Whistle Town

Whistle Town is a Canadian children's television series which aired on CBC Television in the 1958–59 season.

Whistle Town
Genrechildren's
Written byCliff Braggins
John Gerrard[1]
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
Production
ProducerJohn Kennedy[1]
Release
Original networkCBC Television
Original release30 September 1958 (1958-09-30) –
25 June 1959 (1959-06-25)

PremiseEdit

Danny (Rex Hagon) lives in the fictional Whistle Town with his friend Foster, a puppet (voiced by Jack Mather). The Tuesday episodes are set in the community's toy shop which is owned by Mr. Bean (Larry Beattie) and staffed by his assistant (Jack Mather). Thursday episodes were set in the town's fire station. Other characters included Mr. Haggarty (Hugh Webster), a postman (Claude Rae), Ross (Ross Snetsinger) and Mayor Jacques (Jean Cavall).[1] Alan Crofoot and George Feyer portrayed other roles.[2]

Episodes included musical performances by Jean Cavall and Ed McCurdy. Cartoons and news films were included with songs and sketches.[1]

ProductionEdit

John and Linda Keogh developed the puppetry for the series, including Foster.

SchedulingEdit

The half-hour program was broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm from 30 September 1958 until 25 June 1959.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Allan, Blaine (1996). "Whistle Town" (PDF). Queen's University. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. ^ Chrysdale, Joseph (August 2006). "Whistle Town". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2015.