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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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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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3 January 1991 (UK)  »

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Brittas birodalma  »

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

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Laura Lancing: If you remember, Mr. Brittas, you told the ambulance men to come round to the back in future. You thought it was better for morale.
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Featured in Auntie's Bloomers: Auntie's Golden Bloomers (2000) See more »

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Great comedy. The successor of "Fawlty Towers".
31 October 2000 | by 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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