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Jon Aird | 17:00 UK time, Friday, 8 January 2010

jinsycow.jpgJinsy is an island which has been around as long as anyone can remember and probably long before that, though there is no evidence to support this theory.

Jinsy is a place which has a big song, a bit like a national anthem, which was scrawled on the back of a horse by Greeg Hurtrum.

Jinsy is a land of Pelch, which can be used to make a fiery and potent alcohol, though homebrew pelch is expressly forbidden.

Jinsy is 'This is Jinsy', a brand new comedy coming soon both online and on TV. We'll let you know more when we know more. In the meantime, there's lots of Jinsy info to be found on the official website, where you can download a pair of slacks.

...oh, and we asked The Jinsy Tower for a statement. This is what they said:


tower_small.jpgResidents of Jinsy, daily greet.

With the introduction of vegetricity, all TESSELLATORS across the island (including the dark areas of Kraw Parish) will switch across to the new CLUPE NUT system next Toosday. All model 3 TESSELLATORS should now be uprooted and dumped in Mrs Feek's back garden (chalet 165). To celebrate the switch-across, Miss Pre will be broadcasting a 12 hour play cycle of her award shunning dramapod, "Pebbles for George", a moving reinterpretation of the ancient Jinsy folk tale about the young man, George, who is given some pebbles. Any resident refusing to participate in the big switch-across can expect a visit to the punishment booths on Rintel's Point.


  • Comment number 1.

    Oooh I'm looking forward to this. Has potential to be a real cult classic. I declare an interest as I play Mr Cooshay, but quite apart from that, I think these boys are truly original. Enjoy.

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi David any chance of a couple of bottles of Pelch to spare?

  • Comment number 3.

    Wow. Definitely not paying my licence fee next year if that's what the BBC spend it on. What an offensively bad television "program".

  • Comment number 4.

    Absoloutely dreadful trash. Tries hard to be a cross between The Mighty Boosh and We Are Klang by masquerading a hotchpotch of random rubbish as comedy, but fails to recognise that random rubbish in itself is not funny. This is possibly the least humerous "comedy" show I`ve seen from an increasingly desperate BBC output to date, in itself a dubious achievement following such garbage as Coming of Age, Above Their Station and Lunch Monkeys. This was a half hour of my life Im not getting back, but certainly not one I intend to repeat. Hang your heads!

  • Comment number 5.

    This is truly awful. Please don't show any more!

  • Comment number 6.

    Marvelous television! Tries hard to be nothing other than what it is. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lets hope there's more to come. This is what the BBC should be spending more money on encouraging.

  • Comment number 7.

    I thought this was great!

    I thought it was really good, and worth a watch - very silly and surreal. I think it's going to be a real gem of a series, classic BBC comedy, reminded me a bit of Boosh. Possibly a bit of a "Marmite" though - I think you might love it or hate it. Stick with it if you're not sure.

    Only thing is though, I've heard it's only a pilot - is that true?! I can't believe there isn't going to be a whole series! I hope not, it would be such a shame if it disappeared into the ether.

  • Comment number 8.

    It's genius. Series please.

  • Comment number 9.

    I absolutely loved this - truly original, extremely funny, and so rich in cleverly placed and interlaced detail that really draws you into the world of Jinsy. We've downloaded this from iPlayer, and each time we watch it, we pick up on more things we'd missed previously. Sure, it's surreal, in the stylistic tradition of Milligan, Python, League of Gentlemen, Boosh et al - but I find it fresh and exciting, not derivative.
    I really believe this has the potential to go stellar. May not be everybody's cup of tea (what truly ever could be?) but after this taster I'm thirsty for more, and would happily drink an urnful (though preferably not accompanied by one of Letley's dubious ginger "biscuits")!
    In short: love it, love it, love it! Series please!

  • Comment number 10.


    Without doubt the most original, funny, surprising and enjoyable new comedy I've seen for a very long time. I doff my hat to all involved, and especially to BBC3 for having the rare courage to take a risk and get behind something like this.

    I love that the writers have gone unapologetically wherever their imaginations have taken them - often somewhere sublime. I love the names, the main characters, the songs and the surrealism (it reminded me a bit of City of the Lost Children amongst other things). I also love how refreshingly un-arch, how un-self-congratulatory and above all how gloriously, jubilantly silly it is.

    Pelches all round, and please in flashing spangly capitals can we have a series?

  • Comment number 11.

    What a hilarious program this is. I absolutely loved it. When will there be more?

  • Comment number 12.

    This was a load of cobblers. They watched the League of Gentelmen and wondered if they could do a less funny version. Yes, you certainly can.

    Go away!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 13.

    Excellent. Loved the weirdness. The pompous one in the silly hat should be banished to Old Jinsy and come back a better person.

  • Comment number 14.

    Wow some new comedy genius. Reminds me of really great stuff like Python. Very surreal but excellent. Well done bbc you can get some things right. Can't wait for the series.


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