• 283

    Saturday 2 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 26 December 1964)


    Panel: Val Doonican, Charlie Drake, Fenella Fielding, Twinkle


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    What In The World’s Come Over You – Rockin’ Berries (Piccadilly) HIT
    Come Tomorrow – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    The Heart That You Break – Gitte (Columbia) MISS
    Goodbye Charlie – Pat Boone (Dot) MISS
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Righteous Brothers (London) MISS (60 seconds)
    If You Love Him – Joanie Sommers (Warner) HIT
    Dear Heart – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Round And Round – Dickie Rock (Pye) HIT Written by Peter Lee Stirling
    The Promised Land – Chuck Berry (Pye International) HIT (58 seconds)


    Neville Wortman: “The panel only heard what was played on the programme. We only played a minute of a record but if a record was rather unusual, we might choose something other than the beginning. The Righteous Brothers’ You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ would be an example of that. You want to give the panel a real flavour of what the music is all about. It’s like being a good publisher – they can tell from the first few lines of an unsolicited manuscript if it is something they want.”

  • 284

    Saturday 9 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: David Healy, Pete Murray, Peggy Mount, Dusty Springfield


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Here She Comes – Tymes (Pye) HIT (3-1)
    The Special Years – Val Doonican (Decca) HIT (all)
    Invisible Tears – Elaine & Derek (Decca) MISS (all)
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Cilla Black (Parlophone) 0.54 HIT (all)
    Everybody Knows – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT (3-1)
    Across The Street – Craig Douglas (Fontana) MISS (all)
    Makin’ Whoopee – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS (3-0 second jury)
    Dance Dance Dance – Beach Boys (Capitol) HIT (3-0 second jury)
    Ain’t It The Truth – Mary Wells (Stateside) HIT (all)


    Audience Research Report
    Audience was 22%, and 9% watching ITV
    Reaction index of 51 (average 54 for series)
    “Juke Box Jury appealed very much more to viewers under 20 but at the same time reaction to this particular edition was not unduly enthusiastic.”
    Teenagers thought that there were too many records of a type that would never make the charts. (Actually, untrue in this instance!)
    The teenagers had little time for anyone not of their generation or musical persuasion.
    The most popular personality was the one member who openly admitted her ignorance of pop music – Peggy Mount. Viewers admired her honesty and found her likeable and forthright.
    Pete Murray disliked for his “stupid fooling around” and “disastrous attempts at humour”.
    Dusty was criticised for her “inarticulate mumblings” and her “quite grotesque makeup”.
    David Healy didn’t make an impression either way.
    The majority found the ‘candid camera’ shots of the audience a most attractive feature.

  • 285

    Saturday 16 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Maureen Cleave, Rupert Davies, Richard Wattis


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Michelle – Morgan James Duo (Philips) MISS (3-1)
    Funny How Love Can Be – Ivy League (Piccadilly) HIT (3-1)
    Long After Tonight Is All Over – Jimmy Radcliffe (Musicor) HIT (all)
    Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks (Pye) MISS (3-1)
    Bombay Duckling – Ted Heath & his Music (Decca) MISS (3-1)
    Come See About Me – The Supremes (Motown single played, then on Stateside) HIT (all)
    And The Heavens Cried – Vince Hill (Columbia) MISS (2-1 second jury)
    Now I’m Alone – The Gamblers (Decca) MISS (3-0 second jury)


    Artist fees £283.10 (incl 30g for each panel member, so David Jacobs is £157.10)
    Copyright is £155
    Telerecording is £60
    Total £498.10, budget allocation is £500.

  • 286

    Saturday 23 January 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Angela Douglas, Virginia Lewis, Wolf Mankowitz, Del Shannon


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones (Decca)
    Somewhere In Your Heart – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    See You Later Alligator – Millie (Fontana)
    It’s Gonna Last Forever – Billy J Kramer (Parlophone)
    Nancy’s Theme – Earle Hagen (Colpix)
    Game Of Love – Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders (Fontana)
    No Other Heart – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)
    Yes I Will – The Hollies (Parlophone)

  • 287

    Saturday 30 January 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 23 January)


    Panel: Paul Anka, Stubby Kaye, Ann Sidney, Julie Samuel


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals (Columbia)
    You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin (Reprise)
    I Cry Alone – Jackie Lee (Decca)
    Stop Feelin’ Sorry For Yourself – Adam Faith (Parlophone) 0.59
    Thanks a Lot – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Stairway to a Star – Shelley (Pye) Written by Miki Dallon
    It Hurts So Much – Jim Reeves (RCA)
    He’s The One For Me – Tammy St John (Pye)
    Tell Her No – The Zombies (Decca) 1.06


    Programme was not billed in RT due to arrangements for Churchill’s funeral.

  • 288

    Saturday 6 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Thora Hird, Linda Lewis, Don Moss, Gene Pitney


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Your Hurtin’ Kinda Love – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Mary Anne – Shadows (Columbia)
    Silhouettes – Herman’s Hermits (Columbia)
    Come and Stay With Me – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    Goodnight – Roy Orbison (London)
    In My Way – Dave Kaye (Decca) MISS
    The Look Of Love – Lesley Gore (Mercury)
    Half As Much – Rick & Sandy (Mercury)

  • 289

    Saturday 13 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 6 February)


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Marianne Faithfull, Adrienne Posta, Ted Ray


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Teardrops In The Rain – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Golden Lights – Twinkle (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    My Funny Valentine – Buddy Greco (Columbia)
    Honey I Need – Pretty Things (Fontana) 0.48
    I Must Be Seeing Things – Gene Pitney (Stateside) (Mystery Guest)
    In The Meantime – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    I’ll Stop At Nothing – Sandie Shaw (Pye) (Mystery Guest)
    The In Crowd – Dobie Gray (London)


    Ted Ray paid 30g

  • 290

    Saturday 20 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Chris Hutchins, Lulu, Roy Orbison, Marjorie Proops


