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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Series 2 - Christmas Special

In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Agnes (Madeline Appiah), Walter (Idris Elba), Rajesh (Neil D'Souza)
Walter is obsessed with Christmas, hosting the annual Easmon party alongside Agnes with Bagpipes providing a British smorgasbord of cuisine to the West African party.

Further details

It's Christmas on the Eastbridge Estate! Walter is obsessed with Christmas, hosting the annual Easmon party alongside Agnes with Bagpipes providing a British smorgasbord of cuisine to the West African party. However, nothing ever quite goes to plan when the whole extended family is invited including a pregnant cousin.

On the estate, Kobna and Dean are trying to make some extra Christmas cash carol singing - not helped by the fact they can't sing. Meanwhile Valentine is also trying to earn a little more cash by taking extra work on in order to buy something for his nephew, but the experience is not helping his Christmas spirit - until Rajesh steps in.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th December 2019
Time
2am
Channel
Sky One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th December 2019 10:00pm Sky1
Saturday 21st December 2019 12:30am Sky2
Saturday 21st December 2019 9:00pm Sky2
Saturday 21st December 2019 11:45pm Sky1
Friday 27th December 2019 1:50am Sky1
Friday 27th December 2019 9:30pm Sky2
Wednesday 16th December 2020 12:00am Sky1
Monday 20th December 2021 9:35pm 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
Neil D'Souza Rajesh
Malaki Paul Singing Boy
Ellen Thomas Mama (Voice)
Guest cast
Arthur Nightingale Vic
Jude Akuwudike Uncle Akie
Mensah Bediako Uncle Godfearing
Amani Johnson Melissa
Janet Kumah Auntie Joy
Mimi Ndiweni Beatrice
Garvey McKay Little Boy
Writing team
Grace Ofori-Attah Story Supervisor
Jon MacQueen Writer
Fraser Ayres Writer (Additional Material)
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
Kelvin Richard Director of Photography
Maxine Dallas Make-up Designer
James BKS Composer
Matt Bell (as Matthew Bell) 1st Assistant Director
Steve Roberts 1st Assistant Director

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