• 231

    Saturday 4 January 1964


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Gell, Peter Sellers, Cilla Black


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    That Boy John – Billie Davis (Columbia) HIT
    Acapulco 1922 – Johnny B Great (Decca) MISS
    Fever – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    I’m The One – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    No Strings – Mike Preston (Decca) MISS
    Baby I Love You – Ronettes (London) HIT
    That Lucky Old Sun – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT

  • 244

    Saturday 4 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Julia Foster, Derek Johnson, Eric Sykes, Mary Travers


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hubble Bubble Toil And Trouble – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    Angry At The Big Oak Tree – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    Walk On By – Dionne Warwick (Pye Int) HIT
    365 Rolling Stones – Andrew Oldham Orchestra (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    She Loves Me – Jack Jones (London) MISS
    Don’t Turn Around – Merseybeats (Fontana) HIT

  • 279

    Saturday 5 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Diahann Carroll, Vic Lewis, Pete Murray, Sandie Shaw


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    No Arms Can Ever Hold You – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    How Soon – Jackie Trent (Pye) MISS
    Genie With The Light Brown Lamp – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    I Think I’m Goin’ Out Of My Head – Dodie West (Decca) MISS
    Ferry ’Cross The Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Girl – Barbra Streisand (CBS) MISS


    Sandie Shaw: “I was awful as a panellist. Quite scathing. ‘No, don’t like that. Rubbish. It’ll never be a hit.’ And then that person would come out from behind the screen so it was quite embarrassing.”

  • 188

    Saturday 9 March 1963


    Panel: Carole Carr, Spike Milligan, Chris Montez, Janette Scott


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    How Do You Do It – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) MISS
    I See The Moon – Nancy Sinatra (Reprise) HIT
    Code Of Love – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    Can’t Get Used To Losing You – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Robot – Tornados (Decca) MISS
    Sparrows Can’t Sing – Barbara Windsor (HMV) MISS
    Let’s Limbo Some More – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) HIT
    So It Always Will Be – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS
    The Folk Singer – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Why Can’t We Love – Sounds of Les & Mitch (Fontana) HIT
    No More Blues – Elaine Delmar (Columbia) MISS

  • 198

    Saturday 18 May 1963


    Panel: Jacqui Chan, Polly Elwes, Don Moss +1
    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Juke Box Jury episode
    Juke Box Jury episode

    Records played:
    Lovers Lane – Pat Boone (London) HIT
    I Like It – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Melancholy Me – Jackie Trent (Piccadilly) MISS
    Ice Cream Man – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Forget Him – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    He’s The One – Billie Davis (Decca) HIT
    Just Before Dawn – Ned Miller (London) MISS
    Early Night – Kiki Dee (Fontana) HIT
    Don’t Make My Baby Blue – Frankie Laine (CBS) HIT
    IF You Wanna Be Happy – Jimmy Soul (Stateside) HIT
    Vini Vini – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) MISS


    Every panellist on Saturday’s Juke Box Jury voted current Bobby Rydell release  a miss – but it was already in the NME hit parade! NME, 24 May 1963 – single Forget Him. Was this a recorded show?

  • 218

    Saturday 5 October 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Bunny Lewis, Julia Lockwood, Helen Shapiro, Wolf Mankowitz
    Before the programme, the panel were told to put more comment, bite and criticism into their remarks.
    The Girl Sang The Blues – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    When Lewis spoke of the familiar thump thump thump of a record by the Everly Brothers, Mankowitz said, ‘I don’t know why Bunny Lewis should imply that this thump is inferior to his own thump that gets him a fantastic living as a lyric writer and composer.


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Ain’t Gonna Kiss You – Jean Martin (Decca) HIT
    Sally Go ’Round The Roses – Jaynetts (Stateside) MISS
    Hey Little Girl – Ray Sharpe (United Artists) MISS
    From Russia With Love – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Baby It’s Me – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Lewis: “Her singing is not virile enough.”
    Mankowitz: “She is a girl and not expected to be virile.”
    Jacobs: “Can’t you have virile girls?”
    Lewis: “Not in Wolf’s household”
    You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Mankowitz: “A turgid voice which failed to move me to anything but extreme nausea.”
    Lewis: “I’m tired of hearing the song sung by some tired old baritone such as you can hear in Wolf’s shows.”
    Washington Square – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Be My Baby – Ronettes (London) HIT


    Daily Mirror 071063
    The BBC’s new get-with-it policy set its phones ringing with complaints from angry viewers on Saturday night. For the show developed into a slanging match between two panellists, composer Bunny Lewis and show-writer Wolk Mankowitz. Lewis and Mankowitz were acid in their opinions about the discs – and each other.