French for Love (1962)

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Not surprisingly, this Canadian series originated from the Montréal studios of the CBC. The hosts were Gerard and Sheila Arthur, who'd previously helmed the similar CBC radio weekly "Time for French." In an entertaining, non-pedantic fashion, the hosts did their best to indoctrinate English-speaking audiences in the subtleties of conversational French, using comic sketches as the principle means of education. Regular features included "What the Dictionaries Don't Tell" and "Pages Choisies," the latter dealing with basic phrases needed for day-to-day survival in Quebec. Due to the frequent absences of costar Gerard Arthur, the sketches were taken over by a troupe of comedy regulars during the series' fourth season. French for Love was broadcast locally in Montréal from 1962, and on the entire CBC network from January 3 to July 10, 1966.