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 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.

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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


Twaheely Transfix - Mittens

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

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


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