• 384

    Saturday 14 January 1967, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Margaret Payne


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Here Comes My Baby – Tremeloes (CBS)
    Beautiful Dream – Twiggy (Ember)
    Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck (Decca) MISS
    One Step At A Time – Madeline Bell (Philips)
    I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy – Paul Jones (HMV)
    A Friend Of Mine – Anglitans (CBS)
    98.6 – Keith (Mercury)
    Peek-A-Boo – New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 13

    Saturday 19 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, Bill Maynard, Peter Noble


    Reccords played:
    I Want To Walk You Home – Shane Rimmer (Columbia)
    Angel Face – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (Pye)
    Sleepwalk – Ken Mackintosh (HMV)
    You Were Mine – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Someone To Love – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (London)

  • 15

    Saturday 3 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 19 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Tony Osborne


    Records played:
    Treble Chance – Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson (Pye)
    Makin’ Love – Floyd Robinson (RCA)
    So High So Low – Danny Williams (HMV)
    Broken Hearted Melody – Tony Raymond (Fontana)
    But Not For Me – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)
    Jenny – Ray Sone (Decca)
    She Came As A Stranger – Perry Ford (Parlophone)
    Oh What A Fool – Impalas (MGM)

  • 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)

  • 18

    Saturday 24 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Winifred Atwell, Paul Carpenter, Sandra Dorne, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Shout – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Lonely Street – Chris Martin (HMV)
    Heartaches By The Number – Guy Mitchell (Philips)
    The Best Of Everything – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Tucumcari – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I’ll Stay Single – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 231

    Saturday 4 January 1964


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Gell, Peter Sellers +1


    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

  • 233

    Saturday 18 January 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Vic Lewis, Robert Morley +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Have You Ever Been Lonely – Caravelles (Decca) HIT
    Candy Man – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    For You – Rick Nelson (Brunswick) MISS
    On My Mind – Mike Berry (HMV) HIT
    Until I Met You – Bobby Rydell (Cameo Parkway) MISS

  • 234

    Saturday 25 January 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Adam Faith, Carole Ann Ford, Jean Metcalfe + 1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Alley Alley Oh – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    Lady Bird – Ladybirds (Columbia) MISS
    Make Love To Me – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    I’m The Lonely One – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Thank You – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Blue Beat – Beazers (Decca) MISS


    Probably the other guest was Phil Spector

  • 235

    Saturday 1 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Ian Fenner, Susan Maughan, Jane Morgan, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    A Fool Never Learns – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    I Love How You Love Me – Maureen Evans (Oriole) HIT
    Come On – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Green Fields – Unit 4+2 (Decca) MISS
    Shake And Scream – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Who Was That Girl – Al Saxon (Mercury) HIT
    Go On And Cry – Conway Twitty (MGM) MISS
    Caterina – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT

  • 240

    Saturday 7 March 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Annette, Terence Edmond, Karen Elliott, Bob Monkhouse


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Don’t You Cry – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Bad Time – Roulettes (Parlophone) HIT
    Unchained Melody – Jimmy Young (Decca) HIT
    I Know – Chick Graham (Decca) MISS
    Like I Love You Today – Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (Ember) HIT
    Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Tennessee Waltz – Alma Cogan (Columbia) MISS
    I’ve Been Crying – Denny Mitchell & the Soundstations (Decca) HIT


    Bob Monkhouse on Today in Jan 1962 had called the show Junk Box Jury.

  • 243

    Saturday 28 March 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Ted King, Beverley Todd +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Let Me Take You Home – Animals (Columbia) MISS
    Think – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Don’t Throw Your Love Away – Searchers (Pye) HIT
    I’m On Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (Philips) MISS
    Stand By Me – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Got My Mojo Workin’ – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone) HIT
    Silly Boy – Craig Douglas (Fontana) HIT


    Regular panellist Nancy Spain died on the way to the Grand National, 210364

  • 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

  • 245

    Saturday 11 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Sid James, Sarah Miles, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman

    Records played:
    I Don’t Wanna Know – Mike Cotton Sound (Columbia) HIT
    Wrong For Each Other – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Walking The Dog –Dennisons (Decca) HIT
    Look Over Your Shoulder – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) MISS
    Dominique – Dutch Swing College Band (Philips) MISS
    Lovesick – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS
    Stella By Starlight – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    A Little Loving – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT

  • 246

    Saturday 18 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Catherine Boyle, Iain Gregory, Tommy Trinder


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Can’t Buy Me Love – Ella Fitzgerald (Verve) MISS
    Constantly – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    It’s Great – Monotones (Pye) MISS
    Shout – Lulu & the Luvvers (Decca) HIT
    I Will – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS
    I’ll Be There, I’ll Be Waiting – Chimes (Decca) MISS
    This Is My Prayer – Vera Lynn (HMV) MISS
    What’s The Secret – Sammy King (HMV) MISS


    Cilla Black paid 30g

  • 253

    Saturday 6 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Charlie Drake, Diana Dors, Bunny Lewis, Jessie Matthews


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Bama Lama Bama Loo – Little Richard (London) HIT
    I Like The Look Of You – Fortunes (Decca) HIT
    I Love You Too – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Liza Jane – Davie Jones & the King Bees (Vocalion) MISS
    When You Walk In The Room – Jackie de Shannon (Liberty) HIT
    Why Not Tonight – Mojos (Decca) MISS
    If You Don’t Know – Don Charles (HMV) HIT


