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 9

As Stella deals with the news that Luke is going to leave, Emma goes into labour at school, leading Stella and Rob to grow closer when they come to her rescue.

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Further details

In the aftermath of her drunken outburst on Emma's hen do, Stella is still upset about the revelation that Luke wants to move to Canada with Rob. But, she can't remain angry with her eldest son for long and must concede that he is going to move across the Atlantic.

Elsewhere, it's Dai's day in court and he's nervous to the point of sweating, which Paula finds a tad disconcerting. "He never sweats," she says. "We did it tantric in a sauna once. Dry as a bone he was - like a cuttlefish."

While Emma sits her final exam, Rob and Stella's reminiscing is interrupted by a frantic call from the teenage mum-to-be who has gone into labour at school. After a rush to the hospital - although not before completing her geography paper - Emma gives birth to a healthy baby boy and, on seeing Sunil's arrival complete the young family, Stella and Rob share a moment. A moment that Sean is none too happy about...

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd March 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 8th March 2012 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 7th September 2012 9:30pm Sky1
Sunday 9th September 2012 1:05am Sky1
Sunday 18th August 2013 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 21st August 2013 10:30pm Sky1
Tuesday 21st January 2020 9:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Craig Gallivan Luke
Catrin Stewart Emma
Justin Davies Ben
Steve Speirs Alan
Karen Paullada Nadine
Julian Lewis Jones Karl
Aled Pugh Bobby
Elizabeth Berrington Paula
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Howell Evans Daddy
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Kenny Doughty Sean
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Nadia Kamil Bethan
Maggie Steed Meg
Michael Elwyn Ken
Joanna Scanlan Nancy
Guest cast
Dave Bond Mr Palmer
Ellen Groves School Teacher
Katie Elin-Salt Amy Edwards
Susan Brown Senior Magistrate
Toby Longworth Prosecution Solicitor
Rakie Ayola Midwife
Dave Wong Waiter
Writing team
Ben Edwards Writer
Simon Ludders Writer
Ruth Jones Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Gittins Script Development
Production team
Sandy Johnson 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 9 clip

The day of Dai's court appearance has arrived and tensions are running high. Stella, Paula, Bobby and Daddy all come along for moral support...

Featuring: Elizabeth Berrington (Paula), Howell Evans (Daddy), Ruth Jones (Stella), Aled Pugh (Bobby) & Owen Teale (Dai).

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