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 2, Episode 3

There's a ruckus as rows, rogue lovers and Russell Grant come to Pontyberry.

Further details

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Russell Grant, Nadine (Karen Paullada), Karl (Julian Lewis Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions

After back-to-back bombshells from the doctors and Sean, Stella and her neighbours agree that her life is officially over. The laundress feels destined to spinsterhood until Aunty Brenda arranges a job at the Bap Factory to bake away the blues. Her first day soon takes an unsavoury turn, though.

Britain's favourite ballroom-dancing astrologer Russell Grant sweetens the mood at Nadine and Karl's salon opening, but trouble looks written in the stars for the Valley's couples, especially Paula and Dai whose new costumes fail to solve their problems in the bedroom.

Stella's feared dry spell looks set to become a reality following an unpropitious reunion with Rob, while Emma fights for her man at Sunil's student ball.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th January 2013
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th January 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 29th January 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Thursday 23rd January 2020 9:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Joanna Riding Melissa
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
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Russell Gomer Yanto
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Howell Evans Daddy
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Kenny Doughty Sean
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Beth Robert Mrs Barclay
Andy Linden Big Rae
Nadia Kamil Bethan
Lucinda Dryzek Leah
Guest cast
Donna Edwards Mo The Bap
Robbie Lester Josh
Oliver Llewellyn Jenkins Sam
Carly Kavanagh Barmaid
Derek Hutchinson Hotel Manager
Johnny Tudor Evan
Russell Grant Self
Writing team
Ben Edwards Writer
Simon Ludders Writer
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Sarah O'Gorman Director
David Peet Series Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
John Richards Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Nick Lloyd Composer

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