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SamJ93

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"Des Chiffres et Des Lettres" canceled after 52-year run
« on: May 08, 2024, 11:19:28 PM »
Only English-language article I could find is behind a paywall, so this translated French one will have to do...

A couple years after being relegated to weekends, the French TV mainstay--and inspiration for the much better-known (in the anglosphere, anyway) Countdown--will broadcast its final episodes this September.
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DoItRockapella

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Re: "Des Chiffres et Des Lettres" canceled after 52-year run
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2024, 11:34:46 PM »
I guess while we're on the topic, the UK's Channel 4 is apparently "resting" 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, though some previously taped episodes will eventually air.

https://deadline.com/2024/05/channel-4-8-out-of-10-cats-does-countdown-delay-1235908392/

Brig Bother

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Re: "Des Chiffres et Des Lettres" canceled after 52-year run
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2024, 04:17:19 AM »
This is more "Channel 4 are in quite bad financial trouble" than 8OoTCDC isn't worth recommissioning.

mmb5

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Re: "Des Chiffres et Des Lettres" canceled after 52-year run
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2024, 07:28:45 PM »
For a brief time in the 90s, my cable company had a channel that carried TV5 among other international channels.  So I got "Des Chiffres" along with Pyramide.  A solid hour of TV.  No, I don't have any tapes.  But I do have the home game.
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