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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1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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 Chloe Gemell / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Izzy (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Archie (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Rachel 'Rae' Earl / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dr. Kester Gill (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Linda Earl / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Finn Nelson / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Arnold 'Chop' Peters / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Bamshad Abedi-Amin ...
 Karim Bouchtat / ... (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Danny Two Hats (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
Turlough Convery ...
 Liam / ... (8 episodes, 2014-2015)
Sophie Wright ...
 Tix (8 episodes, 2013-2015)
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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 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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TV-MA

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14 January 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Journal d'une ado hors norme  »

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The character of Finn is made up, and not taken from the actual diaries Rae Earl wrote. See more »

Quotes

Rae: I am a body dysmorphic without the dysmorphic. I am a bulimic without the sick. I am fat.
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Absolutely brilliant show
17 March 2014 | by (aus) – See all my reviews

My Mad Fat Diary is one of the funniest, most touching, realistic, well written and brilliant shows I have ever seen. And don't get me started on the soundtrack - no TV show could rival the quality and aptness of the music used on My Mad Fat Diary. Pretty much my favorite show of all time and I think that viewers of all age groups and social groups could relate to it in someway. 10/10! The characters are well formed, interesting, lovable, relatable and very realistic. This show touches on some very heavy subjects of youth and young life, but does so with the utmost respect and understanding of complexity. The actress that plays Rae is so perfect for the role, and the actor that plays her love interest Finn is fantastic and absolutely gorgeous to look at!


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