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 5

Stella embarks on a fitness drive in the build-up to her date with Sean, but she's soon distracted when Dai goes missing. Plus, Ben has a surprise for Luke.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd February 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 9th February 2012 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 3rd August 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Saturday 4th August 2012 10:40pm Sky1
Sunday 21st July 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 24th July 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Thursday 16th 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
Russell Gomer Yanto
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Howell Evans Daddy
Deddie Davies Marj
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Kenny Doughty Sean
Maggie Steed Meg
Michael Elwyn Ken
Guest cast
Helen Rosser Davies Official
Lee Mengo DSS Official
David Garfield Ancient Soldier
Ieuan Rhys Arthur
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Walker
Lewes Roberts Huge Boy
Matthew McCarthy Referee
Michelle McTernan PC Jane Glover
Writing team
Steve Speirs Writer
Ruth Jones Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Gittins Script Development
Production team
Juliet May 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 5 clip

In preparation for her first date with Sean, Stella takes drastic action in an attempt to lose some weight, and joins Ben's rugby training...

Featuring: Ruth Jones (Stella), Steve Speirs (Alan) & Owen Teale (Dai).

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