I only put this thread up because there was already one about it, but it just seemed to disappear off the face of the earth.
Most people don't seem to realise that it is based on a book that came out several tears ago, entitled My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary. It isn't fiction, but a true account of a teenager growing up in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Yes, it was written by Rae Earl who is now a radio presenter. I don't know if "most" people who watched would be unaware of that though, its been mentioned in every piece of publicity about it that I've seen. I suppose if people aren't reading about it beforehand then they might not know.