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Rating
6.1
 
Season 1 Episode 1
Comedy drama set in the south Wales valleys, starring Ruth Jones as a fortysomething single mother. Stella tries on her 16-year-old daughter's clothes and make-up in an attempt to make herself more glamorous, but the fun comes to an end when she makes a startling discovery. Later, a drunken night out intended to cheer her up ends in disaster when she returns home to a bombshell from one of her children

 
Season 1 Episode 2
The single mum struggles to come to terms with the seriousness of her daughter's relationship with Sunil following Emma's shock announcement, and a meeting with his parents fails to ease her concerns. Meanwhile, Paula's stolen hearse turns up sporting a new look, before Harley-riding Sean comes to the rescue when Stella suffers car trouble of her own. Comedy drama set in the south Wales valleys, starring Ruth Jones

 
Season 1 Episode 3
The people of Pontyberry attend the funeral of local rugby legend Dick the Kick, and Emma is forced to make sacrifices ahead of her wedding day. Jagadeesh excitedly plans Sunil's Grease-themed stag weekend and Stella saves up to buy bunk beds for her boys

 
Season 1 Episode 4
Luke is released from prison, but walks straight back into trouble after a chance encounter with an old school friend who is now a drug dealer. Alan's plans for a trip to a celebrity fun day lead to chaos when Sean confronts Luke about his recent activities. Meanwhile, Dai and Paula play their most outlandish sex game yet, and Stella's relationship with Sean steps up a notch as the pair go on a date

 
Season 1 Episode 5
The single mum goes on a fitness drive before her date with Sean, but is distracted when Dai flees to Brecon after committing benefit fraud. Stella, Sean and Luke take Paula on a road trip to find him, before the pair enjoy an emotional reunion. Comedy drama, with Ruth Jones

 
Season 1 Episode 6
Rumours spread that Sunil is cheating on Emma, and Stella makes it her mission to find out the truth when Luke spots his future brother-in-law with another girl. Meanwhile, Dai and Paula come up with a novel way to prepare for the benefit fraud trial, and Luke toys with the possibility of making contact with his estranged father

 
Season 1 Episode 7
Luke has a 25th birthday party, but his mind is elsewhere after a meeting with his estranged father. While dad Rob is eager to make up for lost time, Luke is unsure whether he wants to get to know him. Stella and Sean step into the boxing ring, where a practical joke leads to a close shave when Sean receives a potentially deadly blow. Guest starring former boxer Joe Calzaghe

 
Season 1 Episode 8
The weekend of the stag and hen parties arrives, and while the girls head for a hotel and spa break, Dai saves the boys from a Grease-themed event by taking them camping in Brecon. However, Stella is devastated when she hears Luke is considering moving to Canada to live with dad Rob

 
Season 1 Episode 9
The single mother struggles to accept Luke's decision to move to Canada with Rob, and Emma's geography exam takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Paula gets concerned when Dai visibly feels the pressure of his looming court appearance

 
Season 1 Episode 10
The family celebrates the arrival of Emma's baby, which hampers the wedding plans, much to the annoyance of Jasminder. Meanwhile, Luke prepares to leave for Canada, Bobby gets ready to move to Bristol with new boyfriend Steve, and Rob has some shocking news for Stella at Luke's leaving party. Guest starring James Corden

 
Season 2 Episode 1
Ruth Jones returns as the gutsy fortysomething working mum from the Welsh Valleys. Stella and Sean are preparing for their new arrival, while Emma is settling into married life with Sunil. But domestic bliss looks like being short-lived for both mother and daughter when Rob's business dealings bring him back to Pontyberry and Sunil enrols at medical school - and soon takes to the boozy student life. Meanwhile, Dai begins working at the funeral home with wife Paula, causing untold problems for the couple. Comedy drama, co-starring Kenny Doughty, Catrin Stewart, Mark Lewis Jones, Rory Girvan, Owen Teale and Elizabeth Berrington

 
Season 2 Episode 2
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

 
Season 2 Episode 3
After back-to-back bombshells from the doctor and Sean, Stella feels as if her life is officially over, so Aunty Brenda gets her a job at the Bap Factory, hoping she will be able to bake away the blues. But her first day takes an unsavoury turn. Twinkle-toed astrologer Russell Grant is in town to open Karl and Nadine's salon, Dai and Paula continue to have problems in the bedroom and Emma fights for her man at Sunil's student ball

 
Season 2 Episode 4
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

 
Season 2 Episode 5
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

 
Season 2 Episode 7
The heart-broken Dai is still missing but Paula refuses to suffer alone like her estranged partner and instead expresses her feelings at the long-awaited Got to Dance auditions, where she gives Ashley Banjo a show he'll never forget. Bobby faces his first solo funeral, only for two parties to arrive at the cemetery to find only one plot, while Luke trades punches - and butts heads - with Lenny in the amateur boxing championship

