Saturday 1 April 1961
Panel: Jean Bayless, Brian Matthew, Eric Sykes, Beatrice Lillie
Radio Times says this is the 86th edition.
Audience is said to be 15 million!
Stewart Morris: “The big names of show business are seldom averse to jury service.”
Panel of three teenagers is called “the ultimate authority”.
Biggest disappointment of the week: Beatrice Lillie on ‘Juke Box Jury’.
Alley Cat, 7 April 1961
Daily Mirror, 070461
Producer Russell Turner, 33, provides his last programme for the BBC tonight with Robert Harbin’s Mystery And Magic. After six years with the Corporation, Turner is going into freelance TV, film and stage production work. “I’ve done all I can at the BBC,” he said, “We mutually agreed to part.”
First Thank Your Lucky Stars, 1 April 1961, ABC-TV
Shameless rip-off of JBJ with Spin-A-Disc, marks out of five.
Janice Nicholls, emphasising show’s Birmingham link.
Brian Matthew host.
080461 World’s Fair Little Boy Sad “real swinger with lots of appeal. If you are still in doubt, well, that certain TV programme voted it a Miss.”