    Liza Jane was David Bowie’s first single. R&B track with David on vocals and tenor sax. Only Charlie Drake voted the record a hit! Mrs Dale didn’t like it. David Bowie was in Hot Seat

  • 257

    Saturday 4 July 1964, 7.10-7.35pm

    (Recorded 27 June, just before Stones on Top Of The Pops)


    Panel: The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts)


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Tobacco Road – Nashville Teens (Decca) MISS
    I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT
    Just For You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    My Baby Don’t Dig Me – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Play Me A Sad Song – Christine Holmes (Mercury) MISS
    Someday We’re Gonna Love Again – The Searchers (Pye) HIT
    There’s Gold In The Mountains – Elvis Presley (RCA) (No vote taken)
    The Ferris Wheel – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS

  • 258

    Saturday 11 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Lionel Jeffries, Stubby Kaye, Anne Nightingale, Tessie O’Shea


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Doo Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    The Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto (Verve) MISS
    She’s Fallen In Love With The Monster Man – Screamin’ Lord Sutch (Oriole) HIT
    As Tears Goes By – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) HIT
    Happiness – Ken Dodd (Columbia) HIT
    From A Window – Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT

  • 259

    Saturday 18 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Brian Epstein, Ian Hendry, Nancy Roberts


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Huntingdon Beach – Van Doren (Decca) MISS
    Rosie – Chubby Checker (Cameo Parkway) MISS
    Lollipop – Glenda Collins (HMV) MISS
    I Found Out The Hard Way – Four Pennies (Philips) HIT
    I Want To Hold Your Hand – Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops (RCA) MISS
    The Crying Game – Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Handy Man – Del Shannon (Stateside) MISS
    You’ll Never Get To Heaven – Dionne Warwick (Pye Int) HIT

  • 260

    Saturday 25 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Carole Ann Ford, George Harrison, Reg Varney +1


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    I Should Have Known Better – The Naturals (Parlophone) MISS
    What Am I To You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT(check this)
    Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie Desanto (Pye) HIT
    How Can I Tell Her – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Heart – David Nelson (Philips) MISS
    Spanish Harlem – Sounds Inc (Columbia) HIT
    All Grown Up – Crystals (London) MISS
    She’s Not There – Zombies (Decca) HIT
    Ain’t Love Good – Ain’t Love Proud – Tony Clarke (Pye) HIT

  • 262

    Saturday 8 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Unity Hall, Kenneth More, Chita Rivera, Cardew Robinson


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    I Want You To Meet My Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    Rag Doll – Four Seasons (Philips) MISS
    The Time It Takes – Alan Dean & his Problems (Decca) MISS
    I Don’t Understand – Nola York (HMV) HIT
    Such A Night – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Non E Niente Lasciami Stare – Gigliola Cinquetti (Decca) HIT
    Dang Me – Johnny Duncan (Columbia) MISS


    Kenneth More had not really listened to Elvis Presley before and was impressed. He had disliked him previously.

  • 263

    Saturday 15 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Max Bacon, Caroline Charles, Maureen Cleave, Laurence Harvey


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Twelve Steps To Love – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Kelly – Wayne Gibson (Pye) MISS
    You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry (Pye International) HIT
    Promise You’ll Tell Her – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV) HIT
    It’s Gotta Be – Ray Singer (Ember) MISS
    Who Can I Turn To – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    I’ll Give You Loving – One & One (Decca) MISS

  • 269

    Saturday 26 September 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Adrienne Posta +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Little Richard (Stateside) HIT
    The Twelfth Of Never – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    The Weaver – Pendulums (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Walk Away – Kathy Kirby (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Let Her Get Away – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    Look Homeward Angel – Fortunes (Decca) HIT
    Always Something There To Remind Me – Sandie Shaw (Pye) HIT
    I’m On The Outside Lookin’ In – Little Anthony & the Imperials (United Artists) MISS


    RT 240964
    27,000 jukeboxes in UK and over 1,000 panellists so far.
    Discs chosen with “a good beat, a strong melody and excellence of performance”
    12m viewers and 700 letters a week.
    Panel is right two times out of three
    David Jacobs: “Nobody has pretended that JBJ was an authoritative programme of predictions. It is intended simply to be jolly good entertainment based on discs.”

  • 270

    Saturday 3 October 1964, 5.45-610pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Alan Freeman, Gene Pitney +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Sha La La – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    What’s Easy For Two Is So Hard For One – Mary Wells (Stateside) HIT
    Google Eye – Nashville Teens (Decca) MISS
    I Love The Way You Love – Millie (Fontana) HIT
    Cousin Of Mine – Sam Cooke (RCA) MISS
    Now We’re Thru – Poets (Decca) MISS
    Baby Love – Supremes (Stateside) HIT
    La La La La La – Blendells (Reprise) MISS
    She Wants T’Swim – Chubby Checker (Cameo Parkway) MISS

  • 273

    Saturday 24 October 1964. 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Sid James, Andrew Oldham, Marchioness of Tavistock +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hide’n’Seek – Thyrds (Decca)
    Smack Dab In The Middle – Ray Charles (HMV)
    Losing You – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Black Girl – Four Pennies (Philips)
    A Boy I Used To Know – Andee Silver (HMV)
    All Day And All Of The Night – Kinks (Pye)
    And I Love Her – Mark Wynter (Pye)
    I Don’t Know What Time It Was – Gloria Roma (Decca)
    Bad Blood – Paramounts (Parlophone)


