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. 19 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2020. Stars Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Madeline Appiah, Jimmy Akingbola and others.

Series 2, Christmas Special is repeated on Wednesday 16th December at 12am.

In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Walter (Idris Elba), Rajesh (Neil D'Souza).

Series 1, Episode 6

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.

Further details

After having his heart broken, Valentine is back on his feet with a new delivery job and plans to move into his own place. Meanwhile redundancies at the factory are rumoured, and an anxious Walter and Bagpipes, along with their work colleagues, start to question how this will affect their lives. Bagpipes hides the truth from Kirsty and knows that it will probably mean an end to their shared dream of a new start in the country.

With the job threat in mind, Walter and Agnes have a moment of wishful thinking - Walter nostalgically imagines returning to Sierra Leone, which in reality Agnes has no real ambitions to do. Unfortunately, Kobna overhears their conversation and starts to worry. London is his home, so with best mate Dean, who is also unhappy about leaving for Essex, they decide to run away.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th 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
Quincy Frank
Deno Driz Singing Boy
Neil D'Souza Rajesh
Ellen Thomas Mama (Voice)
Guest cast
Emi Wokoma Lady in Laudrette
Writing team
Claire Downes Writer
Ian Jarvis Writer
Stuart Lane Writer
Emma Brown Script Editor
Grace Ofori-Attah Writer
Bill Bailey Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Cecile Emeke Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Idris Elba Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer

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