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

This Is Jinsy

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Atlantic / BBC Three
  • 2010 - 2014
  • 17 episodes (2 series)

Surreal comedy set on a fictional island inhabited by a range of oddball characters. Created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb. Stars Justin Chubb, Chris Bran, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern, Janine Duvitski and more.

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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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 4th October 2011 8:00pm Sky Atlantic
Friday 7th October 2011 11:30pm Sky Atlantic
Friday 7th October 2011 11:30pm Sky Atlantic
Saturday 8th October 2011 10:15pm Sky Atlantic
Sunday 9th October 2011 10:55pm Sky Atlantic
Thursday 22nd December 2011 9:30pm Sky Atlantic
Friday 23rd December 2011 3:30am Sky Atlantic
Monday 13th August 2012 10:35pm Sky Atlantic
Friday 17th August 2012 12:30am Sky Atlantic
Sunday 19th August 2012 4:35am Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 3:30am Sky Atlantic
Thursday 4th December 2014 2:20am Sky Atlantic
Saturday 6th December 2014 2:10am Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 10th December 2014 3:35am Sky Atlantic

Cast & crew

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

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