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 3

1. The Spare Part

First broadcast: Friday 4th January 1980

A leaky washing machine is only the start of the Barnes's problems. Peter's attempt to acquire the necessary replacement part is easier said than done, especially with British Rail involved.

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2. Just Cause Or Impediment

First broadcast: Friday 11th January 1980

Peter's lined up for best man duties, but first he needs a suit. Then there's the small matter of getting to the church on time.

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3. Look Who's Coming For Ever

First broadcast: Friday 18th January 1980

When her brother and sister-in-law head for a fortnight's holiday in Benidorm, Sheila's Dad comes to stay with the Barnes'. Peter isn't keen, but ends up hitting it off with the old man, who takes him for a round of golf.

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A Sharp Intake Of Breath - The Complete Series

A Sharp Intake Of Breath - The Complete Series DVD

Release date: Monday 4th May 2015

Starring sitcom legends David Jason and Richard Wilson, this sharply scripted series details the multifarious difficulties involved in "Getting Things Done" - as experienced by young married couple Peter and Sheila Barnes.

From trying to book a holiday to being a best man, life seems to hand Peter Barnes more than...

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