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    4. Review: Types of Pronouns
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  3. 3. Verbs: Types, Tenses, and Moods

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    4. Review: Using Tenses
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My Mad Fat Diary
Based onMy Fat, Mad Teenage Diary
by Rae Earl
Written by
  • Laura Neal
  • George Kay
Directed by
  • Anthony Philipson
  • Alex Winckler
  • Dan Cohen
Narrated bySharon Rooney
Opening theme'One to Another' by The Charlatans
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series3
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Marianne Buckland
  • Matthew Bouch
  • Jules Hussey
Production locationsStamford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Tom Hemmings
  • Adam Bosman
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
DistributorEndemol UK
Original networkE4
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release14 January 2013 –
6 July 2015
External links
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My Mad Fat Diary is a British teencomedy-drama television series that debuted on E4 on 14 January 2013. It is based on the novel My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary by Rae Earl.[1]

The second series started on 19 February 2014 and ended on 31 March 2014, with each episode posted on 4oD a week prior to the television release. In November 2014, it was announced that a final three-episode third series would be made, set in 1998.[2][3]

After three series and sixteen episodes, My Mad Fat Diary broadcast its final episode on 6 July 2015.

The series was nominated for multiple BAFTA awards, with Sharon Rooney winning in 2015 for Best Drama Actress.


Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire in the mid-1990s, My Mad Fat Diary follows the story of 16-year-old, 16 stone (106 kg) (224 lb) girl, Rae Earl, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months.[4] She begins to reconnect with her best friend, Chloe, who is unaware of Rae's mental health and body image problems, believing she was in France for the past four months. Rae attempts to keep this information from her while also trying to impress Chloe's friends Finn, Archie, Izzy and Chop.[5]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Sharon Rooney as Rachel 'Rae' Earl, a 16-year-old who has spent four months in a psychiatric hospital. She struggles to hide her mental health and body image problems from her new friends and finds it hard to fit in. She becomes romantically involved with Finn Nelson, whom she dates in the second series.
  • Claire Rushbrook as Linda Earl-Bouchtat, Rae's mum.[6] She marries Karim Bouchtat in the finale of series 1. She becomes pregnant during the second series and gives birth to a girl in the finale of series 2.
  • Ian Hart as Kester Gill, Rae's therapist who helps her deal with her issues.
  • Dan Cohen as Archie, Rae's close friend. He is later revealed to be gay and is victim of homophobia and bullying.
  • Jodie Comer as Chloe Gemell, Rae's attractive, popular best friend from childhood.
  • Nico Mirallegro as Finley 'Finn' Nelson, a boy whom Rae clashes with at first, but who later becomes her main love interest. Finn and Rae are in a relationship for most of the second series, before breaking up. They reunite after the birth of Rae's baby sister at the end of series 2. In series 3, they separate again, although Rae says to Finn that it 'could happen again one day'.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Jordan Murphy as Arnold 'Chop' Peters, the party animal of their group of friends. He begins a relationship with Izzy at the end of series one. Initially uncomfortable with Archie's homosexuality, the two reconcile when Chop stands up for Archie when the latter gets picked on at the pub.
  • Ciara Baxendale as Izzy, the sweet but ditzy girl of the group. Often cheerful and optimistic, Rae describes her as never having a negative thought. She is in a relationship with Chop.
  • Darren Evans as Danny Two Hats, a resident of the psychiatric hospital and later, due to the death of Tix at the end of series one, Rae's friend.
  • Bamshad Abedi-Amin as Karim Bouchtat, the Tunisian undocumented immigrant boyfriend, and later husband, of Rae's mum.
  • Shazad Latif as Nick Kassar (series 1), a doctor at the psychiatric hospital.
  • Eliot Otis Brown Walters as Big G (series 1–2), a bully who often picks on Rae, calling her Jabba.[7][8]
  • Cameron Moore as Stephen Carrisford (season 1–2), a PE Teacher in Rae's school.
  • Sophie Wright as Tix (series 1, 3), a resident of the psychiatric hospital and Rae's other best friend. In the series 2 opener, it is revealed that she died due to over-exercising and refusing to eat at the end of the previous series. She makes a cameo appearance in the final episode of series 3 as Rae reflects on her teenage years and when Rae sees everyone in the reflection of the train window.
  • Sacha Parkinson as Stacey Stringfellow (series 2), a popular girl who used to date Finn and bullies other girls.
  • Susie Potter as Amy Malone (series 2), a tough girl in Stacey's clique. She falls out with Stacey after she said she looked 'proper rough'. She later ends up dating Liam, and even threatens Rae whenever she sees her with Liam.
  • Jodie Hamblet as Vicky (series 2), a popular girl in Stacey's clique. She has a skin condition, although she dislikes talking about it. She later becomes an enemy of Rae and Chloe, regularly insulting them at school.
  • Keith Allen as Victor Earl (series 2–3), Rae's father.
  • Turlough Convery as Liam Owen (series 2–3), Rae's new friend/love interest who attends group therapy with her in Series 2. He makes a cameo appearance in the final episode of series 3 when Rae sees everyone in the reflection of the train window.
  • Kirsty Armstrong as Lois (series 2–3), a sweet girl in Stacey's clique. She is revealed to be Archie's 'girlfriend'. After Rae 'outs' Archie to Lois, she threatens to tell her friends that Archie is gay if he doesn't tell everyone first.
  • Faye Marsay as Katie Springer (series 3), a former student at Rae's school who comes back to Stamford to speak about her experiences at university.
  • Karl Davies as Rob (series 3), Rae's boss in a record shop and Archie's lover.


SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1614 January 201318 February 2013
2717 February 201431 March 2014
3322 June 20156 July 2015

Critical reception[edit]

Throughout its run, My Mad Fat Diary received critical acclaim, particularly for its accurate and honest portrayal of mental illness and Sharon Rooney's performance. The Guardian's Sam Wollaston called it a 'lovely drama – honest and painful, real, and very funny,' going on to say 'Sharon Rooney's performance in the lead is natural, effortless and utterly believable; she should win something for it.'[9]The Stage called it 'a comedy drama that actually satisfies the criteria of both genres, My Mad Fat Diary offers a unique and uncompromising perspective on adolescent angst that distresses and delights by turns. Visual gimmicks – flashbacks, fantasies and animated squiggles leaping from the page – are used sparingly but effectively, allowing the focus to stay fixed on Rae and Rooney’s commanding and engagingly natural central performance.'[10]The Art Desk said 'the first episode of this six-part comedy drama is touching, hilarious and perfectly cast.' Claire Webb of the Radio Times said the plot is 'as uplifting as it is moving, although the banter and gimmicks won't be to everybody's taste.'[11]

The show also received praise for its honest portrayal of mental health. Brian Semple of The Independent calls the show 'surprisingly honest, funny and even moving account of what it’s like for a teenage girl to live with serious mental health problems, free of many of the clichés that often inform how mental illness is portrayed on TV,' going on to say that Rae 'has a mental illness, but it doesn't define her. It's just something that she has to deal with and try to manage on a daily basis, just like the one in ten young people in the UK who have a mental illness.' Semple refers to My Mad Fat Diary as a 'breath of fresh air and will do a lot to change the way young people think about mental health.'[12] The mental health charity Mind honoured the show in their annual Media Awards in the Drama category in 2014[13] and 2016.[14][15]

In a more mixed review, Robert Epstein of The Independent criticised E4 for relating the programme to its other teen shows: 'If such comparisons are unfair, blame it on E4, whose continuity announcer declared: 'If you like Skins, The Inbetweeners and Misfits, you'll like this.' Well, sorry, I do like those three shows, but, even with a great soundtrack (if only the Mack really would return …) and the odd nice line, My Mad Fat Diary is a long way from the equal of that trio in invention, edge or humour.'[16]

My Mad Fat Diary star Sharon Rooney was chosen as one of the first group of BAFTA 'Breakthrough Brits' in 2013.[17]


The first episode of the third and final series attracted 548,000 viewers on E4, whilst the second episode attracted 537,000 viewers. The final episode of the series attracted 450,000 viewers. All viewing figures exclude those who watched on All 4 and on E4+1.

American remake[edit]

Tom Bidwell, the writer of the show, mentioned in April 2014 in an interview with the Chorley Guardian that MTV has commissioned him to work on an American remake of the show.[18]

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Awards and nominations[edit]

2013British Academy Scotland AwardsBest Actor/Actress - TelevisionSharon RooneyNominated
2014British Academy Television AwardsBest Drama SeriesMy Mad Fat DiaryNominated
Best Supporting ActressClaire RushbrookNominated
British Academy Scotland AwardsBest Actress - TelevisionSharon RooneyNominated
Broadcasting Press Guild AwardsBreakthrough AwardNominated
Mind Media AwardsDramaMy Mad Fat DiaryWon
Royal Television SocietyBest Drama SeriesNominated
Best ActressSharon RooneyNominated
2015British Academy Scotland AwardsBest Actress - TelevisionWon
International Emmy AwardsDrama SeriesMy Mad Fat DiaryNominated
2016Mind Media AwardsDramaWon

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  1. ^Davies, Sophie (21 January 2013). 'Rae Earl on My Mad Fat Diary'. The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
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  4. ^Epstein, Robert (20 January 2013). 'TV Review: My Mad Fat Diary'. The Independent. London. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  5. ^'My Mad Fat Diary - Series 1 - Episode 1'. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^'Channel 4: My Mad Fat Diary - Explore Rae's Bedroom'. Channel 4. Channel 4. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. ^'My Mad Fat Diary Cast'. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  8. ^Rachael-Harper. 'My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series 2013– )'. IMDb.
  9. ^Sam Wollaston. 'The Guardian'.
  10. ^'The Stage'.
  11. ^'The Art Desk'.
  12. ^Semple, Brian (14 January 2013). 'My Mad Fat Diary is a breath of fresh air for mental illness on TV'. The Independent. London.
  13. ^'The full list of winners at the Mind Media Awards 2014'. Mind. Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  14. ^'Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2016 Winners'. Mind. Archived from the original on 28 September 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  15. ^'Drama - Mind Media Awards 2016 Winner'. Mind. Archived from the original on 28 September 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  16. ^Epstein, Robert (20 January 2013). 'TV review: My Mad Fat Diary - Whoever said that fat was funny?'. The Independent. London. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  17. ^'Bafta unveils list of 'Breakthrough Brits''. BBC News. 25 September 2013.
  18. ^'Tom's Mad Fat success story heads to the States'. Chorley Guardian. 24 April 2014.

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