Life is not plain sailing for Stella, a 40-something mother living in the Welsh Valleys.
Stella ends up reacting badly to Emma's news, which causes a rift between them.
After a local legend called 'Dick the Kick' passes away, Stella attempts to help Paula throw the funeral of the century for him.
Stella is pleased when her eldest son, Luke, returns home. Before long though he's in with the wrong crowd, leading to tensions with Sean.
Stella starts a fitness drive in the build-up to her date with Sean. After Dai goes missing though she is soon distracted. There is a surprise for Luke.
Stella is on cloud nine following her night with Sean. Emma learns a worrying rumour about Sunil. Luke has something on his mind.
Luke celebrates his 25th birthday and Stella is still all loved up with Sean. Luke isn't sure though what to do about the return of his father, Rob Morgan.
The girls travel to a spa for Emma's hen party while the boys go on a camping adventure for Sunil's stag do. Luke and Rob bond, but Stella isn't happy.
Stella attempts to deal with the fact that Luke is planning on leaving. Emma goes into labour whilst at school, leading Stella and Rob to beome much closer after they come to her rescue.
Luke is getting ready to move to Canada. Stella has to decide between Sean and Rob.
Life in the Valleys is even more complicated than ever for Stella.
Luke and Bobby return to town. Sean threatens to leave.
After receiving a shock at the doctors, Stella attempts to banish the blues with a change of career. Paula and Dai attempt something different to spice things up in the bedroom.
Dai's marriage is in crisis and Alan is nursing a broken heart leaving them both needing help.
Ashley Banjo helps to get Ben and Little Alan moving to save the rugby club. A runken mistakes happens at Stella's school reunion.
Stella and Paula attempt to stay out of trouble, but after Rob goes on a date and Paula samples life as a sober singleton, they both end up in a muddle.
Paula manages to stand out at the Got to Dance auditions. Bobby has to deal with a grave situation during his first solo funeral.
Fight night has arrived, and an unhappy Stella confronts Rob, as sparks fly. Leah cries wolf about an 'affair' with Sunil.
Alan organises a charity match with former Welsh rugby star Scott Quinnell's help. Sean interrupts a hopeful reunion between Stella and Rob.
This special episode takes a look behind the scenes of the series.
Stella has sworn to stay away from men, but a new arrival could prove to be distracting. She is also training to become a nurse.
Tensions continue to rise as Michael adjust to life as Stella's next-door neighbour. Big Alan attempts to shed some weight.
Stella and Michael are at odds after the lawyer finds an uninvited guest in his house. Luke misses out on a great job opportunity with Brenda.
Stella attempts to call a truce with Michael. Emma heads into dangerous territory. Alan starts to grow closer to Celia.
Stella finds her nursing skills being put to the test after she injures Michael. A girls' night out ends in trouble for Emma. Luke has a big question he wants to ask Zoe.
Michael asks Stella to go with him to a gala dinner. Emma grows closer to Marcus.
Stella wonders just how serious things have become between her and Michael. Luke's world comes crashing down when he makes a mistake at work.
Stella finds it hard to keep her chin up when her children make one bad decision after another. Some sad news awaits Alan after his estranged brother pays a visit.
Stella and Michael go out on a family outing but things end up taking a darker turn later in the day. Collette discovers her husband's affair with Emma.
Stella attempts to keep things together for Luke and Zoe's wedding as Michael decides to do the 'right' thing.
Michael heads home for the festive season. Stella throws herself into work on the children's hospital ward.