• 389

    Saturday 18 February 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 11 February 1967)


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Julie McGill


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    Peculiar Situation – Young Idea (Columbia)
    So Nice (Summer Samba) –Andy Williams (CBS)
    Keep It Out Of Sight – Paul and Barry Ryan (Decca)
    I’ll Try Anything – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Daddy’s Little Girl – Al Martino (Capitol)
    So Good – Roy Orbison (London)
    Georgy Girl – Seekers (Columbia)

  • 351

    Saturday 7 May 1966, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Georgie Fame, Spike Milligan, Marianne Faithfull, Elaine Taylor


    Casting vote: Jill Oakes


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    Records played:
    Hey Girl – Small Faces (Decca)
    Promises – Ken Dodd (Columbia)
    Downtown – Mrs Miller (Capitol)
    Rainy Day Women Nos 12 & 35 – Bob Dylan (CBS)
    Life And Soul Of The Party – Mally Page (Pye)
    Two Days Monday – Scaffold (Parlophone)
    Never Leave Your Baby’s Side – Tony Jackson (CBS)
    Monday Monday – Mama and Papas (RCA)


    ‘Never Leave Your Baby’s Side’ by Tony Jackson was released on 29 April 1966. He was previously with The Searchers.

  • 379

    Saturday 10 December 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 3 December 1966)


    Panel: The Bachelors (Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey, John Stokes), Julie Felix


    Casting voter: Carolyn Sowell


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Going Nowhere – Los Bravos (Decca)
    Deadlier Than The Male – Walker Bros (Philips)
    Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies –Association (Warner)
    That Special Way – Nancy Wilson (Capitol)
    Anyway That You Want Me – Troggs (Page One)
    When Will The Good Apples Fall – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    Nashville Cats – Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 09

    Monday 17 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Sheila Buxton, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Pete Murray


    Records played:
    With Open Arms – Jane Morgan (London)
    China Tea – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    High Hopes – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    High Hopes – Dave King (Pye)
    It Was I – Skip & Flip (Top Rank)
    Run – Jeri Southern (Capitol)
    For You For You – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Taboo – Arthur Lyman Group (Vogue)
    What Is Love – Playmates (Columbia)


    Dickie Dawson, husband of Diana Dors

  • 10

    Monday 24 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Judy Carne, Dickie Dawson, Pete Murray, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    A Hoot An’ A Holler – Don Lang (HMV)
    I’m Gonna Get Married – Lloyd Price (HMV)
    Plenty Good Lovin’ – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Cry – Knightsbridge Strings (Top Rank)
    Midnight Flyer – Dave Cavanagh (Capitol)
    One More Sunrise – Leslie Uggams (Philips)
    A Girls Work Is Never Done – Chordettes (London) 1.52

  • 14

    Saturday 26 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 12 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Eunice Gayson, Tony Vlassopulo


    Records played:
    Battle Rhythm – Bob Summers (Capitol)
    What Would I Do Without You – King Sisters (Capitol)
    I’ve Been There – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Cat On A Cool Tin Roof – Ragpickers (Saga)
    Cap And Gown – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    The Mummy – Bob McFadden & Dor (Coral)
    Primrose Lane – Dickie Pride (Columbia)
    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Johnnie Ray (Philips)

  • 16

    Saturday 10 October 1959, 6.50-715pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Gloria Kindersley, Gary Miller, Milton Subotsky, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Doodles – Eddie Layton (Mercury)
    Love Potion No 9 – Clovers (London)
    A Worried Man – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    Mr Blue – David Macbeth (Pye)
    Mr Blue – Mike Preston (Decca)
    Just Ask Your Heart – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Wish It Were Me – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Old Shep – Hank Snow (RCA)

  • 19

    Saturday 31 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lynn Curtis, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)
    Alice Blue Gown – Leroy Holmes (MGM)
    My Blue Heaven – Platters (Mercury)
    What Do You Want – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Snowcoach – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Dear Daddy – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Hushabye – Dene Four (HMV)
    The Merry Men – Don Robertson (Capitol)


