Matt Lipsey

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This is Jinsy

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Producer Chris Carey & James Dean Writer Chris Bran & Justin Chubb Starring
  • Chris Bran
  • Justin Chubb
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    Production Company The Welded Tandem Picture Company
    Broadcaster SKY Atlantic
    This Is Jinsy started life as a pilot on BBC Three, but has now been turned into an eight part series by Sky, with Matt Lipsey as director.

    The series follows Arbiter Maven and Operative Sporall 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.

    Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') is assisted by Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit') and from the Great Tower they observe video feeds from the tessellators and keep a watchful eye on the residents.
    Media
    This is Jinsy Episodes 1-4
    This is Jinsy
    Reviews

    Words can't adequately describe this gloriously eccentric new British sitcom - you'll just have to see it for yourself... this has got cult classic written all over it Jane Simon
    The Daily Mirror

    This Is Jinsy pulled off the trick of turning its multifarious influences into something that felt fresh and new. Keith Watson
    Metro

    It is brilliantly done... it offers a slice of oddball humour quite unlike anything else to be found. Alice-Azania Jarvis
    The Independent

    This is Jinsy is undoubtedly the strangest comedy to emerge in recent years. This has all the hallmarks of a cult classic. Sarah Cox
    onthebox.com

    With friends in high places – heck, even Jennifer Saunders is involved – we’ll be hearing a lot more of this deliciously off-kilter comedy.
    Holy Moly

    This Is Jinsy, a sitcom with funny-shaped knobs on, is the strangest and freshest new comedy of 2011. Jack Seale
    Radio Times