My Mad Fat Diary: Series 2 (2013)
Tuesday 18th March 2014
The witty and sincere coming-of-age drama My Mad Fat Diary transported us back to the 90s, when it exploded on to our screens last year to a host of critical and public acclaim.
Set in an era of hairbands and hormones, eccentric sixteen-stone teenager Rae Earl delighted us with her personal musings on life and love as a music-mad, creative and self-deprecating sixteen year old who spent a good portion of her best dating years in a psychiatric hospital. This year, Rae's back and funnier than ever as My Mad Fat Diary Series 2 comes to DVD on 7th April 2014, courtesy of Channel 4 DVD.
Excelling in her first major TV role, BAFTA nominated young actress Sharon Rooney returns as protagonist and diary creator Rae, leading a host of talented newcomers including Jodie Comer (Casualty) as popular best friend Chloe, Nico Mirallegro (Spike Island) as heartthrob Finn, Ciara Baxendale (Little Crackers) as kind-hearted Izzy, Dan Cohen (The Last Weekend) as newly gay friend Archie, Jordan Murphy (Shameless) as Chop and also featuring Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel) as Rae's embarrassing mother.
These six brand new episodes continue Rae's compelling memoirs and follow the group as they prepare to start college. With the clock ticking, the girls make a pact to lose their 'v-cards' before the big day. With a new boyfriend and a new school, this could be the best year of her life, but can Rae face her fears and allow herself to be truly happy?
Risqué dialogue, smart direction, fresh ideas and a winning indie-pop soundtrack combine to make this one of the best new comedies on television. Don't miss a beat, as My Mad Fat Diary Season 2 and the complete S1-2 Box set come to DVD on 7th April 2014.
- Behind the scenes at the photo shoot
- Rae Meets Rae