The Newcomers (miniseries)

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The Newcomers
Genre drama
Theme music composer Hagood Hardy
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 7
Release
Original network CBC
First shown in 1977
Original release 1980

The Newcomers was a series of seven hour-long Canadian television specials that aired from 1977 to 1980 on CBC Television. These dramas explored the theme of Canada as a nation built by immigrants, spanning from the era before Canada was founded until modern times. The series was sponsored by Imperial Oil to mark the company's 100th anniversary in 1980. The series was produced by Nielsen-Ferns.[1] McClelland and Stewart published a related book in 1979.[2]

A French version aired on Radio-Canada with the title Les Arrivants.

The opening theme music for the series was composed by Hagood Hardy.

Episodes[edit]

  1. "Prologue"
  2. "1740"
  3. "1832"
  4. "1847"
  5. "1911"
  6. "1927"
  7. "1978"


References[edit]

  1. ^ Corcelli, John (September 2005). "Newcomers, The". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Charles E. Israel, ed. (1979). The Newcomers. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. ISBN 978-0771001581. 

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