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My Mad Fat Diary
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Series 1 - Episode 1
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Anyone who’s ever been an angst-ridden adolescent (ie everyone) will be torn between wanting to chortle and hug the heroine of this new teen drama. It’s based on the published diaries of the real Rae Earl but has transplanted her trials and tribulations from the 80s to 1996 — hence the stonking Brit-pop soundtrack.
We meet 16-year-old Rae on the day she’s discharged from psychiatric hospital and returns home to an unsympathetic mum, who’d rather canoodle with her illegal immigrant boyfriend than spend time with her stroppy daughter. All the latter wants in life is to be as popular as her effortlessly cool mate Chloe and to snog a boy.
At times Rae (Glaswegian comic Sharon Rooney) rivals the Inbetweeners boys for lewdness, crudeness and wince-inducing hilarity. Keep a cushion handy for the swimming pool scene.
New series. Comedy based on the diaries of 16-year-old Rae Earl, whose body image and mental health issues do not hamper her lust for life and her quest to find love. In the opening episode, Rae is discharged from a psychiatric hospital after months of treatment and sets about living as a normal teenager. However, she faces the challenge of trying to fit into a new gang and staying with her mother, who his hiding her new Tunisian boyfriend from immigration. Starring Sharon Rooney.
Cast & Crew
Eliot-Otis Brown Walters
Danny Two Hats
Dr Kester Gill
Dr Nick Kassar
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