She is gone. The artist Jane Birkin was found lifeless at her Parisian home this Sunday, July 16, 2023, around 11 a.m., as announced by Le Parisien. Behind her, the singer and actress leaves her daughters Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon. In the aftermath of this sad news, many stars and anonymous admirers pay him a last tribute. For their part, the channels of the France Télévisions group are shaking up their schedules to be able to broadcast various programs to honor the memory of the one that the French will never forget.
This Monday, July 17, France 3 cancels the broadcast of some of its programs initially planned. The Pauline Detective and Father’s Profession fictions are canceled or rescheduled to make way for Patrice Leconte’s film: Circulate, there’s nothing to see. In this comedy released in 1983, Jane Birkin embodies an art gallery owner and gives the answer to two inspectors, respectively played by Jacques Villeret and Michel Blanc. To succeed the feature film, an issue of The Secret Life of Songs, hosted by the famous songwriter André Manoukian, reveals the hidden stories of the many titles of the artist, who was also the poetic inspiration of Serge Gainsbourg.
The next day, it is the big sister of France 3 who will offer a new program to honor the Londoner by birth. Indeed, Oh! Pardon tu dormais… will be offered to viewers of France 2, in the second part of the evening, from 10:45 p.m. Recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris, this concert is dedicated to her collaborative album with Etienne Daho and Jean-Louis Piérot, friends of Jane Birkin.
Finally, in the middle of the week, Culturebox, cultural channel of the France TV group, available on channel 14, will close the march of tributes. From 9:10 p.m., the concert of Corsican songs, initially planned, will give way to an episode of Abers Road. This traveling musical show is played by Gaëtan Roussel, famous singer of Louise Attaque. In this program signed France 3 Bretagne, the singer-songwriter and performer meets Jane Birkin, the time of an interview and a concert in complete privacy. A program followed by a replay of the concert Oh! Pardon you were sleeping, proposed the day before on France 2.