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.

Press clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

The 50 best TV shows of 2021, No 8: Alma's Not Normal

Sophie Willan's brave, joyous comedy - which won a Bafta on its pilot alone - invites us to laugh in the face of life's lemons.

Hollie Richardson, The Guardian, 13th December 2021

Broadcast Awards 2022 comedy nominees revealed

Alma's Not Normal, Dreaming Whilst Black, Ghosts, Ladybaby, Starstruck and We Are Lady Parts are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2022.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd December 2021

Sophie Willan: BBC 'faffing' over Alma Series 2

Sophie Willan has accused the BBC of 'faffing' over whether to order a second series of hit comedy Alma's Not Normal.

Chortle, 7th October 2021

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

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, review

Sophie Willan turns trauma into comedy gold.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 13th 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

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