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
  • Episode 6 repeated Monday at 10pm on BBC2
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 745

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Alma's Not Normal. Image shows from L to R: Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan), Gregg (Chris Cantrill). Copyright: Expectation Entertainment
Alma reluctantly takes up the position of 'sandwich artiste' at SubNGo. But after a demeaning trial shift, she decides to try a different career path.

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Further details

Alma's dream of becoming an actress isn't going to be easy and she needs to find a day job. After unsuccessfully dipping her toe into the world of escorting, Alma reluctantly takes up the position of Sandwich Artiste at SubNGo. But after a trial shift and an unfortunate incident with a chocolate muffin, Alma decides that it might not the right career path for her. She decides to give escorting another go, but will she able to go through with it this time?

Broadcast details

Monday 20th September 2021
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th October 2022 1:35am BBC4
Monday 11th 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
Guest cast
Thanyia Moore Ray-Ray
Islah Abdur-Rahman Zee
Chris Cantrill Gregg
Peter Slater John
Matthew Durkan Cousin Lookalike
Writing team
Sophie Willan Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Fergus Evans Script Consultant
Jonny Pelham Script Consultant
Production team
Andrew Chaplin Director
Gill Isles Producer
Nerys Evans Executive Producer
Sophie Willan Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Tanya Qureshi Executive Producer
Lynn Roberts Line Producer
Sarah Burgess Post Producer
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Tim Gibson Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Daniella Pearman Costume Designer
Nathaniel Hill Director of Photography
Emma Ferguson Make-up Designer
Tasha Island Graphics
Seth Elkins 1st Assistant Director


When it's time for a career change

How to ace a job interview...

Featuring: Sophie Willan (Alma Nuthall), Lorraine Ashbourne (Joan) & Chris Cantrill (Gregg).


Alma's Not Normal review

Stand-up Sophie Willan's semi-autobiographical sitcom about family, friendship and sex work is audacious television full of big laughs. The future of comedy is safe in her hands.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 20th September 2021

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