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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs 

David Jason plays the inept Edgar Briggs, personal assistant to the Commander of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Briggs is an agent who, in spite of his cluelessness, manages to solve case after case.
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Series cast summary:
David Jason ...  Edgar Briggs 13 episodes, 1974
Michael Stainton Michael Stainton ...  Buxton 13 episodes, 1974
Noel Coleman Noel Coleman ...  The Commander 12 episodes, 1974
Mark Eden ...  Spencer 12 episodes, 1974
David Webb David Webb ...  Leuschner 12 episodes, 1974
Barbara Angell Barbara Angell ...  Jennifer Briggs 10 episodes, 1974
Elizabeth Counsell ...  Cathy 10 episodes, 1974
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David Jason plays the inept Edgar Briggs, personal assistant to the Commander of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Briggs is an agent who, in spite of his cluelessness, manages to solve case after case.

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15 September 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Briggs - Das As der Abwehr See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Color
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When ITV wanted to repeat the programme some years after it was originally shown, all the cast gave their permission with the exception of 'David Jason' who vetoed the plan on the grounds that "he looked raw in those days and he was not anxious to share that with his public", thus denying other cast members of much-needed repeat fees. See more »

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A hidden gem from the 70's
30 August 2017 | by peterrichboySee all my reviews

I was ten years old when this show first aired and it made a lasting impression on me. In particular the lead star David Jason. He dominated the show with a mixture of slapstick comedy and sharp one liners I would cry with laughter, and often wondered why it didn't get more series. It turned out it was up against the Brothers on BBC and lost out in the ratings. A real shame as it was way better than some of it's contemporaries from that era. Also Jason refused for the show to be repeated in later years which could have introduced the show to a new audience. Its from a time when comedies would entertain the whole family and they are a rare breed these days. Catch it if you can!


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