The In The Long Run Christmas special will premiere on Sky One on Friday December 20th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Loosely based on Idris Elba’s childhood, In The Long Run is set in 1985 and follows the Easmon family. Amid the tower blocks and shell suits, life for Walter and Agnes Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. But when Walter’s brother Valentine arrives to the UK, his energy and lust for life changes everything. The comedy series is produced by Green Door and Sprout Pictures and stars Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Madeline Appiah, Kellie Shirley, Sammy Kamara, Mattie Boys and Jimmy Akingbola.
In the special, Walter is obsessed with Christmas, hosting the annual Easmon party alongside Agnes with Bagpipes providing a British smorgasbord of cuisine to the West African party. However, nothing ever quite goes to plan when the whole extended family is invited including a pregnant cousin. On the estate, Kobna and Dean are trying to make some extra Christmas cash carol singing – not helped by the fact they can’t sing. Meanwhile Valentine is also trying to earn a little more cash by taking extra work on in order to buy something for his nephew, but the experience is not helping his Christmas spirit – until Rajesh steps in.
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