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 3

In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Walter (Idris Elba), Bagpipes (Bill Bailey)
As the strike at the factory continues, money in the Easmon household is tight, so Agnes begins to work for the local council.

Further details

As the strike at the factory continues, money in the Easmon household is tight, so Agnes begins to work for the local council. But her first job in the UK as a working mum proves to be a bit of an eye opener.

Valentine has a job delivering paper in Southend. Bagpipes joins him on the road trip as both men share their love of the UK until the bubble is burst.

Kobna also contributes to the household income by getting a Saturday job at Don's garage and very soon he starts to behave much older than his years.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 30th October 2019
Time
10pm
Channel
Sky One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 31st October 2019 1:00am Sky2
Thursday 31st October 2019 11:00pm Sky1
Saturday 2nd November 2019 10:00pm Sky2
Wednesday 6th November 2019 12:00am Sky1
Wednesday 17th June 2020 9:00pm Sky2
Tuesday 21st July 2020 10:00pm Sky2
Saturday 20th May 2023 1:25am Sky Comedy
Thursday 1st February 2024 8:00am Sky Comedy
Thursday 1st February 2024 7:00pm Sky Comedy
Sunday 4th February 2024 8:25am Sky Comedy
Thursday 11th April 2024 4:30pm Sky Comedy
Friday 12th April 2024 10:00am Sky Comedy
Saturday 20th April 2024 5:00pm Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Cast
Idris Elba Walter
Bill Bailey Bagpipes
Madeline Appiah Agnes
Jimmy Akingbola Valentine
Kellie Shirley Kirsty
Sammy Kamara Kobna
Mattie Boys Dean
Guest cast
Jude Akuwudike Uncle Akie
Kevin Bishop Don
Andy Brady Newsreader
Alex Lowe Dave
Holly Atkins Kathy
Melissa Johns Helen
Nicola Stuart-Hill Porter
Writing team
Jon MacQueen Series Consultant
Grace Ofori-Attah 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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