About the TV Show
First Air Date: November 01, 1977
|First Aired on||:||1977|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||7 episodes in 1 Seasons|
The Newcomers was a series of seven hour-long Canadian television specials that aired from 1977 to 1980 on CBC Television. The series was sponsored by Imperial Oil to mark the company's 100th anniversary in 1980. The series, written by Timothy Findley and Alice Munro, explored the theme of Canada as a nation built by immigrants, spanning from the era before Canada was founded until modern times. A French version aired on Radio-Canada with the title Les Arrivants. The opening theme music for the series was composed by Hagood Hardy.