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    You’re My Girl – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS
    Don’t Come Runnin’ Back To Me – Nancy Wilson (Capitol) HIT
    I Apologise – P J Proby (Liberty) HIT
    Born To Be Together – The Ronettes (London) MISS
    I Know A Place – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Hurt – Alan David (Decca) MISS (Mystery Guest)
    The Way Of Love – The Four Pennies (Philips) MISS
    Little Boat – Cleo Laine (Fontana) MISS
    Someone Must Have Hurt You A Lot – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT


    Passing reference to watching Juke Box Jury in The Haunted City (page 204)

  • 291

    Saturday 27 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Bill Crozier, Georgie Fame, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Reelin’ And Rockin’ – Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
    That’s Not What Angels Are For – Barbara Kay (Pye)
    Without You – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    Goodbye My Love – The Searchers (Pye)
    Funny World – Astrud Gilberto (Verve)
    Have You Looked Into Your Heart – Peter Gordeno (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    Softly Softly – Ruby Murray (Columbia)

  • 292

    Saturday 6 March 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Jacqueline Jones, Tom Jones, Barbara Mullen, Pete Murray


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 293

    Saturday 13 March 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Francesca Annis, Lance Percival, Keely Smith, Peter Lee Stirling


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Donovan’s Catch The Wind was voted a Miss by the second panel but the record was cut out of the broadcast as he had been featured on Ready, Steady, Go! and the BBC realised that ITV were promoting him. (Sun, 160365)

  • 294

    Saturday 20 March 1965, 5.20.-5.55pm


    Panel: Georgia Brown, Paul Jones, Edmund Purdom +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    According to Television’s Greatest Hits, 5.5m viewers and position 18.

  • 295

    Saturday 27 March 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Peter Carver, Roy Castle, Marlene Laird, Joan Tuner


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 296

    Saturday 3 April 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Adam Faith, Sue Lloyd, David Tomlinson


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 297

    Saturday 10 April 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Hermoine Gingold, Stubby Kaye, Tom Springfield, Dionne Warwick


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    DW appearing at Savoy Hotel

  • 298

    Saturday 17 April 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Tony Bennett, Marianne Faithfull, Eartha Kitt, Ted Rogers


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    EK at The Talk Of The Town

  • 299

    Saturday 24 April 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Val Doonican, Judy Huxtable, Pete Murray, Julie Rogers


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 300

    Saturday 1 May 1965, 5.25.-5.50pm


    Panel: Chris Andrews, Dora Bryan, Dave Clark, Sarah Miles


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    No show on 8 May 1965 – 20th anniversary of VE Day – special programme with Montgomery, Eisenhower and Dimbleby.

  • 301

    Saturday 15 May 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Tsai Chin, Russ Conway, Suzy Kendall, Les Reed


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 302

    Saturday 22 May 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Mrs Mills, Pete Murray, Harvey Orkin, Sandie Shaw


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 303

    Saturday 29 May 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Bill Maynard, Don Moss, Barbara Shelley, Rita Tushingham


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    New set and a new arrangement by Ted Heath of theme music

  • 304

    Saturday 5 June 1965, 5.20.-5.45pm


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Paul Jones, Luciana Paluzzi, Ginette Spanier


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 305

    Saturday 12 June 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Gay Byrne, Noel Harrison, Lita Roza, Jackie Trent


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 306

    Saturday 19 June 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Bill Crozier, Susan Hampshire, Stubby Kaye, Una Stubbs


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 307

    Saturday 26 June 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Sam Costa, Miriam Karlin, Sylvie Varton, Bobby Vinton


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 308

    Saturday 3 July 1965, 7.20-7.45pm


    Panel: Astrud Gilberto, Magda Kanopka, Vic Lewis, Wolf Mankowitz


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 309

    Saturday 10 July 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Amanda Barrie, Chris Curtis, Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 310

    Saturday 17 July 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Ray Brooks, Angela Douglas, Stubby Kaye, Millie


    Producer: Richard Evans

  • 311

    Saturday 24 July 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Georgie Fame, Goldie, Sheila Hancock, Pete Murray


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 312

    Saturday 31 July 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Jackie Collins, Alan Freeman, Jackie Rae, June Thorburn


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 313

    Saturday 7 August 1965, 5.20-5.45pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Billy Daniels, Don Moss, Helen Shapiro


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 314

    Saturday 14 August 1965, 5.20-5.45pm


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Jacqueline Jones, Mike Hurst, Sue Thompson


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 315

    Saturday 21 August 1965, 5.20-5.45pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Terence Edmond, Rosemary Nicols, Peter Noone


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 316

    Saturday 28 August 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Jill Browne, Allan Clarke, Lee Francis, Pete Murray


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Pete Murray still getting 30g a show.

  • 317

    Saturday 4 September 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Victor Borge, Helen Cherry, Adam Faith, Sandie Shaw


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 318

    Saturday 11 September 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Val Doonican, Barbara Ferris, Marion Montgomery, Dudley Moore


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 319

    Saturday 18 September 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Lucy Bartlett, Sam Costa, Rolf Harris, Nancy Wilson


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 320

    Saturday 25 September 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Petula Clark, Buddy Greco, Jonathan King, Virginia Lewis


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 321

    Saturday 2 October 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Tito Burns, Maureen Cleave, Vince Hill +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 322

    Saturday 9 October 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Louise Cordet, Julie Felix, Lance Percival, Leslie Phillips


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 323

    Saturday 16 October 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Denny Piercy, Gene Pitney, Marion Ryan, Ginette Spanier


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 324

    Saturday 23 October 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Lulu, Henry Mancini, Chrissie Shrimpton, Billy Walker


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 325

    Saturday 30 October 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Maurice Kinn, Peter Noone +2


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 326

    Saturday 6 November 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Lynda Baron, Alexandra Bastedo, Dave Clark, Pete Murray


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 327

    Saturday 13 November 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Bill Kerr, Sandie Shaw, David Wigg, Muriel Young


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 328

    Saturday 20 November 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Ian Fenner, Suzanna Leigh, Kenny Lynch, Patrice Wymore


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Suzanna Leigh had made an Elvis film and been a judge on Miss World earlier in week.

