The New Adventures of Vidocq

The New Adventures of Vidocq (French: Les nouvelles aventures de Vidocq, German: Die Abenteuer des Monsieur Vidocq) is a historical crime television series which originally ran between 1971 and 1973.[1] It was a co-production between France and West Germany, with shooting taking place partly at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The main character is based on the life of Eugène François Vidocq, an early nineteenth century criminal turned crime-fighter. A previous series Vidocq had been made in 1967.

The New Adventures of Vidocq
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German DVD cover
Written byGeorges Neveux
Directed byMarcel Bluwal
StarringClaude Brasseur
Danièle Lebrun
ComposerJacques Loussier
Country of originFrance
West Germany
Original languagesFrench
No. of series2
No. of episodes13
Running time55 minutes
Production companiesGaumont Television
Bavaria Film
Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française
Original networkORTF
Original release5 January 1971 (1971-01-05) –
10 December 1973 (1973-12-10)

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  1. ^ Anderson p.28


  • Malcolm Anderson. In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France. OUP, 2011.
  • Jean-Pierre Mattei. Napoléon & le cinéma: un siècle d'images. Editions Alain Piazzola, 1998.

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