Dead Chiffres et Dead Lettres

By | May 5, 2024

It’s being reported in the French press that Des Chiffres et Des Lettres is finally being put to pasture (or out of its misery depending on your point of view) after fifty years.

That’s really not bad going considering it’s basically spent the last twenty years of its existence fighting to stay on the screen, after repeated asks to be more relevant and attract younger audiences. In 2022 they replaced long-running and popular co-hosts Arielle Boulin-Prat and Bernard Renard and moved to a weekend-only slot, neither strategies bucked the numbers.

It will end with some sort of bang, a celebration of sorts with original host (and sometime producer) Patrice Laffont and current host Laurent Romejko (who has been hosting since 1992).

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