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 7

It's Luke's 25th birthday, and while Stella is all loved up with Sean, the birthday boy doesn't know what to do about the return of his father, Rob Morgan.

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Stella couldn't be happier: she's all loved-up with Sean and it's Luke's 25th birthday, providing the perfect excuse for a good old-fashioned knees-up. She's even off to the hairdressers in honour of the party of the century. But first, she fancies her hand at boxing and has Sean show her a few moves. And when a surprise visitor drops in at Big Ray's, Stella soon finds herself in the ring with a Welsh boxing legend - although a practical joke leads to a close shave when Sean receives a killer blow.

While Stella is gearing up for Luke's party, the birthday boy is harbouring a secret. Having met with his estranged father, Rob Morgan, he is unsure about whether he wants to get to know him. Rob, on the other hand, wants to make up for lost time.

At the party, spirits are high and the booze is flowing. As Alan tries his best to shake an admirer, Jasminder tries her hardest to impress Luke, and Stella and Sean share a romantic moment on the dance floor. But an unexpected guest soon brings the celebrations to a dramatic halt...

Broadcast details

Friday 17th February 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd February 2012 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 17th August 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Saturday 18th August 2012 10:40pm Sky1
Sunday 4th August 2013 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 7th August 2013 10:30pm Sky1
Friday 17th 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
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Russell Gomer Yanto
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
Andy Linden Big Rae
Nadia Kamil Bethan
Maggie Steed Meg
Michael Elwyn Ken
Joanna Scanlan Nancy
Guest cast
Lynn Hunter Merna
Derek Hutchinson Manager
Jams Thomas Plumber
Jamie Burch Boxing Lad
Joe Calzaghe Self
Rhys John Radio DJ (Voice)
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
Rob Gittins Script Development
Rob Gittins 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
Sara Jones Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer


Stella: Episode 7 clip

Sean's teaching Stella a few boxing moves as part of her new fitness regime but they're interrupted by Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Featuring: Kenny Doughty (Sean), Ruth Jones (Stella), Jamie Burch (Boxing Lad), Joe Calzaghe & Andy Linden (Big Rae).

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