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This Is Jinsy 

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 seven hundred ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Chris Bran Chris Bran ...  Sporall / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2014
Justin Chubb Justin Chubb ...  Maven / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2014
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Trince 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Alice Lowe ...  Soosan Noop 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Tim Downie ...  Jinsy Player 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Emma Kennedy ...  Jinsy Player 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Dave Mounfield Dave Mounfield ...  Jinsy Player / ... 15 episodes, 2010-2014
David Hatton ...  Tracee Henge 14 episodes, 2010-2014
Janine Duvitski Janine Duvitski ...  Mrs. Goadion / ... 13 episodes, 2011-2014
Jennifer Saunders ...  Miss Reason / ... 11 episodes, 2011-2014
Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ...  Jinsy Player / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2014
Angela Curran Angela Curran ...  Jinsy Player 8 episodes, 2011
Jiggy Bhore Jiggy Bhore ...  Jinsy Player 8 episodes, 2014
Lizzie Roper ...  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 seven hundred ninety-one residents of Jinsy from the Great Tower in the parish of Veen. Life on the island is rather Orwellian: each colorful 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 features a notable guest star. Some of the biggest names in comedy, from Stephen Fry to Olivia Colman, have appeared on the show.

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English

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1 March 2010 (UK) See more »

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Jinsy-saari See more »

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16:9 HD
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You Already Know If Your Heart Belongs To Jinsy
25 May 2014 | by DuveteuxSee 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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