The BEST Episodes of This is Jinsy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2021

Jinsy boasts nine parishes of huge beauty and incredible diversity (ten, if you include the largely unsavoury parish of Kraw): from the silt-banks of West Zententerton to the mud-crags of Pondarea, from the serated cliff-mounds of Nool parish to the grassy-under-ridgettes of Helleetertrond (now reopened to the public and officially declared non-toxic). This is Jinsy is a surreal comedy show set on the fictional island of Jinsy.

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Intelligent Hair

#1 - Intelligent Hair

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2014

Things get hairy during Maven's annual Arbiter ceremony.

star 8.88
8 votes
Kelpman

#2 - Kelpman

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 2011

Brian Murphy and Colin Hoult guest star as Maven finds himself stranded, humiliated and at the mercy of a mysterious, seaweed-based beast.

star 8.75
4 votes
Acco!

#3 - Acco!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 8, 2014

Time is of the essence as Maven races to get his accounts done. The only problem is that Jinsy's accountants have gone feral.

star 8.50
6 votes
Beardboy

#4 - Beardboy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 2011

Jinsy's annual celebration of facial fur is thrown into disarray when a mysterious assailant starts nibbling beards. Catherine Tate guest stars as the Chief Editor for Glove Hygiene Monthly, who leads the way when it comes to cleanliness, and comes to Jinsy to interview Arbiter Maven. However, there may be more to her than meets the eye.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb
Cupboards

#5 - Cupboards

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2011

The islanders fall under the spell of charismatic cupboard salesman Eric Dunt (Peter Serafinowicz) after Maven becomes convinced he is their new deity - but Sporall is not impressed by the new arrival's credentials. Surreal comedy, starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb

star 8.33
12 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb
Vel

#6 - Vel

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 2011

Maven is upset that he is not considered part of Jinsy's intellectual elite, and desperately searches for a way to gain acceptance. A visit to a local playgroup seems to provide him with a solution, but some questionable assistance from Sporall puts the plan in jeopardy. With Jane Horrocks, Don Warrington (Rising Damp) and Marek Larwood (We Are Klang)

star 8.15
33 votes
Nameworm

#7 - Nameworm

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2011

Winter arrives on Jinsy and Maven is forced to embark on an important journey with one of his former teachers, who takes great pleasure in tormenting him. However, as conditions get more treacherous, the travellers take refuge in a miniature chalet - and a chance meeting leads to a sudden change of plans. Guest starring Simon Callow and Nigel Planer.

star 8.12
34 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb
Zoop

#8 - Zoop

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 2011

With the pig postal system already causing him major stress, Maven is forced to deal with a renegade thrash-folk band and its enigmatic leader

star 8.09
33 votes
Penny's Pendant

#9 - Penny's Pendant

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2014

Maven and Sporall win a sought-after prize from etiquette teacher Miss Penny, before stumbling upon a dastardly plan.

star 8.00
5 votes
Population 791

#10 - Population 791

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 12, 2014

star 8.00
7 votes
Speckled Pom Pom

#11 - Speckled Pom Pom

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2014

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.

star 7.88
8 votes
Nightly Bye

#12 - Nightly Bye

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 29, 2014

Party pooper Maven is dreading the arrival of forbidden festival Nacken, so much so that he's being extra vigilant about everyone taking their nightly bye pills.

star 7.80
5 votes
Ool Bat

#13 - Ool Bat

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 2011

Maven makes plans for a new bridge designed to look like his nose, but a local environmentalist threatens to bring the project to a halt. The arbiter is forced to use his negotiating skills, and thinks he may have found a way to appease his troublesome foe - until incompetent chef Reerdon gets involved. Guest starring Kevin Eldon (Big Train, Jam) and KT Tunstall

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb
The Golden Woggle

#14 - The Golden Woggle

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 12, 2014

star 7.75
8 votes
Double Duck

#15 - Double Duck

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 15, 2014

After visiting local astrologer Madame Astralina, Maven receives terrible news: he's going to be assassinated.

star 7.60
5 votes
Wedding Lottery

#16 - Wedding Lottery

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2011

Surreal comedy set on the fictional island of Jinsy, starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb. The islanders prepare to be randomly married off by local celebrity Mr Slightlyman (David Tennant) in the wedding lottery, and Maven, the island's arbiter, decides to enter his hapless assistant Sporall into the draw. With Harry Hill, Jennifer Saunders, Alice Lowe and Janine Duvitski

star 6.28
67 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb