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.

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Series 3, Episode 2 is repeated on Thursday at 12am.

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
Neil D'Souza Rajesh
Ellen Thomas Mama (Voice)
Guest cast
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
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Idris Elba Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Damien Creagh Production Designer
James BKS Composer

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