History Series / TheBrittasEmpire

21st May '16 2:28:08 PM LentilSandEater
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** Don't forget: "Nyaaah!"

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** %%** Don't forget: "Nyaaah!"
19th Apr '16 4:13:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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The show stars [[HeyItsThatGuy Chris Barrie]], who landed the leading role on the show during the various multi-year hiatuses between series on ''Series/RedDwarf''. Barrie ultimately took a hiatus from ''Red Dwarf'' when the latter show's shooting schedule conflicted with that of ''The Brittas Empire'', though he made a couple of appearances and returned to the series as a regular when ''The Brittas Empire'' finished.

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The show stars [[HeyItsThatGuy Chris Barrie]], Barrie, who landed the leading role on the show during the various multi-year hiatuses between series on ''Series/RedDwarf''. Barrie ultimately took a hiatus from ''Red Dwarf'' when the latter show's shooting schedule conflicted with that of ''The Brittas Empire'', though he made a couple of appearances and returned to the series as a regular when ''The Brittas Empire'' finished.



* HeyItsThatGuy: The obvious example here being Chris Barrie as Gordon Brittas. The role is much less recognized than his ''Series/RedDwarf'' role as Arnold Rimmer, who he starred as at the same time as Brittas.
** Pippa Haywood as Helen Brittas also went on to play HR Director Joanna Clore in ''Series/GreenWing'', who is even more sexually frustrated than Helen is.
** Billy Mitchell from ''Series/EastEnders'' makes a one-time appearance as dodgy criminal-turned-leisure centre volunteer Edward Barratt, pretty much the only time actor Perry Fenwick has actually been seen outside of Albert Square. Funny thing is, he still looks exactly the same 20 years later.
2nd Apr '16 8:45:50 PM nombretomado
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** Billy Mitchell from ''EastEnders'' makes a one-time appearance as dodgy criminal-turned-leisure centre volunteer Edward Barratt, pretty much the only time actor Perry Fenwick has actually been seen outside of Albert Square. Funny thing is, he still looks exactly the same 20 years later.

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** Billy Mitchell from ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' makes a one-time appearance as dodgy criminal-turned-leisure centre volunteer Edward Barratt, pretty much the only time actor Perry Fenwick has actually been seen outside of Albert Square. Funny thing is, he still looks exactly the same 20 years later.
12th Jul '15 1:39:40 PM FordPrefect
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* AccidentalPervert: Brittas forces Colin to hide inside a locker and spy on the staff in an attempt to weed out a suspected thief. The staff quickly find out but, assuming its Brittas inside the locker, decide to play a prank which ends up with Colin breaking several bones.

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* AccidentalPervert: Brittas forces Colin to hide inside a locker and spy on the staff in an attempt to weed out a suspected thief. The staff quickly find out but, assuming its it's Brittas inside the locker, decide to play a prank which ends up with Colin breaking several bones.
12th Jul '15 1:39:25 PM FordPrefect
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Now has a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/TheBrittasEmpire Character Sheet.]]

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Now has a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/TheBrittasEmpire [[Characters/TheBrittasEmpire Character Sheet.]]
22nd May '15 6:14:59 PM WillBGood
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Gordon's father taught him to have an unshakeable belief in his own abilities. It might have been a positive thing if he actually had any.



* TedBaxter: Gordon's father taught him to have an unshakeable belief in his own abilities. It might have been a positive thing if he actually had any.
30th Apr '15 12:39:13 PM nombretomado
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** Pippa Haywood as Helen Brittas also went on to play HR Director Joanna Clore in ''GreenWing'', who is even more sexually frustrated than Helen is.

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** Pippa Haywood as Helen Brittas also went on to play HR Director Joanna Clore in ''GreenWing'', ''Series/GreenWing'', who is even more sexually frustrated than Helen is.
25th Apr '15 11:05:33 AM EuroSong
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A BritCom running seven seasons between 1991 and 1997. It was created by Andrew Norriss, and written by Andrew Norriss and Richard Fegen. ''The Brittas Empire'' is a slightly surrealist look at proud English leisure centre manager Gordon Brittas, and his utter failure to manage the fictional Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre. Brittas is an obsessive bureaucrat and a stickler for rules and procedures, no matter what the situation, resulting in catastrophes on a regular basis. According to his wife Helen, he thinks he's the oil that keeps everything running, but he is in fact the grit in the engine. He is a talentless, tactless and hopeless case of the PointyHairedBoss.

