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 6 - What About The Workers

Peter's caught up in the officiousness of trade unionism when a repair man at his firm spots him, a white collared worker, turning a conveyor belt on and off. Matters are set to only get worse as the shop steward arrives.

Broadcast details

Monday 26th March 1979
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th August 2017 8:50am Gold
Monday 28th August 2017 2:05am Gold
Monday 11th September 2017 9:35am Gold
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 9:10am Gold
Wednesday 13th December 2017 7:30am Gold
Thursday 14th December 2017 2:55am Gold
Thursday 10th May 2018 7:40am Gold
Friday 11th May 2018 7:10am Gold
Wednesday 1st August 2018 7:30am Gold
Sunday 5th August 2018 7:35am Gold
Thursday 13th September 2018 8:40am Gold
Friday 14th September 2018 3:25am Gold
Saturday 15th September 2018 10:50am Gold
Tuesday 21st May 2019 7:00am Gold
Thursday 1st August 2019 7:40am Gold
Friday 2nd August 2019 7:10am Gold
Friday 20th September 2019 8:35am Gold
Wednesday 25th September 2019 7:45am Gold
Tuesday 5th May 2020 7:20am Gold
Wednesday 6th May 2020 3:25am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Richard Wilson Mr. Cotterill
Alun Armstrong Les Buckley
Maggie Jones Mrs. Gladys Craig
Philip Jackson Terry Glover
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Les Chatfield Producer
John Hawkins Editor
Anthony Waller Production Designer
Shirley Teece Casting Director
Hamilton J. Willis Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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