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Series 7 of "Spiral" (="engrenages") for UK viewers coming up

Peter--252

Peter--252

This isn't so much a question, but a "heads-up" for UK French learners: as the title states, Series 7 of "Spiral" is being shown on BBC4 starting this Saturday (12th Oct) at 9 p.m.

Toru e suggested trying this about a year ago (and "Braquo"); it can be challenging (fast dialogue and a lot of colloquiallisms) but I love the show.  And merci beaucoup to Rocket, I am starting to pick up a fair amount of it, although I confess I still need the subtitles!
CatherineB52

CatherineB52

Spiral and other ways to enjoy the French language

I hadn't heard of Spiral but checked it out just now and discovered that Series 8 has been transmitted in France and that it should be available on BBC4 soon.  I will keep an eye out for it.

Thank you Peter.

Can anyone suggest any other French language films or documentaries (with or without sub titles) to look out for.

 

I have been listening to lots of French podcasts and radio programmes and will  put a list at the end of this post in case anyone is interested.

 

Radio France

Le quart D'heure

Le temps du debat

Affaires etrangeres

RFI

Journal en francais facile -  10 minutes daily .  A transcript is available in French or in English  a day after transmission.

 

France Culture 

You can slow the speech down if you want on some of these.

 

I hope this list is of help to someone.

 

Catherine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefluz

Jefluz

I love that series.    I also liked the series -  ‘Un village français ’.    

You can, as of this post,  find ‘ Echappées belles ‘ and ’ Des Racines et des Ailes ' on YouTube.  I like to turn on the closed captioning in French.  

Lots of other great series.   Some good ones on Netflix.  On many you can set the captions to French.

 

CatherineB52

CatherineB52

The latest series of Spiral begins on BBC4 tonight

Peter--252

Peter--252

Thanks Catherine! 

I've set my TiVo box to record the series.

Jefluz

Jefluz

Wow, you already have season 8.   Season 7 recently became available in the US on MHZ prime. I'm not sure what other options there may be for viewing in my location.    

Have you watched the series ‘Le Bureau des Légendes’ ?

Peter--252

Peter--252

I hadn't heard of this. Just checked on Wiki & it looks interesting. 

Is it available only on Netflix outside France?

I'm pretty sure it hasn't appeared on UK terrestrial or Virgin channels, and I don't subscribe to Netflix.

Jefluz

Jefluz

In the US continental it was available to stream via ‘Sundance Now’ under the name of ‘The Bureau’.  I got this as an Amazon Prime Channel.  It wasn't on Netflix here.  Perhaps the licensing requirements / rights vary by region?  

There were 5 seasons available as of the end of 2020.  There's talk of a 6th in 2021 – I hope so! There are many high quality French shows available here - but access requires use of a variety of sources – each having its own subscription cost etc.    

For example, both MHZ Prime and Walter Presents offer several good shows.  Both are available as Amazon Prime channel addons for a  very small fee ( if you have Amazon Prime ).  For example, I get  Spiral ( Engrenages ) via MHZ Prime.

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