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

A Sharp Intake Of Breath

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1977 - 1981
  • 22 episodes (4 series)

David Jason stars as Peter Barnes, an average man forever struggling against red tape and bureaucracy. Also features Richard Wilson, Alun Armstrong and Jacqueline Clarke.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Happy Motoring

The car won't start, which is doubly frustrating as Peter not only has places to go, but also give Sheila a driving lesson. Typically, it turns out to be rather expensive a repair.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th February 1978
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 8:35am Gold
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 1:15am Gold
Friday 1st September 2017 8:35am Gold
Saturday 23rd September 2017 9:15am Gold
Sunday 24th September 2017 12:55am Gold
Tuesday 5th December 2017 7:40am Gold
Tuesday 24th April 2018 7:35am Gold
Sunday 15th July 2018 7:15am Gold
Wednesday 18th July 2018 7:30am Gold
Monday 3rd September 2018 9:05am Gold
Wednesday 5th September 2018 12:00pm Gold
Friday 7th September 2018 7:30am Gold
Tuesday 25th September 2018 8:55am Gold
Tuesday 25th September 2018 12:05pm Gold
Sunday 30th September 2018 9:25am Gold
Tuesday 14th May 2019 7:30am Gold
Friday 12th July 2019 8:05am Gold
Saturday 13th July 2019 2:40am Gold
Thursday 18th July 2019 3:25am Gold
Thursday 18th July 2019 7:35am Gold
Sunday 21st July 2019 8:05am Gold
Friday 6th September 2019 7:25am Gold
Wednesday 11th September 2019 7:25am Gold
Sunday 29th December 2019 7:30am Gold
Tuesday 31st December 2019 7:20am Gold
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 7:20am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Richard Wilson Mr Myers
Alun Armstrong Terry
Malcolm Storry Wilf
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer
Al Pigden Editor
Tom Rowland Editor
Ray White Production Designer
Barry Ford Casting Director
Hamilton J. Willis Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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