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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Ruth Jones writes and stars in a new Wales-set comedy drama about working mum-of-three Stella, her alcoholic best friend (played by Elizabeth Berrington) and various other supporting characters. Jones has powerful screen appeal and her script radiates all of the charm of Gavin & Stacey, with rather fewer of the cynical set pieces that so often marred it. Tonight, Stella visits her eldest son in prison, discovers her daughter is on the pill and finds an unusual alternative when she forgets to make her young son's costume for the school play.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 5th January 2012

Ruth Jones: I enjoy it when characters love each other

The Gavin & Stacey star talks to Sheryl Garratt about her new Sky1 comedy, Stella, which is set in the Welsh valleys.

Sheryl Garratt, The Telegraph, 5th January 2012

Ruth Jones interview

Ruth Jones is best known for playing Nessa - the no-nonsense Barry Island bruiser from hit comedy Gavin & Stacey.

Gordon Smart, The Sun, 4th January 2012

What's occurin' with Ruth Jones?

After creating one of TV's most feisty female characters in Barry Island arcade worker Nessa in Gavin & Stacey, actress Ruth Jones is returning to our screens as another formidable Welsh woman in a new Sky1 HD comedy drama.

What's On TV, 26th December 2011

Ruth Jones interview

Gavin & Stacey's Ruth Jones stars in Stella - a comedy-drama about a Welsh single mother with three troublesome children.

David Collins, TV Choice, 23rd December 2011

Ruth Jones shakes off Nessa to play British Roseanne

Ruth Jones is shaking off her famous role of Nessa as she stars in a new comedy drama dubbed "the British Roseanne". Stella, which will be aired on Sky 1 from January, follows the fortunes of a 40-something single mother-of-three living in the South Wales Valleys.

Karen Price, Wales Online, 30th November 2011

Corden and Jones reunited for Sky1 comedy Stella

Gavin & Stacey stars James Corden and Ruth Jones are being reunited in a new comedy set in Wales.

Leigh Holmwood, The Sun, 11th August 2011

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