Series 1, Episode 2 - Cupboards
Fortunately, while undergoing a spot of personal grooming, Maven discovers a mysterious message hidden in his nasal hair trimmings that predicts a very important visitor will soon arrive on Jinsy. The note also claims the visitor will have something to do with doors.
As fate would have it, at that precise moment, seedy cupboard salesman Eric Dunt (Peter Serafinowicz) appears on the tessellator touting his second-rate wares - urging people to 'open the doors'. Convinced it's a sign from on high Maven encourages the entire population of Jinsy to descend on Doker's Quarry to give praise to their chosen one.
With the islanders now unexpectedly in his thrall, the conniving Dunt realises he can make a killing selling competitively priced storage solutions to his fanatical followers. As a cult of cupboards sweeps the land and crowds surge to get their hands on his flat packs, it seems nothing can stop Dunt, as he preaches a gospel of nuts, bolts and the importance of leaving wood glue to dry overnight.
It seems only Sporall is unconvinced by Dunt's credentials - he doesn't even have a beard after all. And when he spots the love of his life, Soosan, in bed with Eric, Sporall is more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the cupboard phenomenon. Can he expose Dunt for what he really is or will his secret remain in the closet?
Continuing Jinsy's long-standing musical tradition, this episode features the outstanding ditty Types of Wood, performed by local folk dribbler Melody Lane.
The first broadcast of this episode got 40,800 viewers.
- Monday 19th September 2011
- Sky Atlantic
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Alice Lowe||Soosan Noop|
|Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern)||Trince|
|Janine Duvitski||Mrs Goadion|
|David Hatton||Tracee Henge|
|Harry Hill||Joon Boolay|
|Jennifer Saunders||Miss Reason (Voice)|
|Chris Bran||Ensemble Actor|
|Justin Chubb||Ensemble Actor|
|Angela Curran||Ensemble Actor|
|Tim Downie||Ensemble Actor|
|Emma Kennedy||Ensemble Actor|
|Dave Mounfield (as David Mounfield)||Ensemble Actor|
|Lizzie Roper||Ensemble Actor|
|Peter Serafinowicz||Eric Dunt|
|Emma Kennedy||Script Editor|
|Lucy Lumsden||Executive Producer|
|Nic Pallace||Production Designer|