Stella

Series 2 - Episode 2

Stella
Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

That’s the trouble with having so many good characters in your multi-stranded ensemble comedy drama: what if part of the show ends up being worthy of its own series? Ruth Jones and her writers will be in that predicament if they keep coming up with such good scenes for Elizabeth Berrington as Paula, the randy, boozy undertaker who this week has to face the fact that her randy, dopey husband Dai is hopeless at the job. At the very least she needs to get someone else to apply make-up to the corpses.

Everything else seems monochrome in comparison, as Luke returns home and Alun’s luck worsens still further when his attempt to raise money by flogging old tat ends up making a massive loss.

But there’s a lovely subplot in which 13-year-old Ben tries to learn about the ladies, and a surprise in store.

About this programme

2/10. Sean plans to leave Pontyberry after Stella's confession that he might not be the father of her baby, and it isn't long before the gossips get wind of this latest development. But some familiar faces are back - Luke is home from Canada, having been deported for hiding his criminal record, and Bobby has also returned - and just in the nick of time for Paula, who has reached the end of her tether with Dai. Comedy drama, co-starring Kenny Doughty, Catrin Stewart, Mark Lewis Jones, Rory Girvan, Owen Teale and Elizabeth Berrington.

Cast and crew

Cast

Stella
Ruth Jones
Sean
Kenny Doughty
Emma
Catrin Stewart
Rob
Mark Lewis Jones
Luke
Craig Gallivan
Ben
Justin Davis
Dai
Owen Teale
Paula
Elizabeth Berrington
Alan
Steve Speirs
Karl
Julian Lewis Jones
Nadine
Karen Paullada
Sunil
Rory Girvan
Bobby
Aled Pugh
Aunty Brenda
Di Botcher

Crew

Writer
Ruth Jones
Categories
Drama

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