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

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

Series 1, Episode 5

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.

Further details

Valentine is excited by his relationship with Adelaide, a British-born woman of Sierra Leone heritage he met at the engagement party. Walter and Agnes can tell she is different from his usual conquests, but the relationship is cut short by Adelaide, who doesn't feel she and Valentine are a true match.

Bagpipes and Kirsty take a long-awaited romantic holiday... in a motorhome in Essex. Kirsty fixates on spicing up their sex life with role play and even some 'al fresco' fun, but Bagpipes is less convinced and when the pair stumble on to a development site for new-build homes, he jumps at the chance for a viewing. They're both excited by the idea of a new start and put in an offer.

Meanwhile, Agnes is inspired to learn to drive. She starts taking lessons with Walter but quickly realises not even the strongest of marriages is road-rage proof. Exasperated, she convinces a heartbroken Valentine to take over as instructor, and uses it as a chance to offer some sage advice.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th April 2018
Sky One
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Idris Elba Walter
    Bill Bailey Bagpipes
    Madeline Appiah Agnes
    Jimmy Akingbola Valentine
    Kellie Shirley Kirsty
    Sammy Kamara Kobna
    Mattie Boys Dean
    Deno Driz Singing Boy
    Ellen Thomas Mama (Voice)
    Guest cast
    Jessye Romeo Adelaide
    Dan Mersh Mr Walker
    Writing team
    Claire Downes Writer
    Ian Jarvis Writer
    Stuart Lane Writer
    Grace Ofori-Attah Writer (Additional Material)
    Emma Brown Script Editor
    Production team
    Cecile Emeke Director
    Jay Arthur 1st Assistant Director
    Charlie Hanson Producer
    Idris Elba Executive Producer
    Gina Carter Executive Producer
    Jon Mountague Executive Producer
    Carleen Beadle (as Carleen Beadle-Larcombe) Line Producer
    Ana Garanito Associate Producer
    Adam Bokey Editor
    Damien Creagh Production Designer
    Catherine Willis Casting Director
    Amanda Monk Costume Designer
    Ray Coates Director of Photography
    Sjaan Gillings Make-up Designer

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