 
Season 2 Episode 8
It's fight night in Pontyberry, and while Lenny is determined to win whatever it takes - even if it means playing dirty - Luke's mind is elsewhere as he sets his sights on Zoe. Alan remortgages his house to raise funds for the rugby club, a risky strategy if Melissa follows through with her threat to apply for sole custody of Little Alan, and Paula resorts to desperate measures to win Dai back

 
Season 2 Episode 9
Rob and Stella try to rebuild their trust in each other, but hopes of a reunion are cut short by the surprise return of Sean, who has startling news. Alan discovers he has the Casanova touch, which comes in handy when his remortgage application is rejected, and he teams up with Auntie Brenda to organise a charity game for the rugby club. Elsewhere, Emma's pent-up anger with Sunil finally reaches tipping point

 
Season 2 Episode 10
The second series comes to an emotional end as Rob makes Stella a life-changing offer - but as chaos engulfs her family and friends, can she accept it? Ruth Jones and Mark Lewis Jones star

 
Season 3 Episode 1
New series. Ruth Jones returns as the gutsy fortysomething working mum from the Welsh Valleys, who has decided to put love on hold and focus all her energy on her family and her nursing degree. However, the arrival of handsome lawyer Michael could prove distracting - although their first run-in is anything but romantic. Meanwhile, Aunty Brenda is horrified to discover her wayward daughter Verv is back from her travels, Big Alan panics when the solicitor tells him to put Little Alan on a diet and Emma nervously prepares for a job interview at a posh hairdressing salon

 
Season 3 Episode 2
The student nurse's HRT causes her sex drive to go up a notch or two, leading to an unexpected encounter with a famous face. Her relationship with new neighbour Michael, on the other hand, is less civil after a squabble over a wheelie bin. Aunty Brenda makes it clear she means business when she organises a meeting with Dai and trouble looms for Zoe and Luke when Lenny gets back in touch. Alan follows doctor's orders and starts trying to lose weight

 
Season 3 Episode 3
Things improve between Stella and Michael when she has to treat him for a bloody nose at the hospital - is this the start of a beautiful new friendship? Emma looks forward to letting her hair down at the awards show, especially after receiving confirmation of her divorce from Sunil, while Luke is in need of a break. Comedy drama, starring Ruth Jones and Patrick Baladi

 
Season 3 Episode 4
A truce is called between Stella and Michael when she lets him use her shower, although he soon regrets accepting her kind gesture. Emma heads into dangerous territory when she crosses the line with boss Marcus, while Big Alan grows closer to the troubled Celia. On a more light-hearted note, Brenda's Buses makes its maiden voyage, although with Dai and Brenda at the wheel, it may only be a matter of time before the business runs into trouble, and the funeral parlour reopens, aiming to attract a more upmarket type of dead person

 
Season 3 Episode 5
The nurse's professional skills are tested when she accidentally shuts Michael's hand in his car bonnet, although with her hormones raging, it remains to be seen how much longer she can avoid throwing herself at him. A girls' night out to see TV star Rylan Clark spells trouble for Emma when she continues to fool around with Marcus, Luke has a big question for Zoe and Big Alan asks Celia out for dinner

 
Season 3 Episode 6
Michael takes great pleasure in telling smug ex-wife Jan he has a date for the charity gala - now all he has to do is actually ask Stella if she'll accompany him to the bash. Temptation continues to get the better of Emma, as a few stolen kisses with Marcus spiral into something far more serious, and Big Alan is in need of a confidence boost after shying away from Celia's suggestion that she spend the night at his place

 
Season 3 Episode 7
The nurse wants to know whether there's more to her relationship with Michael than pure lust, so she issues a sex ban in the hope of getting to know the lawyer outside of the bedroom. Emma faces the reality of being `the other woman' when Collette returns from her trip to Ireland. Big Alan has lots of making up to do with Celia, who sheds light on her painful past, while Luke's world threatens to come crashing down after a slip-up at work

 
Season 3 Episode 8
Emma falls even harder for Marcus, Ben is suspended from school, and the police let Luke go - but he can't escape the suspicions of those around him. Meanwhile, Alan's brother visits to tell him that their mum has died, and Bobby and Daddy do their best to keep the peace. Starring Ruth Jones, Patrick Baladi, Steve Speirs, Di Botcher and Catrin Stewart

 
Season 3 Episode 9
A fun family outing for Stella, Michael and the kids takes a darker turn when Katie ends up in A&E, a wake-up call that raises questions about the couple's future together. The Morris household might have to make room for another guest when Collette finally rumbles her husband's affair with Emma, proud parents Luke and Zoe get the ball rolling on their wedding plans and a double-booking on the buses prompts Aunty Brenda to stage a strike

 
Season 3 Episode 10
The nurse is dealt another blow when Michael, in the wake of Katie's accident, decides to do what he sees as the right thing and get back with Jan. For him, this will also mean a fresh start in Chichester. Will he see the error of his ways before it's too late? Stella is heartbroken but has no time to wallow as Luke and Zoe prepare to say their vows, and there's a familiar face in town as her ex Karl has returned for the wedding. He, however, is none too happy to hear about Emma's affair with Marcus, prompting his daughter to make a difficult decision

 

 

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