Fam­ily’s new life in ’80s London

The Western Star - - TV GUIDE / HIGHLIGHTS -

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 is 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.

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.

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