Société Radio-Canada (SRC) TV Network

Le survenant

Network: Société Radio-Canada (SRC) TV Network

Broadcast Run: 1953 to 1957

Broadcast Medium: Television

Nine years after Germaine Guèvremont’s novel of the same name was published, “Le Survenant” was produced for television. The story took place at the turn of the century, in the small village of Chenal-du-Moine where a stranger came to settle down.

Le Survenant

Radio-Canada broadcast 138 episodes of the series Le Survenant, beginning on November 30th 1954 and continuing to 1960. A year after the first episode of La famille Plouffe, the character of Le Survenant, played by Jean Coutu, quickly became one of the most popular characters on Quebec television. Germaine Guèvremont wrote the screenplay of this program, which was directed by Denys Gagnon, Maurice Leroux and Jo Martin.

Written by Yvon Chouinard – January, 2006