    David Jacobs was also in the Light Programme thriller, Follow That Man

  • 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

  • 281

    Saturday 19 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 12 December)


    Panel: Marianne Faithfull, Sheila Hancock, Tony Hatch, Kenneth Williams


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    California Bound – Ronny & the Daytones (Stateside)
    Lollipops And Roses – Danny Williams (HMV) 1.43
    It Isn’t There – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
    Jive Jimmy – The Socialites (Warner)
    Lookin’ For Love – Hummelflugs (Pye)
    If I Fell – Keely Smith (Reprise)
    Que Sera Sera – Earl Royce & the Olympics (Columbia)

  • 181

    Saturday 12 January 1963


    Panel: Stubby Kaye, Pete Murray, Sian Phillips +1 (female).
    Photo on ebay


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Boy I Saw You With – Beverley Jones (HMV) MISS
    Rhumba Boogie – Jimmy Rodgers (London) HIT
    Teenage Has been – Barry Mann (HMV) HIT
    Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia – Philip Green (Columbia) HIT
    Hand A Handkerchief To Helen – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Trouble Is My Middle Name – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Sounds Funny To Me – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    Blame It On My Youth – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Walk Right In – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) MISS


    The Times 190163
    Commenting on panel games.
    On What’s My Line and Juke Box Jury. “Both of them are conducted by ringmasters of exceptional professional competence. Eamonn Andrews and David Jacobs seem impervious to the temptations which beset many other quiz masters. They reveal no mannerisms, they exercise an easy authority and although they radiate good humour, they never indulge in that deadly sin of broadcasting bonhomie.”

  • 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

  • 183

    Saturday 26 January 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Carroll Baker, Brian Hyland, Pete Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Keep A Walkin’ – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Queen For Tonight – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Take Your Time – Jess Conrad (Columbia) MISS
    My Own True Love – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Little Girl – Steve Aliamo (Pye) MISS
    The Lonely Bull – Jack Jones (London) HIT
    Gonna Take A Chance – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Bahia Bossa Nova – Barbara Law (Decca) MISS


    Followed by PC Dixon episode, The Bitter Taste Of Youth

    On Juke Box Jury, Pete Murray quipped, “If Helen Shapiro’s voice gets any lower, she’ll be giving Paul Robeson a run for his money.”
    NME, 1 February 1963

    PFTP 240163
    After a year’s careful viewing of JBJ, I should like to nominate the following team to counteract the sort of pretentious drivel which is normally talked on the programme.
    Mai Zetterling, Spike Milligan, Elaine Stritch and David Kossoff with Eric Sykes to stand by and David Tomlinson as a sleeping partner.
    A consolation prize to Pete Murray who really belongs to us eggheads but doesn’t like to say so.
    J D Palmer, Manchester 19

    PFTP 140263
    My team would be Jane Asher as she always knows her mind and sticks to it; Carole Carr because she knows a good song or tune; Steve Race for his technical knowhow; and Sid James because, well, he is just Sid James. As reserves, Judith Chalmers and Jimmy Young.
    W R Tann, Neatishead, Norfolk

  • 185

    Saturday 9 February 1963


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Anne Rogers


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    That Was The Week That Was – Millicent Martin (Parlophone) MISS
    One Day – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Pin A Medal On Joey – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    Cupboard Love – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    What Kind Of Fool Am I – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    Come On And Love Me – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS

  • 186

    Saturday 16 February 1963


    Panel: Pete Murray, Robin Richmond, Annie Ross, Nancy Spain


    Records played:
    Alice In Wonderland – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Johnny Day – Rolf Harris (Columbia) HIT
    I Wanna Be Around – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Popsy Wopsy – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    Big Wide World – Teddy Randazzo (Pye) MISS
    Return Of The Outlaws – Outlaws (HMV) MISS
    Meditation – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Brotherhood Of Man – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) MISS
    My Kind Of Girl – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) HIT


    The Times 160263
    Feature, Functions Of The Captive Audience
    The intrusive nature of the studio audience is mitigated by television, and there are programmes, indeed, of which it could be said that audience participation is a paramount element. It can be said, for instance, of Juke Box Jury, an old favourite distinguished by some brilliant camera work. As the record is played the camera picks out the unformed face of a teenager mesmerised by the beat, the pointed shoe tapping out the rhythm, the hand of a lover seeking that of his mate. Without the unconscious cooperation of its fans, Juke Box Jury would lose three-quarters of its fascination.

    23.2.63 – No Juke Box Jury. Instead, A Song For Europe introduced by David Jacobs

  • 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

  • 189

    Saturday 16 March 1963


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Angela Douglas, David Gell, Sid James


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Punish Her – Mike Preston (Decca) HIT
    Walk Like A Man – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Tomorrow Is Another Day – Maureen Evans (Oriole) MISS
    Cigarettes And Coffee Blues – Marty Robbins (Fontana) HIT
    Them Terrible Boots – Orlons (Cameo Parkway) HIT
    Follow The Boys – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Misery – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Say I Won’t Be There – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    Can You Forgive Me – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS


     

  • 191

    Saturday 30 March 1963


    Panel: Jimmy Henney, Hattie Jacques, Eric Sykes, Margaret Whiting


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Call Me B’wana – Bob Hope (United Artists) MISS
    The Boy I Used To Know – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Keep On Dancing – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    It Looks Like They’re In Love – Cleo Laine (Fontana) HIT
    Manana Pasado Manana – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    My Love – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    On Broadway – Drifters (London) HIT
    My Little Baby – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS


    Margaret Whiting had million seller with Billy Reid’s Tree In The Meadow

     

  • 193

    Saturday 13 April 1963


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Sabrina, June Thorburn
    From what I recall, Sabrina didn’t say a word.


