• 349

    Saturday 23 April 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Barbara Hawkins (Dixie Cups), Samantha Juste, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Savile


    Casting voter: Terry Hillman


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    The Big Hurt – Del Shannon (Liberty) HIT
    I Wanna Go Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT (Casting vote)
    Love Ya Illya – Angela & the Fans (Pye) HIT
    My Girl At The Dance – Frank D’Rone (CBS) HIT
    I Could Make You Fall In Love -Rockin’ Berries (Piccadilly) HIT
    Rhapsody In The Rain – Lou Christie (MGM) HIT
    I Do – Goldie (Fontana) HIT
    Stop Her On Sight – Edwin Starr (Polydor) HIT

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 67

    Saturday 12 November 1960


    Panel: Jill Ireland, David McCallum, Nina and Frederik


    Records played:
    Poetry in Motion – Johnny Tillotson HIT
    Lively – Lonnie Donegan HIT
    Till – Colin Day MISS (mystery guest)
    Lonely Pup – Adam Faith MISS (2-2 but second jury voted 1-2)
    Ol’ Macdonald – Frank Sinatra HIT
    Eeny meeny miney mo – Pinky & Perky HIT
    In Pursuit of Happiness – Adam Wade HIT
    Honky Tonk Concerto – Joe ‘Mr. Piano’ Henderson MISS

  • 03

    Monday 15 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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


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

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

  • 11

    Saturday 5 September 1959, 6.55-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Cleo Laine, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    I Ain’t Gonna Lead This Life – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Til I Kissed You – Everly Brothers (London)
    Adonis – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Sal’s Got A Sugar Lip – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Morgen – Ivo Robic (Polydor)
    The Three Bells – The Browns (RCA)
    Johnny Reb – Johnny Horton (Philips)

  • 21

    Saturday 21 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Joan Heal, Venetia Stevenson, Milton Subotsky


    Records played:
    Dear Daddy – Petula Clark (Pye)
    While Paris Sleeps – Tony Osborne (HMV)
    San Miguel – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    The Village Of St Bernadette – Anne Shelton (Philips)
    Ivy Will Cling – Arnold Stang (Fontana)
    If I Had A Girl – Jerry Keller (London)
    If You Were The Only Girl In The World – Steve Marsh (Decca)
    Who Made The Morning – Max Bygraves (Decca)
    True Love, True Love – Mudlarks (Columbia)


    Only 18 seconds of Dear Daddy played, but 1 minute 43 seconds of Arnold Stang.

  • 190

    Saturday 23 March 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray, Marcie Blaine


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson (Coral) HIT
    Don’t Play Me A Love Song – Shirley Jackson (Decca) MISS
    Losing By A Hair – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS
    Losing You – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    The Jive Samba – Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) MISS
    Flash, Bang, Wallop! – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
    Little Band Of Gold – James Gilreath (Pye) MISS
    By Hook Or By Crook – Sandra Browne & the Boy Friends (Columbia) MISS
    Aladdin’s Lamp – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I went for all sorts of people. I went for Maria Callas at one point and her manager was horrified – there was a terrible silence at the end of the phone. He said, “You might just as well ask her to stand on her head.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Steve Race was really good, he was an expert and could speak eruditely. Nancy Spain who wrote for the Daily Express was brilliant. She lived with Sheila Van Damn and they were killed in an air crash. Bunny Lewis wasn’t one of my choices but he certainly knew about the scene. Really we were looking for attractive personalities who could relate to an audience. Henry Mancini was a regular guest. He was marvellous and could speak knowledgably. Annie Ross was very good.”

  • 216

    Saturday 21 September 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Alan Dell, Adam Faith, Caroline Mortimer


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Come And Join The Party – Keith Powell & the Valets (Columbia) HIT
    Somebody Else’s Girl – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    Point Panic – Surfaris (Brunswick) MISS
    Lemon Tree – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS
    I (Who Have Nothing) – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    Everybody Shake – Grant Tracy (Decca) MISS
    Sure My Love – Dave Ventura (Philips) MISS
    I’ll Find You Again – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    The Anvil Chorus – Freddie Randall Band (Parlophone) HIT
    Sooner Or Later – Johnny Mathis (CBS) MISS
    Gonna Make Him Mine – Orchids (Decca) MISS


    Caroline Mortimer, daughter of John, currently filming Saturday Night Out

    MM for 210963. Poll for top TV show. Thank Your Lucky Stars (68%), Juke Box Jury (10), TW3 (6), Steptoe (2), Sunday Night At LP (2), Black And White (1)

    Valerie Harbottle from Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Disc 140963
    “What on earth do these programme planners think they are playing at? For weeks and weeks I’ve looked forward to seeing Adam Faith on Juke Box Jury and Thank Your Lucky Stars and now he is to appear on each programme on the same day. Whose ridiculous idea was that?
    “What makes it more infuriating is to find that his appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars was deliberately brought forward a week. It seems that we Faith fans are being got at.”

