Carla Bruni's C'est La Vie

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01L'amour20180307

Programme 1: L'Amour.

Carla Bruni's favourite songs on the subject of love.

Carla Bruni returns to BBC Radio 2 with C'est La Vie: a new series where she plays her favourite songs in French and English on the subjects of love, sadness and joy.

France's former First Lady recently released French Touch, her fifth studio album featuring her interpretations of songs by Depeche Mode, The Clash and AC/DC.

The Italian-born, globetrotting model's music career began in 2002, when she released "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" (in English, "Someone Told Me"), a surprise hit, which sold two million copies in Europe.

Recorded in Carla's hometown of Paris, in Episode 1, L'Amour, she recalls falling in love with her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy while he was President of France from 2007-2012.

Tonight's show includes music from French-language icons Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg. Carla shares her stories of meeting Bob Dylan in Paris, performing intimate solo concerts on Instagram and plays her covers of the Rolling Stones and Tammy Wynette.

Next week Carla treats listeners to a selection of French melancholy.

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Carla Bruni's favourite love songs.

Carla's favourite French and English language songs on love, melancholy and joy.

Programme 1: L'Amour.

Carla Bruni's favourite songs on the subject of love.

Carla Bruni returns to BBC Radio 2 with C'est La Vie: a new series where she plays her favourite songs in French and English on the subjects of love, sadness and joy.

France's former First Lady recently released French Touch, her fifth studio album featuring her interpretations of songs by Depeche Mode, The Clash and AC/DC.

The Italian-born, globetrotting model's music career began in 2002, when she released "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" (in English, "Someone Told Me"), a surprise hit, which sold two million copies in Europe.

Recorded in Carla's hometown of Paris, in Episode 1, L'Amour, she recalls falling in love with her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy while he was President of France from 2007-2012.

Tonight's show includes music from French-language icons Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg. Carla shares her stories of meeting Bob Dylan in Paris, performing intimate solo concerts on Instagram and plays her covers of the Rolling Stones and Tammy Wynette.

Next week Carla treats listeners to a selection of French melancholy.

Carla Bruni's favourite love songs.

Carla's favourite French and English language songs on love, melancholy and joy.

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Carla Bruni curates an hour of sad songs in French and English.

Carla's favourite French and English language songs on love, melancholy and joy.

Programme 2: Tristesse

Carla Bruni's selection of melancholia.

Carla Bruni returns to BBC Radio 2 with C'est La Vie: her favourite French and English songs on the subjects of love, sadness and joy.

She last appeared on Radio 2 in 2014 with Postcards From Paris; now she's back with a deeper and personal selection of songs that have shaped her life.

France's former First Lady, recently released French Touch, her fifth studio album featuring her interpretations of songs by Depeche Mode, The Clash and AC/DC.

The Italian-born, globetrotting model's music career began in 2002, when she released "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" (in English, "Someone Told Me"), a surprise hit, which sold two million copies in Europe.

Recorded in Carla's hometown of Paris, in Episode 2, Tristesse, she considers why the French excel at writing sad songs and how song writing has helped her overcome melancholy in her own life. Carla celebrates the songs of Barbara, her musical icon and the "tall, dark lady" of French song. Carla also plays her interpretation of Moon River, inspired by Audrey Hepburn.

With music from Marianne Faithfull, Jeanne Moreau and Charles Trenet.

Next week, in the final episode of the series, Carla chooses songs on the subject of joy.

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Carla Bruni chooses songs on the subject of joie de vivre.

Carla's favourite French and English language songs on love, melancholy and joy.

Carla Bruni returns to BBC Radio 2 with C'est La Vie: a new series where she plays her favourite songs in French and English on the subjects of love, sadness and joy.

France's former First Lady, recently released French Touch, her fifth studio album featuring her interpretations of songs by Depeche Mode, The Clash and AC/DC.

The Italian-born, globetrotting model's music career began in 2002, when she released "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" (in English, "Someone Told Me"), a surprise hit, which sold two million copies in Europe.

Recorded in Carla's hometown of Paris, in the final show of the series, Joie de Vivre, she recalls her disco years at the Bus Palladium nightclub in Paris. She talks about her return to fashion's frontline in 2017, appearing alongside fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen at Versace's Spring show at Milan Fashion Week. We also hear of her unlikely love of Heavy Metal music after appearing alongside Metallica on Later with Jools Holland.

Tonight's show includes an eclectic selection of songs from Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, Charles Aznavour, Edith Piaf and Stromae.

Programme 3: Joie de Vivre.

Carla Bruni returns to BBC Radio 2 with C'est La Vie: a new series where she plays her favourite songs in French and English on the subjects of love, sadness and joy.

France's former First Lady recently released French Touch, her fifth studio album featuring her interpretations of songs by Depeche Mode, The Clash and AC/DC.

The Italian-born, globetrotting model's music career began in 2002, when she released "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" (in English, "Someone Told Me"), a surprise hit, which sold two million copies in Europe.

Recorded in Carla's hometown of Paris, in the final show of the series, Joie de Vivre, she recalls her disco years at the Bus Palladium nightclub in Paris. She talks about her return to fashion's frontline in 2017, appearing alongside fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen at Versace's Spring show at Milan Fashion Week. We also hear of her unlikely love of Heavy Metal music after appearing alongside Metallica on Later with Jools Holland.

Tonight's show includes an eclectic selection of songs from Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, Charles Aznavour, Edith Piaf and Stromae.