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 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.

Further details

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


    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
    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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