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: 628

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Alma's Not Normal. Image shows from L to R: Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan), Joan (Lorraine Ashbourne), Lin (Siobhan Finneran), Jim (Nicholas Asbury). Copyright: Expectation Entertainment
News that Alma will be leaving for a six month theatre tour looks like it might push her mum Lin over the edge. Is Alma prepared to give up on her dreams to save her mum?

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Things between Lin and Joan aren't going well and the news that Alma will be leaving for a six month tour looks like it might push Lin over the edge. When the social worker visits, Lin snaps and disappears leaving Alma to fear the worst - that her mum may have turned back to her old ways. Can Alma save her mum if she gives up on her dream and stays to help her?


This episode is dedicated "in loving memory of my fabulous Grandma", Denise Laidlaw Willan.

Dave Jones is erroneously credited as 'Dave Johns'.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th October 2021
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th October 2022 3:30am BBC4
Monday 15th April 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
Dave Spikey Ian
Amy Gledhill Lesley
Shahzeb Aslam Brian
Guest cast
Sue Vincent Trish
Jemma Churchill Sandra
Katie Redford Jane
Tupele Dorgu Cheryl
Jodie Price Teenage Joan
Ryan Wilkinson Young Ronnie
Matilda Freeman Teenage Lin
Mason Hey Rick
Natalie Fletcher Rough Sue
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


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Featuring: Sophie Willan (Alma Nuthall), Lorraine Ashbourne (Joan) & James Baxter (Anthony).

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