This Is Jinsy (2010)
Monday 7th November 2011
Fresh from its first full transmission on Sky Atlantic, This Is Jinsy, will be released on DVD on 7th November 2011 from 2entertain. From newcomers Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, This Is Jinsy is a truly original new comedy about the eccentric residents of the fictional island of Jinsy. Featuring a who's who of comic guest stars, from David Tennant and Harry Hill to Jennifer Saunders and Catherine Tate, the eight-part series is stuffed full of off-kilter charm.
Packed with surreal sketches and infectiously catchy songs, each episode follows the adventures of the island's pompous arbiter Maven (Chubb) and his beleaguered assistant Sporall (Bran) as they enforce the wishes of The Great He (Jinsy Praise Him!) and find themselves in deep water at every turn.
Based in the Great Tower in the parish of Veen, Maven and Sporall keep a close eye on the residents of Jinsy - all 791 of them. Life on the island, you see, is rather Orwellian: each colourful member of the community, from local folk dribbler Melody Lane to weather monk Tracee Henge, is monitored by a surveillance system of tessellators.
A pilot episode screened last year on BBC 3 proved This Is Jinsy's potential, earning a prestigious Rose d'Or award nomination and praise from critics and industry insiders alike. Directed by BAFTA® winner Matt Lipsey (Little Britain, Psychoville), the series will also feature appearances from Jane Horrocks, Peter Serafinowicz, Simon Callow, Kevin Eldon, Don Warrington, Alice Lowe, Brian Murphy, Colin Hoult, Geoff McGivern, Janine Duvitski, Marek Larwood and KTTunstall.
- Pameric - The lost episode
- Melody Lane--David's Pond
- Jinsyokey - Licky Licky Licky, Jeremony's Obituary, Pipes! & Far Away
- DVD commentry by Mrs Podge & Mrs Henk
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.