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, Episode 4 - Ool Bat

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.

Further details

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

Whether it's the majestic beauty of Mickie's bucket, the intriguing scent of the Lemony Dog, or Mrs Boulay's strangely fascinating face, few things quite take the breath away like the Three Wonders of Jinsy. But that's not to say there isn't room for another.

Modelled on the precise contours of its namesake's nose, The Arbiter Maven Bridge is soon to become the fourth. And while perhaps not the best use of public money, it will at least ensure Maven can perambulate from his chalet to the tower without getting his shoes muddy.

But when shower-shy eco warrior Edery Molt (Kevin Eldon) gets wind of the plans for the bridge, he makes it his mission to halt construction by raising the Glamorous Arrow above his head, in accordance with Jinsy law. Unless Maven can persuade Molt to drop the arrow, the bridge project is dead in the water.

But Molt is a tricky customer, and won't be bought or bribed. In fact, the dedicated naturalist's only real desire in life is to see one of Jinsy's rarest creatures - the Ool Bat - in the flesh, having inadvertently killed one as a child.

Fortunately, Maven just happens to have an Ool Bat named Geoff living in his attic. All that remains to do is invite Molt over for dinner, show him the bat, and clean shoes are within the arbiter's grasp. But with erratic chef Reerdon Amblesea (Adam Gillen) in the kitchen, Maven and his guests will be lucky to survive the night...

Look out for an appearance from an almost unrecognisable KT Tunstall as soap-dodging singer Briiian Raggatan, who performs The Raggatan Riddle - an unforgettable ditty about a mysterious object. It's blue, wet, onion-like and runs right up the chimney. Any ideas?

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd October 2011
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Justin Chubb Maven
    Chris Bran Sporall
    Alice Lowe Soosan Noop
    Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Trince
    Janine Duvitski Mrs Goadion
    David Hatton Tracee Henge
    Jennifer Saunders Miss Reason (Voice)
    Chris Bran Ensemble Actor
    Justin Chubb Ensemble Actor
    Angela Curran Ensemble Actor
    Tim Downie Ensemble Actor
    Emma Kennedy Ensemble Actor
    Lizzie Roper Ensemble Actor
    Adam Gillen Ensemble Actor
    Guest cast
    Kevin Eldon Edery Molt
    KT Tunstall (as Kate Tunstall) Briiian Raggatan
    Joseph Lumsden Young Edery Molt
    Writing team
    Chris Bran Writer
    Justin Chubb Writer
    Emma Kennedy Script Editor
    Production team
    Matt Lipsey Director
    James Dean Producer
    Chris Carey Producer
    Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
    Charlie Phillips Editor
    Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
    Nic Pallace Production Designer
    Tim Bran Composer


    The Onion Song

    KT Tunstall as Briiian Raggatan, singing The Onion Song.

    Featuring: Kate Tunstall (Briiian Raggatan), Chris Bran, Justin Chubb.


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