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight – Donna Douglas (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby – The Cookies (London) MISS
    More – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Scarlett O’Hara – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) MISS
    Here I Stand – The Ripchords (CBS) MISS
    Young Lovers – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria (Riverside) HIT
    Some Other Guy – Big Three (Decca) MISS
    Night Cry – Bert Weedon (HMV) HIT


    According to Mark Lewisohn, From Me To You was played.

  • 194

    Saturday 20 April 1963


    Panel: Alan Dell, Louise Dunn, Harry Fowler, Julia Lockwood


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    The Girl I Love – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    What Are Boys Made Of – The Percells (HMV) HIT
    There’s No Such Thing As Love – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT
    Like Lazy – Barry Alldis (Decca) MISS
    Two Kinds Of Teardrops – Del Shannon (London) MISS
    Woe Is Me – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Call Me Irresponsible – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) HIT
    Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) HIT
    She’s New To You – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Gone With The Wind – Duprees (London) MISS
    There Are 8,000,000 Cossack Melodies And This Is One Of Them – Group X (Fontana) HIT


     

  • 197

    Saturday 11 May 1963


    Panel: Carole Carr, Angela Douglas, Del Shannon, Johnny Tillotson


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Run Run Senorita – Wanderers (United Artists) HIT
    Make Up Your Mind – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    When Will You Say I Love You – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    What’s All That About – Zephyrs (Decca) MISS
    Let’s Go Steady Again – Neil Sedaka (RCA) MISS
    Take These Chains From My Heart – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    The Bird On The Second Floor – Bernard Cribbins (Parlophone) HIT
    So Little Time – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – Furys (Stateside) MISS
    Mother Please – Jo Ann Campbell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS

  • 199

    Saturday 25 May 1963


    Panel: Eva Bartok, Sam Costa, Jimmy Henney, Nancy Spain

    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Faraway Places – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Try To Fight It Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    You Can Never Stop Me Loving You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Hoe Down – Johnny Dankworth (Fontana) MISS
    Falling – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    It’s My Party – Lesley Gore (Mercury) MISS
    Why Do We Have To Wait So Long – Adam Wade (Columbia) HIT
    That’s How Heartaches Are Made – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    On The Scene – Les Reed (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Try To Change Me – Crickets (Liberty) HIT
    Soulville – Dinah Washington (Columbia) HIT

  • 202

    Saturday 15 June 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Juliette Greco, Jean Metcalfe, Peter Sellers, Maurice Woodruff


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Little Latin Lupe Lu – Righteous Brothers (London) HIT
    Smile – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT
    Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya – Simone Jackson (Pye) HIT
    Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (HMV) HIT
    Kiss And Run – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Moonlight Tango – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Nature’s Time For Love – Joe Brown (Pye) HIT
    The Good Life – Tony Bennett (CBS) HIT
    This Empty Place – Dionne Warwick (Stateside) HIT
    The Wild Wind – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Cry Baby – Mal Ryder (Decca) MISS
    A Beggar In Love – Clinton Ford (Columbia) MISS


    9 straight hits!

  • 203

    Saturday 22 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Sandy Baron, Alan Dell, Dorothy Peterson


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Walkin’ Tall – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Little Miss Fool – Marcie Blane (Decca) MISS
    Confessin’ – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    There’s A Place – Kestrels (Piccadilly) HIT
    Valentino – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    I Know A Man – Rolf Harris (Columbia) HIT
    Every Step Of The Way – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    I’ll Cut Your Tail Off – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    I Really Don’t Want To Know – Little Esther Phillips (Ember) HIT
    Rip Van Winkle – Steve Race (Parlophone) MISS


     

  • 206

    Saturday 13 July 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Albert Finney, Pip Hinton, Bunny Lewis


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Come On Home – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Don’t Do That – Shane Fenton & the Fentones (Parlophone) HIT
    He’s So Near – Maureen Scott (HMV) HIT
    Too Late To Worry – Richard Anthony (Columbia) HIT
    Not Too Young To Get Married – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
    If I Ruled The World – Terry Lightfoot & his Jazzmen (Columbia) HIT
    Busy Doing Nothing – Don Spencer (HMV) MISS
    Easier Said Than Done – Essex (Columbia) MISS
    Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash (CBS) MISS
    A Fool In Love – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Wipe Out – Surfaris (London) HIT
    Summer Skies And Golden Sands – Overlanders (Pye) HIT


    Maureen Scott was a London folk singer spotted by a Disney executive Jimmy Johnson and signed for Buena Vista, released here on HMV.