  • 329

    Saturday 27 November 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Juliette Greco, Françoise Hardy, Hugh Lloyd


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 330

    Saturday 4 December 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Simon Dee, Carolyn Hester, Stratford Johns, Ketty Lester


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 331

    Saturday 11 December 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Lesley Langley, Mickie Most, Dakota Staton, Johnny Tillotson


    Producer: Stewart Morris

  • 332

    Saturday 18 December 1965, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Con Cluskey, Peter Haigh, Edina Ronay


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Cilla Black paid 30g for 11.12.65 so this programme was probably recorded.

    No show on Christmas Day

  • 26

    Saturday 2 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Paul Carpenter, Peggy Cummins, Gilbert Harding, Lady Carolyn Townshend


    Records played:
    On The Beach – Playmates (Columbia)
    I Wanna Be Loved – Ricky Nelson (London)
    If I Give My Heart to You – Ketty Lester (Philips)
    Marching Guitars – Bell Sounds (HMV)
    Why – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    The Big Hurt – Miss Toni Fisher (Top Rank)
    Love Is the Only Thing – Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)
    Oh Melancholy Me – Passions (HMV)


    “Disgraceful! All American records on Saturday’s ‘Juke Box Jury’. Surely the producer Russell Turner should have noticed this great injustice – hardly respectful to his boss, Eric Maschwitz, former Songwriters’ Guild chairman, who greatly champions British tunes.” NME’s Alley Cat, 8 January 1960
    The panel (including that long-haired beat boy Gilbert Harding) discussed the Playmates, Ricky Nelson, Kitty Kallen, the Bell Sounds, Frankie Avalon (‘Why’), Miss Toni Fisher, Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Passions. Looking at the BBC’s logs, it is absurd that the panel were asked to comment on Kitty Kallen’s ‘If I Give My Heart to You’ after just 30 seconds.
    Gilbert Harding was described by NME as “television’s supreme critic and avowed hater of rock ’n’ roll.” When he was doing a DJ stint on the Light Programme, he once had to play Great Balls of Fire, but took it off halfway through and said, “That’s enough of that rubbish.”
    Carolyn Townshend was one of England’s most beautiful debs. Became Lady Carolyn Capellini; married Antonio Capellini, 30, Italian landowner. She had been a TV scriptwriter.
    Paul Carpenter & Peggy Cummins were actors.

  • 27

    Saturday 9 January 1960, 6-6.30pm (Recorded 2.1.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lionel Bart, Shirley Anne Field, Gilbert Harding, Anita Prynne


    Records played:
    All in Good Time – Nelson Trio (London)
    A Girl Like You – Randy Sparks (HMV)
    What More Do You Want – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Little Angel – Eddie Cochran (London) voted a hit
    Song Of The Dreamer – David Whitfield (Decca)
    We Told You Not To Marry – Titus Turner (London)
    Think Love – Kathy Linden (Felsted)
    Summer Set – Acker Bilk (Columbia)
    The Years Between – Maureen Evans (HMV)


    Eddie Cochran’s ‘Little Angel’ voted a hit on ‘Juke Box Jury’. Why were they playing the B-side? David Jacobs was so astonished that Gilbert Harding liked it that he gave him the record.

    Lionel Bart was a song-writer who had just achieved massive success with Tommy Steele, and shows such as Fings Ain’t What They Used T’Be and Oliver; Shirley Anne Field was an actress; Anita Prynne an actress and TV interviewer.

  • 28

    Saturday 16 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Jimmy Henney, Joni James, Eric Robinson


    Records played:
    The Big Hurt – Maureen Evans (Oriole)
    Pretty Blue Eyes – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    El Paso – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    My Little Budgie – Bruce Forsyth (Parlophone)
    Point of No Return – Diana Dors (Pye)
    Where Or When – Dion and the Belmonts (London)
    Silver Shoes – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    Misty – Johnny Mathis


    “In a recent Juke Box Jury in the States,” said her husband Tony Aquaviva, who is the musical director of the Symphony of the Year, “Joni (James) held out against the rest of the panel about one number which they condemned and within two weeks it was right at the top.” She was said to be the first pop singer to appear at Carnegie Hall with a full symphony orchestra. Has eight gold and two platinum (over 2 million) records.

    Anthea Askey, daughter of famous actor/comedian Arthur, was an actress; Jimmy Henney a DJ and TV presenter; Joni James an American singer; Eric Robinson a bandleader and musical director, much seen on BBC TV.

  • 29

    Saturday 23 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Patricia Bredin, Alan Freeman, Cyril Shack


    Records played:
    Lucky Devil – Frank Ifield (Columbia) — Shack says US version was a hit but David Jacobs says, it only got to no. 57
    Teardrop – Santo and Johnny (Parlophone) Hawaiian guitars, Bredin Did I hear strings. DJ: It was all strings. Bredin: I don’t call a banjo strings.
    It’s Time To Cry – Paul Anka (Columbia) voted a miss. Only Shack and DJ positive
    Riders in The Sky – Kay Starr (Capitol)
    Son of a Gun – Sanford Clark (London) voted a miss. All hate it. Cyril Shack: The record company waste their time in releasing things like this.
    My Mother’s Eyes – Nellie Lutcher (Capitol)
    Poor Me – Adam Faith (Parlophone) voted a hit. All liked it and Adam behind screen. Alan Freeman: This is John Barry’s hit, not Adam Faith’s – audience boos.
    I Don’t Regret A Thing – Chris Martin (HMV)


    Teenage panel replaced by South African DJ Barry O’Donoghue.

    Worst-ever ‘Juke Box Jury’ panellist, Patricia Bredin last Saturday – NME’s Alley Cat, 29 January 1960. Shack’s only appearance, a leading juke box operator.

    Catherine (Katie) Boyle was a TV announcer and presenter who famously hosted early editions of the Eurovision Song Contest; Patricia Bredin an actress; Alan Freeman a DJ (assuming this was not Alan Freeman the Decca Records executive); Cyril Shant, who with Gordon Marks, had founded the Phonographic Equipment Company in 1958. It specialized in Juke Boxes!

    Around this time competing with ITV documentary, The Sea War.

