Many university students taking French, as well as frequent viewers of PBS, have probably seen an episode or two of French in Action. It’s a 52 part video series written by Pierre Capretz that covers two years of university level courses. The series was filmed in Paris in 1985 and thanks to fiafans.org, they are having a 25th anniversary celebration this October at Yale.
The actors who played Mireille (Valérie Allain) and Robert (Charles Mayer) will definitely be there in addition to Pierre Capretz. I wish I could go! Someone please go for me!
Watch all 52 videos online (US & Canada only)
All 52 transcripts (Scribd document)
Mystères et boules de gomme ! (fiafans.org)
FIA Fans Wiki (vocabulary and notes for half of the episodes)
FIA for Teachers (resource for teachers using FIA in class)