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


  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2017
  • 58 episodes (6 series)

Comedy drama written by and starring Ruth Jones as Stella, a single mother struggling in the Welsh valleys. Stars Ruth Jones, Joanna Riding, Piers Ahia, Patrick Baladi, Craig Gallivan and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Stella is fed up with her appearance. Attempting to glam herself up, she has a bit of fun in daughter Emma's bedroom, trying on her clothes and playing with make-up. But the fun comes to an abrupt halt when she makes a startling discovery.

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Further details

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Stella (Ruth Jones), Nadine (Karen Paullada), Karl (Julian Lewis Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions

Meanwhile, it's the day of Ben's school play and Stella's forgotten to make his costume. Luckily, Paula is there to help. However, her inspiration for a corn sheath comes from an unconventional source and causes a ruckus in the middle of the performance.

After such a bad day, Stella agrees to a drunken night out with Alan, Paula and Dai in a bid cheer herself up. But things only get worse when she returns home to a bombshell from Emma...

Broadcast details

Friday 6th January 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 11th January 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Thursday 12th January 2012 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 6th July 2012 9:30pm Sky1
Saturday 7th July 2012 11:15pm Sky1
Thursday 31st January 2013 9:00pm Pick TV
Friday 1st February 2013 1:15am Pick TV
Sunday 23rd June 2013 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 26th June 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 14th January 2020 9:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Craig Gallivan Luke
Catrin Stewart Emma
Justin Davies Ben
Steve Speirs Alan
Daniel Gammond Little Alan
Karen Paullada Nadine
Julian Lewis Jones Karl
Aled Pugh Bobby
Elizabeth Berrington Paula
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Howell Evans Daddy
Deddie Davies Marj
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Kenny Doughty Sean
Beth Robert Mrs Barclay
Maggie Steed Meg
Michael Elwyn Ken
Guest cast
Eiry Thomas Lisa Howells
Ifan Huw Dafydd Mr Idris Howells
Dave Bond Mr Palmer
Vivien Care School Teacher
Ellen Groves School Teacher
Stan Stennett Dead Dog Man
Claire Graham Aubergine Girl
Euan Brown Alex Rhys
Jamie Burch Boy On Crossing
Michelle McTernan PC Jane Glover
Gillian McKeith Self
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
Rob Gittins Script Development
Production team
Sue Tully Director
David Peet Series Producer
Jane Dauncey Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Peter Hallworth Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer


Stella: Episode 1 Sneak Preview

A sneak preview of Stella, the Sky comedy drama starring Ruth Jones.

Featuring: Ruth Jones (Stella), Julian Lewis Jones (Karl), Karen Paullada (Nadine) & Dave Bond (Mr Palmer).

Stella on... being a granny in your 40s

The characters of Stella, Karl and Nadine talk to the camera.

Featuring: Ruth Jones (Stella), Julian Lewis Jones (Karl) & Karen Paullada (Nadine).

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