A Sharp Intake Of Breath. Peter Barnes (David Jason). Copyright: Associated Television.

A Sharp Intake Of Breath

ITV sitcom dealing with authority. 22 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1977 - 1981. Stars David Jason, Richard Wilson, Alun Armstrong and Jacqueline Clarke.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Your Life In Their Hands

Peter doesn't much feel like eating his breakfast, which leads Sheila to insist he visit the doctor for a check-up.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th February 1978
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Alun Armstrong Arthur Clegg
Margaret Courtenay Receptionist
Richard Wilson Dr. Macburney
Malcolm Storry Man with 'Leg'
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer


A Sharp Intake Of Breath DVD trailer

From trying to book a holiday to being a best man, life seems to hand Peter Barnes more than his fair share of frustration. The only certainty is that whatever it is he's trying to arrange, it will entail an encounter with a jobsworth whose regulation response is a perfectly timed 'sharp intake of breath'...

DVD Details

Featuring: David Jason (Peter Barnes), Richard Wilson.


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