    Albert Finney amateurish alongside Bunny Lewis on Juke Box Jury.
    NME 19 July 1963

  • 210

    Saturday 10 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Ted King, Barbara Windsor +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    I Won’t Miss You – Dev Douglas (Parlophone) MISS
    I Want To Stay Here – Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Accidents Will Happen – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    It’s All In The Game – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    When The Saints Go Marching In – Pinky & Perky (Columbia) MISS
    Let Me Tell You – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Whispering – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Running To You – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT
    Whisper Wonderful Words – Christine Quaife (Oriole) MISS
    I Do – Chris Ravel & The Ravers (Decca) MISS
    Steptoe And Son – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (HMV) HIT


    Mark was behind the screen

    Chubby Checker might be the other panel member.

    Cliff Richard was in the 100th edition of Thank Your Lucky Stars.

    Disc-jockey David Jacobs a little disappointed with Beatles’ new single.
    NME, 16 August 1963

  • 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.

  • 213

    Saturday 31 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Terence Edmond, Jean Metcalfe, Don Moss, Polly Perkins
    Photo of Polly Perkins in RT!


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    You’re Gonna Need My Loving – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT
    Wishing – Buddy Holly (Coral) HIT
    It Hurts To Be Sixteen – Andrea Carroll (London) MISS
    No One – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    A Day Without You – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Applejack – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    Hey There Lonely Boy – Ruby & the Romantics (London) HIT
    I’m So Glad I Found Her – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    Humdrum Blues – Elaine Delmar (Columbia) MISS
    The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget – Raindrops (London) HIT
    First One – Rikki Allen Trio (Decca) MISS

  • 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

  • 217

    Saturday 28 September 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jess Conrad, Peter Murray, Barbara Windsor


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Heartaches On The Way – Terry Stafford (Stateside) MISS
    Be My Baby – Grazina (Frame) (HMV) MISS
    Dragonfly – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Yesterday’s Gone – Chad & Jeremy (Ember) HIT
    Miss You – Jimmy Young (Columbia) HIT
    Love Of The Loved – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    I’ll Take You Home – Drifters (London) HIT
    Magic Carpet – Dakotas (Parlophone) MISS
    My Resistance Is Low – Buddy Britten & the Regents (Oriole) MISS


     

  • 225

    Saturday 23 November 1963, 6.05-6.30pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Sid James, Don Moss, Anna Quayle


    Producer: Neville Wortman (8-3)


    I Want To Hold Your Hand – Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
    Anyone Else – Gene McDaniels (Liberty) HIT
    Beautiful Dreamer – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    I Like What You Do – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Shirelles (Pye International) MISS
    Bad Girl – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    If You Gotta Pick A Baby – Glenda Collins (HMV) HIT
    The Banjo Song – Mike Hurst (Philips) HIT
    Bless ’Em All – Jane Morgan (Colpix) MISS
    That Boy Of Mine – Breakaways (Pye) HIT
    Since We Fell In Love – Bobby Rydell (Cameo Parkway) HIT


     

  • 228

    Saturday 14 December 1963


    Panel: Neal Arden, Catherine Boyle, Freddie Garrity +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman (3-6)


    Records played:
    Dance With Me – Kestrels (Piccadilly) HIT
    The Shelter Of Your Arms – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    Your Turn To Cry – Bruisers (Parlophone) MISS
    Let Us Make Our Own Mistakes – Brian Hyland (HMV) MISS
    Beatle Crazy – Bill Clifton (Decca) HIT
    March Of The Victors – Ted Heath & his Orchestra (Decca) MISS
    Via Veneto – Dean Martin (Reprise) MISS
    Hello Love – Julie Grant (Pye) HIT
    I Wish You A Merry Christmas – Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva (Colpix) MISS


    Beatle Crazy (Record Retailer, 191263) – “A Yank’s view of the Beatle mania (sic). Amusing, well-performed and off-beat enough to stake a high placing, chart-wise.”

    Juke Box Jury originator Peter Potter wants to replace David Jacobs for one show.

  • 128

    Saturday 6 January 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Alan Freeman, Sandu Scott, Nancy Spain


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    He’s Old Enough To Know Better – Crickets (London)
    Small Sad Sam – Phil McLean (Top Rank)
    D-Darling – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Happy Jose – Dave Appell (Columbia)
    Jeannie – Danny Williams (HMV)
    Forget Me Not – Eden Kane (Decca)
    Crying In The Rain – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    Especially For The Young – Perry Como (RCA)


    Spin-A-Disc with Brook Denning: Happy Jose (Dave Appell), You’re Following Me (Breedlove), Revenge (Benton)

  • 129

    Saturday 13 January 1962


    Panel: Shirley Bassey, Susan Castle, Kenneth Hume, Ross Parker


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Norman – Carol Deene (HMV) MISS


    Susan Castle was a model.

    Ross Parker had written There’ll Always Be An England

    Daily Mirror 200262
    How pleased I was to see that Carol Deene’s Norman reached the Top 20 despite the dreadful panning it got on JBJ recently. Songwriter Ross Parker, the jury member who put a clothes peg on his nose to express his opinion of the record, and the other members who all made detrimental remarks about Norman made one of the biggest gaffes in the history of the programme.
    Incidentally, how many Misses registered by JBJ have turned out to be Hits?
    Mrs WB, Sheffield

    David Jacobs in NME Annual 1963: “Regrettably, Carole was backstage in the hot seat and so you can imagine how embarrassed we all were. To be candid, I think those three members – Shirley Bassey, her husband Kenneth Hume and Ross Parker – went beyond the proper bounds of criticism and were just plain rude. What made matters worse was that a former jury had voted Carol’s previous record a Miss, again when she was in the hot seat.”

