This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Maven (Justin Chubb), Sporall (Chris Bran). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

This Is Jinsy

Sky Atlantic and BBC Three sitcom set on a surreal island. 17 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2010 - 2014. Stars Justin Chubb, Chris Bran, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern and others.

Series 1

This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Maven (Justin Chubb), Mr Slightlyman (David Tennant), Sporall (Chris Bran). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

1. Wedding Lottery

First broadcast: Monday 19th September 2011

It is wedding lottery time again on Jinsy and residents are making frantic last-minute preparations before being randomly assigned new partners for the next three cycles.

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This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Eric Dunt (Peter Serafinowicz), Maven (Justin Chubb). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

2. Cupboards

First broadcast: Monday 19th September 2011

It's been ten days since the Great He last made contact, and Arbiter Maven is starting to worry.

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This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Roopina Crale (Catherine Tate), Maven (Justin Chubb). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

3. Beardboy

First broadcast: Monday 26th September 2011

Jinsy's annual celebration of facial fur is thrown into disarray when a mysterious assailant starts nibbling beards.

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This Is Jinsy. Edery Molt (Kevin Eldon). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

4. Ool Bat

First broadcast: Monday 3rd October 2011

Arbiter Maven must resort to extreme measures when plans to construct a bridge in his own honour are thwarted by crusty eco-warrior Edery Molt.

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This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Sporall (Chris Bran), Man With No Nameworm (Nigel Planer), Threcker (Simon Callow), Maven (Justin Chubb). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

5. Nameworm

First broadcast: Monday 10th October 2011

Threcker, an officious ex-teacher of Maven's who delights in tormenting Jinsy's arbiter, visits the island.

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This Is Jinsy. Mrs Stenton (Jane Horrocks). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

6. Vel

First broadcast: Monday 17th October 2011

Arbiter Maven stoops to new lows in his attempt to join Jinsy's intellectual elite. Doesn't he know that cheats never prosper? With Jane Horrocks and Don Warrington.

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This Is Jinsy. Maven (Justin Chubb). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

7. Zoop

First broadcast: Monday 24th October 2011

With the pig postal system already causing him major stress, Maven is forced to deal with a renegade thrash-folk band and its enigmatic leader.

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This Is Jinsy. Melty Harris (Brian Murphy). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

8. Kelpman

First broadcast: Monday 31st October 2011

Brian Murphy and Colin Hoult guest star as Maven finds himself stranded, humiliated and at the mercy of a mysterious, seaweed-based beast.

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Highlights Special: Moosic Park

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd December 2011

Take a trip back to Jinsy and enjoy a selection of the series' loopiest, laugh aloud moments.

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