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 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

Friday 20th March 2015
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 25th March 2015 11:20pm Sky1
Sunday 18th October 2015 10:00pm Sky2
Monday 19th October 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
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
Emma Stuart Script Development
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
Dafydd Hunt Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer

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