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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On Record

Alma's Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan). Copyright: Expectation Entertainment
When social services sends through her records, Alma faces up to her experiences of being in the care system. Will she end up missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime?

Further details

When Alma discovers that her care leaving background can help secure her an audition to join a theatre company for a national tour, she jumps at the chance. However, when social services sends through her records, Alma comes face to face with the stark reality of her childhood growing up in and out of the care system. Could this bombshell lead to Alma missing out on an opportunity she's been waiting her whole life for?

Broadcast details

Monday 11th October 2021
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th October 2022 3:00am BBC4
Monday 8th April 2024 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Sophie Willan Alma Nuthall
Lorraine Ashbourne Joan
Siobhan Finneran Lin
Jayde Adams Leanne
Nicholas Asbury Jim
James Baxter Anthony
Dave Spikey Ian
Amy Gledhill Lesley
Shahzeb Aslam Brian
Maizie Wickson Young Alma
Guest cast
Islah Abdur-Rahman Zee
Joel Quinn Chris
Katie Redford Jane
Linda John-Pierre Siobhan
Emily Harrison Teenage Alma
Amy Drake Debbie
Lauren Derbyshire Beakface
Craig Shanda Carl
Allan Nicol Breathing Client
Lemn Sissay Jerry
Writing team
Sophie Willan Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Fergus Evans Script Consultant
Jonny Pelham Script Consultant
Lemn Sissay Story 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

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