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|Occupation||Oil Rig Driller|
|First appearance||19th May 1975|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Paul Lally|
Stuart Bellshaw was a driller on an oilrig and, out on the town with his friend and colleague Maurice Gordon, got friendly with Rita Littlewood and Deirdre Hunt at the Gatsby Club. Rita was fulfilling her first singing engagement there and owner Ralph Lancaster encouraged her to mingle with the clients. Deirdre had delivered Rita's gown for the night at the last minute from her dressmaker mother Blanche and had agreed to do some bar work for Ralph. Her engagement to Billy Walker recently broken, Deirdre was happy to go back to Maurice and Stuart's hotel for more drinks when the Gatsby closed but Rita cried off with the truthful excuse that she had to be up early for her "paper round". Deirdre eventually got home at 3.00 in the morning, blind drunk and the next day had a blazing row with Blanche over her behaviour.