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In The Long Run. Walter Easmon (Idris Elba). Copyright: Sky.

In The Long Run

Sky One sitcom by Idris Elba. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Idris Elba and Bill Bailey.

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In The Long Run

Semi-autobiographical comedy created by and starring Idris Elba, set in mid-1980s Hackney

Sky One
6   (1 series)
Idris Elba
Idris Elba and Bill Bailey
Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane and Grace Ofori-Attah
Declan Lowney
Charlie Hanson, Idris Elba and Gina Carter

Set in London 1985, In The Long Run is about the Easmon family. Amid the tower blocks and shell suits, life for Walter and Evelyn Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. Walter works hard alongside his mate and neighbour Bagpipes at the local factory while Evelyn patrols the estate selling make-up door-to-door. Their British born son Akuna and his best mate Scott hang out on the estate playing football and doing their best to dodge the local thugs.

But when Walter's brother Valentine arrives to the UK, his energy and lust for life changes everything. He crashes into their lives bringing laughter and chaos and igniting a passion for music in Akuna. And though he frustrates Evelyn and tests Walter's patience, Akuna adores his 'funcle' Valentine because after all, he's family

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