The character of Vidocq always arouses the enthusiasm of viewers. 40 years after the broadcast of the series "The new adventures of Vidocq", interpreted by Claude Brasseur, it is Bruno Madinier's turn to don the costume of the famous brigand turned cop. Broadcast Monday on TF1, the first episode brought together a little over 6 million viewers. Criticism is fairly divided about this new series, which while dusting off the character, lacks a bit of rhythm and above all is very far from the real story of Vidocq. This is the opportunity to rediscover this fascinating character, eminently popular and ultimately very little known (see our article).