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 2, Episode 4 - Another Little Drink

Double trouble's on the horizon when Peter's workmates won't let him leave the pub without another few rounds down him first. Sheila's not happy, and after a struggle to extricate his car, neither is P.C. Reynolds!

Broadcast details

Monday 12th March 1979
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th August 2017 9:20am Gold
Sunday 27th August 2017 7:10am Gold
Saturday 9th September 2017 9:25am Gold
Sunday 10th September 2017 1:55am Gold
Sunday 1st October 2017 9:30am Gold
Monday 11th December 2017 7:15am Gold
Tuesday 8th May 2018 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 9th May 2018 7:10am Gold
Monday 30th July 2018 7:25am Gold
Saturday 4th August 2018 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 11th September 2018 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 12th September 2018 1:55am Gold
Thursday 13th September 2018 11:55am Gold
Monday 20th May 2019 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 30th July 2019 7:35am Gold
Thursday 12th September 2019 7:25am Gold
Wednesday 18th September 2019 8:30am Gold
Monday 23rd September 2019 7:55am Gold
Sunday 3rd May 2020 7:50am Gold
Monday 4th May 2020 3:20am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Richard Wilson Police Doctor
Alun Armstrong Frank Grant
John Price P.C. Reynolds
Neil McCarthy Sgt. Mallins
Malcolm Storry Cyril Potts
Bella Emberg Doris
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer
Al Pigden Editor
Tim Waddell Editor
Anthony Waller Production Designer
Shirley Teece Casting Director
Hamilton J. Willis Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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