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 Gordon Brittas (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
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 Carole / ... (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
Michael Burns ...
 Colin (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
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 Gavin (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
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 Tim (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
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 Helen Brittas / ... (51 episodes, 1991-1997)
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 Linda (50 episodes, 1991-1997)
Judy Flynn ...
 Julie (45 episodes, 1992-1997)
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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The Brittas Empire was filmed mostly in a studio, but also, the leisure centre used was Ringwood Health & Leisure Centre in Hampshire. Quite a few of the other outside shots were also filmed in Ringwood town itself. See more »

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Gordon Brittas: I want you all to have a good dream tonight and bring it in with you tomorrow.
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Great comedy. The successor of "Fawlty Towers".
31 October 2000 | by (Tel-Aviv, Israel) – See 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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