Our hero awakes after sleeping rough in a post office depot in Bristol. He flees the scene with a postman in hot pursuit, but manages to infiltrate a sports day event and persuade an army of children to charge and overwhelm his foe. After an eventful morning, Noseybonk attempts to join a game of mini golf but the onlookers remain unimpressed, so he finds solace in a gentleman’s public toilet, emerging looking suspiciously happy. We next encounter him peering at zoo animals with his insane grin, inflamed nose and lank, dirty hair – people avert their eyes, families quietly move away. Noseybonk’s ‘escapades’ conclude with him coming to terms with his nightmarish existence through a confrontation with himself locked in a zoo enclosure.
As Jigsaw was aired as a puzzle show, the child viewer is invited to try and work out a word via a series of confusing clues that verge on the nonsensical – ‘the next two letters are the last two letters of the thing Noseybonk swiped his ball with!’. Noseybonk’s sketches were intended as ‘light comic relief’ between other puzzles but if the innocent viewers ever learned anything or were entertained by his antics I’d be surprised.