The writer Philippe Besson and the journalist Elizabeth Tchoungui go to meet male and female politicians who are involved in the presidential election campaign for 2017.

The time is spent having a snack whilst talking nonstop, a chat which will depart from the well worn subjects. The guests will talk about current affairs but above all cover the problems of integration. In the convivial atmosphere of a food truck parked at a location of their choice, all will be revealed, their character, tastes, weaknesses, what annoys the guests but also how they are affected by power, fame, victory and defeat…

Above all their view on the diversity of French society.


  • Airing time: Saturday 8th October at 1pm
  • Broadcasting channel : Numéro 23
  • Présenters :Philippe Besson & Elizabeth Tchoungui
  • Producer: 99%
  • Format : 26 minutes

The presenters

Philippe Besson

philippe Besson Menu président Atlantis Télévision

Writer, screenwriter, literary critic and TV presenter, Philippe Besson has more than one trick up his sleeve!

Holder of a Degree in Superior Studies of Social Law and in possession of a diploma from Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Rouen, Philippe Besson started his career as lawyer and teacher of social law. He became the right hand man of Laurence Parisot, then general secretary to the institute of French public opinion.
2001: His first novel “En l’absence des hommes” was published. The writer was inspired by a break up of a relationship and the account of a First World War veteran. The work was awarded the prize Emmanuel-Robles. His second novel “Son frere” was published the same year and was retained in the selection for the Prix Femina award.

Philippe Besson decided at this time to devote himself entirely to writing.

2002: “L’Arriere-saison” is awarded the Grand Prix RTL-Lire 2003. The same year “Un garcon d’Italie” was selected to compete for the prix Goncourt et Medicis.
2004: “Les jours fragiles” the 5th novel from Philippe Besson.
2011-2013: He writes a diary for the Gay community and supports the association Isota which militates for the marriage and adoption of children by homosexual couples.
2015: His book on James Dean is published entitled “Vivre vite” .

Elizabeth Tchoungui


Journalist, Writer and TV presenter, Elizabeth Tchoungui was born in Washington in 1974.

Elizabeth made her television debut in 1997 presenting JTJ, a children’s programme aired on Canal J.

She joined France 5 in 2000 and animated “Les Ecrans du Savoir”.

2002: She presented on the same channel UBIK then in 2003 on TV5 she presented 24h.

Elizabeth created in 2007 the culture service of France 24. She became editor in chief of the TV Culture News for the channel. She presented the special edition for the 20th anniversary of the Pan African Cinema Festival in Ouagadougou.

In September 2009 she took over the presentation of the programme Les Maternelles on France 5. She launched a new format in September 2010 and this helped the show to find its former success until her departure in June 2011.

From September 2011 to June 2012 she presented “Avant-Premieres”, a cultural revue in the second half of the evening on France 2. She is the first woman, in all the known history of Television, to present a cultural revue in the second half of the evening.

2012: O feminine on the channel France O.