Brave New World Canada airs BBC 1 NI, Sunday 18th October, 10pm
Date Posted: October 8, 2015
Having explored Ulster’s relationship with New Zealand, presenter William Crawley sets off on a new journey, to reveal the lives of men and women who also departed these shores but travelled in the opposite direction – across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada.
Brave New World: Canada begins on Sunday 18 October on BBC One Northern Ireland at 10pm. It has been produced for BBC Northern Ireland by DoubleBand Films and made with assistance from the Northern Ireland Screen Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.
As the programme reveals, the Ulster-Canada story is one that can be traced back to the mid-eighteenth century right through to the present day – from those very first Ulster migrants who followed Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia (Latin for ‘New Scotland’) to the pioneers of the western frontiers; from the Prime Ministers of Ulster descent to the Presbyterians of Montreal; and from the man who saved Quebec’s historic walls to the businessmen who built the thriving city of Toronto.
As in Brave New World: New Zealand, this series follows William on a journey – starting in Nova Scotia, and travelling inland to Toronto, Montreal and finally westwards as far as the prairies of Manitoba.