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10.07.15

How Journalism Works Part #274952

Posted 10th July 2015

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So, a new series of The Brittas Empire is apparently in development.

The Mirror:

“The show ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 and regularly attracted nearly 10 million viewers.”

Mail Online:

“During its six-year run, some 53 episodes of the show were broadcast.”

The Express:

“At the height of its success, The Brittas Empire would draw an estimated 10 million viewers for the BBC, running for 53 episodes between 1991 and 1997.”

Metro:

“The series, which followed Brittas and his attempts to run the Whitby New Town Leisure Centre – often with chaotic results – ran for 53 episodes between 1991 and 1997.”

Gloucester Citizen:

“The series followed Brittas and his attempts to run the Whitby New Town Leisure Centre and ran for 53 episodes between 1991 and 1997.”

Leicester Mercury:

“The show enjoyed huge success in the 1990s, running for 53 episodes and attracting nearly 10 million viewers at its height.”

British Comedy Guide:

“Star Chris Barrie, who played pompous centre boss Gordon Brittas in 53 episodes of the sitcom, revealed at a comic convention that a new script now exists.”

Chortle:

“Created by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss, the original ran for 53 episodes over seven series between 1990 and 1997. It regularly attracted audiences of around 10 million.”

Digital Spy:

The Brittas Empire ran for 53 episodes between 1991 and 1997.”

In Entertainment:

“The Brittas Empire saw Gordon Barrie [sic], also know for his role as the holographic Rimmer in Red Dwarf, as Gordon Brittas the manager of the fictional Whitbury New Town leisure centre where his staff would constantly face chaotic problems, and ran for 53 episode [sic] between 1991 and 1997.”

Mondo News:

“At the height of its success, The Brittas Empire would draw an estimated 10 million viewers for the BBC, running for 53 episodes between 1991 and 1997.”

BT.com:

“The show aired 53 episodes between 1991 and 1997. It is often repeated on UKTV channel Gold (BT TV Channel 310) and was voted the 47th greatest British sitcom of all time in a 2004 poll.”

daily 51:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

Female First:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

The List:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

Oh! my Gossip:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

TV3 Xposé:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

Sunday World:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

TV Guide UK:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

Virgin Media:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

Zap Gossip:

“The popular 90s sitcom – which ran for 53 episodes from 1991 to 1997 – is in development to make a comeback in an as-yet unannounced form, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.”

Wikipedia, from the 28th of May through to the 9th July:

“The show ran for seven series and 53 episodes — including two Christmas specials — from 1991 to 1997 on BBC1.”

Actual number of episodes of The Brittas Empire: 52.

Well done, everyone.

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4 Comments

Gordon Barrie on 10 July 2015 @ 8pm

lol


Vole on 11 July 2015 @ 7am

To be fair, a lot of these are the exact same syndicated story (“Source: Bang Showbiz”) published without alteration.


Simon Bromley on 11 July 2015 @ 11am

In Entertainment makes me [sic].


John Hoare on 11 July 2015 @ 11pm

To be fair, a lot of these are the exact same syndicated story (“Source: Bang Showbiz”) published without alteration.

Yes indeed, although this was part of my point – hence why I bunched them all together.

(Also, sadly most of them *don’t* give a source for the syndicated story – or worse, claim themselves as the source.)