Lectures pour tous was the first French television show discussing Literature.[1] The show was created and presented by Pierre Dumayet, it was broadcast from March 27, 1953 to May 8, 1968, on RTF.[2]

Lectures pour tous
Directed byPierre Dumayet
Presented byPierre Dumayet
Max-Pol Fouchet
Pierre Desgraupes
Country of originFrance
Original languageFrench
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Original release
ReleaseMarch 27, 1953 (1953-03-27) –
May 8, 1968 (1968-05-08)

Premise edit

The shows principle was to analyse and review literature on television.[3][4] Authors of books were interviewed and discussed, the show was designed to entertain and educate the french viewing public.[5] People of all backgrounds were invited to discuss literature on the show.[6]

Reception edit

The show was critically acclaimed for elevating the quality of television on French television.[7] According to Le Monde in 1962 Lectures pour tous had between 26% and 32% of the French viewing public.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ "L'Œil de l'INA : Lectures pour tous, la première émission littéraire". Le Figaro. November 6, 2021.
  2. ^ "Dumayet ou l'art de l'entretien littéraire". 8 April 2020.
  3. ^ Bazin, AndrŽ; Andrew, Dudley (October 3, 2014). Andre Bazin's New Media. Univ of California Press. ISBN 9780520283565 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Burnautzki, Sarah; Kiparski, Frederik; Thierry, Raphaël (October 30, 2018). Dealing with Authorship: Authors between Texts, Editors and Public Discourses. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781527520738 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Pionnier de la télévision, Pierre Dumayet est mort". November 17, 2011 – via Le Monde.
  6. ^ "Décès - " Lecture pour tous ", c'est lui. " Cinq colonnes à la Une " aussi. Pierre Dumayet est mort hier. Inventeur de la télévision". L'Est Républicain.
  7. ^ "LECTURES POUR TOUS". July 31, 1957 – via Le Monde.
  8. ^ Chaplin, Tamara (December 12, 2007). Turning On the Mind: French Philosophers on Television. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226509914 – via Google Books.