Saturday 9 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm
Panel: David Healy, Pete Murray, Peggy Mount, Dusty Springfield
Producer: Stewart Morris
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.
Saturday 27 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm
Panel: Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Owen, Jimmy Savile, Janette Scott
Producer: Barry Langford
Reelin’ And Rockin’ – Micky Finn & the Blue Men (Oriole) HIT
In A Matter Of Moments – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
The Wedding – Julie Rogers (Mercury) MISS
It’s All Over Now – Rolling Stones (Decca) HIT
All The Sheep In The World – Elaine & Derek (Decca) HIT
Saturday 1 July 1961
Panel: Stubby Kaye, Brian Matthew, Sally Smith, Pat Kirkwood
Producer: Bill Cotton Jr (then called Presentation)
That’s My Home – Acker Bilk (Columbia)
You Don’t Know – Helen Shapiro (Columbia)
Dance On Little Girl – Paul Anka (Columbia)
One Little Robin – Elaine & Derek (Parlophone)
Please Stay – Drifters (London)
Birmingham Rag – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
Cupid – Sam Cooke (RCA)
Helen Shapiro; “Stubby Kaye had a go at me when I was the victim behind the screen. As soon as he heard my deep voice, he said, ‘Oh, Henry Shapiro’. It helps to have a broad back in show business.”
On ‘Juke Box Jury’, Brian Matthew’s intended humorous impression of Dick Katz in bad taste.
Alley Cat, 7 July 1961