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, Piers Ahia, Patrick Baladi, Craig Gallivan, Catrin Stewart and more.

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Series 2, Episode 6

There's nowhere to hide when Ruth accidentally interrupts what appears to be a romantic date between Rob and Melissa.

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Further details

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Emma (Catrin Stewart), Sunil (Rory Girvan). Copyright: Tidy Productions

After the disastrous school reunion, Stella tries to forget her drunken misdemeanours and keep out of trouble by working at the undertakers, but there's nowhere to hide when she accidentally interrupts what appears to be a romantic date between Rob and Melissa.

Alan has a nasty run-in with his ex-wife too, having learnt the rugby club is falling into the hands of a property development company. Never defeated, he's planning a counter-attack, albeit an ambitious one...

Elsewhere, Paula and Dai's bumpy break-up takes an unexpected turn with the unhappy couple swapping traits - while Dai develops an unhealthy attachment to booze, his wife samples life as a sober singleton. (Mis)Guided by Peschman's spiritual teaching, Paula aspires to be a more generous person and offers to babysit Emma's son, only to fall off the wagon - well, the bus - and lose little Abrha on the way to his naming ceremony.

Without the baby, there might not be much of a bash, but Jagadeesh's rendition of It's Not Unusual, plus the unexpected arrival of Luke's new foe, Lenny, really kick off the party.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th February 2013
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th February 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 19th February 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Friday 24th January 2020 10:00pm 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
Anthony O'Donnell Dai Davies
Russell Gomer Yanto
Howell Evans Daddy
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Andy Linden Big Rae
Nadia Kamil Bethan
Paul Kaye Peschman Hodd
Lucinda Dryzek Leah
Guest cast
Menna Trussler Bopa Boyce
Robbie Lester Josh
Joanna Riding Melissa
Gareth Pierce Lenny Mack
Wayne Cater George The Butcher
Richard Elfyn Harris
Chris Gordon Gethin
Ozzie Yue Chinese Waiter
Jamila Massey Nina
Rajan Sarin Pujari
Writing team
Jyoti Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Matthew Leys Writer
Martin Trenaman (as Martin Trenamen) Writer
Production team
Minkie Spiro Director
David Peet Series Producer
Josh Dynevor Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Sara Jones Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Nick Lloyd Composer


Stella - Series 2 Episode 6 clip

Alan thinks he has spotted some talent scouts.

Featuring: Steve Speirs (Alan).

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