  • 30

    Saturday 30 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Shirley Eaton, Susan Franks, Bunny Lewis, Frank Weir


    Records played:
    On A Slow Boat To China – Emile Ford (Pye)
    Let It Be Me – Everly Brothers (London)
    Be Mine – Lance Fortune (Pye)
    Oh So Wunderbar – Malcolm Vaughan (HMV)
    Oh So Wunderbar – Robert Earl (Philips)
    Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin (London)
    Just Come Home – Hugo and Luigi (RCA)
    Not One Minute More – Janet Richmond (Top Rank)


    Camera script unused: Betty Betty (Dickie Pride) and Wedding Song (Manuel)

    Seems difficult for Russell Turner to select suitable Juke Box Jury foursome; on Saturday Frank Weir was ineffectual, Shirley Eaton seemed busy posing, while Bunny Lewis’ remarks appeared prepared. NME’s Alley Cat, 5 February 1960

    Shirley Eaton was a popular actress; Susan Franks a TV presenter; Bunny Lewis a record producer; Frank Weir a musician/musical director.

  • 31

    Saturday 6 February 1960, 6-6.30pm (recorded 30.1.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Michael Craig, Wolf Mankowitz, Nancy Spain, Henrietta Tiarks (Recorded 30.1.60)


    Records played:
    I Love a Violin – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Youthful Years – Danny Williams (HMV)
    The Happy Muleteer – Mike Desmond (Top Rank)
    Hit and Miss – John Barry (Columbia) — side set
    He’ll Have To Go – Jim Reeves
    Oh Judy – Jimmy Isle (Top Rank)
    Time and The River – Nat King Cole (Capitol)
    Camera script unused: Sure Fire Love (Billie Anthony)


    Michael Craig was a popular actor; Wolf Mankowitz a writer; Nancy Spain a writer and newspaper columnist; Henrietta Tiarks was a debutante who later, after marriage, became the Duchess of Bedford.

    John Barry was the mystery guest. His record, Hit and Miss by The John Barry Seven plus Four, was voted a hit, and  became the show’s signature tune from the following week onwards.

    On the same day (9.30 to 10.15 p.m.) David Jacobs was hosting the Eurovision UK final. The contestants were Bryan Johnson, Ronnie Carroll, Vince Eager, David Hughes, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Marion Keene, Don Lang, Benny Lee, Dennis Lotis, Lita Roza and Malcolm Vaughan.

  • 32

    Saturday 13 February 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Carolyn Townshend


    Records played:
    Bonnie Came Back – Duane Eddy (London)
    You You You – Ernestine Anderson (Mercury)
    Royal Event – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Tell Her For Me – David Macbeth (Pye) HIT
    Tender Love And Care – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I Enjoy Being A Girl – Pat Suzuki (RCA)
    Who Could Be Bluer – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Pickin’ Petals – Avons (Columbia)


    Camera script unused: Coo-Coo-U (Kingston Trio))

    First programme with ‘Hit And Miss’ as new signature tune.

    Interview in Radio Times: David Jacobs, “If the panel reach a decision I strongly disagree with, I say so. Viewers seem to appreciate this, although a lot of letters say I am a clot.”

    Russell Turner is responsible for the choice of records and discusses them with David Jacobs. David Jacobs: “Sometimes we include discs we know are bad just to see the reaction of the panel. It’s a thing I wouldn’t dare do in my Saturday night, Light Programme series, Pick Of The Pops.”

    On 10 February, EMI issued their last 10-inch 78 rpm single. It was ‘Royal Event’ backed by ‘Rule Britannia’, which was used as the theme for Daniel Farson’s Guide To The British.

  • 33

    Saturday 20 February 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 13.2.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Alan Freeman, Ted Ray, Jeanette Starke


    Records played:
    Theme From ‘A Summer Place’ – Norrie Paramor (Columbia) Side set
    Delaware – Perry Como (RCA)
    I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise – Pat O’Day (Pye)
    Like Wow – Billy Eckstine (Columbia)
    No One Understands – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
    Looking High, High, High – Bryan Johnson (Decca) Side set
    Alone In The Night – Paul Raven (Decca)
    Like Young – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)


    Camera script unused: Like Young (Ella Fitzgerald) and Running Bear (Johnny Preston)

  • 34

    Saturday 27 February 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lorrae Desmond, Alan Freeman, Eric Sykes, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    Wild One – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be – Max Bygraves (Decca)
    Wish – Stevie Marsh (Decca)
    Mi Amor – David Hughes (Top Rank) Side set
    Tops In Pops (Staccato’s Theme, Oh Carol, Why) – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    Heartbeat – England Sisters (HMV) HIT
    A Year Ago Tonight – Paul Byron (Decca)
    Lady Luck – Lloyd Price (HMV)


    Camera script unused: Buskers’ Time (Bob Miller)

    The England Sisters are Betty, Julie and Hazel Dunderdale from Goole, father a sausage manufacturer. Backed by John Barry Seven.

  • 35

    Saturday 5 March 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 27.2.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jacquay Kinson, Spike Milligan, Jack Payne, Nancy Spain


    Records played:
    Too Much Tequila – Champs (London)
    Garden Of Happiness – Perry Ford (Parlophone)
    Sink The Bismarck! – Don Lang (HMV)
    The Young Have No Time To Lose – Eddie Falcon (Columbia)
    Never Marry A Fishmonger – Mudlarks (Columbia)
    Forever – Buddy Killen (Pye)


    Camera script unused: Indiana (Freddy Cannon)

    Only 6 records and longer extracts. Credit is “Directed by Johnnie Stewart. Produced by Russell Turner.”

