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These are the first pictures of Idris Elba's new Sky comedy 'In the Long Run'.

Set in the 1980s, the comedy takes a nostalgic look back at family life in East London. It was inspired by Elba's own childhood.

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Elba plays father of the family Walter Easmon, with Madeline Appiah playing his wife Agnes. Sammy Kamara plays son Kobna, while Jimmy Akingbola is Walter's younger brother Valentine.

Comedian Bill Bailey is also on cast as hapless neighbour Bagpipes, who's married to Kirsty (Kellie Shirley).

Walter and Agnes' quiet life is upended when Walter's exuberant brother Valentine comes to stay. While the parents are frustrated by Valentine's chaotic lifestyle, their son Kobna is taken by his lust for life.

It starts on Thursday 29th March at 10pm on Sky One. It's also available on Now TV.

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