A Sharp Intake Of Breath. This is one of a pair of lesser known David Jason sitcoms that Gold has started airing lately. It’s unusual to see obscure stuff like this on Gold, who generally rely on the same handful of shows. Starting in 1978, this ran for a few series concurrently with the early days of Only Fools and Horses. I wouldn’t claim it’s as good as that, but, well, I laughed more at A Sharp Intake Of Breath than I have at Only Fools for years. Maybe it’s just the freshness.
Sharp Intake is more broad than Only Fools, going for a high volume of gags over story. The episode I just watched is only about Jason’s character going to the doctor, but that rewards you with a ten minute scene between him and a young (well, younger) Richard Wilson, with some solidly decent gags.
While A Sharp Intake Of Breath isn’t a lost classic, it’s at least nice to get to see it, for perhaps the first time since it originally aired.