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 Edgar Briggs (13 episodes, 1974)
David Webb
(12 episodes, 1974)
Noel Coleman ...
 The Commander (9 episodes, 1974)
Michael Stainton ...
 Buxton (9 episodes, 1974)
Mark Eden ...
 Spencer (8 episodes, 1974)
Barbara Angell ...
 Jennifer Briggs (7 episodes, 1974)
Elizabeth Counsell ...
 Cathy (7 episodes, 1974)
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Edgar Briggs - Das As der Abwehr  »

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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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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs
18 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Me and my mates used to gather together in one house to watch this on a Friday night before going to the pub. It was the only programme that ever made us miss opening time. It is one of the best comedies I have ever watched if not the best. David Jason was brilliant and was compared many times to Buster Keaton with his clever stunts that were pulled off so believably. I wish I could get hold of the series on DVD to watch again. He had an amazing ability to make stupid things look believable and this series shows how much talent he has in so many different directions. He is an accomplished "Trip and fall guy" and I remember watching a trailer once where he showed people how to do this professionally. Certainly he is the one to teach people this art. He only showed glimpses of it in other programs he did. Pshaw, this program shows how multi talented he is. I am lost as to why David Jason vetoed another series being made, as for my mind it was one of the best things he has ever done and I've been a fan of his since he did this series. It is said he did not like it because it showed the rawness of his early career. Well to my mind, that might possibly have been the right decision when he took it, but now his career has progressed so far, I believe this would be a good time for him to do another series showing him looking back on his "secret life" full of blunders that he does not see. Rod


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