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 3 - Look Who's Coming For Ever

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.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th January 1980
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Peter Barnes
    Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
    Guest cast
    Richard Wilson Dad
    Gary Waldhorn Denis
    Maggie Jones Jean
    Richard Caldicot David Clarke
    Writing team
    Ronnie Taylor Writer
    Production team
    Gordon Hunt Editor
    Michael Eve Production Designer
    Stuart Allen Director
    Stuart Allen Producer
    Ken Jones Composer

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