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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)
Tim Marriott ...
 Gavin (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
Russell Porter ...
 Tim (52 episodes, 1991-1997)
Pippa Haywood ...
 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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Councillor Druggett's car registration is N250 EBM. See more »

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Gordon Brittas: Now, Tim, if I could just have a word?
[takes Tim into his office]
Gordon Brittas: Now, that was a bit out of character this morning, wasn't it? It may just be my imagination, but I thought you were a bit "tetchy" in the lineup.
Tim Whistler: Oh, that. No, it's all sorted out.
Gordon Brittas: Meant to be doing something with you, was he, young Gavin?
Tim Whistler: ... yes. Sort of.
Gordon Brittas: And he went to the pub instead. Tim, life's too short to worry about things like that. If I had a pound for everyone who promised to meet me and never showed up, I'd be Paul ...
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one of the funniest British comedy series - 4 real!
18 June 1999 | by (Basel) – See all my reviews

Mr Gordon Brittas is chief of Whitbury Newtown Leisure center. He thinks he's brilliant, but in fact everything he does turns into a disaster. The only person in his staff who thinks he's brilliant too, Colin, who's cleaning toilets all the time, is an absolute failure. Brittas's wife is depressed all the time - guess why. No one's coming to the leisure center - guess why. Gordon Brittas has a dream, but it never quite turns out the way he planned it. THE BRITTAS EMPIRE does have its surrealist moments (Carol "Whitbury Newtown Leisure Center how may I help you?" is keeping her children in drawers), it has its "thrilling" moments (like when Santa Claus tries to kill the whole staff during a survival course)... but everything is always funny, like Gordon Brittas when he tells his own dad "don't you SON me" -- or when he tells his wife about a "magical moment" he spent with her but she doesn't know what he's talking about....or the Christian fundamentalists from the U.S. who pronounce Brittas's name as "bright-ass" and want to re-baptize him... THE BRITTAS EMPIRE is, as the man himself, Gordon Brittas, would say, "eeeeeexcellent"....


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