Alma's Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan).

Alma's Not Normal

BBC Two sitcom about a woman from Bolton. 1 pilot in 2020. Stars Sophie Willan, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jayde Adams and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Sophie Willan sitcom Alma's Not Normal gets a series

BBC Two has ordered a series of Alma's Not Normal, the new sitcom by Sophie Willan. It follows wide critical praise for a pilot episode broadcast earlier this month.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd April 2020

Alma's Not Normal review

Lovely, at once gentle yet scabrous and unafraid surely - once it garners that well-deserved commission - to tackle many long-neglected thorns.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 12th April 2020

Alma's Not Normal: perfect antidote to our new normal

In one thirty-minute pilot Alma's Not Normal managed to set up a fully conceived world full of charm, laughs and fried spam.

Michael Lee, The Custard TV, 8th April 2020

Alma's Not Normal review

Comedy off to a flyer with characters teetering between tragedy and farce.

Adam Sweeting, i Newspaper, 7th April 2020

Alma's Not Normal review

The comedian Sophie Willan has turned her award-winning stage hit into a new TV show, via childhood trauma, sex work and ornamental pixies.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 7th April 2020

Alma's Not Normal review

For a pilot episode, Alma's Not Normal easily achieves what it's meant to do and introduces a cast of intriguing, sympathetic characters we'd like to hear more from. Most crucially, they are complex, authentic people portrayed in a way we don't usually see on television.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 7th April 2020

TV preview: Alma's Not Normal, BBC Two

Comedian Sophie Willan has been one of stand-up's most distinctive voices in recent years. Honest, outspoken and frank about her life, she has now has drawn on her history to write this one-off pilot. If the BBC does not commission a series it must need its head examined.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 5th April 2020

Alma's Not Normal begins filming

Sophie Willan's upcoming New On Two sitcom pilot, Alma's Not Normal, has begun filming on location in Bolton.

British Comedy Guide, 13th February 2020

Sophie Willan sitcom joins 2019 New On Two

Sophie Willan is to pilot her own BBC sitcom, Alma's Not Normal.

British Comedy Guide, 21st August 2019