Gosling En France

Episodes

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941005]

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 Académie Francaise who confesses to preferring a good book with English words to a bad one without.

Producer Merilyn Harris

FRENCH CHALLENGE: phone [number removed]

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941005]

Unknown: Ray Gosling

Producer: Merilyn Harris

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941012]

Five reports on aspects of French life. 2: La Gastromonie. Will French cuisine survive the fast food onslaught? Ray Gosling visits a young caterer in Burgundy determined to preserve the old traditions... Producer Merilyn Harris

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941012]

Unknown: Ray Gosling

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941019]

3: Le Maire. Most French villagers can name their mayor - a situation that has not existed in England since the days of Dick Whittington. Ray Gosling talks to Catherine Trautmann , Mayor of Strasbourg, about the significance of her role. Producer Merilyn Harris

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941019]

Unknown: Dick Whittington.

Talks: Ray Gosling

Unknown: Catherine Trautmann

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941026]

4: Le Cafe. Over 3,000 French cafes close every year. Ray Gosling investigates this phenomenon and asks if the French intellectual, so closely associated with cafe society. is in danger of becoming extinct. Producer Merilyn Hams

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941026]

Unknown: Ray Gosling