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 2

Stella doesn't react well to Emma's news, causing a rift between mother and daughter. Meanwhile, Paula continues to search for her stolen hearse.

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Further details

In the aftermath of Emma's shock announcement, Stella struggles to come to terms with the news that her teenage daughter's relationship with boyfriend Sunil is more serious than she would like.

Fortunately, Sunil's parents aren't impressed either so Stella goes to see them in the hope they'll all be on the same wavelength. They're not, and a none-too-happy Stella tells them where they can shove their opinions, causing a major rift with Emma.

Meanwhile, Paula's stolen hearse turns up sporting something of a new look, and Stella experiences car trouble of her own which leads to her doing her ironing rounds on a peddle bike. When disaster strikes, a knight in shining armour comes in the shape of Harley-riding Sean, whose help extends beyond the domestic chores...

Broadcast details

Friday 13th January 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 19th January 2012 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 13th July 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Saturday 14th July 2012 11:30pm Sky1
Thursday 7th February 2013 9:00pm Pick TV
Sunday 30th June 2013 10:05pm Sky1
Thursday 4th July 2013 12:00am Sky1
Tuesday 14th January 2020 10:00pm 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
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Howell Evans Daddy
Deddie Davies Marj
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Kenny Doughty Sean
Beth Robert Mrs Barclay
Maggie Steed Meg
Michael Elwyn Ken
Guest cast
Emma-Jane Goodwin Teacher
Gareth Richards Scratch Card Customer
Claire Graham Aubergine Girl
Euan Brown Alex Rhys
Menna Trussler Bopa Boyce
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
Rob Gittins Script Development
Georgia Pritchett Writer (Additional Material)
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 2 clip

A look at a family tree with a lot of 'Alan' in it.

Featuring: Daniel Gammond (Little Alan), Ruth Jones (Stella) & Steve Speirs (Alan).

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