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A Sharp Intake of Breath
Genre Situation Comedy
Created by Ronnie Taylor
Starring David Jason
Jacqueline Clarke
Richard Wilson
Country of origin Great Britain
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 22
Running time 30 Minutes
Original channel ITV
Original run 1 July 1977 –
1 February 1981

A Sharp Intake of Breath was a British sitcom starring David Jason, Richard Wilson, Alun Armstrong, and Jacqueline Clarke which ran from 1977 to 1981. Jason played an everyman character called Peter Barnes; Wilson and Armstrong played a range of petty officials and bureaucrats whose actions frustrated Barnes' attempts to deal with the necessities of everyday life. It was made for the ITV network by ATV

Episode Listing

  • Pilot
  • Series 1

02 Your Life In Their Hands
03 Happy Motoring
04 Somewhere In The Sun
05 See You In Court
06 The Gasman Cometh
07 Seven Year Hitch

  • Series 2

08 Your Move
09 Your Very Good Health
10 Where There's A Will
11 Another Little Drink
12 The Square On The Hypotenueuse
13 What About The Workers?

  • Series 3

14 The Spare Part
15 Just Cause Or Impediment
16 Look Who's Coming For Ever

  • Series 4

17 Wheels
18 Match Of The Day
19 The Train Now Standing
20 While The Cat's Away
21 The Weekend
22 Rear Window

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