Press clippings

The Other One is a tender sitcom about the absurdities of family life

Cathy and Cat are back on BBC One - and one of them has just kissed their secret brother.

Rachael Sigee, i Newspaper, 6th May 2022

Alma's Not Normal, review

Sophie Willan turns trauma into comedy gold.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 13th September 2021

Alma's Not Normal, BBC2, review

Sophie Willan's comedy is a joyful portrait of the North we rarely see on TV.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 13th September 2021

The Other One to return for Series 2

Filming is underway on a second series of BBC One sitcom The Other One.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd July 2021

Alma's Not Normal series filming in Bolton

Filming is underway on Alma's Not Normal, Sophie Willan's BBC Two sitcom about a Boltonian woman and her family of eccentric, unruly women.

British Comedy Guide, 10th May 2021

The Other One, Holly Walsh's gleeful twin-family saga ended (if you've been watching in real time) on a real high. It had many terrific lines, mainly - as usual - from Ellie White as Cathy, whom you suspect the writer most identifies with. One clue: she gives her the sharpest lines. After she has been given a particularly gaudy tiara-and-mascara makeover by Cat (Lauren Socha), dowdy safe Cathy declares to the mirror: "Oh My God! I love it... I look like I could have my own show! On ITV3!" Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran) finally makes it out of the house, Rebecca Front's Tess finally forgives cheating Colin (Simon Greenall) and, after a cheeky red herring, the stage is well set for a second series. There have been harder recommissions to predict.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 19th July 2020

TV review: The Other One series 1 episode 1

How well you get on with The Other One will depend on your tolerance for cringe factor.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 12th June 2020

TV review: The Other One

Despite all the jokes about class, Marcus's disastrous 'dick pics' disaster and the essential betrayal at the heart of the Walcott's marriage, there's a real sweetness to the developing relationship between the two Catherines which makes this a joy to watch.

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 12th June 2020

TV preview: The Other One, BBC One

Whether by luck or judgement the BBC is on a roll at the moment with sitcoms featuring strong female casts.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd June 2020

The Other One: funny, rude and piercingly sad

In this comedy of affairs and second wives, we see the family as I like to see it: generous, expansive, richly humane.

Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman, 3rd June 2020

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