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 3, Episode 1

New look. New job. New man? Life is as eventful as ever for Stella.

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Stella. Image shows from L to R: Stella (Ruth Jones), Michael Jackson (Patrick Baladi). Copyright: Tidy Productions

Now sporting a rather spiffy blonde do, the very single mum is focusing all her energy on her family and nursing degree, though the arrival of handsome lawyer and recent divorcee Michael - could prove distracting. The pair's first run-in is far from romantic, but by the episode's end they're going to find it hard to keep out of each other's way.

Aunty Brenda, meanwhile, is horrified to discover that her wayward daughter Verv is back from her travels. Someone who is glad to see her, however, is Yanto, or to use Verv's pet name for him, Doggy Man...

Elsewhere in Pontyberry, Big Alan panics when his solicitor tells him to put Little Alan on a diet, and nerves jangle as Emma prepares for an interview at swanky hairdressing salon Jensen's.

There's also a special two-for-one deal going on at the undertakers.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th January 2014
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 27th January 2014 9:00pm Sky1
Thursday 17th July 2014 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 12th January 2018 10:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Patrick Baladi Michael Jackson
Craig Gallivan Luke
Catrin Stewart Emma
Justin Davies Ben
Di Botcher Aunty Brenda
Bethan Witcomb Zoe
Steve Speirs Alan
Daniel Gammond Little Alan
Aled Pugh Bobby
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Howell Evans Daddy
Deddie Davies Marj
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Eiry Hughes Verv
Tilly Blackwood Jan Jackson
James Thornton Marcus
Guest cast
Menna Trussler Bopa Boyce
Katie Elin-Salt Amy Edwards
Justin Waite Estate Agent
Robert Evans Gwyn
Denise Gough Collette
Wayne Forester Barry
Ian Hughes Rhys
Gruffudd Glyn Tom
Grace Fan Mrs Wong
Bethan Mary-James Secretary
Victoria Pugh Dr. Cronje
John Weldon Edwin
Sule Rimi Paramedic
Dorian Jerome Simpson Removal Man
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
Jyoti Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
David Peet Writer
Production team
Sarah O'Gorman 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

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