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A Sharp Intake of Breath (1977–1981)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

British sitcom in which happy-go-lucky character Peter Barnes comically and haphazardly tries to deal with the daily frustrations his life throws at him.
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Updated Jul 25, 1977

Release date (First episode)
Jul 25, 1977 (United Kingdom)

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82 cast members
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David Jason
Peter Barnes Peter Barnes   See fewer
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22
Jacqueline Clarke
Sheila Barnes Sheila Barnes   See fewer
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Richard Wilson
Basil Dawson / Dad / Dr. Condon / Dr. Macburney / Henshaw / … See more Basil Dawson / Dad / Dr. Condon / Dr. Macburney / Henshaw / Jack Wainwright / Mr. Cotterill / Mr. Fitch / Mr. Fraser / Mr. Kerr / Mr. Myers / Mr. Ramskill / Perkins / Police Doctor / Rev. Ernest Plummley / Superintendent Redway   See fewer
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16
Alun Armstrong
Albert / Alec / Arthur Clegg / Barry / Brian / … See more Albert / Alec / Arthur Clegg / Barry / Brian / Frank Grant / Jack Dyson / Jackson / Les Buckley / Simon Wilson / Terry / Wilson   See fewer
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12
Maggie Jones
Jean / Mrs. Gladys Craig / Mrs. Wilson / Phyllis / Sister Macklin Jean / Mrs. Gladys Craig / Mrs. Wilson / Phyllis / Sister Macklin   See fewer
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5
Malcolm Storry
Cyril Potts / Man with 'Leg' / Tommy / Wilf Cyril Potts / Man with 'Leg' / Tommy / Wilf   See fewer
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4
Bella Emberg
Doris / Mrs. Casey / Mrs. Jackson Doris / Mrs. Casey / Mrs. Jackson   See fewer
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4
Margaret Courtenay
Sheila's Mother / Receptionist Sheila's Mother / Receptionist   See fewer
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Bunny May
Terry / Gordon Terry / Gordon   See fewer
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Diana Malin
Miss Jenkins / Secretary / Woman on Train Miss Jenkins / Secretary / Woman on Train   See fewer
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Michael Stainton
Arthur / Johnson Arthur / Johnson   See fewer
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Arthur White
Alf / Bert Alf / Bert   See fewer
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Cyril Appleton
P.C. / Policeman P.C. / Policeman   See fewer
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Gordon Salkilld
Barman / Porter Barman / Porter   See fewer
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Harry Littlewood
Barman / Ticket Inspector Barman / Ticket Inspector   See fewer
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Patricia Brake
Sheila Barnes Sheila Barnes   See fewer
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Bryan Pringle
George Manson George Manson   See fewer
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Norman Chappell
Thompson Thompson   See fewer
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Ellis Dale
Mr. Morris Mr. Morris   See fewer
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Anthony Dawes
Martin Martin   See fewer
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Glynn Edwards
Mr. Smith Mr. Smith   See fewer
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Larry Martyn
Barry Penders Barry Penders   See fewer
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Gerald Flood
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Dennis Ramsden
Mr. Pritchard Mr. Pritchard   See fewer
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Anthony Sharp
Mr. Elliot Mr. Elliot   See fewer
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Kate Williams
Juliet Juliet   See fewer
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Janet Key
Sandra Sandra   See fewer
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John Price
P.C. Reynolds P.C. Reynolds   See fewer
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John Sharp
Bellamy Bellamy   See fewer
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Deirdre Costello
Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith   See fewer
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Shaun Curry
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Paul Luty
Farmer Farmer   See fewer
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Linda Robson
Maureen Maureen   See fewer
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Myfanwy Talog
Sylvia Sylvia   See fewer
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Roger Booth
Mr. Mathews Mr. Mathews   See fewer
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Blake Butler
Hotel Guest Hotel Guest   See fewer
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Patricia Clapton
Mrs. Pearson Mrs. Pearson   See fewer
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James House
Church Warden Church Warden   See fewer
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Nigel Humphreys
Ambulance Man Ambulance Man   See fewer
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Philip Jackson
Terry Glover Terry Glover   See fewer
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Neil McCarthy
Sgt. Mallins Sgt. Mallins   See fewer
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Pauline Munro
Marion Marion   See fewer
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Christopher Banks
Vicar, St. Michael's Vicar, St. Michael's   See fewer
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Richard Caldicot
David Clarke David Clarke   See fewer
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Edwin Brown
Man in Pub Man in Pub   See fewer
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Jon Glover
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Frank Marlborough
Park Keeper Park Keeper   See fewer
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Edmund Pegge
P.C. Wilkins P.C. Wilkins   See fewer
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Jo Ross
Shirley Shirley   See fewer
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Tamar Cooper
Night Nurse Night Nurse   See fewer
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Clive Wouters
Vicar, St. Margaret's Vicar, St. Margaret's   See fewer
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Kristopher Kum
Chinaman Chinaman   See fewer
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Rikki Howard
Blonde Blonde   See fewer
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Ron Riley
Milkman Milkman   See fewer
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Sue Bond
Blonde Blonde   See fewer
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David Landberg
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Albert Moses
Postman Postman   See fewer
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Monica Stewart
Mrs. Mathews Mrs. Mathews   See fewer
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David Howe
Porter Porter   See fewer
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Roberta Tovey
Young Lady Young Lady   See fewer
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Alan Wicks
Lorry Driver Lorry Driver   See fewer
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Alister Williamson
Security Officer Security Officer   See fewer
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Ronald Mayer
Sheila's Father Sheila's Father   See fewer
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Noel Coleman
Man on Train Man on Train   See fewer
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Michael Slater
Man at Wembley Man at Wembley   See fewer
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Martyn Whitby
Sheila's Brother Sheila's Brother   See fewer
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Mike Lewin
Sailor Sailor   See fewer
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Rory O'Connor
Workman Workman   See fewer
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Janice Bean
Woman with Letter Woman with Letter   See fewer
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Hugh Johns
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
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John Marquand
Landlord Landlord   See fewer
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Laurie Goode
Footballer (uncredited) Footballer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph G. Morse
Footballer (uncredited) Footballer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Richards
Woman in Parked Car (uncredited) Woman in Parked Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 74 votes