idris elba and Bill Bailey star in the sky one sitcom In The Long Run

A Trip Back To The 1980’s

In The Long Run, 2018

Actor Idris Elba turns writer, turning his attention to sitcom as he takes us back to the 1980’s.

This six part series was first aired on Sky One in 2018.  It prove to be a hit and ended up running for 19 episodes over 3 series.


London, 1985.  The Easmon family arrived from Sierra Leone thirteen years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home.  They are quite content with their quiet routine, until Walter’s brother Valentine arrives quickly upsetting the Easmon’s routine.

Looking to make a life for himself in the UK, he crashes into their lives bringing laughter, music and chaos.










Idris Elba – Walter Easmon
Madeline Appiah – Agnes Easmon
Bill Bailey – Bagpipes
Kellie Shirley – Kirstie
Jimmy Akingbola – Valentine


Channel: Sky One
Written And Created By: Idris Elba
Original Transmission Dates: 29th March 2018 – 27th August 2020