TV - BBC programmes

BBC programmes
French-language programmes on the BBC.

  • BBC Four

  • BBC Four occasionally shows films and documentaries with some interviews in French with English subtitles. Take a look at BBC iPlayer for BBC Four programmes from the past seven days.

  • BBC Learning Zone

  • Some of the following programmes are repeated on the BBC Two Learning Zone so that you can record them to watch at a later time.

  • Talk French

    Lively introduction to everyday French, taking absolute beginners to Entry Level (6 x 15 mins).


  • French Experience 1

    Comprehensive introduction to French language, building up from Level 1 to material suitable for Levels 2 and 3 (20 x 15 mins).


  • French Experience 2

    Programmes exploring the French speaking world. Pitched at Level 2-3, covering more advanced practical and social situations. Structured as French Experience I (10 x 15 mins).


  • Make French Your Business

    Focusing on using French at work; suitable for Level 2-3 (2 x 60 mins).


  • Vingt Minutes

    Video diary of a French exchange, occasionally featuring David Ginola. Several 20 min episodes.


  • France Inside Out

    Based on 5 French cities and the places around them. (5 x 20 mins)

  • BBC Learning Zone Clips Library

    The Learning Zone hosts a clips library of short videos selected to match the primary and secondary curricula. Searchable by level or subject.

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BBC TV and Radio - French

Search BBC iPlayer for programmes about 'French' or 'France'.

These links carry out automated searches and may produce some irrelevant results.


Online Courses

Hakim, your French guide, in a café

French Steps

All-in-one beginners' course. Complete it in 12 weeks with our weekly tips

Talk French

A video introduction to the language in 10 short parts


Ma France

For French improvers. 24 units with video, key phrases and games. Refresh your language and keep it up-to-date

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