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 5

Despite an attempt at counselling, relations between Paula and Dai are at an all-time low after she sleeps with Yanto. Stella's aghast but has her own mixed feelings toward Rob to figure out. Meanwhile, a 1980s-themed school reunion is on the cards.

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Stella. Image shows from L to R: Rob Morgan (Mark Lewis Jones), Alan (Steve Speirs), Paula (Elizabeth Berrington), Stella (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions

Street dance sensation and Got To Dance judge Ashley Banjo gets the valleys moving by taking the talent show to Pontyberry. Inspired by the somersaulting guest star, Ben persuades Little Alan to enter the competition and body pop his way to the fame and fortune needed to save Big Alan's rugby club. Are enthusiasm and Bobby's choreography enough to transform Alan's two left feet?

Stella also puts on a performance at the fancy dress school reunion when the class's former pin-up takes a liking to Rob in Tom Cruise get-up.

Saving Paula and Dai's relationship is starting to look like mission impossible as well after their first counselling session with unorthodox life coach Peschman results in a scandalous confession.

Elsewhere, Sunil's misplaced affections come back to haunt him with temptress Leah refusing to keep her distance, while Luke's efforts to stay on the straight and narrow go askew when a troubled young lady catches his eye.

These youngsters just don't understand real romance. Aunty Brenda does, though, and finding a sure-fire way to a fella's heart, bowls Daddy over with a date at the crown green club.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th February 2013
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 9th February 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 12th February 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Friday 24th January 2020 9:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Craig Gallivan Luke
Catrin Stewart Emma
Justin Davies Ben
Di Botcher Aunty Brenda
Bethan Witcomb Zoe
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
Howell Evans Daddy
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Beth Robert Mrs Barclay
Paul Kaye Peschman Hodd
Lucinda Dryzek Leah
Guest cast
Menna Trussler Bopa Boyce
Ffion Jones Susan
Johnny Tudor Evan
Jason May Harry Lloyd
Caroline Berry Tutor
Gareth Pierce Lenny Mack
Nicola Reynolds Shelley Evans
Glyn Pritchard Trevor Mackie
Writing team
Jyoti Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Abigail Wilson Writer
Production team
Minkie Spiro Director
David Peet Series Producer
Josh Dynevor Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Sara Jones Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer


Stella - Series 2 Episode 5 clip

Paula pops round.

Featuring: Ruth Jones (Stella), Craig Gallivan (Luke), Catrin Stewart (Emma), Elizabeth Berrington (Paula), Owen Teale (Dai) & Rory Girvan (Sunil).

Stella - Series 2 Episode 5 clip B

Paula is finding jogging hard work.

Featuring: Elizabeth Berrington (Paula) & Ruth Jones (Stella).

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