Quinze Minutes

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started9th Jan 1989
ended13th Mar 1989
last rpt20th Nov 1997
10 school years
duration15 mins
age rangeAge 11-13
languagefrIn French
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Quinze Minutes is a French-language BBC schools TV series from the 1980s and 1990s, covering French Language for secondary school pupils.

A magazine programme for beginners in French in the early years of secondary school.

The French presenter Nicholas introduces children from Rouen Violet-marker.png and surrounding areas going about their everyday life in France, explaining some of their simple vocabulary.


# Title Broadcast
1. En ville #1989-01-09-00-00-009 Jan 1989
2. À la maison #1989-01-16-00-00-0016 Jan 1989
3. À l'école #1989-01-23-00-00-0023 Jan 1989
4. À table #1989-01-30-00-00-0030 Jan 1989
5. Temps libre #1989-02-06-00-00-006 Feb 1989
6. Les sports #1989-02-13-00-00-0013 Feb 1989
7. À la mode #1989-02-20-00-00-0020 Feb 1989
8. Jours de fête #1989-02-27-00-00-0027 Feb 1989
9. En vacances #1989-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 1989
10. Visites en France #1989-03-13-00-00-0013 Mar 1989

The series was first broadcast in Spring 1989


Presented by Nicholas Mead
Producer Caroline Godley


A pupils' book was available, along with an information sheet which was later expanded into a full book of teacher's notes.

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