  • 36

    Saturday 12 March 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Paul Carpenter, Peter Murray, June Sylvaine


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    It’s Nice To Go Trav’ling – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    Stairway To Heaven – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Forget You – Milton Grayson (London)
    My Old Man’s A Dustman – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    (Welcome) New Lovers – Pat Boone (London)
    Valentino – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Paradise – Sammy Turner (London)

    Camera script unused: Beatnik Fly (Johnny & the Hurricanes) and I Believe In Love (Floyd Robinson)

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, David Jacobs claimed that John Barry’s ‘Hit And Miss’ was first BBC signature tune to enter charts. Alley Cat, 18 March 1960

  • 37

    Saturday 19 March 1960, 6-6.28pm

    (Recorded 12.3.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Sam Costa, Lord Donegall, Lee Hamilton, Ted Ray


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Jackie – The Swingers (Vogue)
    Puppy Love – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    With These Hands – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Fings Ain’t Wot they Used T’Be – Billy Cotton (Columbia)
    You Are Beautiful – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Midnight Special – Paul Evans (London)


    Camera script unused: Mumbles (Johnny Bachelor)

  • 38

    Saturday 26 March 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jean Metcalfe, Pete Murray, Jack Payne


    Records played:
    Country Boy – Fats Domino (London)
    Clementine – Bobby Darin (London)
    Let’s Make A Fortune – Raindrops (Oriole) Side set
    Skylark – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Fraulein – Johnny Carson (Fontana)
    El Matador – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    For You – Rosemary Clooney (MGM)
    Heartbeat – Buddy Holly (Coral)

  • 39

    Saturday 2 April 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 26.3.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Frankie Day, Wolf Mankowitz, Eric Skyes


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Gilbert


    Records played:
    String Along – Fabian (HMV)
    Sweet Nuthin’s – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    I Wish It Were You – Dennis Lotis (Columbia)
    Don’t Throw Away All Those Teardrops – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Footsteps – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) Side set
    O Dio Mio – Joan Regan (Pye)
    This Magic Moment – The Drifters (London)
    2,223 Miles – Patti Page (Mercury)

  • 40

    Saturday 9 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: Digby Wolfe


    Panel: Paul Carpenter, Hattie Jacques, Nancy Spain, Eric Sykes


    Produced by Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Someone Else’s Baby – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Beat For Beatniks – John Barry (Columbia)
    Teenage Sonata – Kenny Day (Top Rank) Side set
    The Old Payola Roll Blues – Stan Freberg (Capitol)
    The Piper Of Love – Al Saxon (Fontana)
    Green Fields – Beverley Sisters (Columbia)
    A Girl Like You – Mike Preston (Decca)
    Tall Oak Tree – Cy Grant (Columbia)


    Camera script: Love Walked In (Matt Monro), Oh La La (Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson)

    David Jacobs ill – he had chicken pox – so the man who didn’t know Buddy Holly had died takes over!

  • 41

    Saturday 16 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Sheila Gallagher, Gary Miller, Eric Robinson, Anne Rogers


    Records played:
    Standing On The Corner – Four Lads (Philips)
    Cradle Of Love – Johnny Preston (Mercury)
    Someday – Della Reese (RCA)
    A Place In The Sun – Robert Earl (Philips)
    Anyway The Wind Blows – Doris Day (Philips)
    This Love I Have For You – Lance Fortune (Pye)
    Ramona – Five Dallas Boys (Columbia)
    The Love I Share With You – Alfred Lynch (Decca)
    Don’t Fence Me In – Tommy Edwards (MGM)


    Camera script: Greenfields (Beverley Sisters) listed but this record had been banned.

    Anne Rogers was starring as Eliza Doolittle at Drury Lane. She was the daughter in law of Henry Hall. She had done over 720 performance in US and 280 in UK. On April 13, did her 1,000th performance. A fast car was to take her to Drury Lane after the show.

  • 42

    Saturday 23 April 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 16.4.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: David Hughes, Pete Murray, Jack Payne, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    When You Lose The One You Love – Joanie, Johnny & Hal (Capitol)
    Like Love – Lynn Cornell (Decca)
    Heart of A Teenage Girl – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Apple Green – June Valli (Mercury)
    Wake Me When It’s Over – Andy Williams (London)
    Cantiamo Al Amore – Ines Taddio (Polydor)
    Big Iron – Marty Robbins (Fontana)


    Camera script: Steady Date (Three Bells)

  • 43

    Saturday 30 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Buddy Kaye, Humphrey Lyttelton, Gary Miller, Johnny Preston


    Records played:
    Chicken Thief – Kalin Twins (Brunswick)
    Sweet Dreams – Dave Sampson (Columbia)
    16 Reasons – Connie Stevens (Warner)
    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Ernie Fields (London)
    The Fight – Marty Wilde (Philips) Side set
    Tom Pillibi – Jacqueline Boyer (Columbia)
    Who Was That Lady – Dean Martin (Capitol)


    Camera script: Little Christine (Dick Jordan), Got A Girl (Four Preps)

  • 44

    Saturday 7 May 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 30.04.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Doug Levy, Nancy Pederson, Karen Post, Ed Robertson


    Records played:
    Et Voila – Frankie Laine (Philips)
    Now Now Now – Jerry Keller (London)
    All I Need – Edna Savage (Parlophone) Side set
    Tamiami – Bill Haley & his Comets (Warner)
    That’s You – Nat King Cole (Capitol)
    My Gal Sal – The Freemen (Parlophone) Side set
    I Love The Way You Love – Marv Johnson (London)
    The Madison Time – Ted Heath & his Music (Decca)
    Got A Girl – Four Preps (Capitol)


    The panel comprised of teenagers from the American School of Independence, Bushey Park, US base in Middlesex. Headmaster gave Russell Turner and Johnnie Stewart 20 possibles and they chose four. All aged 17 to 19.

  • 45

    Saturday 14 May 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Roy Castle, Russ Conway, Jeannette Sterke


    Records played:
    Step By Step – Steve Perry (HMV)
    Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Tommy Bruce (Columbia)
    Cherry Pie – Skip & Flip
    Robot Man – Connie Francis (MGM) Side set
    I Wanna Go Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Sing Like An Angel – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Paper Roses – Anita Bryant (London)
    The Urge – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    I Was A Fool – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)

  • 46

    Saturday 21 May 1960


    Panel: Bunny Lewis, Viscount Lewisham, Jean Metcalfe, Jack Payne


    Records played:
    I’ll Make You Mine – Johnnie Ray (Philips)
    Angela Jones – Johnny Ferguson (MGM)
    Lucky Five – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    How Do You Know It’s Love – Teresa Brewer (Coral)
    Bella Citta Roma – Toni Dalli (Columbia)
    Honky Tonk Train Blues – Cascading Strings (Fontana)
    You’re Singing Our Love Song To Somebody Else – Jerry Wallace (London)
    The Nocturne – Al Dean’s Tunestoppers (can’t trace)
    Baby My Heart – The Crickets (Coral)


    Russ Conway and Toni Dalli Side set

    No show on 28 May 1960 as Sammy Davis special being broadcast.

