The 74-year-old actor, best known for playing Mike Baldwin in the ITV1 soap, will be seen in the role of convicted criminal John Cotham on the daytime serial next month.
Briggs's one-off episode, titled 'Robbed', sees his jailed character volunteering to help the police solve a cold case by showing them the location of a buried gun. Due to ill-health, John, who is serving time for murder and armed robbery, must be given the all-clear to go ahead with the trip and visits The Mill.
When John's condition deteriorates, Dr. Lily Hassan (Seeta Indrani) puts herself forward to accompany the convict and police officers during their search for the weapon.
After following John's lead, the group find themselves at the home of Barbara Weld (Sue Wallace), the widow of one of his old criminal associates Dickie. While there, sparks fly and old secrets emerge which will shape the future of both characters.
'Robbed' is due to transmit on Monday, November 9 at 1.45pm on BBC One.
Briggs made his final appearance in Coronation Street in April 2006 after 30 years with the Weatherfield soap.