More David Jason, but perhaps not as you know him.  The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs was produced for ITV network by LWT and was broadcast over thirteen episodes.

This early David Jason sitcom was never repeated as despite the rest of the cast being in favour David Jason vetoed the plan on the grounds that “he looked raw in those days and he was not anxious to share that with his public”

The series itself has been likiened to an earlier American TV series – Get Smart.


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.



David Jason – Edgar Briggs
Noel Coleman – The Commander
Michael Stainton – Buxton
Mark Eden – Spencer
Barbara Angell – Jennifer Briggs
Elizabeth Counsell – Cathy


Channel: ITV
Written By: Bernard McKenna & Richard Laing
Produced By: London Weekend Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 15th September – 20th December, 1974

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