Camera café: Hervé, Jean-Claude, Maëva… they are back for the 20th anniversary of the series this Tuesday evening

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The “Caméra café” series with Bruno Solo and Yvan Le Bolloc’h is twenty years old. On this occasion, the two actors wrote new sketches. They are to be discovered on M6, this Tuesday, January 24.

Twenty years. Already twenty years. And even a little more. On September 3, 2001, M6 launched a new series. The idea: the life of a company seen from the coffee machine. The adventures of salesman Jean-Claude Convenant, purchasing manager and union representative Hervé Dumont and all their colleagues will quickly become a success. It brought together 3.2 million viewers on average.

This special bonus entitled “Café camera, 20 years already” will be an opportunity to see that the company has evolved a lot but that Jean-Claude and Hervé have not really kept pace. Always heavy and schemer, Jean-Claude will have to leave the company Geugène Electro Stim. And Hervé will logically help him pack his boxes. The opportunity to remember strong moments for twenty years: the arrival of smartphones, marriage for all, the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris, the death of Johnny Hallyday, the #MeToo movement… The bonus will alternate between old and new sketches.

To keep the same humor, the production called upon historical authors of “Caméra café”. Jean-Claude and Hervé’s work colleagues are naturally present: Maëva (Armelle), Philippe (Alain Bouzigues), HRD Jean-Guy (Gérard Chaillou), Jeanne (Jeanne Savary), Nancy (Shirley Bousquet) or Fred (Valérie Decobert). New employees are also present in the adventure.

Hervé and Jean-Claude in front of the coffee machine.

Hervé and Jean-Claude in front of the coffee machine.
Photo M6 – CALT productions, Nicolas Velter

Jean-Claude will have to leave the company.

Jean-Claude will have to leave the company.
Photo M6 – CALT productions, Nicolas Velter

Maëva and many characters are still there, twenty years later.

Maëva and many characters are still there, twenty years later.
Photo M6 – CALT productions, Nicolas Velter

This return for one evening will delight the fans. “Even today, I can’t do my shopping without being asked, so when are you coming back?”, Yvan Le Bolloc’h explains daily The Telegrame. Coming back for this 20th anniversary party is a real pleasure: “It was fun to dive back in, it’s fireworks. Especially since M6 gave us total freedom. But already, 20 years ago, certain lines and situations made people squeak, we handle them like dynamite”.

“Caméra Café” remained on the air for three years between 2001 and 2004 through 570 episodes. The series gave rise to two films in the cinema: “Espace détente” in 2005 and “Le Séminaire” in 2009. A French creation, “Caméra café” has been adapted in several European countries, in Asia, in South America, in Quebec or Australia.