  • 47

    Saturday 4 June 1960

    (Ampex 280560)


    Panel: Carole Carr, Pete Murray, Ted Ray, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    We’re Only Young Once – The Avons (Columbia) Side set
    You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing ’Til You Try – Emile Ford & the Checkmates (Pye)
    He’ll Have To Go – Jeannie Black (Capitol)
    Happy-go-lucky Me – Russ Sainty (Top Rank)
    Happy-go-lucky Me – Frank Ifield (Columbia)
    Young Emotions – Ricky Nelson (London)
    Tintarella Di Luna (Magic Colour Of The Moonlight) – Lana Sisters (Fontana)
    Rosemary – Tim Connor (Decca)
    How Deep Is The Ocean – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Little Brown Jug – Bobby Summers (Capitol)


    Records taken from camera script so unlikely all were played.

  • 48

    Saturday 11 June 1960, 6.40-7.10pm

    (Recorded 280560)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Judy Carne, Jimmy Henney, Peter West


    Records played:
    Good Timin’ – Jimmy Jones (MGM)
    Grown Up Dreams – Toni Eden (Columbia)
    Apple Blossom Time – Platters (Mercury)
    Mountain Of Love – Kenny Lynch (HMV)
    Banjo Boy – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
    Burning Bridges – Jack Scott (Top Rank)
    Goona Goona – Four Lads (Philips)
    River Stay ’Way From My Door – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)


    Camera script extras: Ding-A-Ling (Bobby Rydell) and Little Brown Jug (Bobby Summers), which had been moved to previous recording

  • 49

    Saturday 18 June 1960

    (Ampex 110660)


    Panel: Carole Carr, Millicent Martin, Eric Winstone, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Swingin’ School – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Down Yonder – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    What A Mouth! – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Made You – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Alley-Oop – Hollywood Argyles (London)
    Make Love To Me – Kitty Kallen (Philips)
    Another Sleepless Night – Jimmy Clanton (Top Rank)
    Cry Hurtin’ Heart – Guy Mitchell (Philips)
    Shakin’ All Over – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (HMV) MISS
    Ol’ Man River – Jerry Angelo (Parlophone)


    Records taken from camera script so unlikely all were played.

    Johnny Kidd was there

    No show on 25 June 1960, Wimbledon and the Test Match

  • 50

    Saturday 2 July 1960

    (Duration 35m 20s)


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Carmen Dragon, Pete Murray, Ed Robertson


    Records played:
    Bill Bailey – Bobby Darin (London) HIT (3-1)
    Train of Love – Alma Cogan (HMV) HIT (4-0)
    Jellied Eels – Joe Brown (Decca) HIT (4-0)
    I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS (1-3)
    Joey’s Song – Michael Hill HIT (Parlophone) (4-0)
    Rosie Lee – Roy Castle (Philips) HIT (3-1)
    Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison (London) MISS (1-3)
    Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland (London) MISS (0-4)
    ? – Paul Hampton MISS (1-3)


    Camera script: Angry (Marty Wilde)

  • 51

    Saturday 9 July 1960, 6.40-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Alan Dell, June Marlow, Peter Noble


    Records played:
    Mais Oui – King Brothers (Philips) HIT (4-0)
    Oh! What A Day – Craig Douglas (Top Rank) HIT (4-0)
    If She Should Come To You – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT (4-0)
    Come Back Again – Anne Shelton (Philips) HIT (4-0)
    Come On In – Tony Brent (Columbia) HIT (3-2)
    When Will I Be Loved – Everly Brothers (London) MISS (1-3)
    Papa Loves Mama – Joan Regan with Donna and Rusty (Pye) HIT (4-0)
    Papa He Loves Mama – Donald Peers (Columbia) HIT (3-1)
    Cindy Lou – Johnnie Lee (Fontana) MISS (0-4)


    Last Johnnie Stewart production

  • 52

    Saturday 16 July 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Judy Carne, Sidney James, Eric Sykes


    Produced by Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    The Hawk – Johnny Desmond (Philips) HIT
    Get Your Daddy’s Car Tonight – Lorrae Desmond (Parlophone) MISS
    The Old Oaken Bucket – Tommy Sands (Capitol) MISS but praised
    I’d Do Anything – Mike Preston (Decca) HIT
    Because They’re Young – Duane Eddy (London) MISS (Camera script says HIT)
    Everyday – Della Reese (RCA) MISS
    A Mess Of Blues – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Mission Bell – Ronnie Hilton (HMV) HIT


    Camera script unplayed: Mule Skinner Blues (Rusty Draper)

    No programme on Saturday 23 July 1960 – Test Match

  • 53

    Saturday 30 July 1960


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Arthur Askey, Susan Franks, Peter Haigh


    Records played:
    The Sheik Of Chicago (Mustafa) – Four Lads (Philips)
    Quiet – Baby Dolls (Warner)
    Naughty – Charlie Drake (Parlophone)
    Long Ago Last Summer – Diana Trask (Philips)
    Walking To New Orleans – Fats Domino (London)
    Down By The River – Rosemary Lane (Philips) side set
    Image of a Girl – Mark Wynter (Decca)
    Image of a Girl – Nelson Keene (HMV)
    Sweet Tooth – Les Howard (Columbia)
    Feel So Fine – Johnny Preston (Mercury)

  • 54

    Saturday 6 August 1960

    (Ampex 300760)


