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

Alma's Not Normal

BBC Two sitcom about a woman from Bolton. 7 episodes, 2020 - 2021. Stars Sophie Willan, Lorraine Ashbourne, Siobhan Finneran, Jayde Adams and others.

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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

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Monday 13th September 2021
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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


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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