In today’s show, Lulu pays tribute to his father. The son of the French legend Serge Gainsbourg teams up with the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Johnny Depp and Iggy Pop for his first album. Also, we meet another French singer who's making waves - the eccentric Camille.
The rockers Rival Sons join us in the studio - we meet the band that have burst onto the scene with their old school, blues-based rock'n'roll sound. But first, we discover horses ridden by skeletons. Finally, we look at a homage to one of France’s most famous dandies, Yves Montand.
In today's special Culture show - some call it high art while others might argue that it's just a strip show. The team hit the streets of Paris to discover the history of Cabaret and its role in modern day life. From the Crazy Horse to the art of burlesque, we're lifting the curtain on this French tradition. And no, this isn’t just one for the boys!
The French culture ministry said Saturday that charges will be brought against members of Institut Civitas, a Christian fundamentalist group, who disrupted a performance of a play with a Christian theme at the Theatre de la Ville on Thursday.
The French have their say about British cinema at the annual Dinard British Film Festival. Fresh from the festival's jury, Stephen Clarke gives us his choice pick of the standout films. Paddy Considine's directorial debut "Tyrannosaur" is gritty social realism at its best, whereas "Youinstead" filmed at a music festival shows a more lighthearted and free-spirited side to British film.
François Picard meets Graham Robb, historian and author of "The Discovery of France", which has just been translated into French. He gives us a foreigner's look at France from the First Revolution to World War I, and discusses the formation of both the French character and the French state.
The French are a resilient breed. We take a look at three national legends who prove old age isn't a career killer. At 68, Johnny Halliday is at the top of his game, and 87-year-old Charles Azenavour's career is still going strong. Yet 78-year-old Jacques Chirac is struggling to keep up his public appearances.
Annette Young meets Alan Cowell, Paris Senior Correspondent for the New York Times. He has been based in Paris since 2008 and is the author of "The Paris Correspondent". The French capial is often seen as being a plum posting for foreign correspondents, sometimes even as a reward for a long stint in tough places. But the job of deciphering the French and their unique behaviour is not so easy.