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We talk about the sixth and final episode of the first season of the new Apple TV Plus adaptation of Slow Horses. In the first part we talk about impressions of the first few episodes before taking a break and returning to talk in depth about the sixth episode. My guest this week is Lloyd Shepherd. Lloyd is an author and podcaster.
We talk about Peter Judd and Boris Johnson, Curiously Specific locations in SLOW HORSES, and Mick Herron’s cameo on the show. Plus the Min’s “mild imbecility”, the comedy pedigree of the show’s writers and dive deep on glasses. All that and much more in this episode.
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Come back next week as I talk about burning questions ahead of the release of Bad Actors.
Lloyd’s Website – https://lloydshepherdwriter.wordpress.com/
Curiously Specific episode on Slow Horses – https://curiouslyspecific.com/2021/03/19/slow-horses/
Curiously Specific Podcast – https://curiouslyspecific.com/
CS episode on The Ipcress File – https://curiouslyspecific.com/2020/06/26/the-ipcress-file/
CS episode on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – https://curiouslyspecific.com/2021/04/30/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy/
The Guardian article that discusses Herron’s and Johnson’s time at university together –https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/15/mick-herron-i-look-at-jackson-lamb-and-think-my-god-did-i-write-that-my-mother-reads-this-stuff
Lloyd’s Twitter feed is here.
Wimpole’s Folly – The location where they filmed Hassan’s rescue – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpole%27s_Folly
FOUR LIONS – The film Lloyd mentions having a similar sense of dark humor – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Lions
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