Who wrote Slow Horses, and what is the unmissable TV series based on?

Slow Horses premiered on Apple TV in April 2022 and has proved a huge hit with fans, boasting a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and some stellar reviews from critics. The Guardian declared ‘it’s wild how good Gary Oldman’s spy thriller is’. While Forbes calls Slow Horses ‘a masterpiece of spy TV’. 

Based on the Slough House books, the plot of what will shortly end up on our pick of the best British crime dramas centres around a group of failed secret agents who have been thrown out of MI5’s headquarters for their incompetency, and banished to a dingy office in London’s Barbican Centre. Gary Oldman leads the cast as Jackson Lamb, with Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas and Jonathan Pryce as part of his motley crew of disgraced agents.