French Chanson Contents

Daniel Pageon wrote and presented a number of programmes for  the BBC

from 1982 to 1996

Daniel is writing a book on that very subject covering the period

from the origins of the French Chanson to the mid-Nineteen Seventies



28/03/82 BBC Radio 2: Introducing Pop Over Europe (In French-English-German-Italian-Spanish) 

25/09/82 BBC Radio 2: Introducing Pop Over Europe (In French-English-German-Italian-Spanish)

05/10/82 BBC Radio 2: 20th Century Troubadour - Gilbert Bécaud (Pilot Programme in English) - Click Here

April 83 BBC Radio 2: 20th Century Troubadour - Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Léor Ferré, Yves Montand, Juliette Gréco and a requests programme (6 Programmes in English) - Click Here

05/02/1984 BBC Radio 2: A Tribute to Tino (In English) - Click Here

26/05/84: Radio 2: Introducing Pop Over Europe (In French-English-Italian-Spanish)

June 84: Radio 2: Nights at the Paris Olympia (6 programmes in English) - Click Here

29/07/86: BBC French Service: Le magazine du vendredi: History of English Music Hall (4 programmes in French)

01/09/88: BBC Radio 2: Edith Piaf Tribute (In English) - Click Here

1989: BBC Radio 2: We celebrated in style Maurice Chevalier Centenary with 3 hours of programmes - Click Here

28/09/92: BBC Radio 2: Yves Montand at 70 (In English) -

25/04/93: BBC Radio 2: Charles Trenet at 80 (In English)

09/04/94: BBC Radio 2: Aznavour at 70 (In English)

31/07/94: BBC Radio 2: Tribute to Jean Sablon (In English)


03/04/95: BBC Radio 2: Friday Night is Music Night – Interval Talk (In English)


July 1996: BBC Radio 4: Six programmes on the French Chansons

July 1997: BBC Radio 4: 5 Programmes on the French Chansons


2009: Josephine Baker: The First Black Superstar. Daniel was part of this BBC 2 documentary - Click Here




French Chanson in London & New York


Londres Swings aussi en français: Daniel wrote an article published in the Alliance Française Magazine - Click Here

Caroline Nin sings Edith Piaf: Another article by Daniel published by the Alliance Française Magazine - Click Here

Anthony Cable sings Jacques Brel: 2009 - Click Here

Juliette Gréco in London 2010: Click Here

Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York 2012: Click Here

Peter Straker sings Jacques Brel 2012: Click Here

Jane Birkin at the Barbican on 9th November 2013: Click Here

Carolin Nin with her Hymne à Piaf at the Hippodrome Casino November 2013: Click Here

Cush Jumbo at the Bush Theatre in London  (2013) and off-Broadway at Joe's Pub (2015)



Chanson and Immigration in France is a new blog published by Pat Harvey. It will be of great interest to all fans of the French Chanson. To access it click here.

Surfing on the Net I have found a site where there are thousands of French Chansons. To access it click here




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