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Brittas Empire

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The Brittas Empire

Series 1

The Brittas Empire

  • Laying the Foundations

    First episode of the 90s sitcom. Brittas prepares for his first day as manager of the newly built Whitbury Leisure Centre.

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  • Opening Day

    Long before David Brent, Gordon Brittas was the sitcom boss from hell. Here, Brittas finalises the plans for the royal opening of the Whitbury Leisure Centre. Not all goes to plan!

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  • Bye Bye Baby

    90s sitcom about a leisure centre manager. Concerned about the volume of sick leave, Brittas decides to run a 'sharing and caring' clinic.

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  • Underwater Wedding

    More farcical shenanigans in the leisure centre sitcom. Chaos rules when an underwater wedding has a hitch and a gatecrasher visits the antenatal class.

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  • Stop, Thief!

    Sitcom set in a sports centre. When there's an outbreak of petty pilfering at the centre, Brittas is determined to track down the culprit.

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  • Assassin

    Long before David Brent, the sitcom boss from hell was Gordon Brittas. Gordon is more concerned about falling attendance figures at the centre, than attempts to murder him!

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The Brittas Empire

Series 2

The Brittas Empire

  • Back from the Dead

    Red Dwarf's Chris Barrie stars in this leisure centre sitcom. Following his departure to Bulgaria, news of Gordon Brittas's death reaches Whitbury Leisure Centre.

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  • Temple of the Body

    Wonderfully farcical sitcom about a leisure centre manager and walking disaster area! Gordon jumps to conclusions when he discovers his receptionist in a cupboard.

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  • An Inspector Calls

    More mishaps and misunderstandings in the farcical leisure centre sitcom. Drugged corn and a loose pigeon play havoc with Gordon's plans for a smooth inspection.

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  • Set in Concrete

    Sitcom about an ambitious, and faintly annoying, leisure centre manager. Brittas decides that the centre is a 'sick building' and is causing people to act strangely.

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  • Mums and Dads

    Offbeat 90s sitcom set in a leisure centre. The irritatingly cheerful Gordon Brittas organises a concert recital at the centre, but all does not go according to plan.

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  • Safety First

    Sitcom about a leisure centre manager and his long-suffering staff. While Gordon attempts to train his staff in emergency procedures, his wife gives him an ultimatum.

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  • New Generations

    Leisure centre sitcom. Brittas realises that Carole's expanding girth may be due to her pregnancy. He promises her all his support but bargains without a runaway cow.

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The Brittas Empire

Series 3

The Brittas Empire

  • The Trial

    Sitcom about a well-meaning but infuriating meddler. Gordon stands accused of several murders before it transpires that he may have foiled an international drugs syndicate.

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  • Laura's Leaving

    More farcical fun in the leisure centre sitcom. Gordon Brittas plans a managers' conference, and stretches the agenda to include his misguided ideas for world peace.

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  • Two Little Boys

    One of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s. Gordon causes twice as much trouble when his identical brother Horatio comes to stay and is very reluctant to leave.

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  • Sex, Lies and Red Tape

    One man disaster area Gordon Brittas causes more farcical chaos. The staff try to raise money for a second trampoline, and find help from an unexpected source.

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  • The Stuff of Dreams

    Sitcom about a disaster prone manager. Concerned about the forthcoming 'Elderly Week', Gordon decides to pose as a pensioner. Meanwhile, Helen's twins are due.

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  • That Creeping Feeling

    90s sitcom about a meddling leisure centre manager. Gordon prepares personal fitness programmes for his staff, but unfortunately they are way too personal!

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The Brittas Empire

Series 4

The Brittas Empire

  • Not a Good Day

    More comic chaos in the leisure centre sitcom. It's the grand opening of the new extension to the gents' toilets, and Gordon drafts in Sebastian Coe for the ceremony.

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  • The Christening

    Farcical sitcom fun. Gordon organises a full-scale rehearsal for the christening of his twin sons and drafts in his twin brother, Rev Horatio Brittas, to officiate.

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  • Biggles Tells a Lie

    Chris Barrie is the insufferable Gordon Brittas in this leisure centre sitcom. Deputy managers Colin and Laura step into the breach when Gordon has a day off.

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  • Mr Brittas Changes Trains

    More comedy of embarrassment in the 90s sitcom. Short-listed for a new job at the Leisure Industry Standards Committee, Gordon must now impress the Board.

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  • Playing with Fire

    Sitcom about an annoying leisure centre manager. After a mix-up with the holiday dates, Gordon finds himself at home alone. Colin tries to design a recycling unit.

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  • Shall We Dance?

    90s leisure centre sitcom. The Whitbury Centre calls time early to let the staff attend a Gala Ball. But everyone has problems with their escorts for the evening.

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  • The Chop

    90s sitcom about an infuriating leisure centre manager. Gordon's staff show little interest in his convoluted new board game. Councillor Drugget arrives with some big news.

