This new British comedy is part Alan Partridge and Garth Marenghi, part affectionate lampoon of regional detective shows, and very, very funny.
Actor Richard Thorncroft (Barratt, The Mighty Boosh) peaked in the 1980s playing the titular detective in hit Isle-of-Man-set show Mindhorn, but fast forward 25 years and Richard is washed up and out of work.
Seeing a chance to regain his glory years when a crazed Manx criminal refuses to speak to anyone except “Detective Mindhorn”, Richard squeezes into his old turtleneck and too-tight slacks and sets out for the island.
Irritating the police by treating the case as a PR opportunity, Richard also has to deal with his ex-girlfriend, his old stunt double (Simon Farnaby, Horrible Histories, Detectorists) and a hugely successful ex co-star.
Dir: Sean Foley
Cast: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan,
UK 2016, 89mins