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.

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Michael Jackson (Patrick Baladi), Aunty Brenda (Di Botcher). Copyright: Tidy Productions.

Series 5, Episode 1

Beyoncé's pregnancy causes tension between Stella and Michael.

Further details

Following a turbulent ride with Michael in the romance department last series, this latest run of Ruth Jones's loveable comedy drama sees Stella decide to forgive and forget his past indiscretions.

She's so tolerant, she even offers to take in the child he fathered during a fling with Beyoncé. But with a commute to London now on the cards for Michael, it'll be far from an easy ride.

Plus, Stel's ex Rob arrives in Pontberry with life-changing news for son Luke and new undertaker-turned-dance teacher Ivan Schloss gets pulses racing, particularly for Nadine. Love is also in the air for Jagadeesh.

Stella and Michael are managing the London-Pontyberry juggling act well, that is until Michael finds our Stella has been helping Beyoncé out behind his back. Beyoncé is due in just eight weeks but an ashamed Michael vows he wants nothing to do with her or his new baby. Can Stella make him change his mind?

Meanwhile, Jag takes over the local pub but soon finds himself understaffed, Ben struggles to get over ex-girlfriend Lily and everyone gets an invite when Nadine christens her newborn daughter.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 12th January 2016
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
Daniel Gammond Little Alan
Karen Paullada Nadine
Julian Lewis Jones Karl
Aled Pugh Bobby
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Remy Beasley Beyonce
Emma Rydal Celia
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Martha Mackintosh Katie
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Deddie Davies Marj
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Leona Vaughan Cerys
Tony Gardner Ivan Schloss
Suzanne Packer Carole
Laila Rouass Maria
Guest cast
Eiry Thomas Lisa Howells
Ifan Huw Dafydd Mr Idris Howells
Grace Fan Mrs Wong
David Broughton-Davies Vicar
Catrin Partridge Janet
Laura Mansell Receptionist
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
Julia Kent Script Editor
Arwen Roberts Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Simon Delaney Director
Spencer Campbell Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
David Peet Executive Producer
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