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. 13 episodes (2 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Madeline Appiah, Jimmy Akingbola and others.

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

Series 1, Episode 3

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.

Further details

Keen to revive his football career, Valentine signs up for open trials at Leyton Orient, which can only mean one thing: time to get training! With Bagpipes on board as coach, he pounds the streets to get match fit. But the pair soon run into trouble when they are stopped by the police.

Meanwhile, Agnes and Kirsty discover their elderly neighbour Ernie has been dead for days and no one knew. Shocked the community has so failed its elders, they vow to give him a dignified send-off. But tracking down his friends and family proves far from easy.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 5th April 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
Sky One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Idris Elba Walter
Bill Bailey Bagpipes
Madeline Appiah Agnes
Jimmy Akingbola Valentine
Kellie Shirley Kirsty
Quincy Frank
Deno Driz Singing Boy
Ellen Thomas Mama (Voice)
Guest cast
Doreen Ingleton Maureen
Bella Emberg Sheila
Arthur Nightingale Vic
Divian Ladwa Hiten
Jude Akuwudike Uncle Akie
Umar Elba Kwame
Dickon Tolson Sergeant Henk
Simon Sherlock Constable Dwyer
Steve Furst Mr Padgett
Toby Williams Coach
Chris Armer Skiffle Band
Gordon Armer Skiffle Band
Tony Arthur Skiffle Band
Dan Stewart Skiffle Band
Writing team
Claire Downes Writer
Ian Jarvis Writer
Stuart Lane Writer
Grace Ofori-Attah Writer (Additional Material)
Emma Brown Script Editor
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Idris Elba Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Damien Creagh Production Designer
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