Pig and Whistle, The (Series) (1967-1977)

Aka: Pig 'n' Whistle; Pig & Whistle

Pig and Whistle, The
Set in a studio recreation of a British pub, Pig and Whistle starred British actor/singer John Hewer as the host of an inn that featured resident singers, dancers and an orchestra, plus guests, with members of the public forming the invited audience at tables round the room. Toronto singer Kay Turner was the barmaid, and the Carlton Show Band were regularily featured.

John Hewer .... Host
Billy Meek .... Regular
Kay Turner .... Regular
Roland Dancers .... Regular
Carlton Showband .... Regular

Original Broadcaster(s): CTV

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I was one of the original Carlton Showband members on the Pig and Whistle show. Unfortunately none of the shows were ever saved. I have a website www.carltonshowband.com where all of the material that the showband ever recorded is available for purchase.
byClick here to see the profile of this user Duncan McCaul, January 28, 2008
That should be CY Leonard, and he was the original VENTRILOQUIST, with Happy.

His son, Bruce, later became the show's ventriloquist, with Sparky.
I used to really love this show when I was 3 or 4.

If you want to find out a bit more about it, Ron Leonard (the magician from "The Uncle Bobby Show") knew Billy Meek. Ron is on the internet. Just Google him.
byKane Thomson, November 9, 2007
i am looking for authenticity of a program i own from the Pig and Whistle. it has all the regulars autographs and 4 of the Carlton Show Bands autographs.
i would like to know how to authenticate said program and to find out it's value.
According to the National Archives of Canada, there is only one episode known to exist apart from a few episodes in private collections. The funny thing is, the National Archives got a copy of the episode by accident. The episode was mislabelled as "Question Period"
byMr. T, August 16, 2007
Where can you find and watch the Pig and Whistle shows? When I was a kid we only had a battery operated TV and could only watch CTV (channel 8). The pig and whistle was one of the shows that sticks in my mind. ( I especially remember the theme song!) Despite our recluse, I loved those days. Bring on the memories, bring on The Pig and Whistle!
byKevin W Kincaid, June 4, 2007
It was a spirited and lively TV show. My parents used to watch it every Friday on CBC out of Windsor, Ont. It would be nice to get a copy of some of the shows from any year. My parents would love seeing them again

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