Comedy Clicks – This Week – In The Long Run

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is set in the mid eighties – In The Long Run 



About the Show


Summary of Plot

The Easmon family living in London in 1985 sees their quiet life disrupted when their relative from Sierra Leone moves in. – iMDB


Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 Seasons



Jimmy Akingbola – Valentine
Madeline Appiah – AGnes
Bill Bailey – Bagpipes
Idris Elba – Walter
Kellie Shirley – Kirsty



  • Ellen Thomas, who provides the voice of Walter’s (Idris Elba) mother living in Sierra Leone, was actually born in that country.
  • 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.
  • Ellen Thomas and Bill Bailey also appear together in Midsomer Murders (Drawing Dead, season 20).





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