The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1974
The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs was a 30-minute British television comedy series created by Bernard McKenna and Richard Laing and produced by Humphrey Barclay for LWT. It was transmitted on the ITV network 15 September – 20 December 1974 and... read more

The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs was a 30-minute British television comedy series created by Bernard McKenna and Richard Laing and produced by Humphrey Barclay for LWT. It was transmitted on the ITV network 15 September – 20 December 1974 and featured David Jason as the inept Edgar Briggs, personal assistant to the Commander of the British Secret Intelligence Service who, in spite of his cluelessness, manages to solve case after case. It has been likened to the earlier American series Get Smart.

Original Release

09/15/1974

Cast

David Jason Edgar Briggs
Michael Stainton Buxton
Noel Coleman The Commander
Mark Eden Spencer
Barbara Angell Jennifer Briggs
Elizabeth Counsell Cathy
Gary Waldhorn Greville
Arnold Diamond Ramsden
Gerard Paquis Berranger
Sue Bond The Commander's 'Niece'
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Assassin/A Dinner Date with Death Sunday, 15 September 1974
2 The Defector Sunday, 22 September 1974
3 The Leak Sunday, 29 September 1974
4 The Escape Route Sunday, 06 October 1974
5 The Abduction Friday, 25 October 1974
6 The Exchange Friday, 01 November 1974
7 The Courier Friday, 08 November 1974
8 The Traitor Friday, 15 November 1974
9 The K.G.B. Friday, 22 November 1974
10 The Drawing Friday, 29 November 1974
11 The President Friday, 06 December 1974
12 The Appointment Friday, 13 December 1974
13 The Contact Friday, 20 December 1974

Directors

Bryan Izzard, Bruce Gowers

Writers

Bernard McKenna, Richard Laing

Cast

Producers

Editors

Guy Crump

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