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In the Long Run 

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

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Idris Elba
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jimmy Akingbola ...  Valentine 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Madeline Appiah ...  Agnes 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Bill Bailey ...  Bagpipes 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Idris Elba ...  Walter 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Kellie Shirley ...  Kirsty 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Sammy Kamara Sammy Kamara ...  Kobna 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Amani Johnson ...  Melissa 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Mattie Boys ...  Dean 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Ellen Thomas ...  Mama 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Neil D'Souza ...  Rajesh 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Quincy Quincy ...  Frank 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Deno Driz Deno Driz ...  Singing Boy 5 episodes, 2018
Arthur Nightingale Arthur Nightingale ...  Vic 5 episodes, 2018-2019
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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

29 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Some viewers believe that the character of Kobna may actually be a thinly disguised version of Idris Elba when he was a child. The most obvious character likeness to Idris Elba, is Kobna as a Music DJ, something which Idris Elba actually does in real-life in parallel to his acting career. See more »

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Enjoyable & well observed

I really enjoyed watching this series and thought the depiction of the eighties was brilliant. The tone was light-hearted, the soundtrack excellent, and the characters all plausible and likeable. Idris Elba's character was very good, as were all his family and in particular his young son, Kobna. Very gentle viewing but well worth watching, and definitely laugh out loud funny!


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