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 3 - Somewhere In The Sun

What could be easier than booking a summer holiday? As Peter is about to find out; just about anything!

Broadcast details

Monday 6th March 1978
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 9:05am Gold
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 1:50am Gold
Sunday 24th September 2017 9:05am Gold
Thursday 7th December 2017 7:20am Gold
Friday 8th December 2017 3:30am Gold
Wednesday 25th April 2018 7:35am Gold
Saturday 28th April 2018 7:10am Gold
Sunday 29th April 2018 7:15am Gold
Sunday 15th July 2018 7:45am Gold
Thursday 19th July 2018 7:25am Gold
Tuesday 14th May 2019 8:00am Gold
Sunday 19th May 2019 7:15am Gold
Friday 19th July 2019 7:35am Gold
Sunday 21st July 2019 7:40am Gold
Friday 6th September 2019 7:50am Gold
Monday 30th December 2019 7:30am Gold
Thursday 23rd April 2020 7:20am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Richard Wilson Mr. Fitch
Alun Armstrong Jackson
John Bardon Bates
Patricia Clapton Mrs. Pearson
Diana Malin Miss Jenkins (Secretary)
Bella Emberg Doris Jackson
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer
Tim Waddell Editor
Ray White Production Designer
Barry Ford Casting Director
Hamilton J. Willis Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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