Slow Horses might not reinvent the wheel, but it does give audiences a genuinely great actor breathing life into a unique literary creation.
EastEnders fans have expressed their confusion at the fact that A-lister Gary Oldman is the brother of Laila Morse, who plays Walford legend Big Mo. On twitter, viewers shared their surprise at the familial connection as Laila Morse makes her return to the soap just says after her brother's Oscar triumph.
Unsurprisingly, one person wasn't impressed by Oldman's acceptance speech.
James Corden, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman and Ray Romano acted out a dramatic soap opera love story - using only lyrics from Justin Bieber songs - and the results were hilarious.