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The Brittas Empire returns: but what other sitcoms could work in 2015?

Chris Barrie’s over-officious sports centre manager is set to return in a Christmas special, but if any other retired comedies get revived, they may need updating

Until yesterday, it seemed as if The Brittas Empire had been lost to the mists of time. The sitcom ran for six years on BBC1 in the 1990s, and arguably laid the groundwork for characters such as Alan Partridge, but it never really entered the fabric of popular culture. Perhaps it was just too singular to ever become a national treasure, since each episode tended to be an awkward mix of traditional farce, bleak character study and endless violent death.

But still, it’s got another chance. The BBC has announced that The Brittas Empire will be returning for a Christmas special, and possibly a new series. If it works – and arguably, tastes have advanced enough for people to warm to a mainstream

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