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

Date
Monday 20th February 1978
Time
8pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    John Hawkins Editor
    Richard Lake Production Designer
    Ken Jones Composer

    Video

    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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