Death at 79 of Patrick Pesnot, producer of “Appointment with X”
Former figure of France Inter, producer of the program “Rendez-vous with X” for more than 18 years, Patrick Pesnot died Monday at the age of 79, announces the radio on its website.
Patrick Pesnot had multiplied titles and caps – from journalist to novelist, via screenwriter – before becoming producer and presenter from 1997 to 2015 of the Saturday afternoon program of France inter, “Rendez-vous avec X” . He was then accompanied by “Monsieur X”, an “anonymous character, regularly presented as an ex-secret agent, a kind of inexhaustible source of information and with whom Patrick Pesnot conversed for 40 minutes punctuated by a certain suspense and the famous impenetrable “recalls France Inter.
“A type of a great culture”
“It was because I had this somewhat mysterious contact that I proposed this idea for a program to Inter, in 1997”, explained Patrick Pesnot, recalls The world, he who was by no means a specialist in questions of defense or espionage. He had left the antenna in 2015, after eighteen years of presence on the antenna. “It was I who made the decision to stop,” said Patrick Pesnot.
Patrick Pesnot was “the pioneer of cold box radio”, greets Yann Chouquet, deputy director of France Inter, in charge of programs and strategy. “He inspired everyone: from Hondelatte to sensitive case Today ! “He was” a type of great culture, encyclopaedic, with an extraordinary synthetic spirit”, greets Rebecca Denantes, production assistant, who collaborated with him on the show.