Stella. Stella (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions.

Stella

Sky One comedy drama set around a community in Wales. 58 episodes (6 series), 2012 - 2017. Stars Ruth Jones, Patrick Baladi, Craig Gallivan, Catrin Stewart and others.

Series 4, Episode 7

Stella is overjoyed when sister-in-law and best friend Paula makes a surprise return to Pontyberry. Elsewhere, Big Alan worries about Celia and ex-husband Dan.

Further details

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Paula (Elizabeth Berrington), Stella (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Tidy Productions.

"Oh my god, it can't be!" - Stella is overjoyed when a strange, booze-swigging woman spotted at the end of her street turns out to be best pal and sister-in-law Paula. She says she left Tenerife to see Aunty Brenda, who, by the way, is on the mend, but Stels knows Paula isn't telling her everything.

Wires are crossed between Michael and Mr Honey, meanwhile, at Aunty B's welcome home party after the former steps up his efforts to win Stella back - stick with it, presh - and Big Alan worries that Celia is going to run off with ex-husband Dan (he even buys spanx), leading to the sweetest moment of the series so far.

The exceedingly good Jane Asher stops by in Pontyberry, too, when Luke explores an unlikely but lucrative career option after his 'mate' shows his triple-interest-rate true colours.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th March 2015
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Elizabeth Berrington Paula
Anthony O'Donnell Dai Davies
Emma Rydal Celia
Martha Mackintosh Katie
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Deddie Davies Marj
Yasmine Akram Parvadi
Ramon Tikaram Mr Honey
Richard Elfyn Iwan Jenkins
Guest cast
Josh Cook Keckers
Hugh Thomas Bookies' Assistant
Jamie Lomas Dan
Michelle Luther Carley
Jane Asher Hazel
Writing team
Claire Miller Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Matt Evans Writer
Production team
Ashley Way Director
Spencer Campbell Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
David Peet Executive Producer
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