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Interview: Bill Bailey On New Idris Elba Comedy Drama In The Long Run

Who are you playing?

Bagpipes is Walter’s upstairs neighbour – Walter being Idris’s character. He works in a factory and they’ve been friends for 10 years or so, so they know each other quite well and their kids play together and their wives know each other. It’s quite a sweet friendship. It’s one of the core relationships in the show.

And what kind of a man is he?


News: Bill Bailey In New Idris Elba Comedy

The first pictures have been release of the cast of In The Long Run, the new Sky comedy set in the 1980s and inspired by the childhood memories of Idris Elba.

The series is set in the 1980s, the decade of shell suits and turtlenecks, and starts on Thursday 29th March at 10pm on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV.


News: Christmas Run for Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is to do a special Christmas run of his new show.


News: Sean Lock, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack Team Up To Help The Hungry

Comedians Sean Lock, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack and Bond actor Naomie Harris have teamed up to help to launch - a new website designed to help homeless people find out where their nearest hot meal is in one click. has been set up by Martin Stone, who who has run/worked at the Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen. It is is designed to provide detailed information about which centres are open and where food and support can be found nearby.

News: Even More Dates For Bill Bailey's Larks In Transit Tour

Bill Bailey has announced further dates for his 2018 Larks in Transit tour.

These dates are in addition to the extra dates already announced last week. 

The new dates are in Liverpool (12/6), Warrington (13/6 & 14/6) and High Wycombe (15/6 & 16/6)


News: Bill Bailey Joins Idris Elba For New Sky Comedy

Bill Bailey is to co-star in a new Sky One comedy with Idris Elba entitled In The Long Run.


News: 36 Extra Dates for Bill Bailey's Larks In Transit Tour

Bill Bailey has announced an extra 36 dates for his 2018 Larks In Transit tour. 50,000 new seats will go on general sale this coming Friday, 29 September at 10.00am.


News: What Larks! New Live Tour From Bill Bailey

Update: 30/11: Extra date added at London's Eventim Apollo on Thursday 7 June 2018. Tickets for the new show go on sale at 10am on Monday 4 December, priced £27.50. Link below.



Latitude Review: Bill Bailey

Before the final headliner Bill Bailey came on on Sunday evening the compere David Morgan asked everyone to stand up so that more people could get into the tent. There were probably more people in the comedy tent for Bailey than there were at the entire first few Latitudes a decade ago. 

News: Latitude Announces More Comedy – Bill Bailey, Reece Shearsmith, Katherine Ryan & Many More

More comedy shows have been announced as part of this year's Latitude Festival. The new highlights include Bill Bailey and Katherine Ryan doing solo shows and Reece Shearsmith as a special guest along with Rufus Hound for Robin Ince & Josie Long’s Festival Shambles, a special take on their hit podcast, Book Shambles.

Also just announced are Silver Sony Award winner Milton Jones, Piff the Magic Dragon, Marcus BrigstockeDane Baptiste and Jen Kirkman.


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