Intervilles 1964
French Domestic Series

Presenters:
Guy Lux and Simone Garnier (First City - Central Point)
Pierre Brive (Paris Studio - with Jury)
Roger Courderc and Léon Zitrone (Second City)

Referee:
Bruno Coquatrix

Producers: Guy Lux and Pierre Brive
Directors: Jean Bescont (First City - Central Point) and Roger Pradines (Second City)

An ORTF Production

Key:
 
l = Qualified for Quarter-Final
 l = Qualified for Semi-Final
l = Qualified for Grand Final
l = Grand/Super Final Winner
l
= Grand/Super Final Runner-up

 

F

Intervilles 1964

Heat 1

Event Staged: Thursday 2nd July 1964
Venue: Hendaye and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 2nd July 1964, 8.40-10.40pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Hendaye v. Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Saint-Jean-de-Luz l
 Hendaye

8
4

Additional Information

As of Saturday 27th June 1964, the Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (RTF) was relaunched as the Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF) and their television stations were rebranded likewise.

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1964

Heat 2

Event Staged: Thursday 9th July 1964
Venue: Pessac and Royan, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 9th July 1964, 8.40-10.40pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Pessac v. Royan

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Royan l
 Pessac

7
1

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F

Intervilles 1964

Heat 3

Event Staged: Thursday 16th July 1964
Venue: Calais and Dunkerque, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 16th July 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Calais v. Dunkerque

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Calais l
 Dunkerque

-
-

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F

Intervilles 1964

Heat 4

Event Staged: Thursday 23rd July 1964
Venue: Compiègne and Chantilly, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 23rd July 1964, 9.00-11.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Compiègne v. Chantilly

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 Compiègne l
 Chantilly

9
4

Made in B/W • This programme exists in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1964

Heat 5

Event Staged: Thursday 30th July 1964
Venue: Narbonne and Béziers, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 30th July 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Narbonne v. Béziers

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Béziers l
 Narbonne

8
6

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F

Intervilles 1964

Heat 6

Event Staged: Thursday 6th August 1964
Venue: Montauban and Auch, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 6th August 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Montauban v. Auch

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Montauban l
 Auch

8
4

Presenters, Officials and Production Team

Presenter Guy Lux was absent from this event, following the tragic death of his daughter Christiane and her husband in an automobile accident.

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

Teams Qualifying for Quarter Finals

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
 Saint-Jean-de-Luz 1 1 8
 Royan 2 1 7
 Calais 3 1 -
 Compiègne 4 1 9
 Béziers 5 1 8
 Montauban 6 1 8
 

F

Intervilles 1964

Quarter-Final 1 (Postponed)

Intended Staging: Thursday 13th August 1964 (Postponed)
Venues: Calais and Compiègne, France

Intended Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 13th August 1964 (not transmitted)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Calais v. Compiègne

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

-

Match postponed

-

Additional Information

The staging of this first Quarter-Final was postponed by a week as a mark of respect to Guy Lux, whose daughter and son-in-law had been killed in a car crash a week earlier. The teams that were to contest this event, Calais and Compiègne, played out their Quarter-Final on Thursday 20th August 1964 and all subsequent transmissions ran a week later than originally planned.

 

F

Intervilles 1964

Quarter-Final 1

Event Staged: Thursday 20th August 1964
Venue: Calais and Compiègne, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 20th August 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Calais v. Compiègne

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Compiègne l
 Calais

8
5

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1964

Quarter-Final 2

Event Staged: Thursday 27th August 1964
Venue: Royan and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 27th August 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Royan v. Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Royan l
 Saint-Jean-de-Luz

-
-

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F

Intervilles 1964

Quarter-Final 3

Event Staged: Thursday 3rd September 1964
Venue: Montauban and Béziers, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 3rd September 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Montauban v. Béziers

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Montauban l
 Béziers

11
5

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Teams Qualifying for Semi Finals

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
 Compiègne QF1 1 8
 Royan QF2 1 -
 Montauban QF3 1 11
 Tarbes GF 1963 1 -
 

F

Intervilles 1964

Semi-Final 1

Event Staged: Thursday 10th September 1964
Venue: Montauban and Compiègne, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 10th September 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Montauban v. Compiègne

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 Compiègne l
 Montauban

3
-1

Additional Information

The result of this competition was not shown on screen, and therefore we have mocked up the scoreboard based on the announcements made at the event.

Made in B/W • This programme exists in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1964

Semi-Final 2

Event Staged: Thursday 17th September 1964
Venue: Tarbes and Royan, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 17th September 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Tarbes v. Royan

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Royan l
 Tarbes

-
-

Returning Teams and Competitors

Tarbes, as reigning Intervilles Champions, received a bye allowing them to enter the 1964 competition at the Semi-Final stage. This was facilitated in the absence of a special 'Super Final', the Champions' head-to-head which had rounded off the 1963 series.

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Teams Qualifying for Grand Final

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
 Compiègne SF1 1 3
 Royan SF2 1 -
 

F

Intervilles 1964

Grand Final

Event Staged: Thursday 24th September 1964
Venue: Royan and Compiègne, France

Transmission:
ORTF 1 (F):
Thursday 24th September 1964, 8.30-10.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Royan v. Compiègne

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Royan l
 Compiègne
l

-
-

Additional Information

This 1964 Intervilles Final ended in a draw. In possibly the oddest tie-breaker in history, the two teams had to count the beards and shaved heads amongst their townsfolk. Compiègne out-scored Royan on the number of beards, but thanks to the local barber in Royan, Compiègne were comprehensively beaten 250-77 on shaven heads - with each bald pate worth double points!

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

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