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

A Sharp Intake Of Breath

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 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 5 - The Square On The Hypoteneuse

Commiserating with a stranger in the pub leads to all manner of domestic disharmony for poor Peter Barnes when both his wife and girlfriend arrive!

Broadcast details

Monday 19th March 1979
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th August 2017 8:15am Gold
Sunday 10th September 2017 9:25am Gold
Monday 11th September 2017 12:50am Gold
Monday 2nd October 2017 9:30am Gold
Tuesday 12th December 2017 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 13th December 2017 2:40am Gold
Wednesday 9th May 2018 7:40am Gold
Thursday 10th May 2018 3:30am Gold
Thursday 10th May 2018 7:10am Gold
Tuesday 31st July 2018 7:25am Gold
Saturday 4th August 2018 8:10am Gold
Wednesday 12th September 2018 8:55am Gold
Thursday 13th September 2018 1:55am Gold
Monday 20th May 2019 8:05am Gold
Wednesday 31st July 2019 7:35am Gold
Thursday 19th September 2019 8:20am Gold
Saturday 21st September 2019 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 24th September 2019 7:50am Gold
Monday 4th May 2020 7:20am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Bella Emberg Doris
Richard Wilson Superintendent Redway
Alun Armstrong Barry
Janet Key Sandra
Pauline Munro Marion
Ron Riley Milkman
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer
Al Pigden Editor
Anthony Waller Production Designer
Shirley Teece Casting Director
Hamilton J. Willis Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer
Suzanne Chases Production Designer

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