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TV Comedy: The Brittas Empire – #510 – S07 E08 – Curse of the Tiger Women – Chris Barrie, Pippa Haywood, – FINAL EPISODE


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The staff celebrate Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre’s anniversary, with a cake that Brittas made himself. Unfortunately, due to a gypsy curse placed upon him, everyone who has a piece ends up dead. Julie contemplates marriage, there is a build-up of marsh gas in the centre and Carole makes a devastating discovery. After being pecked unconscious by a bird, Brittas wakes up to a surprising revelation.


The Brittas Empire is a British sitcom created and originally written by Andrew Norriss and Richard Fegen. Chris Barrie played Gordon Brittas, the well-meaning but incompetent manager of Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre.

The show ran for seven series and 52 episodes — including two Christmas specials — from 1991 to 1997 on BBC1. Norriss and Fegen wrote the first five series, after which they left the show.


The Brittas Empire enjoyed a long and successful run throughout the 1990s, and gained large mainstream audiences. In 2004 the show came 47th on the BBC’s Britain’s Best Sitcom poll,and all series have been released on DVD.

The creators Andrew Norriss and Richard Fegen often combined farce with either surreal or dramatic elements in episodes. For example, in the first series, the leisure centre prepares for a royal visit, only for the doors to seal, the boiler room to flood and a visitor to become electrocuted. Unlike the traditional sitcom, deaths were quite common in The Brittas Empire. MORE AT LINK




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