Slow Horses, a grimy British espionage thriller starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas, is available to watch in full on Apple TV+ now. It's a superb, fast-paced and complicated drama full of spy talk, intrigue and a whole lot of swearing from Oldman's brilliant incarnation of hard-bitten MI5 agent Jackson Lamb. Think of the tension of 24 but throw in the dark humour of The Office and you're nearly there. New subscribers can watch all of Slow Horses for free with the Apple TV+ 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Premiere: 1st April 2022
Global stream: Apple TV+ (7-day FREE trial) (opens in new tab)
Cast: Gary Oldman, Olivia Cooke, Jonathan Pryce, Kristin Scott Thomas, Freddie Fox, Jack Lowden
Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes. The team at Slough House is led by once-capable spy Jackson Lamb (Oldman), who, despite stumbling from one low point to the next, has a knack for defending England from sinister forces.
"I want my people in here doing nothing," says Lamb dryly. But when two British agents disappear in mysterious circumstances, he's forced to into action, directly after making a customary quip: "I hope they only get themselves killed," he mutters, "and don’t set an orphanage on fire."
Slow Horses is based on author Mick Herron’s award-winning crime novels, and the theme is sung by Mick Jagger no less. Critics have been largely positive, praising its mix of "slow-burn surveillance" and "punchy" dialogue.
All six episodes of Slow Horses season 1 are available now on Apple TV+. Follow our guide to get a 7-day free trial of Apple TV+ (opens in new tab) and watch Slow Horses wherever you are.
Watch Slow Horses on Apple TV+
Slow Horses is an Apple Original, and exclusive to the Apple TV+ streaming service.
New users get a 7-day free trial of Apple TV+ (opens in new tab). After the trial, it's £4.99 / $4.99 / AU$7.99 a month. There's no contract, so you can cancel any time.
Watch Slow Horses free | Apple TV+ 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
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Is Apple TV+ worth trying?
It's ad-free (aside from Apple ads) and features a host of high-profile shows – such as Slow Horses, Pachinko, WeCrashed, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and Severance – produced by the Apple Originals department.
In our review, we praised Apple TV+ for its "reasonable pricing, superb streaming quality, Dolby Vision HDR support and lavishly-produced exclusives".
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Slow Horses episode air dates
Season 1 Episode 1 – Friday 1st April 2022
Season 1 Episode 2 – Friday 1st April 2022
Season 1 Episode 3 – Friday 8th April 2022
Season 1 Episode 4 – Friday 15th April 2022
Season 1 Episode 5 – Friday 22nd April 2022
Season 1 Episode 6 - Friday 29th April 2022
Slow Horses official trailer
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