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.

Next new episode is on Monday at 10pm. Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on BBC iPlayer

Press Clippings

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

The week in TV: Sex Education, Alma's Not Normal

I didn't just appreciate the wit and artistry of stand-up Sophie Willan's new BBC Two sitcom Alma's Not Normal, I laughed - proper laughed - like the proverbial drain.

Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 19th September 2021

Alma's Not Normal makes Fleabag look tame!

Alma's Not Normal, based on comedian Sophie Willan's own life, follows escort dealing with a drug dealer ex and heroin addict mum - and it's already a hit with viewers.

Monica Greep, Daily Mail, 16th 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

Alma's Not Normal, review

Sophie Willan turns trauma into comedy gold.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 13th September 2021

Sophie Willan interview

The comedian won a Bafta for the pilot of Alma's Not Normal. Now, as a full series arrives on BBC Two, she talks to Isobel Lewis about the way trauma undermines social mobility, and wanting care-experienced people to feel seen in her show.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 13th September 2021

Alma's Not Normal preview

Alma's Not Normal is a comedy that feels like a folk story - albeit a folk story involving high-end escorting, family tax credit, and social workers relieved of their gall bladders.

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 11th September 2021

I talk to Sophie Willan

"With the industry being as it is, people need to put you within a context that they've already seen and understand ...then you can evolve that and do it your own way."

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 10th September 2021

Sophie Willan turning her chaotic life into sitcom gold

She won a Bafta for Alma's Not Normal - and that was just the pilot episode. As the full series launches, the ex-standup talks about growing up in care, getting the comedy bug in Ibiza and finally hitting the big time.

Emine Saner, The Guardian, 6th September 2021

Sophie Willan wins BAFTA comedy writing award

Sophie Willan has won the comedy writing prize at the BAFTA Craft Awards 2021, for her Alma's Not Normal pilot script.

British Comedy Guide, 25th May 2021