Family’s new life in ’80s London
In The Long Run, ABC Comedy, Tuesday at 9.40pm
CREATED by and starring Idris Elba and inspired by his own 1980s inner-city London childhood, In the Long Run a funny, warm-hearted portrait of a West African family making ends meet in Thatcher-era Britain.
It’s a story about family, community and what home really means.
Walter (Idris Elba, pictured) and Agnes (Madeline Appiah) came to London from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and now live a quiet life with their son, Kobna, in a tower block. is
But when Walter’s brother, Valentine, comes to stay, his exuberance and lust for life changes everything. Winston has to assimilate his brother into their family but, things don’t go to plan.
Bill Bailey (also pictured) stars as Walter’s neighbour and workmate, Bagpipes.