The staff of Whitbury Leisure Centre are in a happy mood,
with reports that Gordon Brittas (Chris Barrie) has been killed
while on a management course in Bulgaria. Every sitcom silver
lining, however, has its cloud and, to everyone's surprise
and dismay, Brittas returns from the dead...
two of The Brittas Empire starts off on the right track
with the staff of the leisure centre (and me) pleased to hear
about the passing away of their manager. Obviously its just
a mix up, but the staff (and me, again) are soon wishing he
episodes see Gordon receiving an unwelcome visit from an inspector
higher up the corporate ladder, and
Laura giving Gordon some helpful advice on how to read what
people really mean when they say one thing, but mean another.
old Chris (or as he is now called in the credits to the Tomb
Raider movies "Christopher") Barrie. He can't
get away from playing twonks can he? After playing the bumbling
buffoon in Red Dwarf, The Brittas Empire, Prince Among
Men and now the Tomb Raider movies, he's getting
himself in a rut. And it's not even as though he's in the
same league as other annoying characters who have gone before
(John Cleese's Basil Fawlty or any of the characters in The
League of Gentlemen). Gordon Brittas is annoying to the
point where you are tempted to turn off the TV set. This was
also the case with his series Prince Among Men - truly
awful and annoying (and I even saw one of the episodes being
are some chuckles to be had, and in the end Brittas is not
too annoying, just incredibly naive and stupid.
broadcast in 1992 series two of The Brittas Empire is a vast
improvement over the first series. Fawlty
in a leisure centre
this isn't, but there have certainly been worse programmes.
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