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

Alma's Not Normal

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 7 episodes

Comedy about a Boltonian woman, Alma, and her female-heavy family. Stars Sophie Willan, Lorraine Ashbourne, Siobhan Finneran, Jayde Adams, Nicholas Asbury and more.

  1. 3rd December via British Comedy Guide: Broadcast Awards 2022 comedy nominees revealed
  2. 7th October via Chortle: Sophie Willan: BBC 'faffing' over Alma Series 2
Alma's Not Normal. Image shows from L to R: Jim (Nicholas Asbury), Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan), Lin (Siobhan Finneran), Joan (Lorraine Ashbourne)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020 - 2021
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
7
Stars
Sophie Willan, Lorraine Ashbourne, Siobhan Finneran, Jayde Adams, Nicholas Asbury, Dave Jones, James Baxter, Dave Spikey and more
Writers
Sophie Willan, Andrew Ellard, Fergus Evans and Jonny Pelham
Directors
Andrew Chaplin and Seth Elkins
Producers
Gill Isles, Nerys Evans, Sophie Willan, Kate Daughton, Tanya Qureshi, Lynn Roberts and Sarah Burgess
Companies

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

Additional details

Part of

New On Two

Also known as
  • New On Two: Alma's Not Normal
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 10pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Monday 18th October 2021 at 10pm on BBC Two

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