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In the Long Run 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (2018– )
The Easmon family living in London in 1985 sees their quiet life disrupted when their relative from Sierra Leone moves in.


Idris Elba
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Series cast summary:
Jimmy Akingbola ...  Valentine 6 episodes, 2018
Madeline Appiah ...  Agnes 6 episodes, 2018
Bill Bailey ...  Bagpipes 6 episodes, 2018
Idris Elba ...  Walter 6 episodes, 2018
Kellie Shirley ...  Kirsty 6 episodes, 2018
Deno Driz Deno Driz ...  Singing Boy 5 episodes, 2018
Ellen Thomas ...  Mama 5 episodes, 2018
Sammy Kamara Sammy Kamara ...  Kobna 5 episodes, 2018
Mattie Boys ...  Dean 4 episodes, 2018
Quincy Quincy ...  Frank 4 episodes, 2018
Bella Emberg ...  Sheila 3 episodes, 2018
Arthur Nightingale Arthur Nightingale ...  Vic 3 episodes, 2018


London, 1985. Amid the tower blocks and shell suits, life for Walter and Agnes Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. Walter works hard alongside his friend and neighbour "Bagpipes" at a nearby factory while Agnes patrols the estate selling make-up door to door. Their British born son Kobna and his best mate Dean hang out on the estate playing football and doing their best to dodge the local thugs. But then Walter's brother Valentine arrives and his exuberance and lust for life changes everything. Looking to make a life for himself in the UK, he crashes into their lives bringing laughter, music and chaos. He quickly finds work, falls in love and ignites a passion for music in Kobna. He may frustrate Agnes and test Walter's patience but Kobna adores his "funcle" Valentine and after all, he is family. Created by and featuring Idris Elba with an ensemble cast ...

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On Monday, 24th September 2018 Sky Television announced that it had commissioned a second series of the sitcom created by Idris Elba. Filming for the second series is scheduled for 2019, for broadcast on Sky One in Autumn 2019. See more »

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26 April 2018 | by prosper1See all my reviews

Genius heartfelt show. I held off on a review until episode 4. I was fortunate to grow up in a city where many commonwealth students went to school and as I grew older it was normal to hang with them as it was to hang with locals. Pity those without that enriching experience. This could have been set in Halifax N.S. or Toronto, as the same b.s. happens. But this show treats it right.... and with humor. I'd like to say more, but will settle on 'just watch it.'

Casting is genius, music sublime. I seldom give anything a 10, but this deserves it. bravo. Hope there's a few more seasons.

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