'Pinky & Perky' were two beret wearing pigs ( puppeteered by Jan and Vlasta Dablor ) who had their own TV station 'PPC TV' ( I fondly remember the opening titles which see the two driving into the car park at BBC Television Centre and entering a small hatch in the ground where a sign reads ''PPC TV - No connection with firm next door!'' ). Many episodes saw them perform funny sketches as well as songs such as 'The Drinking Song' from 'The Student Prince', 'What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor', 'Short Shorts', 'I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts' and 'The Runaway Train'. The puppets usually had a human companion who acted as straight man. John Slater was their straight man for many years until other actors such as Fred Emney and Jimmy Thompson ( who was the only presenter I can remember ) took over.
Jan & Vlasta Dablor tried to distinguish between which one was Pinky and which one was Perky by giving one red clothes to wear and the other blue however it was a useless effort as viewers were unable to tell as 'Pinky & Perky' was filmed in monochrome ( though they did have colour publicity photos ).
It was pretty cheesy stuff if truth be told but then that was what endeared it to us cheeky tikes. Celebrity guests such as Michael Aspel, Freddie & The Dreamers and Stratford Johns ( under the guise of his character from 'Dixon Of Dock Green' ) were happy to come along and join in the fun.
Three episodes were released on VHS in the early '90's by Channel 5 Video featuring the episodes 'Where There's Life, There's Soap', 'Z-Pigs' and 'You Too Can Be A Disc Jockey' but it is not available yet on DVD. In 2008, a revival done in animation form appeared entitled 'The Pinky & Perky Show' but it was not a patch on the original.