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Slow Horses: 'Watch out for my cameo in season four' says author Mick Herron

Mick Herron reveals that, just like Colin Dexter and Alfred Hitchcock, he likes to appear in his own TV show about 'loser' spies

By David Stephenson, Sunday Express TV Editor

Slow Horses star Gary Oldman

Slow Horses star Gary Oldman puts in a superb performance (Image: Apple)

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Top spy author Mick Herron will appear again –along with his partner -- in the much anticipated fourth series of Apple’s hit tv show, Slow Horses.

This is a follow up to their appearance in a previous season of the spy drama.

He told the Queen’s Reading Room Festival yesterday: “Exactly 31 minutes into an episode of Slow Horses, fans will see a strikingly attractive couple eating into a Chinese restaurant!

“It was my other half --- and it took hours to do!” he joked.

“We recently filmed a follow up for series four when a couple leave a hotel and hail a cab!”

Series four is expected on our screens next year.

Herron also confirmed yesterday at the Queen’s Reading Room Festival at Hampton Court that his very first book, Down Cemetery Road, is to be adapted by Apple TV.

It will star Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson.

Slow Horses season three

Slow Horses season three (Image: Apple)

Her Majesty attended an evening function in which actress and comedian Miriam Margolyes performed her What The Dickens before a sell-out audience of 3,000 people.

Earlier, theatre fans were treated to a showcase of the award-winning musical, Operation Mincemeat, as the cast performed selected highlights from the West End show, which recently collected an Olivier award. 

The musical is the fast-paced, hilarious and true story of the twisted secret mission that fooled the enemy during the Second World War.

The cast revealed it had taken seven years of hard work to get the show to the West End.

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