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 4, Episode 4

Katie's small birthday lunch spirals out of control, culminating in a shock revelation for Stella. Pressure mounts on Luke to find some extra cash, too.

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Stella. Image shows from L to R: Beyonce (Remy Beasley), Michael Jackson (Patrick Baladi). Copyright: Tidy Productions

If you were hoping Michael might learn from his questionable actions last week, that's sadly not the case.

Although filled with regret, the depressed lawyer can't help making the same mistake twice, and it all comes to a head when Katie's small birthday lunch spirals out of control, culminating in a trip to A&E because of Aunty Brenda's dodgy rice salad and a horrible revelation for poor Stella that will leave viewers more than a little misty eyed.

On a happier note, Luke finds some extra cash, albeit via online gambling, so that he and Zoe can move into a place of their own, and Nadine receives some unexpected news.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th February 2015
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 4th March 2015 11:40pm Sky1
Sunday 27th September 2015 10:00pm Sky2
Monday 28th 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
Emma Rydal Celia
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Martha Mackintosh Katie
Alice Hewkin Lily
Ramon Tikaram Mr Honey
Guest cast
Vern Griffiths Dewi Phillips
Dan Phillips Mr Evans
Scott Quinnell Self
Writing team
Claire Miller Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Emma Stuart Script Development
Abigail Wilson Writer
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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