In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Kobna (Sammy Kamara), Agnes (Madeline Appiah), Walter (Idris Elba), Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola). Copyright: Sky.

In The Long Run

Sky One sitcom by Idris Elba. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Madeline Appiah, Jimmy Akingbola and others.

Returns in the Autumn.

Series 1

In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Walter (Idris Elba), Bagpipes (Bill Bailey). Copyright: Sprout Pictures.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 29th March 2018

Valentine Easmon's arrival upsets the gentle pace of life for his hard-working brother and his family...

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In The Long Run. Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola). Copyright: Sprout Pictures.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 29th March 2018

Valentine goes for a job interview for him at the car parts factory where Walter works, and is joined by Bagpipes on an electrical job in a dingy flat.

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In The Long Run. Walter (Idris Elba). Copyright: Sprout Pictures.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 5th April 2018

Valentine signs up for open trials at Leyton Orient football club. Meanwhile, Agnes and Kirsty discover their elderly neighbour Ernie has been dead for days.

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In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Kobna (Sammy Kamara), Dean (Mattie Boys).

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 12th April 2018

Walter's goddaughter Cynthia ropes the family in to help arrange her engagement party when he own father refuses to support her and her fiancé.

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In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola), Adelaide (Jessye Romeo).

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 19th April 2018

Valentine has a new relationship in the offing, but will it last? Meanwhile, Bagpipes and Kirsty take a long-awaited romantic holiday and discover a development of new-build homes that pique their interest.

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In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Walter (Idris Elba), Bagpipes (Bill Bailey).

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 26th April 2018

Walter and Bagpipes are anxious amidst rumours of job cuts at the factory, and Kobna isn't keen on moving to Sierra Leone if his father is made redundant.

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