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  • High Noon

    Long before David Brent, Gordon Brittas was the sitcom boss from hell! Having been sacked from the leisure centre, Brittas has now found a job at a local garage.

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The Brittas Empire

Series 5

The Brittas Empire

  • The Old, Old Story

    90s sitcom. Songs of Praise is to be presented from the newly rebuilt Whitbury Leisure Centre, but Gordon fears the broadcast may be disturbed by a serial killer.

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  • Blind Devotion

    Popular 90s sitcom based around a leisure centre. Colin temporarily loses his sight after his garden explodes. Promotion is on the cards for one of the Whitbury staff.

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  • Brussels Calling

    Sitcom about the boss from hell. While Brittas is being interviewed for a new job as European Commissioner for Sport, chaos erupts at Whitbury Leisure Centre.

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  • The Lies Have It

    90s leisure centre sitcom. Helen lands in deep water after she is spotted drinking champagne with her lawyer and so concocts a story about a surprise birthday party.

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  • The Boss

    More laughs with the ever-chirpy Gordon Brittas. Gavin takes over as trial manager for the day while Brittas grapples with acid spillages and a marooned school bus.

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  • Pregnant!

    Pre-Office sitcom about a maddening manager. Brittas insists on compulsory urine drug tests for all his staff. The results come as rather a shock for more than one of them.

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  • UXB

    More farcical exploits with the disaster-prone manager, Gordon Brittas. While hanging a portrait of Brittas in his office, Colin discovers an unexploded bomb from World War II.

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  • http://etc

    Leisure centre sitcom with Chris Barrie as an infuriating manager. A crisis hits the Whitbury centre when Brittas decides to computerise every task.

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  • The Last Day

    One of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s. As Brittas prepares for his departure to Brussels as European Commissioner for Sport, he makes a regrettable decision.

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The Brittas Empire

Series 6

The Brittas Empire

  • Back with a Bang

    Chris Barrie is boss-from-hell Gordon Brittas in this leisure centre sitcom. After being crushed by a huge water tank, Gordon has been rebuilt in a Swiss clinic.

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  • Body Language

    Sitcom about an irrepressibly chirpy manager. When a mysterious block of green ice crashes through the roof, Colin suspects aliens are about to take over the centre.

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  • At the Double

    Sitcom about an annoyingly chirpy boss. The Ruthenian State Circus is in town and Brittas invites two of its members to perform at the centre. Much confusion ensues!

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  • A Walk on the Wildside

    More farcical fun in the leisure centre sitcom. After Gordon's bright idea becomes a European directive, every town must find 50 interesting Walks For Health.

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  • We All Fall Down

    Red Dwarf's Chris Barrie plays insufferable leisure centre boss Gordon Brittas. With Whitbury marking World Peace and Hunger Day, Brittas organises an eternal flame.

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  • Mr Brittas Falls in Love

    Sitcom about an irksome manager. Gordon believes that swimming with Wally the dolphin will bring peace, relaxation and happiness to the citizens of Whitbury.

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  • Snap Happy

    Long before David Brent, Gordon Brittas was the sitcom boss from hell. Gordon is determined that there should be a staff photograph. All it needs is a bit of organisation.

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The Brittas Empire

Series 7

The Brittas Empire

  • Reviewing the Situation

    Leisure centre sitcom. After receiving some threatening letters, Julie is enjoying armed police protection. But Gordon is irked by the constant body searches.

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  • http://etc.

    Leisure centre sitcom with Chris Barrie as an infuriating manager. A crisis hits the Whitbury centre when Brittas decides to computerise every task.

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  • Wake Up the Lion Within

    Sitcom farce about a chirpy boss. Brittas returns from a US management course that teaches executives how to release their inner power by roaring like a lion.

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  • The Disappearing Act

    Long before David Brent, Gordon Brittas was the sitcom boss from hell. Gordon worries that the Employee of the Month will make the other staff feel like losers.

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  • Gavin Featherly RIP

    Boss-from-hell sitcom. When Gavin goes missing on a staff weekend, everyone assumes the worst. Brittas even sets the wheels in motion to arrange his funeral.

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  • Exposed

    Sitcom with Red Dwarf's Chris Barrie. A journalist dupes Gordon into co-operating on his expose of Whitbury Centre, and a problem in the pool does nothing to help matters.

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  • Curse of the Tiger Women

    Farcical fun with Red Dwarf's Chris Barrie as a terminally chirpy manager. Councillor Drugget arrives to tell Gordon he's been selected for early retirement.

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  • The Elephant's Child

    Farcical sitcom set around a leisure centre. Gordon organises a sponsored bungee jump, but the only staff member who's really keen is the heavily pregnant Julie.

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In the Beginning...

Series 1

In the Beginning...

  • In the Beginning...

    Sitcom. It is the year 2019, and the former staff of the Whitbury Newtown Leisure Centre gather to honour Sir Gordon and Lady Brittas.

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