Alma's Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan).

Alma's Not Normal

BBC Two sitcom about a woman from Bolton. 1 pilot in 2020. Stars Sophie Willan, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jayde Adams and others.

Another series is in development.

Alma's Not Normal. Image shows from L to R: Jim (Nicholas Asbury), Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan), Lin (Siobhan Finneran), Joan (Lorraine Ashbourne).

Alma's Not Normal

Comedy about a Boltonian woman Alma and her female-heavy family

1 Pilot
Sophie Willan, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jayde Adams, James Baxter, Nicholas Asbury, Thanyia Moore, Dave Spikey and Ben Willbond
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

Production Details

Part of

New On Two

Production company
Also known as
  • New On Two: Alma's Not Normal (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 7th April 2020 on BBC Two at 10pm
Episode length
30 minutes

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