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 4 - Penny's Pendant

Dame Eileen Atkins is Miss Penny, a school-mistress with a massive dome of pinned hair who teaches Extreme Etiquette for Girls.

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

Decency levels may have plummeted from Mildly Vulgar to Severely Smutty across the island, but Maven is refusing to let his slip. He's a big fan of no-nonsense etiquette teacher Miss Penny and is desperate to secure one of her sought-after pendants. The only catch is you have to be a girl to receive such a prize.

Being a fit-a-square-peg-into-a-round-hole kind of guy, Maven skirts around the issue by writing in and pretending to be a girl (which isn't very decent), and even gets Sporall involved. Problems arise, however, when the pair are forced to meet Miss Penny in person and find out her plans for Jinsy. Someone really, really doesn't like Melody Lane's The Really, Really Song, either.

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

Broadcast details

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th January 2014 11:10pm Sky Atlantic
Monday 27th January 2014 2:30am Sky Atlantic
Sunday 29th June 2014 3:05am Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 27th August 2014 2:20am 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
Eileen Atkins Miss Penny
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Head of Decency
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


I really, really, really, really

A song from the new series of This Is Jinsy.

Featuring: Chris Bran & Justin Chubb.

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