1, rue Sésame

1, rue Sésame (translates to: 1 Sesame Street) is a French children's television series based on the popular U.S. children's program Sesame Street. The show first aired on 4 January 1978, at 6:00 a.m. on TF1. Its musical director was Roger Elcourt, composer Jean Morlier.

1, rue Sésame
GenreChildren's television series
Created byBased on a concept by Joan Ganz Cooney, with Jim Henson
Country of originFrance
No. of episodes82
Running time50 minutes
Original networkTF1
Original release4 January 1978 (1978-01-04) –
2 June 1982 (1982-06-02)

The series was executive produced by Michel Berthier from TF1 and Lutrelle Horne from CTW. The show ran for a total of 82 episodes and ceased production in June 1982.

The series is occasionally called Bonjour Sésame, or la Rue Sésame. In October 2005, a new series by Sesame Workshop was launched, called 5, Rue Sésame.


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