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As if being 16 years old, 16-and-a-half stone and a resident of smalltown Lincolnshire wasn’t bad enough, Rae (Sharon Rooney) has just spent four months in a psychiatric ward. So it’s understandable that she might fancy a new start, under the watchful eyes of her clued-up doctor (Ian Hart) and erratic mother (Claire Rushbrook). But can she hide her past from her new friends and overcome her issues to make the most of teenage life in the Britpop era? Based on writer Rae Earl’s real-life diaries, E4’s latest series is shaping up to be a triumph to file alongside ‘Skins’ and ‘Misfits’, while being entirely different to both and a tougher sell (neither as on-trend as the former nor as high concept as the latter) than either. Key to its success is Rooney’s empathetic, guileless lead performance, while the comedy and tragedy inherent in the premise is deftly handled. An appealing, confident opener.