Christian Barbier (host)


August 14, 2022

Christian Barbier is a French radio host born September 3, 1939 in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) and died August 4, 2022 [Where?].


From his real name Christian EspItalier, he started at Europe 1 in 1963 as a journalist reporter. In particular, in 1964, he obtained the scoop from the interview with Jean-Paul Sartre when the latter refused the Nobel Prize [ref. necessary]. He is also the interlocutor of Lucien Léger, known as "the Strangler" [ref. necessary]. From 1967 to 1998, he presented various second-party programs such as La nuit est à nous (1970-1973), Barbier de nuit (1980-1998), and Club Kriter. He receives daily, most often live, actors or singers who accept the game of nocturnal "confession". He participated three times in 2006, then in 2007, in the program Les Enfants d'Europe 1 hosted by Marc Tronchot, one devoted to the "Great Voices" of Europe 1, the other two to the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. . The whistled signature tune of all the shows he hosted is an instrumental version of Where the Rainbow Ends by the Tony Hiller Orchestra. He died on August 4, 2022 at the age of 82. He is often confused with the homonymous actor. When the latter died in 2009, an article in La Libre Belgique paid tribute to him, as if he and Christian Barbier, the host of Europe 1, had been one and the same person.

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Audiovisual resource: Internet Movie Database Radio portal Portal of France