The Brittas Empire: The Complete Series 7 [DVD]
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Gordon Brittas goes from strength to strength. Despite his failed endeavour, and despite the endeavours of both his staff and his wife to depose him, Whitbury Leisure Centre continues to thrive.
Brittas continues to dream up new schemes to promote and improve the centre including a bungee jump, sequential staff reviews and computerisation - all with the usual Brittas diplomacy, aplomb and mayhem. Julie, heavily pregnant, embraces the bungee jump whereas Tim tries everything he can to avoid it at all costs. Meanwhile Colin has several tons of elephant manure delivered in a bid to find his engagement ring, lost at the zoo. The ring holds the key to his future happiness with Mrs Harcourt.
Julie is enjoying armed police protection and the constant body searches begin to irritate Brittas; Helen however does not share this irritation particularly as a certain PC Edwards is not such a bad looking chap! Helen is studying to be a therapy counsellor and needs to understand the benefits of both giving...and receiving! Maybe the body searches aren't such a bad thing after all.
Finally, the goings on at Whitbury bring about the attentions of Roger Ferguson, Investigative Journalist. Brittas believes this to be a serious documentary, begins coaching his staff in television presentation techniques and recruits a good looking male model as a stand in for Colin! Colin's rat takes a swim in the pool and there follows a strange outbreak of Bobula fever. Will Whitbury survive???
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Wake Up The Lion Within
Brittas has been on a course abroad and comes back teaching his staff to assert themselves using their inner power, the lion within, by roaring like a lion. Carol seems to have the loudest roar and, with the help of an imaginery vindictive Carol, uses her assertiveness to become deputy manager. She tricks Brittas and his principals force him to resign, leaving Carol as manager of the centre. Brittas even comes back asking for work! Quite a bizarre story as Carol becoming manager is one of the last things you'd expect to happen, but that's what makes it funny.
Brittas has computerised everything in the centre. Not everyone takes to it, especially Carol, as she now has to input loads of data into a computer causing long queues. Everything works automatically but the staff worry that their jobs are no longer safe because of it.Read more ›
A note on the ENDING that a lot of Brittas fans seem detest. I always thought of Brittas Empire as a rather over the top show with quite a bit of fantastic elements in it that stretched believability and credibility. These are things like keeping babies in drawers, people coming alive after being flattened, stuff like that. But you enjoy yourself too much that you accept such quirks and accept it as part of the reality of the Brittas Universe.
In the end of the series, we see Brittas waking up from 2 "dreams". He wakes up and he sees himself as NOAH, and then he wakes up for a second time to see himself on a train before he becomes manager of Whitbury Newtown. Well, consider this: What if that is a dream as well? Would it be too unbelievable within the context of the Brittas Universe for him to wake up again in Series 8, back at the center, after being knocked out by a flying goose?
In fact, the ending is FULL of potential. Since the end established the notion of Brittas waking up to a realities populated by the staff of Whitbury Newtown in different roles, it opens up the series to some tantalizing possibilities if they decide to do another series.
What if Brittas wakes up in the first episode of Series 8 as Captain of a starhip called the Centerprise? Where Colin is an Engineer of dodgy engines, Helen is the pill popping Doctor, Laura is the emotionless Vulcan...Read more ›
I have to admit, I started buying these DVDs because I'm a fan of Chris Barrie. I kept buying them, because they are watchable, if not great. But the sixth series finally seems to have gotten the formula bang on.
I know others disagree with me, but I personally found Helen Brittas' constant whining and gurning a pain in the butt that often had me reaching for the mute button. In this series she has calmed down a bit, and only cries in small doses, which I find a relief. The actors still seem to be enjoying themselves in their roles and this shows and the series flows a bit better.
There's the usual mishaps like tropical diseases never seen in Britain and minor plans turning into a disaster. The most notable being when Brittas decides to computerise the leisure centre and, as always, takes things a little bit too far. Another highlight is Brittas being interviewed for what he thinks is a local feature on TV about the leisure centre, but is actually one of these fly on the walls exposition films. Brittas, determined to make a good impression, gives everyone scripts to remember, and hires a replacement for Colin who is a little kinder on the eyes.
For me, the best episode was Gavin Featherly, RIP, where Gavin appears to have killed himself on a group trip to the beach. Everyone believes he has drowned himself because Brittas made him write to a record company to admit to copying a tape, and he gets a letter demanding money to cover his copy.Read more ›
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I always wanted to be like Chris Barry and some would say I can be just as annoying and pedantic. There must have been thousands of council officials who work the Brittas way, and... Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2014 by Mr. E. Goody
I enjoy the Brittas Empire,and this is the last of the series. It was right to end it here, as I think the series had run it's course.Published on 7 Mar. 2009 by Rodney White
An end of comical gem. The Brittas Empire was really meant to end after Series 5, with Creators and Writers of the show Fergan and Norris concluding the Series with a death?. Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2006