Series five was originally meant to be the end for Gordon Brittas – quite literally, as the series ended with him apparently crushed to death by a falling water tank.
Such was the show’s popularity that two further series were made, with the show’s creators, Norriss and Fegen, being replaced.
The location used for the Whitbury Leisure Centre was Ringwood Recreation Centre in Hampshire. Other locations were used around the town.
Life is but a dream
The finale of Series Seven saw Brittas awaking from a dream where he is on his way to the interview for the job of as Manager of Whitbury Leisure Centre.
Get Fit with Brittas
The show spawned six ten-minute "Get Fit with Brittas" specials to promote healthy living.