    Panel: Judy Huxtable, Bunny Lewis, Stirling Moss, Kenneth Wolstenholme


    Records played:
    You’re Thrilling – Johnny Angel (Parlophone) side set
    I’ll Fly Away – Lonnie Saton (Warner)
    I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana – Jimmy Edwards (Fontana)
    This Place Called Home – Dorothy Squires (Decca)
    Light Up The Sky – Tommy Steele
    Theme From The Apartment – Ferrante & Teicher (London)
    Unless You Mean It – Jess Conrad (Decca) side set
    Silver Moon Upon The Golden Sands – Guy Mitchell (Philips)

  • 56

    Saturday 20 August 1960


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Dave King, Nancy Spain, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    Question – Emile Ford (Pye) HIT
    Cinderella Jones – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Buttercup A Golden Hair – Dean Martin (Capitol) HIT
    Film song from unfinished Something’s Got to Give with Marilyn Monroe
    Lorelei – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Eee-O-Eleven – Sammy Davis Jr (HMV) MISS
    Tell Laura I Love Her – Ricky Valance (Columbia) MISS
    In My Little Corner Of The World – Anita Bryant (London) MISS
    Volare – Bobby Rydell (Columbia) MISS


    Camera script: Gotta Get A Date – Frank Ifield (Columbia)

  • 57

    Saturday 27 August 1960


    Panel: Lionel Bart, Sheila Buxton, David Hughes, Mildred Mayne


    Records played:
    Shimmy Shimmy – Bobby Freeman (Parlophone) MISS 0.55
    Hello Young Lovers –Paul Anka (Columbia) MISS 1.00
    The New Darktown Strutters Ball – Lou Monte (HMV) HIT 0.59
    You Mean Everything To Me – Neil Sedaka (RCA) MISS 0.58
    Too Young To Go Steady – Connie Stevens (Warner) MISS 1.02
    Let’s Think About Living – Bob Luman (Warner) HIT 0.43
    The Twist – Chubby Checker (Columbia) MISS 0.58
    Nice ’n Easy – Frank Sinatra (Capitol) HIT 1.23
    All My Love – Jackie Wilson (Coral) MISS 0.54
    Too Young To Date – The Delicates (London) MISS 0.56


    Taken from camera script. Not all may have been broadcast.

    No programme on 3 September 1960 – Olympics

  • 58

    Saturday 10 September 1960


    Panel: Annette Funicello, Paul Carpenter, Geoff Love, Rosemary Squires


    Records played:
    If You Need Me – Dave Sampson (Columbia) MISS 1.18
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Frankie Lymon (Columbia) HIT 1.02
    No – Dodie Stevens (London) HIT 1.03
    Waitin’ For Fall – Tab Hunter (Warner) HIT 1.05
    Passing Breeze – Russ Conway (Columbia) HIT 1.15
    How About That – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT (assumed) 1.37
    Yogi – Ivy Three (London) HIT 1.10


    Camera script probably unused – Why Why Why (Wise Boys), Speaking Of Her (Adam Wade) and Kiddio (Brook Benton)

  • 59

    Saturday 17 September 1960


    Panel: Capucine, Toni Eden, Jimmy Henney, Terence Morgan


    Produced by Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Move Two Mountains – Mudlarks (Columbia)
    How About That – John Scott (Parlophone) MISS
    I Didn’t Know The Guy Was Loaded – The Cannons (Decca) MISS
    Strangers When We Meet – Dennis Lotis (Columbia) MISS
    The Kiss – Dale Sisters (HMV) MISS
    Chain Gang – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Pineapple Princess – Annette (Pye International) HIT
    Slowcoach – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT


    Camera script unused: Goody Goody (Dave King) and Just For A Thrill (Kay Starr)

  • 60

    Saturday 24 September 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Don Ross, Peggy Mount, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Just For A Thrill – Kay Starr (Capitol)
    Is There Any Chance – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    Nicolette – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    My Love For You – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Never On Sunday – Chaquito (Fontana)
    Never On Sunday – Lyn Cornell (Decca)
    If I Were a Bell – Sarah Vaughan and Joe Williams with Count Basie & his Orchestra (Columbia)
    Delia Gone – Pat Boone (London)
    Stay With Me – Ed Townsend (Warner)


    Taken from camera script. All may not have been played.

  • 61

    Saturday 1 October 1960


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, George Chisholm, Eric Sykes or Chris Holm


    Records played:
    Alive Alive Oh! – Dick Jordan (Oriole) 1.56
    North To Alaska – Johnny Horton (Philips) 1.28
    I Want To Be Wanted – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) 1.55
    Bohemia Rag – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) 1.11
    The Big Triangle – The Galaxies (Capitol) 1.32
    Shortnin’ Bread – The Viscounts (Pye) 1.38
    Restless – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (HMV) 1.00
    Seven Women – Frankie Laine (Philips) 1.30
    Teardrops Are Falling – Al Kasha (Coral) 1.05


    Taken from camera script. All may not have been played.

  • 65

    Saturday 29 October 1960


    Panel: Carmen McRae, Pete Murray, Nancy Spain, Richard Wyler


    Records played:
    Blue Angel – Roy Orbison (London) HIT (3-1)
    Just Call Me – Lloyd Price (HMV) MISS (0-4)
    M1 – The Ted Taylor Four (Oriole) HIT (3-1) (Ted Taylor mystery guest)
    Just As Much As Ever – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT (4-0)
    My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT (4-0)
    Summer’s Gone – Paul Anka (Columbia) MISS (1-3)


    Richard Wyler was “The Man from Interpol”

  • 66

    Saturday 5 November 1960


    Panel: Katie Boyle, Frank Muir, Denis Norden + 1


    Records played
    Little Donkey’ – Nina and Frederik HIT (4-0)

  • 67

    Saturday 12 November 1960


    Panel: Jill Ireland, David McCallum, Nina and Frederik


    Records played:
    Lonely Pup – Adam Faith MISS (2-2 but second jury 1-2)

  • 01

    Monday 1 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks
    Personality – Anthony Newley (Decca) 0.30
    Personality – Lloyd Price (HMV) 0.29


    Records played:
    Once Again
    – Edmund Hockridge (Pye) 1.13
    Wow – Ossie Warlock & the Wizards (unissued HMV) 1.15
    You’re The One For Me – Wanda Jackson (Capitol) 0.37
    Say One For Me – Bing Crosby (Philips) 1.30
    A Teenager In Love – Craig Douglas (Top Rank) 0.55
    More, More, More Romancing – Jo Shelton (Top Rank) 1.02
    That’s Show Biz – Dale Wright & the Wright Guys (Pye) 0.38
    Sig tune : Juke Box Fury: Ossie Warlock & the Wizards (unissued HMV) 0.28 + 0.44


    David Jacobs in 1963 NME Annual:
    How well I remember the very first programme. It was transmitted on June 1, 1959 – and I thought I’d never last the half-hour. I sat in my chair, absolutely hating the programme, the panel, the producer, the audience and myself. And I thought that the viewers hated the show, the panel, the BBC and me. I felt so nauseated by it all that I desperately wanted to get up and walk out.

