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Ruth Jones brings new sitcom to BBC Radio Wales

Monday 17th July 2017, 5:07pm

Stella. Stella (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions.

Ruth Jones, writer and star of Welsh valleys comedy drama Stella is to bring her own sitcom to BBC Radio Wales.

The comic actor and writer, who also co-wrote and starred in TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey, will again both write and star in Splott, to be broadcast from February 2018.

A six-part series set in the Cardiff district of the same name, Splott will follow single mother and school cook Mandy.

The BBC says: "When life gets tough Mandy turns to her bonkers neighbour Val, and her sweet but serial-killer obsessed colleague Kathleen. A passionate, sometimes gung-ho, but big hearted Mandy simply seeks peace, romance and happiness... none of this comes her way without a fight."

Ruth Jones says: "Let's be honest, who can't help but love the name Splott. A name made more loveable by the fact that it's a real place nestled in the heart of Wales's capital. I'm so excited to be playing a strong gutsy Cardiffian in what I hope is going to be a refreshingly daft and silly sitcom on Radio Wales."

Colin Paterson, Editor of Radio Wales, says: "Ruth is one of the biggest comedy talents of her generation; I couldn't be more pleased that she has agreed to work with Radio Wales."

Sky 1 comedy drama Stella is currently off air but expected to return by 2020.

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