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 5, Episode 4

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Little Alan (Daniel Gammond), Luke (Craig Gallivan), Stella (Ruth Jones), Aunty Brenda (Di Botcher), Michael Jackson (Patrick Baladi), Ben (Justin Davies), Rob Morgan (Mark Lewis Jones), Nadine (Karen Paullada). Copyright: Tidy Productions
Michael begins to suspect Stella and Rob are hiding something. Plus, Aunty Brenda vies to become mayoress of Pontyberry and Luke hatches a life-changing plan.

Further details

Stella's anniversary getaway with Michael is thrown into jeopardy when Michael suspects that she and her ex are hiding something.

Meanwhile, oblivious to his dad's problems, Luke hatches a new plan to turn his life around, while Aunty Brenda struggles to come up with a manifesto after deciding to run against George the Butcher for the newly vacant Mayoral throne.

Also, there are mixed feelings for Jasminder when she meets the man she is meant to be marrying and Nadine approaches Ivan with an offer he can't refuse.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 1:00am Sky2
Friday 5th February 2016 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 7th February 2016 10:00pm Sky2
Monday 26th September 2016 12:00am Sky2
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 9:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Patrick Baladi Michael Jackson
Craig Gallivan Luke
Justin Davies Ben
Di Botcher Aunty Brenda
Daniel Gammond Little Alan
Karen Paullada Nadine
Aled Pugh Bobby
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Maxine Evans Rhian
Taj Atwal Jasminder
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Leona Vaughan Cerys
Tony Gardner Ivan Schloss
Suzanne Packer Carole
Laila Rouass Maria
Guest cast
Josh Cook Keckers
Wayne Cater George The Butcher
Grace Fan Mrs Wong
Patricia Kane Dotty
Leena Dhingra Nina
Sean Carlsen (as Seán Carlsen) Councillor Davies
Daniel Laurie Jamie
Syreeta Kumar Yasmina
Ronak Patani Danny
Edward Llewelyn Vulcan
Sean Bridgeman Klingon
Clemmie Pickering Sister in Park
Scarlett Pickering Britney (Sister in Park)
Writing team
Steve Speirs Writer
Julia Kent Script Editor
Arwen Roberts Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Simon Massey Director
Spencer Campbell Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
David Peet Executive Producer
Chris Blunden (as Christopher Blunden) Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Simon H Jones Composer


Radio Times review

The Frisky Fox is becoming to Pontyberry what the Queen Vic is to Walford. All human life is here, and anything of import happens within its walls. In this eventful episode the pub hosts a mayoral candidacy vote, an arranged marriage proposition, a Gamblers Anonymous meeting and a Star Trek-themed wake.

Writer Steve Speirs (the sadly absent Big Alan) even makes time for a love triangle for Jag and a get-together for Stella's returning ex, Rob. With further effortless comedy from Di Botcher as Aunty Brenda and a step-up in Strictly fever, it's an enjoyably breezy watch.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 26th January 2016

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