The Pig and Whistle
|The Pig and Whistle|
|Presented by||John Hewer|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||1967 – 1977|
The Pig and Whistle was a Canadian musical television series aired on the CTV television network from 1967 to 1977. Filmed in Toronto, Ontario but set in a fictional English pub, the show featured an assortment of Canadian, British and Irish performers.
One of CTV's most popular programs of its day, Pig and Whistle drew ratings of over a million viewers in the early 1970s. The programme was hosted by John Hewer and featured the music of the Carlton Showband, a Canadian-Irish musical group. Scottish singer and entertainer Stan Kane was often featured.
The programme's title is derived from one of the names of a traditional English public house, whose meaning in turn remains somewhat speculative.
- Juneau, Pierre (24 February 1972). "The Right to See Everything . . .Including Ourselves" (speech). The Empire Club of Canada. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
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- The Pig and Whistle at the Internet Movie Database
- Jam!: Carlton Showband (the programme's regular music group)
- TVArchive.ca: The Pig and Whistle
- Canadian Communications Foundation: Pig and Whistle
- CTV Toronto: CFTO historical reference
- Museum of Broadcast Communications: Canadian Television Programming in English
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