His stint at the Grand Journal show was short lived, but Ollivier Pourriol, the novelist-philosopher «with salt-and-pepper hair », has juicy anecdotes to tell about his TV experience.
Comment a book without having read it, marching orders barked into the earpiece, mike cut off to avoid squatting too much air time… The one who was hired to incarnate « the brainy slot» of the bunch spares no details and does not hesitate to retranscribe his often acerbic conversations with the production team.
We like : knowing the little behind the scenes secrets of a show, in order to finally discover the other side of the TV set.
"On/Off" by Ollivier Pourriol
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