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In the Long Run

The Easmon family live a quiet life in London, 1985. But when Walter's brother arrives from Sierra Leone, he crashes into their home bringing laughter, music and chaos. A comedy about family, community and feeling at home, created by Idris Elba.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    16L Walter receives a letter from his mother telling him his younger brother Valentine is coming from Sierra Leone to England to live with him. Valentine's imminent arrival causes a stir on the estate, especially with Walter's wife Agnes who believes Valentine may have the wrong influence over Walter and their son Kobna.

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    Season 1

      16L Walter receives a letter from his mother telling him his younger brother Valentine is coming from Sierra Leone to England to live with him. Valentine's imminent arrival causes a stir on the estate, especially with Walter's wife Agnes who believes Valentine may have the wrong influence over Walter and their son Kobna.

      16L As Valentine settles into London life Agnes and Walter want to know what his plan is to better himself and contribute, so suggest he finds a trade instead of taking occasional odd jobs.

      16L While Walter and his friends teach Valentine about how to deal with the local police, Agnes and Kirsty make the terrible discovery that one of their elderly neighbours, Ernie Jenkins, has died alone in his flat undetected for a few days.

      16L Cynthia, Walter's goddaughter, arrives at the Easmon's flat in a panic begging him for his help. Her engagement party is about to be ruined because her father disapproves of the union and is refusing to take part in the ceremony.

      16L Valentine is excited by his burgeoning relationship with Adelaide, but the relationship is cut abruptly short by Adelaide who doesn't feel that Valentine and her are a true match.

      16L Season Finale. Redundancies at the factory are rumoured, and Walter and Bagpipes start to worry about how this will affect their lives.