In the Long Run: Season 1

In the Long Run: Season 1

In the Long Run: Season 1

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.

2018UK
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
26 May 2021

Episode 1

Walter receives a letter from his mother telling him his 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... MORE Agnes, who believes he may be a bad influence.

EPISODE 1.2
26 May 2021

Episode 2

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

EPISODE 1.3
26 May 2021

Episode 3

Agnes and Kirsty discover that one of their neighbours has 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... MORE with a better career.

EPISODE 1.4
26 May 2021

Episode 4

Walter has to intercede on behalf of his god-daughter when 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... MORE Kobna discovers a musical talent.

EPISODE 1.5
26 May 2021

Episode 5

Agnes gets her provisional driving license, but neither of the 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 1.6
26 May 2021

Episode 6

Rumours of redundancies at the plant throw everyone's plans 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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