    No show on Saturday 7 November 1959 because of British Legion Remembrance Service and a Semprini concert

  • 20

    Saturday 14 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 31 October 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jeanne Baldwin, Bunny Lewis, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Happy Little Caterpillar – Sam Tacit (Decca)
    The Ways Of Love – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Unforgettable – Dinah Washington (Mercury)
    Fool’s Hall Of Fame – Pat Boone (London)
    Little White Bull – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Talk To Me – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    So Many Ways – Brook Benton (Mercury)

  • 22

    Saturday 28 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Peter Noble, Sylvie St Clair, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Happy Prancer – Dance, Prancer & Nervous (Capitol)
    Still Small Voice – Perry Como (RCA)
    Loving Is A Way Of Living – Ilse Werner (Qualiton)
    Just About This Time Tomorrow – Tony Reese (London)
    The Meaning Of The Blues – Kalin Twins (Brunswick)
    Among My Souvenirs – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Roses From Venice – Donald Peers (Columbia)

  • 23

    Saturday 5 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Joan North, Nancy Spain, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    Starry Eyed – Gary Stites (London)
    You Deserve – Peggy Lee (Capitol)
    Wildcat – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    In The Chapel In The Moonlight – Kestrels (Pye)
    Some Kinda Earthquake – Duane Eddy (London)
    Happy Anniversary – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Be My Guest – Fats Domino (London)

    “Opinion of your Alley Cat disagrees with Juke Box Jury panel but endorses David Jacobs’ view that Some Kinda Earthquake is another Duane Eddy smash hit.” Alley Cat, 11 December 1959

  • 24

    Saturday 12 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Jayne Mansfield, Venetia Stevenson, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    In The Mood – Ernie Fields (London)
    Turnabout Heart – Eve Boswell (Parlophone)
    Career – Dean Martin (Capitol)
    Not One Minute More – Della Reese (RCA)
    Marina – Gary Miller (Pye)
    The Christmas Song – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)
    Who Do You Think You Are – Four Lads (Philips)

  • 25

    Saturday 19 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded)

    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle Patricia Bredin, Gary Miller, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Lotta Piano – Martinas & his Music (Columbia)
    Too Young – Bill Forbes (Columbia)
    Talk That Talk – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    The Singing Piano – Tolchard Evans & his Singing Piano (Decca)
    Holiday Of Love – King Sisters (Capitol)
    Reveille Rock – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    It Must Have Been Something Wonderful – Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
    I Wish That I Could Be Father Christmas – Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall (Parlophone)
    Mary’s Boy Child – Nina & Frederik


    “Starting in the new year every alternate transmission will be telerecorded the previous Saturday, immediately following the live presentation.” (NME, 4 December 1959)
    Eric Sykes on Reveille Rock: “That would work. I would have to get up to turn the darn thing off.”
    Feature on David Jacobs, NME, 25 December 1959:
    Juke Box Jury is excellent musical entertainment for the whole family. And it’s done far more for pop music than most people think. The records we play are more or less all made with the teenage market in mind. But on Juke Box Jury, viewers have seen adults voicing approval of the very same discs – the adults being the panel, of course. The net result is that the Jury has encouraged people to be far more tolerant towards pop discs. It has also stopped a lot of parents sneering at pop music and made them realise that it is an everyday part of their children’s lives.
  • 252

    Saturday 30 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Ken Dodd, Pete Murray, Rosemary Nicols, Marjorie Proops


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Alright Baby – Quotations (Decca) HIT
    Hello Dolly – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    La-Den-Da-Da –Gene Vincent (Columbia) MISS
    Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups (Pye Int) HIT
    Ain’t She Sweet – Tony Sheridan & the Beatles (Polydor) HIT
    I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like Dreamers Do – Applejacks (Decca) HIT


    Ken Dodd: I gave everybody top marks. One thing any entertainer needs is encouragement. That’s why Liverpool and Merseyside has produced so many famous showbiz people. It is a huge list, why, Merseyside audiences always give you a good gee, they applaud you if you look like you are having a go.