    After roasting by panel, DJ said “Well, I liked it anyway!” and Carol Deene gave him a kiss.

    “I felt terrible. I just watched the audience’s reaction from behind the screen. They were laughing at the slating.”
    “I’d love to appear on JBJ but I’d never be unfair to another artist on a record.”
    Carole Deene

    82 complaints to the BBC, then 200 letters to DJ.
    Record sold 10,000 the week after JBJ.
    RM, 270162

  • 130

    Saturday 20 January 1962


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jimmy Henney, Miriam Karlin, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Hurry On Back To Love – Johnny Kidd (HMV)
    I’m Counting On You – Petula Clark (Pye)
    La Bamba – Ritchie Valens (London reissue)
    A Pocketful Of Miracles – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Rock-A-Hula Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Bobbikins – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    A Little Bitty Tear – Burl Ives (Brunswick)
    Wimoweh – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)


    Kidd was behind panel

    In Juke Box Jury’s teenage panel tomorrow, Norrie Paramor’s daughters, Caroline and June.
    Alley Cat, 19 January 1962

  • 136

    Saturday 3 March 1962


    Panel: Buddy Greco, June Thorburn, Bobby Vee, Shani Wallis


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    A Diabolical Twist – Max Bygraves (Decca) HIT
    Lone Rider – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    When The Lights Go Out – Bobby Breen (Fontana) MISS
    A Lady Loves – Eartha Kitt (MGM) MISS
    One More Time – Danny Peppermint (London) MISS
    The Turk – Judd Proctor (Parlophone) MISS
    She’s Got You – Alma Cogan (Columbia) HIT
    You Never Talked About Me – Del Shannon (London) HIT
    Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel (Mercury) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: You Never Talked About Me – Del Shannon (London), She’s Got You (Cline), Lucky Star (Vincent)

    Bobby Vee: “I only did Juke Box Jury two or three times. It was an upbeat show and people were generally positive about the records. We never heard the records first and I enjoyed it. I was 20 and I felt I knew everything so it was no trouble.”

    Peter Prichard for The Grade Organisation 010362
    Saturday matinee for Scapa are at 5.30 but “the management have said that they would release Pete from a matinee if he could do JBJ wearing the naval uniform he appears in Scapa.”
    File note: “I think the idea of Pete in his uniform (though a good idea) is going just a little too far. As you know the present arrangement is that David gives the credit plug himself during the introduction of the panellists and this is obviously a much stronger plug than the normal voice ‘off’ at the end of a programme but further than that I don’t think we could go.”

  • 140

    Saturday 31 March 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Alan Dell, Jimmy Henney, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Everybody’s Twistin’ – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    A Girl Has To Know – G-Clefs (London) MISS
    Shout, Shout – Ernie Maresca (London) MISS
    The Wonderful World Of The Young – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Cutty Sark – John Barry Seven (Columbia) HIT
    Clown Shoes – Johnny Burnette (Liberty) MISS
    Nicola – Steve Race (Parlophone) MISS
    Sweet Thursday – Johnny Mathis (Fontana) MISS
    When The Cats Come Twistin’ In – Mike Pedicin Quintet (HMV) HIT
    What Now My Love – Jane Morgan (London) MISS


    Johnny Burnette was about to tour the UK and was behind the panel. He had very smart hair (a la Ricky Nelson and Everly Brothers) and was very smartly dressed. Boxer’s physique.

    Spin-A-Disc: Slow Twistin’, What’s Your Name, Nut Rocker (BB)

    Tomorrow’s Juke Box Jury is Harry Carlisle’s last production: third Johnnie Stewart stint from April 7.
    Alley Cat, 30 March 1962

  • 144

    Saturday 28 April 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Johnny Burnette, Alan Freeman, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    As You Like It – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Funny Way Of Laughin’ – Burl Ives (Brunswick) MISS
    Lonely City – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    When’s He Gonna Kiss Me – Candy Sparling (Piccadilly) MISS
    Quando Quando Quando – Pat Boone (London) HIT
    Down The Lane – Max Bygraves (Decca) HIT
    A Picture Of You – Joe Brown & the Bruvvers (Piccadilly) MISS
    Ginny Come Lately – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Last Night Was Made For Love – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS


    This programme was either recorded or they needed a fast car as Johnny Burnette was at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth that night.

    Spin-A-Disc: Twist Twist Senora, Quando Quando Quando and Hermit (Ben E King)

     

  • 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

  • 147

    Saturday 19 May 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Steve Race


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Born To Cry – Dion (HMV) HIT
    I Love Her Still – Mark Wynter (Decca) MISS
    Rag Trade Rag – Gordon Franks (Parlophone) HIT
    It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ – Johnny Tillotson (London) MISS
    The Stripper – David Rose (MGM) MISS
    Far Away – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    You Do Something to Me – Errol Garner (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That Funny – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Deep In The Heart, It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’, Soldier Boy

  • 148

    Saturday 26 May 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Vera Day, Eartha Kitt, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    I Shoulda Listened To Mama – Jimmy Crawford (Columbia) MISS
    When Love Comes Around – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Johnny Get Angry – Carol Deene (HMV) MISS
    I’ll Be Seeing You – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Just A Little Love – Karl Denver Trio (Decca) MISS
    Stranger On The Shore – Drifters (London) MISS
    Stranger On The Shore – Andy Williams (CBS) MISS
    Sharing You – Bobby Vee (Liberty) MISS
    Once In A Lifetime – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT

