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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Harry Hill in drag for This Is Jinsy

What are the chances of this happening - Harry Hill dressed like a laydee?

The Sun, 28th July 2011

Emma Kennedy interview

This Is Jinsy script editor Emma Kennedy talks about Doctor Who's trousers and dwarf sex.

Such Small Portions, 20th July 2011

David Tennant dons gold trousers & hairpiece for Jinsy

David Tennant's turn on This Is Jinsy will see him don gold trousers and a hairpiece, according to the show's script editor.

Such Small Portions, 17th July 2011

Guest stars announced for Sky Atlantic's This Is Jinsy

Sky Atlantic has announced a host of guest stars, including Catherine Tate and Harry Hill, will appear in its new surreal comedy series, This Is Jinsy.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd June 2011

Psychoville director Matt Lipsey signs up for This Is Jinsy

Matt Lipsey, the director of Psychoville and Little Britain, has signed up to direct Sky's new surreal comedy show This Is Jinsy.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd February 2011

Surreal comedy often treads a very fine line. While the likes of Eddie Izzard, Reeves & Mortimer and Charlie Chuck are able to invoke seemingly random non sequesters to hilarious effect, many others have tried and failed. The BBC Three pilot This is Jinsy, a fun, low-budget sitcom set on an island community so eccentric and bizarre, it makes Royston Vasey look like Slough, just about manages to raise enough smiles and, in particular, has enough charm to deserve a return for a full series.

Written, directed by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, and script edited by TV's Emma Kennedy, This is Jinsy is by no means perfect, and certainly doesn't reach the heights of its predecessor on the channel, The Mighty Boosh. The pilot's story, about extending the "tessellators" (strange televisions/cameras throughout the island, like something from Orwell's 1984) to the tribe-inhabited Old Jinsy was full of many more clich├ęs than you'd expect from such an outlandish concept, and many of the plot developments and punchlines could be seen a mile off. But it still managed to win me over, thanks to Bran and Chubb's affable performances, some fun songs and some very funny moments along the way.

Blake Connolly, Transmission Blog, 11th March 2010

Jinsy Report #5

DAILY GREET! Today's the final day of joyous japes commemorating 40 glorious cycles of The Great He (Jinsy Praise Him!). Unfortunately the Hands-across-Jinsy event, in which the entire island was due to link hands around the coast, has been cancelled due to an outbreak of Clammy Hand Flu. Residents should now bend quietly in the Innoculation Booths at Rintels Point and brace themselves for Nurse Bryan.

BBC Comedy, 5th March 2010

Jinsy Report #4

View the launch of a new product by entrepreneur Jerarard Fyson over at the Fysonian Institute (formerly known as 'Smelly Barn').

BBC Comedy, 4th March 2010

Jinsy Report #3

Daily Greet!

All this week on Jinsy it's 'Yeller-fest', where meal paks purchased through tessellators cost only 1 YELLOW! An exhibition of Olde Food is on display at the Gilolay Bookery, where residents can sample foods from the past, including a bit of toast left over from the signing of the Parish Charter, half a sausage, thought to have belonged to writer and critic Copey Fordd, and a smear of cheese found under the left armpit of the statue of Candi Wren, the island's first erotic mime act.

BBC Comedy, 3rd March 2010

Jinsy Report #2

Daily Greet! Today in the Hut on Nancy Pier, local folk dribbler Melody Lane is signing copies of her latest cartridge, Four Golden Grates.

BBC Comedy, 2nd March 2010

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