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 5

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Aunty Brenda (Di Botcher), Scott Quinnell. Copyright: Tidy Productions
Michael tries to make it up to Stella after he discovers Rob's secret. Aunty Brenda gets a blast from her hippy past and things heat up between Ivan and Nadine.

Further details

Michael realises he has a lot of making up to do with Stella after Rob opens up to him about his heart condition.

Meanwhile, having been left in the dark for too long, Luke struggles to forgive his parents for keeping his father's bad news a secret.

Having just been made mayor of Pontyberry, Aunty Brenda receives a shock when she gets an ill-timed blast from her hippy past.

Plus, things start to heat up between dancer partners Nadine and Ivan.

Welsh former international rugby star Scott Quinnell guest stars.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 9th February 2016
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 10th February 2016 1:00am Sky2
Friday 12th February 2016 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 14th February 2016 10:00pm Sky2
Monday 26th September 2016 1:00am Sky2
Wednesday 9th November 2016 9:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Ruth Jones Stella
Patrick Baladi Michael Jackson
Craig Gallivan Luke
Justin Davies Ben
Di Botcher Aunty Brenda
Bethan Witcomb Zoe
Daniel Gammond Little Alan
Karen Paullada Nadine
Aled Pugh Bobby
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Maxine Evans Rhian
Dafydd Hywel Glen Brennig
Deddie Davies Marj
Mark Lewis Jones Rob Morgan
Leona Vaughan Cerys
Tony Gardner Ivan Schloss
Suzanne Packer Carole
Laila Rouass Maria
Guest cast
Wayne Cater George The Butcher
Grace Fan Mrs Wong
Patricia Kane Dotty
Leena Dhingra Nina
Daniel Laurie Jamie
Clive Russell Clem
Scott Quinnell Self
Writing team
Ben Edwards Writer
Simon Ludders Writer
Julia Kent Script Editor
Arwen Roberts Script Editor
David Peet Story
Ruth Jones Story
Production team
Ashley Way Director
Spencer Campbell Producer
Ruth Jones Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
David Peet Executive Producer
Mike Hopkins Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Simon H Jones Composer


Radio Times review

Should we be worried? While work demands are keeping Stella and her fella apart, her ex, Rob, is very much on the scene, and a heart-to-heart shows there's still a bit of chemistry.

Meanwhile, Aunty Brenda is disappointed by her ceremony-free investiture as Mayor of Pontyberry - "Where's the pomp and circumcision?" - and then shocked by the sudden appearance of her old flame, Clem (Clive Russell).

Amid the bubbly flimflam of the dance competition and attendant romance is the well-acted grit of a big reveal.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 2nd February 2016

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