Like every week, Télé-Loisirs offers you its program guide in audio description. This system consists of a voice-over that describes the events taking place on the screen and allowing the blind or visually impaired viewer to understand what is happening beyond the dialogues. Depending on your box or the platform you use, you must then activate the audio description. As with hard of hearing subtitles, the operation can be tedious. Here are our recommendations for May 7-13.
The best audio description programs for Saturday May 7
Augustus, the Empire between war and peace (Documentary, 8:50 p.m., Arte): Augustus is reputed to be a violent, power-hungry and unscrupulous warlord. Founder of the Roman Empire, he nevertheless initiated a period of peace and prosperity. Playful and educational, this fictional documentary goes into detail about the destiny of Augustus, who beat his rival Marc Antoine to the succession of Caesar.
Murders in Porquerolles (Telefilm, 9:10 p.m., France 3): Elisabeth Carlson, an artist-painter and figure admired on the island, is found dead on the beach of Alycastre, in Porquerolles. An effective suspense filmed in a superb setting.
Murders in Aix-en-Provence (Telefilm, 10:40 p.m., France 3): Anne Giudicelli investigates a corpse found crucified in the crypt of the Saint-Sauveur cathedral in Aix-en-Provence. Astrid Veillon conducts this investigation smoothly, where a nauseating past resurfaces.
The best audio description programs for Sunday May 8
DeGaulle (Film, 9:10 p.m., France 2): During the Second World War, the career of Charles de Gaulle, freshly promoted to general, who joined the Resistance. Lambert Wilson gives strength and emotion to the historical character in this careful reconstruction.
Unforgotten – Season 3, episode 5 (Série, 00h15, France 3): Following the error made by Cassie, Peter Carr is stabbed in the middle of the street by an unbalanced man. The investigation takes an unexpected and thrilling turn in this intense episode, rich in revelations. Some characters show their dark side.
The best audio description programs for Monday, May 9
Translators (Film, 7:15 p.m., Canal + Cinema): Nine translators are gathered in an undisclosed location to work on a future bestseller. But the first pages of the novel leak. Built on a twisted scenario, this thriller is supported by a Machiavellian Lambert Wilson.
The Passage of the Sans-Souci (Film, 8:50 p.m., Arte): Humanitarian activist, Max Baumstein assassinates the Ambassador of Paraguay. The explanation for his gesture can be found in the 1930s, under the Nazi regime. A dark and captivating work, illuminated by Romy Schneider.
The best audio description programs for Tuesday, May 10
The World of Xi Jinping (Documentary, 8:55 p.m., Arte): Multiple speakers cross their words to analyze the communication strategies of Xi Jinping, President of China since 2013. A documentary of burning news carried by an in-depth analysis.
perfect felonies – Master of Crime (Series, 9:10 p.m., France 3): Claire Moreno and Hubert de Montalembert investigate the death of a student, discovered in the middle of a fake crime scene in a criminology class. An episode that has some surprises in store, between crime specialists.
perfect felonies – A dark heart (Series, 10 p.m., France 3): A maintenance worker at the Nice aquarium dies. According to the autopsy, it would be a murder covered in heart attack thanks to the hacking of his cardiac simulator. The end is moving but the plot does not hold in breath.
The best audio description programs for Wednesday, May 11
A triumph (Film, 7 p.m., Canal + Cinéma): Etienne Carboni, an actor in need of roles, agrees to give acting lessons to prisoners in a prison in Île-de-France. His first contacts with his new students are a little harsh, but Etienne gradually manages to capture their attention and offers them to work on “Waiting for Godot”, by Samuel Beckett. Inspired by an amazing true story, a touching chronicle, with all impeccable actors.
The Cellar Man (Film, 10:45 p.m., Canal +): The owner of a Parisian apartment sells one of his cellars to a former history professor. But this one settles in the place and is characterized by a very troubling behavior. On a difficult subject to treat, a drama with an ambitious scenario, spoiled by a last expeditious act.
The best audio description programs for Thursday, May 12
In Therapy – Season 2, episode 26 (Série, 8:55 p.m., Arte): Inès arrives decomposed at her appointment, in neglected clothes, then announces in a blank voice her recent miscarriage to her therapist. A session of rare intensity. Breathtaking in the role of Inès, the actress Eye Haïdira expresses her dismay with her deep gaze.
In Therapy – Season 2, episode 27 (Série, 9:15 p.m., Arte): Young Robin tackles the subject of the fake news that is spreading via the Net about Covid 19. Then he comes back to the harassment suffered in college. An explosive session for young Robin, troubled by the complexity of the world.
The best audio description programs for Friday, May 13
Murders at Sandhamn – Season 9, episode 1 (Série, 8:55 p.m., Arte): Thomas and Mia are hiding at the port. The first is absent for a few moments when the investigator is attacked. A new Captivating and well acted episode.
A man and a woman (Film, 9 p.m., France 5): A man and a woman, inconsolable widowers, meet in Deauville and end up falling in love. Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant form a mythical couple in this poignant film, crowned with a Palme d’Or and two Oscars.
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie – Season 3, episode 2 (Série, 9:10 p.m., France 2): Sidelined because she couldn’t solve the murder of two models, Gréco makes it a point of honor to find the culprit before everyone else . An episode with a playful investigation into the colorful world of the seventies.
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Accessible TV programs: our selection of films and series in audio description from May 7 to 13