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A Sharp Intake of Breath

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Created by  Ronnie Taylor
First episode date  28 February 1978
Network  ITV
Number of episodes  22
7.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Situation Comedy
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Final episode date  15 February 1981
Number of seasons  4
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Written by  Ronnie Taylor (1977–80) Vince Powell (1981)
Directed by  Les Chatfield (1977–79) Stuart Allen (1980–81)
Starring  David Jason Jacqueline Clarke Richard Wilson (series 1–3) Alun Armstrong (series 1–2)
Cast  David Jason, Richard Wilson, Alun Armstrong
Similar  Lucky Feller, The Top Secret Life of Edgar, Hark at Barker, Hot Metal, A Bit of a Do

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A Sharp Intake of Breath is a British sitcom starring David Jason, Jacqueline Clarke, Richard Wilson and Alun Armstrong which ran from 1977 to 1981. It was made for the ITV network by ATV. The opening titles featured cartoons by Mel Calman.

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Jason played an everyman character called Peter Barnes and Jacqueline Clarke played his wife Sheila. Wilson and Armstrong played a range of petty officials and bureaucrats whose actions frustrated Barnes' attempts to deal with the necessities of everyday life. The title A Sharp Intake of Breath refers to the reactions of various characters to seemingly simple requests by Peter, generally followed by a denial.

Episode Listing

Pilot:

Series 1:

Series 2:

Series 3:

Series 4:

DVD Release

The Complete series will be released on DVD 04/05/2015

References

A Sharp Intake of Breath Wikipedia


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