I TALK Stella

Ruth Jones, one of the two Comedy powerhouses (the other being James Corden) behind quite possibly my favourite show of all time Gavin & Stacey returned in January with Stella, a new show exclusively for Sky1 set in Wales following the lives of Stella and the various people in her life living in the Welsh valleys.

Stella was originally meant to be 6 half hour episodes in front of a studio audience, however Ruth felt that the story and character's were better suited to Comedy Drama, and turned it into 10 one hour episodes. I personally feel that this change in tone suits the programme very well and really brings out the human and warmth in the characters.

Ever since Gavin & Stacey I have admired Ruth Jones as a writer and here she has managed to create some great characters with a brilliant supporting cast including Elizabeth Berrington (The Office, PsychovilleWaterloo Road, Lapland) and relative newcomer Steve Speirs (Benidorm, Miranda).