  • 149

    Saturday 2 June 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Helen Shapiro, Terry-Thomas, June Thorburn


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Number One Man – Bruce Channel (Mercury) MISS
    Highland Wedding – Johnny Keating and his Orchestra (Piccadilly) HIT
    The Crowd – Roy Orbison (London) MISS
    I’m Just A Baby – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie and the Hilites (Pye) MISS
    Everybody’s Gotta Ya-Ya – Viscounts (Pye) HIT
    Theme From The Inspector – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV) MISS
    Yes My Darling Daughter – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Drummin’ Up A Storm, Dr Kildare (Chamberlain, Conscience

    RT note “Applications for tickets for this show cannot be entertained until further notice.”

  • 150

    Saturday 9 June 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Rose, Anne Shelton +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Let’s All Swing Like The Birdies Swing – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Conscience – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Hit Record – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Theme From Dr Kildare – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    South Sea Bubble – Tony Osborne (HMV) MISS

  • 152

    Saturday 23 June 1962


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Bill Crozier, Jean Metcalfe +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Show Me The Way To Go Home – Frank D’Rone (Mercury) HIT
    Tears – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Having A Party – Sam Cooke (RCA) MISS
    I Bent My Assagai – Charlie Drake (Parlophone) HIT
    April In Paris – Mr Pollard (Piccadilly) MISS
    Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way – Georgia Brown (Decca) MISS
    Cindy’s Birthday – Johnny Crawford (Pye) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc: Palisades, Steel Men (Dean), Show Me (D’Rone)

    RT billing:
    Neither cat nor square, Arthur Askey’s standpoint with regards to the pops is probably best described as commonsensical and, of course, humorous. Also on the panel are Jean Metcalfe and Bill Crozier, two experts on discs who are usually at opposing ends of the Family Favourites link.
    Family Favourites, 12 to 1.30pm, Sundays

     

  • 155

    Saturday 14 July 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jack Jackson, Godfrey Winn +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    I’m Moving On – Beryl Bryden (Columbia) MISS
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Clyde McPhatter (Mercury) HIT
    Once Upon A Dream – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    That Noise – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT
    Where Are You – Dinah Washington (Columbia) MISS
    Things – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Football Results – Michael Bentine (Parlophone) MISS
    Gotta See Baby Tonight – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Not Never Not Now – Suzy Cope (HMV) MISS
    Chills – Tony Orlando (Columbia) MISS


     

  • 156

    Saturday 21 July 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Alan Freeman, Sheila Hancock, Gary Miller


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Vacation – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT
    Under The Bamboo Tree – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    ’S Wonderful – Ray Conniff (CBS) MISS
    I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV) MISS
    How Many Nights – Alan Fielding (Decca) MISS
    Outbreak Of Murder – Gordon Franks (Parlophone) HIT
    Johnny Summertime – Susan Singer (Oriole) MISS
    Fortune Teller – Bobby Curtola (London) HIT
    Welcome Home Baby – Brook Brothers (Pye) HIT


    PFTP 260762
    I watch with amusement when the jurors are obviously wrestling with their own consciences but are anxious to put in a good word for an indifferent piece.
    Mrs D Hughes, Hornchurch

  • 157

    Saturday 28 July 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Shirley Eaton, Susan Franks, Jimmy Justice


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Dancin’ Party – Chubby Checker (Columbia) HIT
    Come To Me – Ken Dodd (Columbia) HIT
    Peter And The Wolf – Clyde Valley Stompers (Parlophone) MISS
    Roses Are Red – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Guitar Tango – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    The Lads O’Bonnie Scotland – Andy Stewart (HMV) MISS
    Down The River Nile – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    To This Man – Lena Martell (HMV) MISS
    Blitz Medley – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS


    Hardly anything pleased Jimmy Justice on Juke Box Jury.
    Alley Cat, 3 August 1962

  • 158

    Saturday 4 August 1962


    Panel: Rose Brennan, Brian Rix, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Yesterday (check title) – Polka Dots (Philips) MISS
    Seven Day Weekend – U S Bonds (Stateside) HIT
    Steptoe And Son – Geoff Love (Columbia) HIT
    Goody Goody – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    The Cure – Smitty Williams (MGM) MISS
    I Sat Back And Let It Happen – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury) HIT
    Swahili Papa – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Sealed With A Kiss – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Little Sue – Dowlands (Oriole) MISS


    Producer Neville Wortman had joined the BBC after a spell as a cartoonist for ITV and time on Cool For Cats: “I was hoping to ease my way into the BBC. Twist had become one of the rages and I was going to direct a programme on that with Barry Lupino whose sister was Ida Lupino, the American film star. He got smashed up in a car accident and Johnnie Stewart was brought in. He had been doing Juke Box Jury and so he came out of that. The twist didn’t last very long and nor did the show. It was nicely shot though, a good show.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was asked to pick it up as it had got very staid. It had become more of a family show than something for teenagers. Bill Cotton Jr and I were the two youngest producers at the BBC – I was just under 30.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was determined to get more interesting panellists on Juke Box Jury, some people who had a real interest in popular music. I tried to build up really good panels and I filmed it in a different way too as I placed the cameras in unusual positions. I featured a lot more of the audience and got their expressions. We used to look for characters and I would get people out looking for characters whom we could invite to the show. We would walk to someone in the street and say, “Please come”. We were fighting head on with Thank Your Lucky Stars. They had a great style of programming for teenagers and I knew Philip Jones very well. They had a very stylish programme and Juke Box Jury wasn’t that. We were fighting for our lives with that programme. The BBC wanted to grab an audience at six and they thought that if you had them then, you should have them through the evening.”

