Ok, so series 5 finished with Brittas being (apparently) killed off. We saw him annoying everyone in heavan and so he's brought back to life for another 50 or so years. He comes to as the coffin is being lowered and the series ended.
Fortuntely Brittas isn't miraculously placed back into the leisure centre at the start of series 6 as would be expected. The writers have made an attempt to carry on the story. Brittas had been sent to a Swiss clinic to be 'rebuilt'. He arrives back at the centre where the staff are reminding each other that Brittas wasn't aware that he actually died so to keep it quiet.
It's not that easy at Whitbury so cue some hilarious and awkward moments where the truth nearly and does eventually let slip. Brittas is shocked to find out why Helen managed to get a brand new rolls royce. He's also bemused that his life insurance would pay out to her when all her had was a 'minor injury'. The loose ends of series 5 are tied up nicely (Colin and the bomb, Brittas going to brussels...or not as the case is.)
I also liked the episode where a Brittas clone is going around town 'tickling' the women (in particular Carole and Linda) and asking them to make sweet music with him. They're rather taken with his attractive new image...complete with Russian accent....but the actual Brittas is completely confused as to why his staff are suddenly simpering over him. He's even shocked to find he apparently came onto Linda at the frozen pea section of the supermarket. The story has promise, and Chris plays both Brittas and his Russian counterpart well, but the writers let the story down by a poor and seemingly rushed ending.Read more ›