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Air weekdate:Monday Cast:Sharon Rooney, Nico Mirallegro, Dan Cohen, Sophie Wright, Jordan Murphy, Darren Evans, Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Claire Rushbrook, Shazad Latif, Ian Hart, Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Dan Fitzsimons, Elliot-Otis Brown Walters, Ken Collard, Sophie Watson, Zara White Genre:Comedy, Drama Channel:E4 Status:Ended
The series is based on Rae Earlâ€™s 2007 book about her teenage years in the â€™80s. Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1996, My Mad Fat Diary follows the story of 16-year-old, 16 stone girl, Rae Earl, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months. She begins to reconnect with her best friend, Chloe, who is unaware of Raeâ€™s mental health and body image problems, believing she was in France for the past four months.
My Mad Fat Diary season 1 episodes list:
Rae has continue to have therapy sessions at the hospital - initially unsure whether she can trust her new therapist, Kester, she starts to tell him about her first week back on ‘the outside'. On her way home from the hospital with her mum, Rae bumps into her old friend, Chloe - who she's recently drifted apart from, and who has no idea where Rae's been these few months. Chloe is hanging out with a new gang, which includes three gorgeous boys - Chop, Finn and Archie. Rae instantly finds Archie irresistible. Back home, Rae is shocked when she discovers her mum has a new boyfriend living with her - an illegal Tunisian immigrant, Karim, who she's hiding from the neighbours.
With her best friend Chloe in a secret relationship with a mystery man, Rae also longs for a boyfriend, but is worried she'll never get one while she's overweight. She's annoyed when Kester recognises she's uncomfortable with her appearance and refuses his request to try and look in the mirror more. She's also embarrassed by her complete lack of sexual experience - she's never seen anyone naked, been kissed or had an orgasm.
Rae and Chloe's friendship becomes difficult when Rae discovers who Chloe has been secretly dating. When things start to get rocky, Rae finds herself drawn back to her old patterns of destructive behaviour, but an upsetting event makes her view someone in the gang in a different light.
Rae is falling in love but doesn't know whether to admit it to the object of her desires. As Kester pushes her to examine what triggered her self-harming, Rae is torn between telling people the truth or keeping her illness a secret. Then her two worlds collide at an impromptu house party.
Rae and Chloe both attempt to try and win Finn's affections, but after Rae's mum stops her from going to a rave with the rest of the gang, Rae believes that it's game over. She decides that the time is right to try and free from all the constraints of her mental health issues and stops taking her medication, but the consequences are massive.
Feeling guilty that she was not there for Tix Rae is also depressed when Chloe tells her of her feelings for Finn and imagines running her over. Things get worse when Rae realises that Chloe has read her diary and tries to commit suicide but is herself run over. Whilst Rae is unconscious Tix appears and tells her how life would be poorer if Rae was to do away with herself so ,after being discharged from hospital,she goes to see Kester Gill,discussing her suicide attempt and her feelings for her father
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