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The Brittas Empire 

Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Chris Barrie ...  Gordon Brittas / ... 52 episodes, 1991-1997
Harriet Thorpe ...  Carole / ... 52 episodes, 1991-1997
Michael Burns Michael Burns ...  Colin 52 episodes, 1991-1997
Tim Marriott Tim Marriott ...  Gavin 52 episodes, 1991-1997
Russell Porter Russell Porter ...  Tim 52 episodes, 1991-1997
Pippa Haywood ...  Helen Brittas 51 episodes, 1991-1997
Jill Greenacre ...  Linda 50 episodes, 1991-1997
Judy Flynn ...  Julie 45 episodes, 1992-1997
Julia St John Julia St John ...  Laura 36 episodes, 1991-1994
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Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of the leisure centre staff and his long-suffering wife, Helen. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Chaos, flooding, massacre... It's all part of a normal day at Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre!

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UK

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English

Release Date:

3 January 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Brittas birodalma See more »

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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A plaque on the wall of Brittas' office in series two shows that he was born in 1958. See more »

Quotes

Julie: I'd rather be somewhere decent with clean clothes and a stiff drink.
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Referenced in Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (1997) See more »

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Great comedy. The successor of "Fawlty Towers".
31 October 2000 | by gilbregmanSee all my reviews

Gordon Brittas, the manager of Whitbury leisure centre, has a lot in common with the legendary Basil Fawlty of "Fawlty Towers". He lacks any sensitivity to anyone else, never listens to anyone and always knows best what should be done. Of course, the results of his actions are usually similar to the ones Basil gets. Each and every episode ends in some kind of a catastrophe, or to put it in Gordon's words: "I'm proud to say that in the entire history of Whitbury leisure centre, only 23 people were killed and none of them was a staff member" (quoted from memory).


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