    The waxwork dummies of the Beatles prepared by Mme Tussaud’s were displayed on the show.

  • 272

    Saturday 17 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Des O’Connor, Mary Wells, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Any Way You Want It – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Blowin’ In The Wind – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Bring Me Down – Pretty Things (Fontana) MISS
    The Door Is Still Open – Dean Martin (Reprise) MISS
    When I Grow Up – Beach Boys (Capitol) HIT
    So Little Time – Diana Dors (Fontana) MISS
    Where In The World – Ray Merrell (Pye) MISS
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT


    Richard Evans produced documentary on A Hard Day’s Night for BBC.

  • 275

    Saturday 7 November 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Rolf Harris, Portland Mason, Gene Pitney, Margaret Stredder


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Get Away – Maureen Evans (Oriole) HIT
    Playing Around – Eden Kane (Fontana) HIT
    Here Comes The Night – Lulu (Decca) MISS
    L-O-V-E – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Downtown – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Message To Martha –Adam Faith (Parlophone) MISS
    I Will Never Let You Go – UKs (HMV) HIT

  • 182

    Saturday 19 January 1963


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Rolf Harris, Jack Jackson, Susan Maughan


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Loop De Loop – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    I’m A Woman – Peggy Lee (Capitol) HIT
    What Now – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    My Colouring Book – Nana Mouskouri (Fontana) MISS
    Hava Nagila – Spotnicks (Oriole) HIT
    The Wayward Wind – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Tell Him – Alma Cogan (Columbia) HIT
    I May Not Live To See Tomorrow – Brian Hyland (HMV) MISS
    Town Crier – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    There Ain’t A Boy In The World – Wendy Walker (Decca) MISS
    Ruby Baby – Dion (CBS) MISS

    On Juke Box Jury, jurist Jack Jackson said that Wayward Wind was written by Carbonate Of soda.
    NME, 25 January 1963

  • 201

    Saturday 8 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey Mama – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That A Shame – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    To Give My Love To You – Cloda Rogers (Decca) MISS
    Black Cloud – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Indian Love Call – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Rondo – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Bobby Tomorrow – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT

  • 209

    Saturday 3 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Angela Douglas, Jimmy Henney, Janette Scott, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Sally – Rockin’ Henri & the Hayseeds (Decca) MISS
    It’s Time We Parted – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Just Tell Him Jane Said Hello – Gerri Granger (London) MISS
    Don Diddley – Bobby Rio (Stateside) HIT
    I’m Tellin You Now – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Come Blow Your Horn – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Still – Karl Denver (Decca) HIT
    Ooh I Can’t – Jan & Kelly (Philips) HIT
    Mama Don’t Allow – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) HIT
    I Know – Beryl Marsden (Decca) MISS
    Looking For Love – Earl Sinks (Capitol) MISS

  • 212

    Saturday 24 August 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Tom Courtenay, Little Peggy March, Peter Noble +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    The Dreamer – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Judy’s Turn To Cry – Lesley Gore (Mercury) HIT
    She Loves You – The Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
    A Doodlin’ Song – Peggy Lee (Capitol) MISS
    You Must Be Jokin’ – Wee Willie Harris (HMV) HIT
    Wait ’Til My Bobby Gets Home – Darlene Love (London) MISS
    Frankie And Johnny – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Summertime, Summertime – The Fortunes (Decca) MISS


    The +1 is almost certainly Joan Turner. Hilarious but turned the programme into The Joan Turner Show Rest of panel not amused. She was doing a DJ show for the Light Programme.

