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 8

The girls head to a spa for Emma's hen weekend, while the boys embark on a camping adventure for Sunil's stag do. Luke and Rob bond, but Stella isn't thrilled.

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Further details

Luke's estranged father, Rob, is back in Pontyberry and he wants to get his know his son. Stella is far from thrilled, but family troubles must be put to one side as Emma and Sunil's stag and hen weekends arrive.

While the girls enjoy a luxury hotel and spa break, the boys - including Rob, much to Stella's dismay - head off on a camping adventure when Dai offers to rescue the weekend from Jagadeesh's Greasethemed plans. Venturing to Brecon, the group have a go at surviving in the great outdoors as Sean and Rob embark on a quiet game of one-upmanship, Alan gets himself lost and there's a bit of a campfire sing-along.

As Luke and Rob bond, Luke becomes intrigued about Canada, quizzing his father about life over there. And when he announces that he wants to move across the Atlantic to live with his father, Dai can't help but overhear and soon reports back to Paula.

At the spa, the girls are getting stuck into the wine and Stella is enjoying herself, getting really rather drunk. But when Paula breaks Dai's news to her sister-in-law, Stella's world comes crashing down. And there's only person she can turn to in times like these...

Broadcast details

Friday 24th February 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 1st March 2012 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 24th August 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Saturday 25th August 2012 10:45pm Sky1
Sunday 11th August 2013 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 14th August 2013 10:30pm Sky1
Friday 17th 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
Elizabeth Berrington Paula
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Maxine Evans Rhian
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Kenny Doughty Sean
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Michael Elwyn Ken
Joanna Scanlan Nancy
Guest cast
Royce Pierreson Lee
Jenni Davies Receptionist
Beth Granville Beauty Therapist
Katherine Mangold Self Help Tape (Voice)
Writing team
Ben Edwards Writer
Simon Ludders Writer
Ruth Jones Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Gittins Script Development
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 8 clip

It's time for the stag and hen weekends. Stella is still shocked by Rob's return and is further dismayed when Rob joins the stag do...

Featuring: Justin Davies (Ben), Kenny Doughty (Sean), Craig Gallivan (Luke), Rory Girvan (Sunil), Ruth Jones (Stella), Mark Lewis Jones (Rob Morgan), Steve Speirs (Alan), Owen Teale (Dai) & Royce Pierreson (Lee).

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