This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Maven (Justin Chubb), Sporall (Chris Bran). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

This Is Jinsy

Sky Atlantic and BBC Three sitcom set on a surreal island. 17 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2010 - 2014. Stars Justin Chubb, Chris Bran, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern and others.

Maven (Series 1-2)

Played by: Justin Chubb
This Is Jinsy. Maven (Justin Chubb). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

Arbiter Maven is charged with overseeing Jinsy, in strict adherence to the laws of the island's unseen leader, The Great He. Maven relishes the pomp, status and trappings of his office, including the rather fetching uniform, occasional travelling cape and thoroughly-cleansed gloves.

Sporall (Series 1-2)

Played by: Chris Bran
This Is Jinsy. Sporall (Chris Bran). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

In his distinctively nondescript beige suit and comfy shoes, Sporral is Maven's long-suffering assistant in The Tower, operating the console of monitors which watch over Jinsy's 791 inhabitants.

Soosan Noop (Series 1-2)

Played by: Alice Lowe
This Is Jinsy. Soosan Noop (Alice Lowe). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

It's remarkable that any of Jinsy's 1067 tessellations actually work given that they are maintained by Soosan, a short-sighted handywoman who, inexplicably, only has eyes for Maven.

Trince (Series 1-2)

Played by: Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern)
This Is Jinsy. Trince (Geoffrey McGivern). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

Trice is a 'by-the-scroll' lawyer who plies his trade under a dripping stalactite in the law caves. He is an expert on Jinsy law. He's also permanently damp.

Mrs Goadion (Series 1-2)

Played by: Janine Duvitski
This Is Jinsy. Mrs Goadion (Janine Duvitski). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

Local gossip and guardian of The Tower, Mrs Goadion could never be accused of just blending into the background... oh no, wait, she could - her dress matches the wallpaper.

Tracee Henge (Series 1-2)

Weatherman.   Played by: David Hatton
This Is Jinsy. Tracee Henge (David Hatton). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

From warnings of severe droop in Nool parish to reports of wind at sock level, weather monk Tracee Henge keeps residents up-to-date on the island's climate with his Element Reports.