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

In The Long Run

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2018 - 2020
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Semi-autobiographical comedy created by and starring Idris Elba, set in mid-1980s Hackney. Also features Bill Bailey, Madeline Appiah, Jimmy Akingbola, Kellie Shirley, Sammy Kamara and more.

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Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 2

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 11:30pm Sky2
Thursday 24th October 2019 11:00pm Sky1
Saturday 26th October 2019 10:00pm Sky2
Wednesday 30th October 2019 12:00am Sky1
Tuesday 16th June 2020 9:30pm Sky2
Tuesday 21st July 2020 9:30pm Sky2
Thursday 11th May 2023 12:15am Sky Comedy
Saturday 13th May 2023 12:55am Sky Comedy
Wednesday 31st January 2024 8:25am Sky Comedy
Wednesday 31st January 2024 7:30pm Sky Comedy
Sunday 4th February 2024 8:00am Sky Comedy
Wednesday 10th April 2024 4:30pm Sky Comedy
Thursday 11th April 2024 10:00am Sky Comedy
Saturday 20th April 2024 4:30pm Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Idris Elba Walter
Bill Bailey Bagpipes
Madeline Appiah Agnes
Jimmy Akingbola Valentine
Kellie Shirley Kirsty
Sammy Kamara Kobna
Mattie Boys Dean
Neil D'Souza Rajesh
Quincy Frank
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
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
Matt Bell (as Matthew Bell) 1st Assistant Director

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