the screen. I look forward to Mondays simply to see this.

Such an incredibly accurate portrayal of life as a teenager in 90s England, this show brings a lot back for me, good and bad. It takes many twists and turns, but our constant is Rae, insecure, sweet, broken, amazing Rae, she is so relatable it's almost upsetting at times, yet reassuring too.

A real life account of a battle with mental illness, while trying to fit in, trying to grow up, this show tackles issues few have tried to before and it works, seamlessly. I think we needed a character and a program like this, to highlight the demons that those with depression and self image issues deal with every day.

I don't really watch TV, but mine is on every Monday now at 10pm without fail, the music is awesome, the characters get straight in to your heart. It's hilariously funny, and yet gritty all at once. I love Rae's Mum, she is absolutely bonkers. It's perfection.

I simply cannot praise My mad fat diary enough. I hope it will be around for many many more seasons. This is not just entertainment, it's a lifeline for many, this is clear just browsing the comments on their Facebook page. If you haven't watched it, get to 4OD and start now, but be warned you will not be able to turn away.

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