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  • Actors: Ruth Jones, Craig Gallivan
  • Writers: Ruth Jones
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar. 2012
  • Run Time: 439 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006W8CIMM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,077 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

In Pontyberry, the fictional town in the South Wales Valleys, a 40-something divorcée is trying to juggle the demands of family life. With her son Luke in prison, her teenage daughter Emma who refuses to do what’s best for her and her little boy Ben who still needs his mam, Stella doesn’t want for distractions. But when Emma reveals some shocking news, Stella’s world gets tipped upside down. She’s not on her own though because Stella’s world is peopled with a selection of odd-ball friends and relatives always ready to help her out, from ex-husband Karl and his vacuous girlfriend Nadine, to love-lorn lollipop man Alan and her best friend Paula – the functioning alcoholic undertaker. And then of course, there’s the gorgeous Sean …

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Behind the Scenes

“Littered with classic Ruth Jones observations and superb characters… one of the best comedy writers and performers of her generation…” The Sun

“Genuinely hilarious… Jones has got the knack for naturally funny dialogue” Daily Telegraph

“Stella draws you in to its warm, quirky world” The Guardian

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stella on 17 July 2012
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I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this box set DVD! I didn't see it when it was on TV as I don't have Sky TV so was delighted when I saw it in the box set to buy. I think it ws very good value for money & I had many an hours happy watching with it. I will definitely be watching it over & over again. The humour is brilliant but with some wee sad bits too. I found it to be true to life. The character of Stella cannot be even remotely compared to Nessa in Gavin & Stacey but however, no less enjoyable. Definitely recommend this.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Squashpot on 30 Aug. 2012
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I love Stella! I think that Ruth Jones is awesome and a very clever writer. It has great story lines and the characters are brilliant. It is nothing like Gavin and Stacey but just as excellent if not more. Would definitely recommend - I can't wait for the second series!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mazla on 20 April 2012
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Stella [DVD] I actually bought this DVD for a friend who hadn't seen the series on T.V. She said it kept her amused for hours. Funny, serious, and at times sad and insists I remind her when the next series is about to start. I personally am a Ruth Jones fan and love to watch anything she co- writes, she never disappoints.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Colley on 18 Jan. 2013
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A bundle of really wonderful stories and characters. I think it's a huge tribute to the writing and acting to say that I became so absorbed in what I was watching that I fell hopelessly in love with Stella and had to keep forcibly reminding myself that she isn't real, just a fictional character in a romantic-comedy-drama. I know that's daft, and I have to laugh at myself for it, but I haven't enjoyed anything as much for a long time. I like Ruth Jones anyway after 'Gavin and Stacey' which I enjoyed enough to buy the boxed set, but I like this much more. I pre-ordered Series 2 the instant I found out it was going to be available. So can I say more? Actually yes, I can......"Stella, will you marry me twice?" - (Twice in case one doesn't take).
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By moondanced on 17 April 2012
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Having spent a lifetime being spoon-fed with BBC programmes, I took a chance on something that was commissioned for/ on behalf of sky viewers. Not wanting to seem like a complete snob, I took a chance on purchasing this ten-parter. What happened next was something I haven't done for a long time. I curled up my toes in our wool rug sat back and forgot about all my worries as I became glued to an extraordinarily endearing comedy with touchy feely moments, and bursts of hilarity.
My wife, who is not a native of these soils nor language, was mesmerised by everything going on. Not a pregnant pause or a distraction in this nicely flowing insight into the lives of very believable characters who all interact spendidly together. Well scripted, nice dialogues, and above all the feeling that you are in there with them. Haven't felt that about BBC tv since the 1980s.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Aug. 2012
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South Wales. Meet Stella, good-naturedly striving to rise above all that life has to offer: son Luke in prison; daughter Emma about to surprise; little Ben trying to compile a family tree - his research to have an unexpected outcome. Quirky relatives and neighbours abound - including the old couple who live opposite, with their horse. Understandably everything occasionally gets out of control....

Ruth Jones heads a great cast and plays a major part in the writing - witty scripts full of misunderstandings, reconciliations and hilarious moments. A fine time seems had by all - as made clear in an entertaining 20+ minute bonus feature where they speak about their roles.

A host of guest stars, some most unexpected (including Lord Kinnock). Memorable sequences - not least that funeral. Some scenes are surprisingly moving - for, although so often pulling in different directions, a bond unites. As Ben works out for himself, "There's no such thing as an ordinary family".

Not everything works, but most of it does. Some viewers may wonder why local residents do not do their own ironing. They may consider certain plot aspects a bit cheesy. Others (including me actually) may feel pre-credit spoilers are not really needed on DVD.

Away with such carping - better by far to sit back and enjoy over seven hours of warm-hearted fun!

(Thank you, fellow reviewers, for alerting me to another fine show I would otherwise have missed.)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Van on 21 April 2012
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If you saw the series on Sky you will completely enjoy watching this DVD. If you didn't see the series this DVD will give you the opportunity to be entertain for hours by watching this engaging and very funny series of Stella conceived and starring Ruth Jones. The casting is excellent and the writing and production are stunning. Money well spent!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kev on 22 April 2012
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ruth jones at her best if you live in wales you can identify with allot of the characters in this hilarious sitcom ,
lets hope there will be another series.
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