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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 28th August 2017 8:25am Gold
Tuesday 29th August 2017 1:50am Gold
Thursday 14th September 2017 9:40am Gold
Friday 15th September 2017 12:30am Gold
Friday 6th October 2017 9:30am Gold
Saturday 16th December 2017 7:30am Gold
Sunday 17th December 2017 7:50am Gold
Sunday 13th May 2018 7:50am Gold
Monday 14th May 2018 3:10am Gold
Monday 14th May 2018 7:10am Gold
Sunday 16th September 2018 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 18th September 2018 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 7:40am Gold
Tuesday 6th August 2019 8:35am Gold
Thursday 8th August 2019 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 25th September 2019 8:20am Gold
Saturday 28th September 2019 7:10am Gold
Monday 30th September 2019 7:10am Gold
Monday 11th May 2020 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 12th May 2020 2:50am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer
Gordon Hunt Editor
Michael Eve Production Designer
Barry Ford Casting Director
Hamilton J. Willis Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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