The Brittas Empire. Gordon Brittas (Chris Barrie). Copyright: BBC
The Brittas Empire

The Brittas Empire

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1991 - 1997
  • 52 episodes (7 series)

Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong at Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre when manager Gordon Brittas is around. Stars Chris Barrie, Pippa Haywood, Julia St. John, Mike Burns, Russell Porter and more.

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The Brittas Empire. Image shows from L to R: Colin Wetherby (Mike Burns), Helen Brittas (Pippa Haywood), Gavin Featherly (Tim Marriott), Gordon Brittas (Chris Barrie), Tim Whistler (Russell Porter), Carole Parkinson (Harriet Thorpe), Linda (Jill Greenacre), Julie (Judy Flynn). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991 - 1997
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
52 (7 series), plus 2 Children In Need specials
Creators
Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss
Stars
Chris Barrie, Pippa Haywood, Julia St. John, Mike Burns, Russell Porter, Tim Marriott, Harriet Thorpe, Judy Flynn and more
Writers
Richard Fegen, Andrew Norriss, Ian Davidson, Peter Vincent, Tony Millan, Mike Walling, Terry Kyan and Paul Smith
Directors
Mike Stephens and Christine Gernon
Producer
Mike Stephens
Company

Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around. While Brittas is busy dreaming up new ways to make the lives of his staff more difficult, his assistant Laura does her best to keep the Leisure Centre operational. Helen Brittas meanwhile tries to retain her sanity as she struggles to cope with her husband.

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Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 3rd January 1991 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 28th April 2023 at 5:20pm on Drama - Series 6, Episode 2
  • Friday 28th April 2023 at 7:50am on Drama - Series 6, Episode 2
  • Thursday 27th April 2023 at 5:20pm on Drama - Series 6, Episode 1

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