North of Watford

Lisa Allen cast in Alma's Not Normal, series two

North of Watford client Lisa Allen is set to appear in the BAFTA award-winning hit comedy Alma’s Not Normal when it returns for a second series next year.

Set in Lisa’s home town of Bolton, the series is written by and stars Sophie Willan, inspired by her own experiences of the care system.

The series co-stars Happy Valley’s Siobhan Finneran.

The Daily Mirror’s Ian Hyland called it “Phoenix Nights meets Fleabag, guided by the spirit of Victoria Wood”, adding the pilot convinced him “BBC2 has a massive gem on its hands”.

The series is produced by Expectation for the BBC and will return to TV screens next year.