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.

Returns Friday 20th December at 10pm. Episode Guide

In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Bagpipes (Bill Bailey), Rajesh (Neil D'Souza).

Series 2, Episode 2

Bagpipes feels threatened by Leon's arrival. Meanwhile, Valentine gets ripped off and Agnes and Kobna come to his aid.

Further details

Bagpipes feels threatened by Leon's arrival and rashly decides that to save his family he must run him out of town, but things do not go according to plan. Valentine wants to invest in a van for his delivery job but when he gets ripped off by the charming garage owner Don, it is Agnes and Kobna who make sure he gets his money's worth.

The strike at the factory is difficult for everyone and Rajesh tries to ensure that his wife and father don't discover that he isn't working.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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
    Ellen Thomas Mama (Voice)
    Guest cast
    Neil D'Souza Rajesh
    Amani Johnson Melissa
    Kevin Bishop Don
    Curtis Walker Leon
    Pooja Shah Rani
    Darshan Jariwalla Daddy
    Alison Thea-Skot Reporter
    Writing team
    Jon MacQueen Series Consultant
    Grace Ofori-Attah Story Supervisor
    Shivani Vijayapalan Writer
    Production team
    Sandy Johnson Director
    Matthew Bell 1st Assistant Director
    Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
    Idris Elba Executive Producer
    Gina Carter Executive Producer
    Jon Mountague Executive Producer
    Ana Garanito Associate Producer
    Alison B Matthews Line Producer
    Adam Bokey Editor
    Damien Creagh Production Designer
    Catherine Willis Casting Director
    Amanda Monk Costume Designer
    Simon Vickery Director of Photography
    Maxine Dallas Make-up Designer
    James BKS Composer

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