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


Sky One comedy drama set around a community in Wales. 58 episodes (6 series), 2012 - 2017. Stars Ruth Jones, Piers Ahia, Patrick Baladi, Craig Gallivan and others.

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.

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Production team
Sue Tully Director
David Peet Series Producer
Jane Dauncey Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer


Stella: Episode 1 Sneak Preview

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

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

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

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

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


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