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A BritCom running seven seasons series between 1991 and 1997. It was created by Andrew Norriss, and written by Andrew Norriss and Richard Fegen. ''The Brittas Empire'' is a slightly surrealist look at proud English leisure centre manager Gordon Brittas, and his utter failure to manage the fictional Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre. Brittas is an obsessive bureaucrat and a stickler for rules and procedures, no matter what the situation, resulting in catastrophes on a regular basis. According to his wife Helen, he thinks he's the oil that keeps everything running, but he is in fact the grit in the engine. He is a talentless, tactless and hopeless case of the PointyHairedBoss.



The show stars [[HeyItsThatGuy Chris Barrie]], who landed the leading role on the show during the various multi-year hiatuses between seasons on ''Series/RedDwarf''. Barrie ultimately took a hiatus from ''Red Dwarf'' when the latter show's shooting schedule conflicted with that of ''The Brittas Empire'', though he made a couple of appearances and returned to the series as a regular when ''The Brittas Empire'' finished.

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The show stars [[HeyItsThatGuy Chris Barrie]], who landed the leading role on the show during the various multi-year hiatuses between seasons series on ''Series/RedDwarf''. Barrie ultimately took a hiatus from ''Red Dwarf'' when the latter show's shooting schedule conflicted with that of ''The Brittas Empire'', though he made a couple of appearances and returned to the series as a regular when ''The Brittas Empire'' finished.



* HoYay: Tim and Gavin were basically a gay couple from the word go, but it's not made explicit they're a couple until after the first season.

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* HoYay: Tim and Gavin were basically a gay couple from the word go, but it's not made explicit they're a couple until after the first season.series.



* OpenHeartDentistry: In the finale of season two, we have a veterinarian delivering a pair of twins in the sauna and a gynecologist delivering a calf in the squash court. Both point out that they are not really qualified.

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* OpenHeartDentistry: In the finale of season series two, we have a veterinarian delivering a pair of twins in the sauna and a gynecologist delivering a calf in the squash court. Both point out that they are not really qualified.



* PostscriptSeason: The show was originally planned and completed for a five season run by writers Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss, a lesser example of BritishBrevity. The BBC liked it so much however that they recommissioned it for a further two seasons. Fegen and Norriss declined to return however, and the last two seasons were written by a team of six.

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* PostscriptSeason: The show was originally planned and completed for a five season five-series run by writers Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss, a lesser example of BritishBrevity. The BBC liked it so much however that they recommissioned it for a further two seasons. series. Fegen and Norriss declined to return however, and the last two seasons series were written by a team of six.



* ShoutOut: Season 1 recycled a joke from Series/RedDwarf about Chris Barrie's character joining the Samaritans, and the resulting crop of suicides (one of which was a wrong number) being called "Black Friday".

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* ShoutOut: Season Series 1 recycled a joke from Series/RedDwarf about Chris Barrie's character joining the Samaritans, and the resulting crop of suicides (one of which was a wrong number) being called "Black Friday".
27th Feb '15 4:08:11 AM garrisonskunk
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* {{Expy}}: Gordon would probably get along fabulously with [[TheOfficeUS Michael Scott]].
31st Dec '13 11:29:53 PM Lavalyte
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-->'''Laura''': You see, we were all standing outside the ambulance waving goodbye to Mr. Petrov, and Mr. Brittas was saying "Where are we going to find an internationally famous pianist in the next half hour?", and I said, "Hey kids, why don't we do the show ourselves?"

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-->'''Laura''': You see, we were all standing outside the ambulance waving goodbye to Mr. Petrov, and Mr. Brittas was saying "Where are we going to find an internationally famous pianist in the next half hour?", and I said, [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow "Hey kids, why don't we do the show ourselves?"ourselves?"]]
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