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 6 - Speckled Pom Pom

Stephen Mangan plays Mr Lovely, the owner of Mr Lovely's Lovely Jumper Shop with a penchant for all-in-one knitted bodysuits.

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Further details

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

Preferring crackpot theories to common sense, Maven is convinced that the island is going to be overthrown by a group of subversive residents communicating via coded textile messaging. His evidence? The number of islanders wearing novelty knitwear.

Maven is determined to unravel the wool-based terrorist plot and, staying one step ahead of made-up nemesis The Speckled Pom-Pom, issues a Jinsy-wide jumper ban, leading to a tense encounter with Mr Lovely of Mr Lovely's Lovely Jumper Shop.

This Is Jinsy. Mr Lovely (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th February 2014
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 6th February 2014 1:55am Sky Atlantic
Saturday 8th February 2014 11:10pm Sky Atlantic
Monday 10th February 2014 2:50am Sky Atlantic
Friday 29th August 2014 2:15am Sky Atlantic

Cast & crew

Justin Chubb Maven
Chris Bran Sporall
Alice Lowe Soosan Noop
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Trince
Janine Duvitski Mrs Goadion
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
Stephen Mangan Mr Lovely
Debbie Chazen Amunta Tishay
KT Tunstall Meb Twaheely
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


Twaheely Transfix - Mittens

Sandy's Choice. It's Twaheely Transfix with Mittens (featuring KT Tunstall).

Featuring: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb & KT Tunstall (Meb Twaheely).

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