    Mind you, I had no intention of just disappearing without the confused viewers knowing what was happening. I plotted in my mind to say calmly into the camera, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I am very sorry that this show is being brought to you, and I am also sorry that I am associated with such a load of tripe. I can’t stand it any longer. Goodnight!’

    Of course, I did no such thing. If I am hired to do a job, then I’ll do it as well as I can. But perhaps it just wasn’t one of my days because viewer reaction was so favourable – so encouraging in fact that I thought I must have been mad for ever thinking such a thing about the show.

  • 02

    Monday 8 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks


    Records played:
    Nowhere In This World – Derry Hart & the Heartbeats (Decca)
    Kansas City – Little Richard (London)
    Camera script: was going to be Forty Days
    Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis (MGM) side set
    The Windows Of Paris – Tony Osborne & his Orchestra (HMV)
    All Night Long – Monty Babson (London)
    I-ay-ove-lay Oo-yay – Three Barry Sisters (Decca)


    Camera script: was going to be Red Shoes (Kirby Stone Four)
    Peter Gunn – Duane Eddy (London)
    Camera script unused: Sway (prob Norman Grant Orch), When You See Her (Lee & Jay Elvin)

    Reviewed by Nancy Spain in Daily Express the following day: “The BBC’s Juke Box Jury seems to be a dismal flop. Alma Cogan, Pete Murray, Gary Miller and a typical teenager called Susan Stranks are still hard at it guessing which records (if any) are gong to be hits and which misses. All four are conscientious and with the occasional exception of Alma Cogan, the most deadly bores. I actually heard Pete Murray speaking of a record which sounded to me like the insistent yowling of a tom-cat say it was a ‘prestige record’. If this programme has a value (which I rather doubt) it will be in the comparison which we can make between the panel’s prophecy and the actual hits.”

    “New Juke Box Jury signature tune waxed by Ossie Warlock and the Wizards; this nom de plume conceals Tony Osborne’s identity.” Alley Cat, 12 June 1959

  • 03

    Monday 15 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Mandy Miller


    Records played:
    Tallahassee Lassie – Freddie Cannon (Top Rank)
    My Melancholy Baby – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Lovey Dovey – Clyde McPhatter (London)
    Sing Along – Gary Miller (Pye)
    One Kiss – Jaye P Morgan (MGM)
    Lonely Boy – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    Battle Of New Orleans – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) 1.21
    Battle Of New Orleans – Johnny Horton (Philips) 0.49


    Camera script unused: I Know, Forty Days and Endlessly.

    This programme got off to a false start with loss of vision. A caption was screened with the record Granada by Percy Smith. All was well after a minute.

  • 04

    Monday 22 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Mandy Miller, Pete Murray, Eric Sykes, Shani Wallis


    Records played:
    Waterloo – Stonewall Jackson (Philips)
    Waterloo – The Mudlarks (Columbia)
    I’m Gonna Change Him – Cathy Carr (Roulette)
    The Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    I Know – Perry Como (RCA)
    What A Diff’rence A Day Made – Dinah Washington (Mercury)
    Bobby Sox To Stockings – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Marshal Marshal – Gar Bacon (Fontana)


    Camera script unused: All My Sorrows, Driftin’ , Along Came Jones. Camera script has final record Don’t Forget by Hughie Green. Also, An Anonymous Letter by June Valli for Dinah Washington.

    No show on Monday 29 June 1959 because of the Star Ballroom Championships from Earls Court.

  • 05

    Monday 6 July 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Mandy Miller, Pete Murray, Eric Sykes, Shani Wallis
    Mandy Miller replaces the “typical teenager” as a “teenager actress”.


    Producer: Russell Turner


    Records played:
    Ring-A-Ling-A-Lario – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    A Big Hunk O’Love – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Here Comes Summer – Jerry Keller (London)
    I’ll Be Satisfied – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    All My Sorrows – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    Teenage Guitar – Bert Weedon (Top Rank)
    Remember When – The Platters (Mercury) 1’39”

  • 06

    Monday 13 July 1959


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Russell Turner


    Records played:
    Scotland The Brave – Edmundo Ros (Decca)
    Mary Ann Thomas – Bobby Freeman (London)
    The Wonder Of You – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    The Wonder Of You – Ray Peterson (RCA)
    Wonderful You – Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
    La Plume De Ma Tante – Hugo & Luigi (RCA)
    Moody – The Poni-Tails (HMV)
    Ragtime Cowboy Joe – David Seville & the Chipmunks (London)


    Camera script unused: Tiger (Fabian)

    No show on Monday 20 July 1959 because of Royal International Horse Show.

  • 07

    Monday 27 July 1959


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes
    Camera script: Petula Clark, Garry Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks


    Records played:
    Crossfire – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    Someone – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Audie – The Inadequates (Capitol)
    Sinner Man – Tommy Sands (Capitol)
    Twixt 12 And 20 – Pat Boone (London) 1’35”
    Just Keep It Up – Dee Clark (London)
    You Threw A Dart – Ersel Hickey (Fontana)


    Camera script says Don’t Forget – Hughie Green played and Bei Mir by Louis Prima & Keely Smith not used. They scheduled more records than they needed and then they could have recorded comments on more records before editing for broadcast.

    No show on Bank Holiday Monday 3 August 1959 because of the Beaulieu Jazz Festival