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.

Returns 22nd July at 10pm. Episode Guide
Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Sky2 on Tuesday at 9pm.

Press Clippings

Sky confirms In The Long Run Series 3

A third series of In The Long Run, the sitcom created by Idris Elba, has been filmed. It'll be shown on Sky One from 22nd July.

British Comedy Guide, 21st May 2020

As Melissa's adoption party gears up, Bagpipes (Bill Bailey) is starting to think his estranged parents "might be a little bit racist" - which a visit to them with Walter may or may not confirm ("Would you like me to see if next door has a can of Lilt?" asks Mum). Great fun, great 80s soundtrack, too.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 13th November 2019

In the Long Run, series 2 episode 1 review

Actor Idris Elba's semi-autobiographical sitcom In the Long Run (Sky One) was back for a second series of nostalgic shenanigans. But warm-hearted though it was, the show sadly felt as dated as its Eighties setting.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 16th October 2019

In the Long Run, review

Idris Elba's sitcom has a lot of heart, but is still lacking heft.

Barbara Speed, i Newspaper, 16th October 2019

In the Long Run, Series 2, Sky 1 review

An entertaining brew of culture clash, social commentary and belly laughs.

Jill Chuah Masters, The Arts Desk, 16th October 2019

I Talk Telly Award nominations published

Nominees for TV blog I Talk Telly's 2018 awards have been revealed, with the final series of ITV's Benidorm amongst those leading the running.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd November 2018

In The Long Run Series 2 confirmed

Sky has ordered a second series of In The Long Run, the sitcom created by Idris Elba.

British Comedy Guide, 24th September 2018

In The Long Run and Pls Like win at Broadcast Digital Awards

In The Long Run and Pls Like were amongst the winners at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 4th July 2018

TV and web comedies up for Broadcast Digital Awards 2018

Chewing Gum, In The Long Run, Man Like Mobeen, Roast Battle, The Young Offenders and This Country are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 16th May 2018

Netflix orders new Idris Elba comedy Turn Up Charlie

Idris Elba will star in a new comedy series for Netflix, as a failed DJ and male nanny trying to relaunch his career.

British Comedy Guide, 19th April 2018