- Simon Farnaby
- Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, Simon Farnaby, Russell Tovey, Steve Coogan, Richard McCabe, Robin Morrissey and others
- Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby
- Sean Foley
- Laura Hastings-Smith, Jack Arbuthnott and Sarah-Jane Wheale
Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a rather unique ability.
As a captured MI5 Special Operative, Bruce Mindhorn's eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally "see the truth". Mindhorn escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island's temperate micro-climate, and became the best plain-clothes detective the island had ever seen...
Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville.