First in a series of five reports on aspects of French life.
1: La Langue. The French language is undergoing an identity crisis. Ray Gosling probes current feelings, talking to French teachers, the High Council of Francophonie, and to one of the Immortals of the AcadÃ©mie Francaise who confesses to preferring a good book with English words to a bad one without.
Producer Merilyn Harris
FRENCH CHALLENGE: phone [number removed]