British Comedy Guide

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 2, Episode 1 - Your Move

Sheila's suddenly desperate to move home. She's never been happy living in their current home - apparently! All this is news to Peter, who's forced to engage with local estate agents.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th February 1979
30 minutes


  1. Friday 25th August 2017 at 8:25am on Gold
  2. Friday 25th August 2017 at 2:40pm on Gold
  3. Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 9:25am on Gold
  4. Thursday 28th September 2017 at 10:20am on Gold
  5. Friday 29th September 2017 at 12:10am on Gold
  6. Thursday 7th December 2017 at 7:50am on Gold
  7. Friday 8th December 2017 at 7:15am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Richard Wilson Perkins
Alun Armstrong Wilson
Maggie Jones Mrs. Wilson
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer
Tim Waddell Editor
Anthony Waller Production Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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