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

The Brittas Empire

BBC One sitcom about a leisure centre. 51 episodes (7 series), 1991 - 1997. Stars Chris Barrie, Pippa Haywood, Julia St. John, Mike Burns and others.

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 (Harriet Thorpe), Linda (Jill Greenacre), Julie (Judy Flynn). Copyright: BBC.

The Brittas Empire

Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong at Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre when manager Gordon Brittas is around

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991 - 1997
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
51   (7 series), plus 2 Children In Need specials
Creators
Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss
Starring
Chris Barrie, Pippa Haywood, Julia St. John, Mike Burns, Russell Porter, Tim Marriott, Harriet Thorpe, Judy Flynn and Jill Greenacre
Writers
Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss
Directors
Mike Stephens and Christine Gernon
Producer
Mike Stephens

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 3rd January 1991 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 24th February 1997 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Monday 3rd December 2018 at 9:10am on Gold

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