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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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English

Release Date:

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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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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everyone must see it
7 January 2002 | by stefanmolsnerSee all my reviews

this comedy is the very best tv-series i´ve ever watched. a smal and stupid secret service agent solves difficult problems wihout logic. he himself even doesen´t understand anything about the problems. the dialogues are fantastic and david jason (alias edgar briggs) is brilliant. the other actors fit in very well and so the whole series is full with slapstick, noise and surprise. 13 top- episodes are edited. i hope it will be available on video or dvd soon.


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