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L'âme soeur

In the comedy L'âme soeur, Georges Dor told the story of the love that developed between a director of a dating agency and a florist.

Télé-Métropole aired 64 episodes of L'âme soeur from 1985 (first broadcast: September 16) to 1987. This TV soap opera, directed by Gaétan Bénic, Roger Legault and Paul Lepage, starred Danielle Bissonnette, Pierre Labelle and Rita Bibeau.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - September, 2008

 

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Ad Lib

From 1985 to 1995, Jean-Pierre Coallier hosted this popular talk show that welcomed hundreds of guests, as well as a long list of well known and lesser-known artists. Ad Lib was a launching pad for several of them, who would later become celebrities in their own right. Alain Choquette, for example, was someone who gradually built up a very successful career as a magician, after making many regular appearances with Jean-Pierre Coallier over a seven-year period.

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Épopée rock

In the music series Épopée rock, Caroline Bouffard and Monique Saintonge described the many adventures of several customers of a Montreal snack bar in the 1950s. Rock 'n Roll takes up a lot of room in the lives of these characters.

From 1984 (first broadcast: May 30, 1984) to 1990, Télé-Métropole aired 185 episodes of Épopée rock. This series, directed by Armand Bastien, Gaétan Bénic, Pierre Laberge, Roger Legault and Pierre A. Morin,  starred Joey Tardif, Carlyle Miller, Dominique Messier and Sydney Freund.

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Entre chein et loup

In the TV soap opera Entre chien et loup, Raymonde Descôteaux and Aurore Dessureault-Descôteaux depicted the lives of the inhabitants of a small village in the Mauricie region in the early 20th century.

Télé-Métropole aired Entre chien et loup from 1984 (first broadcast: September 17) to 1992. This TV soap opera, directed by José Aumais, Claude Colbert and Réal Nantel,  starred Jacques Thisdale, Marie Bégin, Chantal Provost and Serge Turgeon.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - September, 2008

 

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Belle-rive

In the TV soap opera Belle rive, Réginald Boisvert and Anne-Marie Cloutier examined the life of a retiree who continued to exercise a strong influence upon the lives of his neighbours in the village where he lived.

From 1983 (first broadcast: September 6) to 1985, Télé-Métropole aired 70 episodes of Belle rive. This TV soap opera, directed by Jean-Louis Sueur, starred Jean Coutu.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - September, 2008

 

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Une vie

In the TV soap opera Une vie, Jean-Marc Provost recounted the difficulties encountered by a politician following the scandal caused by his alcoholic wife.
From 1982 to 1985, Télé-Métropole would air 108 episodes of Une vie. This TV soap opera, directed by Roger Legault and Paul Lepage, notably starred Léo Ilial and Angèle Coutu.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - September, 2008

 

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Peau de Banane

In the world of situation comedies, Peau de banane stepped up to the plate from the fall 1982 to the spring 1987. Initially written by Guy Fournier, the latter passed the torch on to his son and writer, Christian Fournier.

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Les Moineau st les Pinson

In the comedy Les Moineau et les Pinson, Georges Dor portrayed the daily lives of two Montreal families, one from a comfortable milieu, and the other from a more modest background. The TV soap opera was based on the play Les Moineau chez les Pinson by Dor.

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Marisol

For three years, two and a half million TV viewers were glued to their TV sets every week to keep track of the love life of a young Quebecker (Christine Lamer) and her handsome, rich and powerful Prince of Spain (Luis de Cespedes), who she met in a travel agency! Between 1980 and 1983, this couple were the most popular and revered superstars in the Province of Quebec. Télé-Métropole aired 115 episodes of the TV soap opera Marisol directed by Gaétan Bénic, Claude Colbert, Paul Lepage and Jean-Louis Sueur.

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Les Brilliant

This comedy was rooted in the often turbulent, yet comical family relationships of the Brilliant family. More specifically, the program looked at the daily lives of a middle class family, with a satirical take on the relationship between a mother-in-law and her son-in-law. Thanks to the various situations that emerged from the imagination of Marcel Gamache, the trivial ins and outs of day-to-day life took on shapes and proportions that would captivate and seduce the TV audience.

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