Next New Episode:
Wednesday 8th January
@ 10pm on Sky Atlantic
Series 2 starts on the 8th January
Surreal comedy set on a fictional island inhabited by a range of oddball characters. Created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb
- 2010 - 2014 (Sky Atlantic / BBC Three)
- 18 (pilot + 2 series)
- Justin Chubb, Chris Bran, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern, Janine Duvitski, David Hatton, Harry Hill, Jennifer Saunders, Angela Curran, Tim Downie, Emma Kennedy
- 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 full show by Sky.
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 start in January, 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