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In The Long Run returning to Sky One for a third series

The semi-autobiographical comedy loosely based on Idris Elba’s own childhood returns with all episodes on 22nd July.


Series three will see us transported us back to 1980s East London, the decade of shell-suits and turtlenecks. Walter is desperate to impress following the welcome arrival of his mum from Sierra Leone.


Elsewhere, Bagpipes has a near death experience that makes him question the meaning of life, Valentine finally finds love and Kirsty sets up her own catering business and Agnes gets suspicious as some developers start taking an interest in the Eastbridge Estate, threatening the very existence of the community.


Creator and executive producer Idris Elba is back on our screens as Walter Easmon, alongside wife Madeline Appiah as Agnes, Jimmy Akingbola as younger brother Valentine and making her debut this series as Walter’s mum, Ellen Thomas.


Bill Bailey and Kellie Shirley also return as Bagpipes and his wife Kirsty, alongside Neil D’Souza as work colleague Rajesh and Sammy Kamara is back on the decks as Kobna.



Speaking about the new series, Idris Elba said “Nothing beats a funny story from someone who was there! I can’t wait for viewers to see series three.”


Sky Studios' Director of Comedy, Jon Mountague said "Our chests are puffed out with pride for the return of Idris Elba’s award-winning In The Long Run. Chapter 3 has more LoLs than ever and as we’ve come to expect, is shot through with family, community and togetherness.”


In The Long Run returns Wednesday 22nd July on Sky One

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