Stella

Series 2 - Episode 5

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

It’s school reunion time in Pontyberry, an 80s-themed event that cannily flavours all this week’s events with just the right tone. One of the many girls with whom Stella (Ruth Jones) feuded is back, dressed as Krystle Carrington when almost everyone else is a pop star. These snobs always come a cropper.

The fancy dress theme achieves the trademark Stella trick of tempering emotion with laughs: Dai hits a new low as his marriage to Paula fails to fix itself, but he’s dressed as Adam Ant throughout so it doesn’t seem so bad.
Most importantly, a reunion is about longing for the past. The romance that never died between open-hearted Stella and manly, serene Rob (Mark Lewis Jones) warms up again.

About this programme

5/10. Ashley Banjo brings Got to Dance to the valleys, so Ben persuades Little Alan to enter, hoping he can win the fame and fortune needed to save the rugby club from closure. The only problem is, the would-be star has two left feet. Can Bobby's choreography do the trick? Stella attends her fancy-dress school reunion, where she takes a liking to Rob in his Tom Cruise costume, while hopes of a reconciliation between Paula and Dai look bleak after a scandalous confession.

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
Himself
Ashley Banjo
Categories
Drama

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