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.

  • Due to return for Series 2
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 566

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Alma's Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan). Copyright: Expectation Entertainment
After a recent break-up, Alma tries to get her life back on track. But with no job, no qualifications, and a rebellious streak a mile wide, it's not going to be easy. Family life's not ideal either as Alma's heroin addicted mum has been sectioned for arson and her vampish Grandma Joan wants nothing to do with it.


This episode is substantially the same as the pilot, with some minor changes.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th September 2021
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th October 2022 1:05am BBC4
Monday 4th March 2024 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Sophie Willan Alma Nuthall
Lorraine Ashbourne Joan
Siobhan Finneran Lin
Jayde Adams Leanne
Nicholas Asbury Jim
Dave Jones Bill
James Baxter Anthony
Maizie Wickson Young Alma
Guest cast
Shameem Ahmad Carol
Tahir Shah Adnan
Zoe Iqbal Support Worker
Andrew Heaton God
Michael New Jesus
Jason Lever Geoff
Sue Vincent Trish
Charlotte Anthon Rachel
Writing team
Sophie Willan Writer
Production team
Andrew Chaplin Director
Gill Isles Producer
Nerys Evans Executive Producer
Sophie Willan Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Sarah Burgess Post Producer
Andy Kitching Line Producer
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Daniella Pearman Costume Designer
Tom Hickox Composer
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Benedict Spence Director of Photography
Adele Firth Make-up Designer
Anthony Noone 1st Assistant Director


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

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