- 13th February: Alma's Not Normal begins filming
- BBC Two
- 1 Pilot
- Sophie Willan, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jayde Adams, James Baxter, Shameem Ahmad, Maizie Wickson, Tahir Shah and others
- Sophie Willan
- Andrew Chaplin
- Gill Isles
Alma's Not Normal follows Boltonian wild-child Alma Nuthall and her family of eccentric, unruly women.
With no qualifications and a rebellious streak a mile wide, Alma decides to become an escort to support her dreams of becoming a star and leaving Bolton. Meanwhile, Alma's mother Lin battles with both her addiction to heroin and her troubled relationship with her own mother Joan with the same chaotic fervour. Having only just discovered feminism and sexual liberation, Alma's vampish Grandma Joan, must contend with her daughter suddenly moving in with her.
Alma's Not Normal offers a bitingly funny and unflinching take on class, sexuality, mental health and substance abuse. It celebrates women dealing with the hand they were dealt while doggedly pursing their dreams. It explores the darker side of life but with genuine warmth and laugh out loud result