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 2, Episode 3 - Double Duck

Katy Brand guest stars as Madame Astralina, a flamboyant psychic who obtains her readings from a pen of rats.

Preview clips

Further details

This Is Jinsy. Madame Astralina (Katy Brand). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company

Maven and Sporall are in high spirits as they attend Jinsy's Firelock Festival, but the mood soon sours when they stop by to see Madame Astralina. The local astrologer specialises in rat bum-reading and she's got some dire news to share with poor Maven: he's going to be assassinated.

Rodent sphincter doesn't lie so alarm bells understandably ring, until, that is, Sporall stumbles upon a resident who looks almost exactly like Maven, who, if needs be, can take the bullet. Plus, over at the Moosik Pak, Melody Lane lets the emotion pour out, sharing more of her music with the haunting-sounding Five Special Potatoes.

This Is Jinsy. Madame Astralina (Katy Brand). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company

Broadcast details

Wednesday 15th January 2014
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 16th January 2014 2:30am Sky Atlantic
Saturday 18th January 2014 11:30pm Sky Atlantic
Monday 20th January 2014 12:45am Sky Atlantic
Sunday 29th June 2014 2:35am Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 26th August 2014 1:45am 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
Greg Davies Jennitta Bishard
Jennifer Saunders Miss Reason (Voice)
Chris Bran Ensemble Actor
Justin Chubb Ensemble Actor
Tim Downie Ensemble Actor
Emma Kennedy Ensemble Actor
Dave Mounfield (as David Mounfield) Ensemble Actor
Jiggy Bhore Ensemble Actor
Ian Hughes (as Ian 'Pebbles' Hughes) Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Katy Brand Madame Astralina
Writing team
Chris Bran Writer
Justin Chubb Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
James Dean Producer
Margot Gavan Duffy Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Chris Carey Executive Producer
Chris Bran Associate Producer
Justin Chubb Associate Producer
Charlie Phillips Editor
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Nic Pallace Production Designer
Tim Bran Composer



A song about Debra.

Featuring: Chris Bran & Justin Chubb.

Five Special Potatoes

A song about potatoes.

Featuring: Justin Chubb.

Knickers In The Wind

Another song from The Island Singers.

Featuring: Chris Bran & Justin Chubb.

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