A series set in the fictional village of Pontyberry in the South Wales Valleys centered on the lives of a single mother in her forties, who earns a living doing the locals' ironing, and her family and friends.

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Karen Paullada ...
 Nadine (50 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Stella / ... (50 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Ben (49 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Luke (48 episodes, 2012-2016)
Aled Pugh ...
 Bobby (44 episodes, 2012-2016)
Daniel Gammond ...
 Little Alan (43 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Aunty Brenda (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Alan / ... (39 episodes, 2012-2015)
Julian Lewis Jones ...
 Karl (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
Russell Gomer ...
 Yanto (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Emma (33 episodes, 2012-2016)
Pal Aron ...
 Jagadeesh (33 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Rhian (30 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Michael Jackson / ... (30 episodes, 2014-2016)
Howell Evans ...
 Daddy (28 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Marj / ... (27 episodes, 2012-2016)
Clare Hingot ...
 Cheryl (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
Dafydd Hywel ...
 Glen / ... (26 episodes, 2012-2016)
Bethan Witcomb ...
 Zoe (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Paula / ... (25 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Rob (25 episodes, 2012-2016)
Rory Girvan ...
 Sunil (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Sudha Bhuchar ...
 Tanisha (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dai Davies (21 episodes, 2012-2015)
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A series set in the fictional village of Pontyberry in the South Wales Valleys centered on the lives of a single mother in her forties, who earns a living doing the locals' ironing, and her family and friends.

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6 January 2012 (UK)  »

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Стелла  »

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The title song is "And then she smiles" by The Mock Turtles See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.5 (2012) See more »

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Ham-fisted sentimentalism at its most sugar-coated.
25 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Standard, Bridget Jones fare. The main character can do no wrong, and even when she does, it always comes up roses in the end.

People are mostly depicted as simpletons, and RJ has crow-barred as many working-class Welshisms into the dialogue as possible, to the point that it becomes irritating and unrealistic.

Every aspect of working-class like is reduced to schmaltzy, folsky cheese, with warm piano ballads playing and characters gazing wistfully at the sky or their loved ones, seeming to marvel at how much love there is in their world. A bucket won't suffice.

I'm surprised at this, given Ruth Jones's involvement in many of TV's finest modern comedies. If only she'd channelled an iota of that edge into "Stella".


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