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.

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Series 5, Episode 8

Stella. Image shows from L to R: Aunty Brenda (Di Botcher), Clem (Clive Russell). Copyright: Tidy Productions
Michael decides it's time to choose between his son and career. Following their recent shenanigans, Stella tries to confront Rob. But can she find him?

Further details

Following their recent shenanigans, Stella decides to confront Rob one final time. The problem is, her ex seems to have disappeared.

Meanwhile, Michael realises he must choose between his son and his career as he grows more and more exasperated by Beyoncé's poor parenting.

Plus, a newly grown-up Ben tries to make it up with Little Alan and, having only recently been elected, Aunty Brenda's position as mayor hangs in the balance.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st March 2016
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 1:00am Sky2
Friday 4th March 2016 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 6th March 2016 10:00pm Sky2
Sunday 2nd October 2016 11:00pm Sky2
Wednesday 30th 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
Julian Lewis Jones Karl
Aled Pugh Bobby
Elizabeth Berrington Paula
Pal Aron Jagadeesh
Remy Beasley Beyonce
Russell Gomer Yanto
Clare Hingott Cheryl
Martha Mackintosh Katie
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
Daniel Laurie Jamie
Clive Russell Clem
Magali Muxart Suzanne
Sean Carlsen Councillor Davies
Siddiqua Akhtar Councillor Lloyd
Matthew Raymond Dave Marshall
Pedro Caxade Pedro
Huw Novelli Delivery Guy
Scott Quinnell Self
Tim Rhys-Evans Self
Wyn Davies (as Only Men Aloud) Self
David Fortey (as Only Men Aloud) Self
Tom Hier (as Only Men Aloud) Self
David Mahoney (as Only Men Aloud) Self
Niall Allen (as Only Men Aloud) Self
Craig Yates (as Only Men Aloud) Self
Huw Euron (as Only Men Aloud) Self
Stephen Hamnett (as Only Men Aloud) Self
Writing team
Ruth Jones Writer
Steve Speirs 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
Chris Blunden (as Christopher Blunden) Editor
Amelia Shankland Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Simon H Jones Composer
Ruth Jones Composer


Much like ITV's Doc Martin, this Welsh valleys-based comedy starring Ruth Jones is a reliable source of gentle laughs, U-rated drama and the odd celeb cameo. Indeed, while Martin Clunes and pals were joined by Sigourney Weaver last year, Robert Plant rocked up in the fictional south Wales town of Pontyberry last week. Things are a little less starry tonight, as the winners of forgotten reality contest Last Choir Standing come to Aunty Brenda's aid. Elsewhere, Stella tries to contact on/off flame Rob, and Michael is forced to compromise.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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