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 4, Episode 1 - Wheels

Peter's asked to deliver the company chairman his car - a flash Mercedes. Giving it a quick drive around, he encounters a group of anti-car, anti-pollution protesters and is swiftly arrested alongside them.

Broadcast details

Sunday 11th January 1981
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 28th August 2017 8:55am Gold
Tuesday 29th August 2017 2:20am Gold
Friday 15th September 2017 9:30am Gold
Saturday 16th September 2017 1:00am Gold
Sunday 17th December 2017 8:15am Gold
Monday 18th December 2017 3:05am Gold
Monday 14th May 2018 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 15th May 2018 7:10am Gold
Monday 17th September 2018 8:45am Gold
Tuesday 18th September 2018 1:30am Gold
Wednesday 19th September 2018 12:10pm Gold
Thursday 23rd May 2019 7:35am Gold
Friday 9th August 2019 8:20am Gold
Monday 12th August 2019 7:35am Gold
Thursday 26th September 2019 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 1st October 2019 7:20am Gold
Tuesday 12th May 2020 7:30am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Peter Barnes
Jacqueline Clarke Sheila Barnes
Guest cast
Ellis Dale Mr. Morris
Dennis Ramsden Mr. Pritchard
Shaun Curry Police Sergeant
Edmund Pegge P.C. Wilkins
James Benson Youth
David Landberg Policeman
Alan Wicks Lorry Driver
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer
Tom Rowland Editor
Jeff Tessler Production Designer
Barry Ford Casting Director
Selwyn Harper Lighting Designer
Ken Jones Composer

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