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 4, Episode 3

Trouble looms for Stella and Michael when the latter makes a monumental mistake. Big Alan, meanwhile meets his match, and Dai organises a poker game.

Further details

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Luke (Craig Gallivan), Bobby (Aled Pugh), Aunty Brenda (Di Botcher), Yanto (Russell Gomer), Dai Davies (Anthony O'Donnell), Scott Quinnell. Copyright: Tidy Productions

Trouble brews in Pontyberry when Michael makes a mistake that he's going to find tough to come back from. After being fired from the café by Little Alan, whose titanic ego needs puncturing, Michael heads to the local bikers' pub to drown his sorrows, and bumps into Beyonce - his flirty client from last week, not the superstar singer.

None the wiser, Stella brings Ben to the hospital with her in the hope it'll give him a much-needed nudge to think about what he wants do in the future, before impressing Mr Honey with a life-saving diagnosis.

Dai Davies, meanwhile, organises a riff raff-free poker game, and Big Alan meets his match in a mouse.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th February 2015
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 25th February 2015 9:00pm Sky1
Sunday 20th September 2015 10:00pm Sky2
Monday 21st September 2015 4:00am Sky2

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Patrick Baladi Michael Jackson
Craig Gallivan Luke
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
Remy Beasley Beyonce
Anthony O'Donnell Dai Davies
Emma Rydal Celia
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Martha Mackintosh Katie
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Deddie Davies Marj
Ramon Tikaram Mr Honey
Guest cast
Josh Cook Keckers
Grace Fan Mrs Wong
Gareth Mason Emlyn Llewellyn
Marc Rhys Biker
Carli De'La Hughes Biker
Scott Quinnell Self
Writing team
Steve Speirs Writer
Claire Miller Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Emma Stuart Script Development
Production team
Simon Massey Director
Spencer Campbell Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
David Peet Executive Producer
Dafydd Hunt Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer

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