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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 8

Stella isn't enthusiastic about Luke's boxing career and confronts Rob for wrongfully encouraging their son, but the debate only reignites sparks between the old lovers.

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Stella. Image shows from L to R: Luke (Craig Gallivan), Lenny Mack (Gareth Pierce). Copyright: Tidy Productions

Fight night arrives in Pontyberry and, while Lenny is prepared to play dirty, Luke is indifferent about the impending clash and more concerned about inning over Zoe. Stella isn't enthusiastic about Luke's boxing career, either, and confronts Rob for wrongfully encouraging their son, but the debate only reignites sparks between the old lovers.

Alan remortgages his house in an effort to raise funds for the rugby club, although the valiant gesture could work against him if Melissa follows through on her threat to apply for sole custody of Little Alan.

Paula also resorts to desperate measures to get Dai back, while Leah cries wolf to Jagadeesh about an 'affair' with Sunil. Amid the chaos, Ben bravely asks his beloved Bethan out on a date, however her answer leaves him flummoxed.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st March 2013
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Joanna Riding Melissa
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
Maxine Evans Rhian
Howell Evans Daddy
Owen Teale Dai
Rory Girvan Sunil
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Beth Robert Mrs Barclay
Andy Linden Big Rae
Nadia Kamil Bethan
Paul Kaye Peschman Hodd
Lucinda Dryzek Leah
Guest cast
Johnny Tudor Evan
Gareth Pierce Lenny Mack
Wayne Cater George The Butcher
Phil Howe Lenny's Second
Vivienne Moore Mrs Burgess
Michelle McTernan PC Jane Glover
Writing team
Steve Speirs Writer
Jyoti Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Tony Dow Director
David Peet Series Producer
Josh Dynevor Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
John Richards Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Nick Lloyd Composer

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