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.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 4

Brenda's Buses make their maiden voyage, but with Brenda and Dai butting heads at every turn, surely it's only a matter of time before the business runs out of gas?

Further details

Stella. Michael Jackson (Patrick Baladi). Copyright: Tidy Productions

White flags are raised this week as Stella calls a truce with Michael, going so far as to let him use her shower when his water runs out. The lawyer might think twice about accepting the offer again, though, following an incident involving a basketball and shattered glass. Daughter Emma, on the other hand, heads into dangerous territory, crossing the line with boss Marcus.

Brenda's Buses make their maiden voyage, too, but with Brenda and Dai butting heads at every turn, surely it's only a matter of time before the business runs out of gas? Plus, jaws drop when Simpsons relaunches in an attempt to attract "classy stiffs", and Big Alan grows closer to the troubled Celia.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th February 2014
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 17th February 2014 10:00pm Sky1
Thursday 7th August 2014 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 2nd February 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
Karen Paullada Nadine
Aled Pugh Bobby
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Anthony O'Donnell Dai Davies
Emma Rydal Celia
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Martha Mackintosh Katie
Howell Evans Daddy
Deddie Davies Marj
Yasmine Akram Parvadi
Eiry Hughes Verv
Tilly Blackwood Jan Jackson
Tom Price Andy Marsh
James Thornton Marcus
Guest cast
Josh Cook Keckers
Katie Elin-Salt Amy Edwards
Gareth Pierce Lenny Mack
Robert Evans Gwyn
Denise Gough Collette
Wayne Forester Barry
Ian Hughes Rhys
Gruffudd Glyn Tom
Grace Fan Mrs Wong
Morgan Walters Thai Dai
Matt Nalton Fit Patient
Lu Corfield Officer Green
Jennifer Tanarez Su Su
Ffion Gwyther Ffion
Lucy Parry Lucy
Wesley Nelson Wesley
Writing team
Robert Evans (as Rob Evans) Writer
Jyoti Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Suzi McIntosh Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Simon Massey Director
David Peet Series Producer
Josh Dynevor Producer
Barry Lynch Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
William Oswald (as Will Oswald) Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer

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