Show Guide: 'Slow Horses'

Post by: AYS Staff 19 February, 2022

Synopsis: Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Gary Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career ending mistakes. (Courtesy Apple TV+, 2022)

The Cast:
Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb
Kristin Scott Thomas
Jonathan Pryce
Jack Lowden
Olivia Cooke as Sidonie Baker
Rosalind Eleazar as Louisa Gay
Dustin Demri-Burns as Min Harper
Chris Reilly as Nick Duffy
Sasha Reeves as Catherine Standish
Christopher Chung as Roddy Ho
Brian Vernel as Curly
David Walmsley as Larry
Stephen Walters as Zeppo
Antonio Aakeel as Hassan Ahmed

Production Credits:
The series is produced for Apple by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith (Veep). Graham Yost executive produces alongside Smith. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux and Douglas Urbanski also serve as executive producers on the series. James Hawes directs all six episodes and executive produces. Based on the book by Mick Herron.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (Apple TV+)
1-01 Failure's Contagious--04/01/2022
River Cartwright is ousted from MI5 and finds himself in a place worse than purgatory: Slough House, dumping ground for failed spies.
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1-02 Work Drinks--04/01/2022
River and Sid join forces. A misfired gun has dire consequences.
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1-03 Bad Tradecraft--04/08/2022
Slough House is the unlikely venue for a secret romance, but events take a dark turn when a dangerous encounter becomes deadly.
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1-04 Visiting Hours--04/15/2022
Taverner sends the Dogs to hunt down Lamb and the Slow Horses. River holds the secret to saving the gang. 
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Written by:
Morwenna Banks
Directed by: James Hawes
Guest stars: Paul Higgins as Struan Loy; Freddie Fox as Spider Webb; Bally Gill as Agent Singh; Joey Ansah as Agent Pierce; Julie Atherton as Melanie; Campbell Gie as Struan's Son; Isla Gie as Straun's Daughter; Christopher Coghill as Hobbs; Matt Hunter as Stoner; Jimmy Walker as Hebab Shop Man; Pui Fan Lee as Nurse; Pierro Niel-Mee as Agent McCrae; Johnny O'Dowd as Porter; Tom Bradby as Himself and Anita Anand as Herself. 

1-05 Fiasco--04/22/2022
The Slow Horses must disappear to avoid capture by MI5. Lamb and River head to The Park to outwit Taverner. 
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Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood
Directed by: James Hawes
Guest stars: Steven Waddington as Jed Moody; Chris Reilly as Nick Duffy; Freddie Fox as Spider Webb; Liz Montague as Lucy Ford; Bally Gill as Agent Singh; Lesley Harcourt as Agent Owen; Miles Yehinni as Lead Dog; Bronwyn James as Young Mum; James Anthony Rose as Petrol Attendant; Melissa Suppiah as Mrs. Fatima Ahmed and Anita Anand as Herself.

1-06 Follies--04/29/2022
Taverner and the Slow Horses attempt different approaches to locate the kidnappers and Hassan. Ho makes a shocking discovery about Sid.
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Will Smith
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James Hawes
Guest stars:
Samuel West as Peter Judd; Chris Reilly as Nick Duffy; Stephen Walters as Zeppo; David Walmsley as Larry; Brian Vernel as Curly; Antonio Aakeel as Hassan Ahmed; Paul Hilton as Robert Hobden; Edmund Kingsley as Seb; Charlotte Pyke as Olivia Judd; Christopher Coghill as Hobbs; Johanna Taylor as Neil Wiseman; Bally Gill as Agent Singh; Lesley Harcourt as Agent Owen; Pierro Niel-Mee as Agent McCrae; Ravi Aujla as Mr. Abdul Ahmed; Melissa Suppiah as Mrs. Fatima Ahmed; Hywel Morgan as Steve Johnston and James Faulkner as Charles Partner.