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The Brittas Empire 

Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of the center staff and his long-suffering wife, Helen.
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1997   1996   1994   1993   1992   1991  

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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 ...  Laura 36 episodes, 1991-1994
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Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of the center staff and his long-suffering wife, Helen.

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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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Comedy

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Many articles and retrospectives have claimed Tim and Gavin as the first ever depiction of a gay couple in British sitcom. This is untrue, Agony, starring Maureen Lipman prominently featured a gay couple, Rob (Jeremy Bulloch, who famously played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films) and Michael (played by Peter Denyer of Please Sir! fame). That show ran from 1979 to 1981. However, neither actor was openly gay and the characters are often laughed at, rather than with. Russell Porter, who plays Tim, is openly gay and Tim & Gavin's relationship is shown as arguably (and refreshingly) the most natural in the show. See more »

Quotes

Julie: I'd rather be somewhere decent with clean clothes and a stiff drink.
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Connections

Referenced in Red Dwarf: Back from the Dead - Series VII (2005) See more »

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Mad & Very funny!
23 December 2001 | by sslavegSee all my reviews

This is probably in my favourite top 3 sitcoms from the 1990's.

The character of Gordon Brittas played by the wonderful Chris Barrie is probably one of the best sitcom characters of all-time.

Anyone who likes British comedy but has yet to see this series, i'd recommend they seek this out because it is brilliant (virtually every episode)!

i'd love to see the cast & writers return for a new series.

Chris Barrie is probably more famous for playing Rimmer in "Red Drawf" but the Brittas Empire is his best work in my opinion.

Each episode is totally mad & far from boring!


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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:

Dolby Digital (4.1 Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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