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Sitcom This Is Jinsy reaches for the sky
Maven and Sporral
Chris and Justin appeared in the pilot as well as writing and directing it

Following the broadcast of the This Is Jinsy pilot episode in March 2010 the BBC may have turned down developing the series but Sky TV had other ideas.

In July 2010 they commissioned a series of eight episodes of the series to be written by Guernsey duo Chris Bran and Justin Chubb.

The series looks at islanders on the fictional island of Jinsy.

Justin said it took four years hard work to get to this stage and the harder work was about to begin.

Chris explained: "We've storylined 13 episodes and whittled them down to eight episodes and now we are writing the actual scripts."

He said since 2006 they have been building up material for the show and were in the process of pulling it together to use in the current batch of scripts or keep for the future.

Melody Lane from This Is Jinsy
The programme features a host of surreal characters from the island

Justin added: "Our aim is to get guest actors and comedians in to the play different protagonists in each episode."

However, Chris said they might get some friends and family from Guernsey to play small parts in the show.

Following the broadcast of the pilot the show was nominated at the Rose D'or Global Television Festival alongside major shows including The Inbetweeners, Outnumbered and Psychoville.

The full series of This Is Jinsy is expected to air on Sky TV in the summer of 2011 marking the culmination of five years of work for Justin and Chris.

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