Stella. Stella (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions.


Sky One comedy drama set around a community in Wales. 58 episodes (6 series), 2012 - 2017. Stars Ruth Jones, Piers Ahia, Patrick Baladi, Craig Gallivan and others.

Series 2, Episode 2

After confessing to Sean that a one-night stand with Rob could mean he's the father of her baby, Stella's heartbroken boyfriend plans to leave Pontyberry for good.

Further details

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Dai (Owen Teale), Paula (Elizabeth Berrington), Daddy (Howell Evans). Copyright: Tidy Productions.

After confessing to Sean that a one-night stand with Rob could mean he's the father of her baby, Stella's heartbroken boyfriend plans to leave Pontyberry for good.

On their way back to the Valleys, however, are some familiar faces, including Luke who's been deported from Canada for hiding his criminal record. Bobby also returns and just in the nick of time for Paula - she's reached the end of her tether working with husband Dai, especially after his questionable use of make-up on the departed.

When motor-mouth Aunty Brenda goes into overdrive spreading the news of Stella's situation, the working mum wants to shield son Ben from the gossip. Luckily, he's too preoccupied with his own romantic secrets and building up his muscles to become "a little Jodie Marsh".

Alan and Sunil try to keep their families in the dark about their troubles too, but as thieves strike the house of the former lollipop man and Sunil gives into the temptations of student life, neither can keep up the charade for long. And as if she didn't already have enough on her plate, Stella goes for her first scan and receives some shocking news.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th January 2013
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ruth Jones Stella
Craig Gallivan Luke
Catrin Stewart Emma
Justin Davies Ben
Di Botcher Aunty Brenda
Steve Speirs Alan
Daniel Gammond Little Alan
Karen Paullada Nadine
Julian Lewis Jones Karl
Aled Pugh Bobby
Elizabeth Berrington Paula
Russell Gomer Yanto
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Howell Evans Daddy
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Kenny Doughty Sean
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Nadia Kamil Bethan
Lucinda Dryzek Leah
Guest cast
Eiry Thomas Lisa Howells
Ifan Huw Dafydd Mr Idris Howells
Patricia Kane Mrs Collins
Gareth Richards Jonathan
Justin Waite Estate Agent
Ffion Jones Susan
Melanie Walters Midwife
Lewes Roberts Dodgy Lad
Writing team
Ben Edwards Writer
Simon Ludders Writer
Jyoti Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
David Peet Series Producer
Josh Dynevor Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer


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