My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series 2013–2015) - Plot Summary Poster



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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.

  • Rae is a young teenage girl struggling with mental health issues. Having spent time in a psychiatric institute, she comes out and tries to make connections with her friends and family. However, her friends are unaware of her stay in hospital and life doesn't always go her way.


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  • My Mad Fat Diary is a British television series that debuted on E4 on 14 January 2013. It is based on "My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary" written by Rae Earl.

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