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In the Long Run

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Genre: Drama & Comedy
Production Year: 2018

Broadcaster: Sky One
Producer: Green Door Pictures & Sprout Pictures
Also available: 4K

Created by and starring Idris Elba and inspired by his own 1980s inner-city London childhood, In the Long Run is a funny, warm-hearted portrait of a West African family making ends meet in Thatcher-era Britain. Walter and Agnes came to London from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and now live a quiet life with their son Kobna. But when Walters brother, Valentine, comes to stay, his exuberance and lust for life changes everything. Also starring comedy legend Bill Bailey as Walter's neighbour and workmate Bagpipes, In The Long Run is a story about family, community and what home really means. Starring Madeline Appiah (Partners In Crime, Doctors), Jimmy Akingbola (Living The Dream, Arrow), Bill Bailey (Chalet Girl, Skins), Idris Elba (Molly's Game, The Wire). Writers: Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane, Grace Ofori-Attah. Directors: Declan Lowney (Alan Partridge, Alpha Papa, Father Ted), Cecile Emeke (Insecure, Ackee & Saltfish). Producer: Charlie Hanspn (David Brent: Life on the Road, Derek). Executive Producers: Idris Elba (Guerilla, Beasts of No Nation), Gina Carter (24-Hour Party People, Moone Boy).

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Episode 1
  2. 2 Episode 2
  3. 3 Promo