Comedy Clicks – The Brittas Empire

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

This show ran for six years and was really popular in the 1990’s and starred the actor that took the UK by storm as Rimmer in Red Dwarf, The Brittas Empire


Opening Titles / Theme Tune

Theme song

Opening Titles

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Gordon Brittas is the manager of Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambitions and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he’s around, despite the best efforts of the leisure centre staff and his long suffering wife, Helen. – IMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

52 episodes


Chris Barrie – Gordon Brittas

Harriet Thorpe – Carole

Michael Burns – Colin

Tim Marriot – Gavin

Russell Porter – Tim

+ The Brittas Empire was filmed mostly in a studio, but also, the leisure centre used was Ringwood Health & Leisure Centre in Hampshire. Quite a few of the other outside shots were also filmed in Ringwood town itself.

+ A plaque on the wall of Brittas’ office in series two shows that he was born in 1958.

+ While there appeared to be dozens and dozens of staff members at the Leisure Centre, only the main cast are shown on the billboard of staff members there to help the public behind Carol’s desk.

Classic Clips

Electrocution Scene 

Colins Hypnotized

Brittas Clips

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