  • 160

    Saturday 18 August 1962


    Panel: Ray Conniff, Jean Metcalfe, Sylvia Syms, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hully Gully – Don Costa (CBS) MISS
    Teenage Idol – Rick Nelson (London) MISS
    Will I What – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    What Now My Love – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    The Locomotion – Little Eva (London) HIT
    Don’t That Beat All – Adam Faith (Parlophone) MISS
    So Wrong – Patsy Cline (Brunswick) MISS
    Sheila – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    To Love And Be Loved – Vic Dana (Liberty) HIT

  • 163

    Saturday 8 September 1962, 6.30-7pm

    by now (Recorded)


    Panel: Dick Emery, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Alan Freeman +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    I’m The Girl From Wolverton Mountain – Jo Ann Campbell (Columbia) MISS
    Lollipops And Roses – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS
    No Love But Your Love – Marion Ryan (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Victor Feldman (Fontana) MISS
    It Started All Over Again – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Hercules – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    Blue Weekend – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Forgive Me – Babs Tino (London) HIT


    Steve Race to Johnnie Stewart, 130962,
    “Rumour has it that you are taking over JBJ, a programme which I did apparently with some success under Stewart Morris, but have not got near with Billy Cotton, nor do I seem likely to. If you are really taking over the show again, would you make sure I am on the list please.”

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    Saturday 13 October 1962


    Panel: Angela Huth, Sid James, Don Moss, Eric Sykes
    Was Ketty Lester replacing one of them?
    Angela Huth was a critic


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Lovesick Blues – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Sweet Enough – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Must Be Madison – Joe Loss (HMV) MISS
    Gina – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    Because Of Love – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS
    Goodbye Joe – Alma Cogan (Columbia) MISS
    No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    Little Black Book – Jimmy Dean (CBS) HIT
    Lonely Johnny – John Leyton (HMV) MISS


    Cracked Eric Sykes on Juke Box Jury, “I saw Helen Shapiro on the Adam Faith TV show – with the sound turned off.”
    Alley Cat, 12 October 1962

    PFTP 181062
    Eager though I am to watch JBJ, it would make a change to have an all-teenage panel once in a while, not necessarily consisting of stars.
    Many female panel members seem to be in a perpetual daze, unable to make any pertinent comment. Why not come down to earth?
    It must be remembered that it is teenage opinion which makes or breaks these songs.
    Peter Bundock, Boothville, Northampton

    New Billy Fury, Louise Cordet and John Leyton releases voted misses on Juke Box Jury.
    Alley Cat, 19 October 1962

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    Saturday 20 October 1962


    Panel: Claire Bloom, Beryl Reid, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Things We Did Last Summer – Shelley Fabares (Pye) MISS
    Love Me Tender – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    Playin’ Games – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT
    I Left My Heart In San Francisco – Tony Bennett (CBS) HIT
    Hully Gully Baby – Dovells (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    It’s My Way – Don Charles (Decca) MISS
    When The Boys Get Together – Joannie Sommers (Warner) MISS
    Warmed Over Kisses – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Stories – Peppi (Decca) HIT


    Connie Francis recorded Playin’ Games in 1956. B-side of I Was Such A Fool.

    DJ presenting Wednesday Magazine on TV from 1.30 to 2pm

    On Friday 26 October 1962, there was a Juke Box Jury evening at the Cheshunt Boys Club organised by Marsden’s Record Store. The guests were Johnnie Carson, Louise Cordet, Don Charles and Patti Lynn.
    The panel was Norman Long (Ember), Mike Hitches (Pye), Joe Betteridge (Lugton’s) and Ron Lockyer (Southern Music).
    The MC was Ray Orchard.
    The jukebox came from Symploy and the evening was reported to be very successful.

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    Saturday 27 October 1962


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Sid James, Steve Race +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    The Madison’s back in town – Billy Dawn and the Madison Mashers (CBS) HIT
    (The only UK single released by this act.)
    My Love And Devotion – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    The Main Attraction – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Buttons And Bows – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) HIT
    Heartaches – Patsy Cline (Brunswick) MISS
    Desafinado – Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd (HMV) MISS
    If Only Tomorrow – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) MISS
    It Only Took A Minute – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) MISS
    James Hold The Ladder Steady – Sue Thompson (Fontana) HIT

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    Saturday 10 November 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, George Hamilton, Stubby Kaye +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Road – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Small World – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    Sounds Like Locomotion – Sounds Inc (Decca) MISS
    White Wedding – Sheila Southern (HMV) MISS
    Eso Beso – Paul Anka (RCA) HIT
    Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – Anita Ray (MGM) HIT
    Next Door To An Angel – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Pop Pop Pop-Pie – Sherrys (London) HIT
    Believe I’m No Fool – Cloda Rogers (Decca) HIT


    Cloda Rogers, 15 years old

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Jane Asher was used a lot as she was so intelligent and bright and sparkling. She was so well in with the scene too. Lovely person.”