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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

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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Carole's children are called Ben, Emily and Jessica. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Brittas: [speaking to the staff] Does anyone know a black person who could help us out? Come on, someone must! He's only got to stand in line for a few minutes...
[looks around]
Linda Perkin: [steps forward, enthusiastically] The Baptist Church has a gospel choir!
Gordon Brittas: We don't want to flood the place, Linda.
[points at Gavin, who is standing with Tim]
Gordon Brittas: Gavin, what about that chap I saw you with the other evening?
Gavin Featherly: I'm sorry?
Gordon Brittas: The chap in the pub on Tuesday.
[Tim turns to Gavin incredulously]
Gavin Featherly: Oh, I...
[...]
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Featured in Auntie's Bloomers: Auntie's New Winter Bloomers (1997) See more »

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Funny funny funny!
3 February 2001 | by darth_vesseraSee all my reviews

I've only recently discovered this gem on PBS. This has got to be one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I haven't laughed so hard in quite awhile. I've never seen anyone as clueless as Brittas. I didn't start until the epi where they believe he's dead. I hope that this wonderful show continues on American TV.


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