Lost Media Archive

Marie-Charlotte (right) and her mother (left).

Marie-Charlotte was a puppet show series that originally aired on French TV channel TF1 in 1982 and was rescreened a few more times in the 1980s. The number of made episodes is unknown, but each one was roughly 3-minutes long.

It was a slice-of-life series, centered on a little girl, Marie-Charlotte, who would discover many facts of life with her parents.

The puppets were the creation of Jean Godement, a puppeteer whose many works were common sights on French TV in the 1970s and the early 1980s. Unfortunately, the vast majority of his shows have not resurfaced. Marie-Charlotte is one of the most obscure shows, and very few evidence of it subsists today, even on the Internet. Only a handful of screenshots are available, for instance, but the people who uploaded them have not made their original videos public.