Stella

Series 2 - Episode 4

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

Stella herself is hardly in it this week – the ensemble is good enough to take the strain. Paul Kaye joins as a Dutch new age therapist who soon has half of Pontyberry sitting in a semi-circle listening to Tubular Bells. Once Dai Davies has put his pasty away and Auntie Brenda has shut up, top of the agenda is asking the universe to put the other Dai back on terms with his disaffected wife.

As Dai, Owen Teale is brilliant at both drunken self-pity and, in the therapy session, gushy optimism.

About this programme

4/10. Emma and Sunil kiss and make up, but if Leah has anything to do with it the young couple may not be playing happy families for long. Dai's hopes of a quick marital fix also look bleak when Paula considers turning her night away from home into a permanent arrangement, and Alan is heartbroken to discover the rugby club is closing down. Luckily for the troubled residents of Pontyberry, help is at hand in the shape of Dutch life coach Peschman (Paul Kaye), who has some wise words of guidance and a unique form of therapy.

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
Peschman
Paul Kaye
Categories
Drama

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