8-part series commissioned for summer 2013
Surreal comedy set on a fictional island inhabited by a range of oddball characters. Created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb
- 2010 - 2011 (Sky Atlantic / BBC Three)
- 10 (pilot + 1 series)
- Justin Chubb, Harry Hill, Adam Gillen, Chris Bran, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern, Janine Duvitski, David Hatton, Jennifer Saunders, Angela Curran, Tim Downie
- Chris Bran, Justin Chubb
- The Welded Tandem Picture Company
This Is Jinsy started life as a pilot on BBC Three, but has now been turned into a series by Sky, with Psychoville's 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.
An 8-part second series is due to follow in the summer of 2013, with Stephen Fry, Greg Davies, Katy Brand, Ben Miller, Dame Eileen Atkins, Sir Derek Jacobi, Stephen Mangan, Phil Davis, Olivia Colman and Rob Brydon as guest stars. Story