Channel 4

Originally Broadcast: 2013

Now available as a Channel 4 Original Drama Box Set on All 4. Watch


Carol (OLIVIA COLMAN, Broadchurch, The Crown,) is a tough single mother striving to keep her family together. Ying (KATIE LEUNG, Harry Potter, Wild Swans) is an illegal immigrant from China who sells pirate DVDs and stolen phones at cafés, pubs and barbershops around Brixton. Richard (LENNIE JAMES, Save Me, Line of Duty, The Walking Dead) is a recovering heroin addict who spends every day struggling to stay clean. And Kasia (KATHARINA SCHUTTLER, The Promise) is a young Polish woman struggling to make ends meet and contending with the mess she’s been left in by her gambling addicted boyfriend.

Awards & Accolades


BAFTA 2014 (Breakthrough Talent: Marlon Smith & Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan)
Royal Television Society Award 2014 (Best Writers)
Royal Television Society Award 2014 (Best Actor – Female, Olivia Colman)
Royal Television Society Award 2014 (Best Actor – Male, Lennie James)
Creative Diversity Network Award (Best Writers)

To see more from Run including behind the scenes, check out Channel 4’s Run pages.

Directed by Charles Martin (Ep 1 & 2) & Jonathan Pearson (Ep 3 & 4)
Produced by Chris Carey
Written by Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan & Marlon Smith
Executive Producer Jaimie D’Cruz

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