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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Alma's Not Normal. Image shows from L to R: Phil (Ben Willbond), Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan). Copyright: Expectation Entertainment.

The Richard Gere

Alma is finally making some money by embracing her role as Ruby when she meets Phil. He's a client who is handsome and sophisticated, but is he too good to be true?

Further details

Alma is finally making some money by embracing her role as 'Ruby' so she decides to treat best friend Leanne to a shopping spree.

It's during this that she discovers Bolton Acting School - which boasts the crème de la crème of local acting talent - and decides to join up. Then just when life doesn't look like it could get any better for Alma, she meets Phil. He's a client who is handsome, sophisticated and insists on taking Ruby's private number - but is he too good to be true?

Meanwhile Alma arranges another family meeting between Lin and Joan at a posh restaurant - but it's not to everybody's taste.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Monday 27th 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
Dave Spikey Ian
Amy Gledhill Lesley
Shahzeb Aslam Brian
Guest cast
Islah Abdur-Rahman Zee
Tom Tunstall Impotent Cryer
Matt Sutton Poor Girl Client
Joel Quinn Chris
Ben Willbond Phil
Charlotte Lancaster Cara
Joanna Ignaczewska Svetlana
Ray F Beard Party Bloke
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

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