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 6

While Stella looks like the cat that got the cream following her night with Sean, Emma hears a worrying rumour about Sunil. Luke has something on his mind too.

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Further details

Stella certainly looks like the cat that got the cream following her night with Sean. She can't keep her hands off the younger man either: "Oh my God, I'm 42 and I'm snogging in the street," she says.

As Stella enjoys the early days of her romance, things aren't running so smoothly for daughter Emma. When rumours spread that Sunil is cheating on the pregnant teenager with an older woman, Emma throws him out and declares their relationship to be finished. The family want to give Sunil the benefit of the doubt, but when Luke spots his brother-in-law-to-be with another girl, Stella undertakes a reconnaissance mission to find out exactly what he's up to...

Meanwhile, Luke is troubled. Destroying the letter he received from his estranged father, he toys with the possibility of making contact with the man who walked out on him before he was even born. Plus, when a date is set for Dai's benefit fraud trial, he and Paula come up with a novel way to prepare for the court appearance.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th February 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 16th February 2012 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 10th August 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Saturday 11th August 2012 10:40pm Sky1
Sunday 28th July 2013 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 31st July 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Thursday 16th 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
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Beth Robert Mrs Barclay
Joanna Scanlan Nancy
Guest cast
Zina Badran Sofia
Katie Elin-Salt Amy Edwards
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
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 6 clip

Someone's put a spring in Stella's step and not even Alan's dodgy wig can dampen her spirits.

Featuring: Ruth Jones (Stella), Steve Speirs (Alan) & Beth Robert (Mrs Barclay).

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