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 3, Episode 2 - Just Cause Or Impediment

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.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th January 1980
30 minutes


  1. Monday 28th August 2017 at 7:55am on Gold
  2. Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 1:15am on Gold
  3. Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 9:20am on Gold
  4. Thursday 14th September 2017 at 1:35am on Gold
  5. Thursday 5th October 2017 at 9:30am on Gold
  6. Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:25am on Gold
  7. Saturday 16th December 2017 at 3:15am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Richard Wilson Basil Dawson
Bunny May Gordon
John Sharp Bellamy
Christopher Banks Vicar, St. Michael's
Clive Wouters Vicar, St. Margaret's
Writing team
Ronnie Taylor Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer
Gordon Hunt Editor
Michael Eve Production Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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