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 8

Ben is suspended from school. Luke, meanwhile, is let go by the police but can't escape the suspicions of those around him.

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

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world - someone who will 'cheers' to that is Stella.

The single mum struggles to keep her chin up this week as her kids move from one bad decision to the next, with Emma falling even harder for Marcus, and Ben being suspended from school. Eldest Luke, meanwhile, is let go by the police but can't escape the suspicions of those around him, including boss Dai.

Elsewhere, sad news awaits Alan when his brother - also called Alan (it's a family tradition) - stops by to tell him that their mum has died. Big Al hasn't spoken to either of them for years and, butting heads during the funeral arrangements, Bobby and Daddy do their best to keep the peace.

Events soon take a brighter turn, though, thanks to a very eventful service; Ben doing the right thing; and a new addition to Stella's household.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th March 2014
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 17th March 2014 10:00pm Sky1
Thursday 4th September 2014 10:00pm Sky1
Saturday 3rd March 2018 2:10am 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
Martha Mackintosh Katie
Maxine Evans Rhian
Howell Evans Daddy
Yasmine Akram Parvadi
Sudha Bhuchar Tanisha
Eiry Hughes Verv
Tilly Blackwood Jan Jackson
Tom Price Andy Marsh
James Thornton Marcus
Guest cast
Gareth Pierce Lenny Mack
Wayne Cater George The Butcher
Robert Evans Gwyn
Denise Gough Collette
Wayne Forester Barry
Ian Hughes Rhys
Celyn Jones Brother Alan
Matthew Owen Vicar
Charlotte Gray Nurse
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
David Sant 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
John Rea Composer

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