    Disc 051063
    F A Palmer, Cheshire.
    Loud applause for the straightforward attack made recently by Adam Faith in defence of British discs.

  • 221

    Saturday 26 October 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Jimmy Henney, Heather Sears, Barbara Young


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Sweet As Honey – Polly Perkins (Oriole) MISS
    From Russia With Love – Craig Douglas (Decca) MISS
    Little Eefin’ Annie – Joe Perkins (London) HIT
    Busted – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Secret Love – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    It’s Almost Tomorrow – Mark Wynter (Pye) MISS
    Jealous Heart – Ottilie Patterson (Columbia) MISS
    What Kind Of Girl Are You – Dave Curtiss & the Tremors (Philips) MISS
    My Friend Bobby – Pamela Blue (Decca) MISS
    500 Miles Away From Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS


    Programme recorded previous week
    Epstein paid 30g

    David Jacobs on Juke Box Jury didn’t know that Mark Wynter’s It’s Almost Tomorrow was a revival.

    This was broadcast same time as Beatles on Thank Your Lucky Stars.

    David Jacobs says, “A real juke box would be no good for this job: they take too long to select and play.”

  • 139

    Saturday 24 March 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Pete Murray, Barbara Shelley, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    One Mint Julep – Sarah Vaughan (Columbia) MISS
    What’s Your Name – Don & Juan (London) MISS
    Two Of A Kind – Sue Thompson (Polydor) MISS
    Slow Twistin’ – Chubby Checker (Columbia) HIT
    The Party’s Over – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Take Five – Carmen McRae with Dave Brubeck Five (Fontana) MISS
    The Great Matchmaker – Grant Tracy (Ember) HIT
    Love Letters – Ketty Lester (London) MISS
    Love Is A Wonderful Thing – Paddy Roberts (Decca) HIT


    Pete Murray appearing in Steps at Adelphi, London

    Spin-A-Disc: When The Cats Come Twistin’ In (Mike Pedicin Quintet, HMV), Young World (Nelson), Clown Shoes (Burnette)

     

  • 151

    Saturday 16 June 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anne Heywood, Nelson Riddle, Pete Murray


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Our Favourite Melodies – Craig Douglas (Columbia) HIT
    Crazy Words, Crazy Tune – Dorothy Provine (Warner) HIT
    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Here Comes That Feeling – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Cryin’ For The Moon – Leo Maguire (Parlophone) MISS
    Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Ai Di La – Emilio Pericoli (Warner) HIT
    Ya Ya Twist – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Crazy Words (Provine), Having A Party (Cooke), Feeling (Brenda Lee)

  • 127

    Saturday 30 December 1961


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anita Harris, Sid James, Bunny Lewis


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Come Running – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    Shalom – Eddie Fisher (HMV)
    You’re Following Me – Peter Gordeno (Parlophone)
    Bachelor In Paradise – Robert Holiday (HMV)
    Lonesome No 1 – Don Gibson (RCA)
    The Comancheros – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Mistakes – Kaye Sisters (Philips)
    Revenge – Brook Benton (Mercury)
    Big Ben Twist – Fats & the Chessmen (Pye)


    Spin-A-Disc: Walk On By (Van Dyke), Turn Around (Campbell), Rock A Hula Baby,

    BBC,-TV, 7.15-8pm, A Pair Of Jacks in which Jack Payne and Jack Jackson get together to discuss and demonstrate various aspects of popular music with Billy Fury, Woolf Phillips and Harry Rabinowitz. Producer: Richard Afton

    In 1961, Benny Hill did a parody, Soap Box Jury where he impersonated David Jacobs and the whole panel. Fred Curry (Pete Murray) and Lady Edgware (Lady Isobel Barnett). There is a shot of all five together. It is on Benny Hill: The Lost Years (2005).

    Programme was 19th in TV ratings, Dec 61