  • 215

    Saturday 14 September 1963, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Sam Costa, Louise Dunn, Anne Nightingale, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    The First Time – Adam Faith & the Roulettes (Parlophone) HIT
    Say You Do – Danny Storm (Pye) MISS
    That Sunday, That Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like I Love You – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Shindig – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Straighten Up Your Heart – Barbara Lewis (London) MISS
    Three Rows Over – Bobby Curtola (Decca) MISS
    Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Everybody – Tommy Roe (HMV) MISS
    One Mile Over, Two Miles Back – Bill Anderson (Brunswick) HIT
    You’d Think He Didn’t Know Me – Sandra Browne (Columbia) HIT
    Jo-Anne – Barron Knights (Columbia) HIT

  • 146

    Saturday 12 May 1962


    Panel: Jean Metcalfe, Harry Rabinowitz, Leila Williams +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Hide Nor Hair – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Besame Mucho – Jet Harris (Decca) HIT
    How Can I Meet Her – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    The Right Thing To Say – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Concerto For Dreamers – Russ Conway (Columbia) HIT
    Crazy Twist – Jack Hammer (Oriole) MISS
    The Green Leaves Of Summer – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Big Big Baby – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS
    C’est Si Bon – Dean Martin (Capitol) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc: Born To Cry, C’Est Si Bon (Dean Martin), How Can I Meet Her

  • 164

    Saturday 15 September 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Dion, Fenella Fielding +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Point Of No Return – Gene McDaniels (Liberty) HIT
    There Is No Greater Love – Wanderers (MGM) MISS
    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Xavier Cugat (Mercury) HIT
    House To Let – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    A Forever Kind Of Love – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Let’s Dance – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Ramblin’ Rose – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Don’t You Believe It – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Venus In Blue Jeans – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT


    Producer Neville Wortman: “I used to see the guests first to make sure that they had an interest in music per se. If they didn’t, there was no point in having them on the panel at all. I remember Rupert Davies brought a different slant on it. We were always trying to cater for the largest possible audience and not just a teenage audience. The audience for Thank Your Lucky Stars was mostly teenagers. The BBC has mostly broadcast programmes for the family.”

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Hy Hazell, Mike Sarne +1
    HH in Lock Up Your Daughters at Her Majesty’s


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    If A Man Answers – Bobby Darin (Capitol) HIT
    Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Close To Cathy – Mike Clifford (United Artists) MISS
    Rinky Dink – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez (Pye) MISS
    Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On – Johnny Tillotson (London) HIT
    Sherry – Four Seasons (Stateside) MISS
    Til Tomorrow – Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Lenny Welch (London) MISS

  • 107

    Saturday 19 August 1961


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Glen Mason, June Whitfield + 1


    Records played:
    I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door
    – Eddie Hodges (London)
    I’m Goin’ Home – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    Someday – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Don’t Forget – Anne Shelton (Philips)
    Tenerife – Kenny Clayton (HMV)
    Sweet Little Sixteen – Michael Cox (HMV)
    Ding Dong John – David Eve (Pye)

  • 117

    Saturday 28 October 1961


    Panel: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bunny Lewis, June Marlow, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    You’re Only Young Once
    –Fabian (HMV)
    It Was A Lover And His Lass – Cleo Laine (Columbia)
    Bristol Stomp – Dovells (Columbia)
    Let True Love Begin – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)
    Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Tall Dark Stranger – Rose Brennan (Philips)
    Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee (London)
    I Never Had A Chance – Ricky Valance (Columbia)


    Zsa Zsa Gabor billed as “special guest” – quite a change from Sam Costa
    Spin-A-Disc: Under The Moon Of Love, Let True Love Begin, True True Love (Frankie Avalon) – with Peter West

    Zsa Zsa Gabor insisted that all the men on the show should wear a dinner jacket, and David Jacobs said, off the top of his head, that dinner jackets were never worn before 6.45 at Buckingham Palace.