Gordon Brittas is the Manager of the Whitbury
Newton Leisure, Gordon and his family moved from his last leisure
centre as it burnt down. During
Whitbury burns down and Gordon dies, but Heaven kicks him out and he
comes back from the dead. He has a dream, it's a good idea, but he
of doing things is too much by the book and he has a habit of rubbing
people up the wrong just by saying hello.
Long suffering wife of Gordon. Has to
keep popping pills to keep going, knows exactly what Gordon to annoy
people but just can't get it thorugh to him. Like the odd doughnut in
the Leisure Centre canteen. Had a couple of brief affairs and even gave
birth to twins in the middle of the high street.
Julia St. John
She is the dpurty manager of the Centre
and is really the brains behind everything. She managers to just stop
most disasters and even convince Mr Brittas to change his mind on a
couple of things, although Brittas is still not convinced. Although at
the same level as Colin, she is Deputy Manager 'Dry' keeping Colin from
doing damage to himself and the Centre. She is the calming influence for
the other staff. Towards the later series she left and for me a key role
finished. She provided a good counter point to all of Gordon's ideas
that nobody else could do.
is Deputy Manager 'Wet'. You have never met a men with more boils
and rashes than him. He virtually lives
in the boiler and doesn't seem to mind doing the dirtest jobs in the
centre. These usually involve toilet and rats, he can regularly be seen
wandering round the centre in his rubber gloves and swimming goggles.
He is a great believer in alternative medicine and
Carole in the receptionist and started
the series with one son called Ben. She smuggles Ben into the Centre
because Gordon believes it is no place for a bady and she hides him in
drawers and cupboards. Ben grows up playing the ducts of the centre and
prefers a dark cupboard. She give birth to twins, a mistake from an
office party where Brittas mistake her for Helen. As he doesn't know
anything about it, he goes on about how careful she should have been and
how she should have found out the fathers name.
Julie is Gordon's secretary, she is bossy
and doesn't always do what Mr Brittas asks. I'm amazed how she was never
sacked. She tells everything as it is and keeps a picture of Gordon
behind her cupboard for her to throw darts at.
Gavin started as just a coach in the
centre, but once Laura left he had to chance to prove himself in a
management role. Brittas often tries to joke with Gavin and encourage
him not to be shy with women. He points out it would be good if a future
Leisure Centre manager had a wife. He doesn't know Gavin is gay.
Tim also works in the centre and is also
gay. He lives with Gavin and hates Brittas. He believes Brittas is out
to get him for something. Gordon believes Tim is not focused and just
give him more work to do. Brittas has no idea Tim is gay either.
Linda is another helper and bright and
bubbly she likes the idea of the Brittas dream and doesn't seem to see
some of the crazy things Brittas manages to do. She is also willing and
sometimes not quite there herself.