The series follows Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') and Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit') as they keep a close eye on the 791 residents of... See full summary »
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Chris Bran ...  Sporall / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2014
Justin Chubb ...  Maven / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2014
Geoffrey McGivern ...  Trince 16 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Soosan Noop 16 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Jinsy Player 16 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Jinsy Player 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Dave Mounfield ...  Jinsy Player / ... 15 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Tracee Henge 14 episodes, 2010-2014
Janine Duvitski ...  Mrs. Goadion / ... 13 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Miss Reason / ... 11 episodes, 2011-2014
Ian Hughes ...  Jinsy Player / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2014
Angela Curran ...  Jinsy Player 8 episodes, 2011
Jiggy Bhore ...  Jinsy Player 8 episodes, 2014
...  Jinsy Player 7 episodes, 2011
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The series follows Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') and Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit') as they keep a close eye on the 791 residents of Jinsy from the Great Tower in the parish of Veen. Life on the island is rather Orwellian: each colourful member of the community is monitored by a surveillance system of tessellators, from local folk dribbler Melody Lane to weather monk Tracee Henge. The tessellators include video cameras for surveillance, but also little screens to allow the residents to watch important island events, such as the tri-annual island cow wash (live from Glotters field). Additionally, they include a handy slot for paying fines, and a sphincter nozzle for product and pill downloads. Notably, each episode of This Is Jinsy features a notable guest star actor. Some of the biggest names in comedy - from Stephen Fry to Olivia Colman - have appeared in the show.

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You Already Know If Your Heart Belongs To Jinsy
25 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

The reason most people who watch Jinsy will think it's genius is because nobody watches it under any illusions of its content - you know it's ludicrous, surreal and childish before seeing it and if you know that's your kind of humour then this will always tickle you terrifically in the tenderness of your titter pouch.

It is Monty Python/Goodies. People say The Goodies is a children's version of Monty Python's surrealist humour - Jinsy is the Island lovechild of their humour. It's like a place in the world where this humour sadly got put in a cardboard box over 30 odd years and has lost what little there was left of its mind and has recently been found and unboxed to confuddle and delight us all once again.

It is adult, although it never swears (unless you are native to Jinsy in which case it's terribly crass and appalling language), and it is just two very childish writers/actors/friends having a lot of silly fun with nonsense ideas that a seven year old could spin off high on sugar.

I envy them massively.

With a guest list involving so many brilliant people as well, it's just got the parrapawow-pop on top of the pong-shwing of swell. It's no low budget attempt at low logic laughs.


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