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The best TV spy drama since Smiley’s People: Apple TV+'s Slow Horses reviewed

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

Slow Horses

Apple TV+

How thriller writers must miss the Cold War! Early John le Carré and Len Deighton had it easy when trying to create a convincingly menacing enemy: the Soviets, obviously. But their successors are forced to go through all manner of desperate contortions to generate their bad guy McGuffin. They can’t do Muslims because that’s Islamophobic; they can’t do the Chinese because the entertainment industry (like everywhere) is too in thrall to the CCP.

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