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My Mad Fat Diary 

Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jodie Comer ...  Chloe Gemell / ... 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Ciara Baxendale ...  Izzy 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Dan Cohen ...  Archie 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Sharon Rooney ...  Rachel 'Rae' Earl / ... 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Ian Hart ...  Dr. Kester Gill 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Claire Rushbrook ...  Linda Earl / ... 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Nico Mirallegro ...  Finn Nelson / ... 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Jordan Murphy ...  Arnold 'Chop' Peters / ... 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Bamshad Abedi-Amin ...  Karim Bouchtat / ... 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Darren Evans ...  Danny Two Hats 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Turlough Convery ...  Liam / ... 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Sophie Wright Sophie Wright ...  Tix 8 episodes, 2013-2015


Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After finally leaving the hospital, Rae reconnects with her best friend Chloe and her group, all who are unaware of Rae's mental health and body image problems and her four month stay in the hospital.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

14 January 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Journal d'une ado hors norme See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiger Aspect Productions See more »
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Technical Specs



Color | Color (HD)
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Did You Know?


In season 2 episode 2, Rae and her mother are in the car when the song Wannabe, by The Spice Girls, comes on the stereo. Later in the scene, they sing along to the song. The actress who plays Rae's mom, Claire Rushbook, also plays Deborah, an assistant to The Spice Girls, in the film Spice World. The film not only features The Spice Girls, but also many of their hit songs. 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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Real and Heart warming
10 March 2014 | by jadeyladySee 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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