In the Long Run: Season 1

In the Long Run: Season 1

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Created by Idris Elba, who also stars, this UK comedy series follows the Easmon family in 1980s London. Having arrived from Sierra Leone a decade earlier, their lives take a sudden turn with the arrival of their relative Valentine.




Episode 1

Walter receives a letter from his mother telling him his... More younger brother Valentine is coming from Sierra Leone to live with him. Valentine's imminent arrival causes a stir on the estate, especially with Walter's wife Agnes, who believes he may be a bad influence.


Episode 2

Walter and Agnes try to get Valentine a "regular" job,... More but Valentine wants to find his own way.


Episode 3

Agnes and Kirsty discover that one of their neighbours has... More passed away and are determined to do something to help the elderly residents. Meanwhile Valentine hopes that open trials at Leyton Orient will provide him with a better career.


Episode 4

Walter has to intercede on behalf of his god-daughter when... More her engagement party seems destined to fail as neither her parents nor her fiancé's family approve of the match. Meanwhile Valentine falls in love and Kobna discovers a musical talent.


Episode 5

Agnes gets her provisional driving license, but neither of the... More brothers are on giving her lessons. Valentine's love life takes a knock, while a romantic weekend away for Bagpipes and Kirsty leads to big changes.


Episode 6

Rumours of redundancies at the plant throw everyone's plans... More into turmoil, though Valentine gets some good news.

In the Long Run: Season 1 | Reviews

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Season 2 review: Warm-hearted though it was, the show sadly felt as dated as its Eighties setting.

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The Times

The Times

Season 2 review: Idris Elba's warm, witty, semi-autobiographical comedy, back for a second series, feels nostalgic and modern, old and new.

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In the Long Run: Season 1 | Release Details

In the Long Run: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.