• 421

    Wednesday 4 October 1967, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Chris Denning, Julia Foster, Pat Gordine, Bob Monkhouse
    David McWilliams, hot seat


    Producer: David Bell


    Records played:
    You Keep Running Away – Four Tops
    Excuse Me – Kiki Dee
    Little Girl Lost And Found – Peter & the Wolves (MGM)
    Trucker’s Prayer – Dave Dudley
    Harlem Lady – David McWilliams
    Fortuosity – Tommy Steele
    The World of Broken Hearts – Amen Corner

  • 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

  • 381

    Saturday 24 December 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 17 December 1966)


    Panel: The Seekers (Judith Durham, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy)


    Casting voter: Linda Shiel


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Listen To My Heart – The Bats (Decca)
    Single Girl – Sandy Posey (MGM)
    The Rising Of The Moon – Tinkers (Pye)
    Sitting In The Park – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    From A Distance (P F Sloan) – Odin’s People (Major Minor)
    Love In The Open Air (McCartney) – Tudor Minstrels (Decca)
    Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies) – Cher (Liberty)
    The Angel And The Stranger – Eddy Arnold (RCA)

  • 36

    Saturday 12 March 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Paul Carpenter, Peter Murray, June Sylvaine


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    It’s Nice To Go Trav’ling – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    Stairway To Heaven – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Forget You – Milton Grayson (London)
    My Old Man’s A Dustman – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    (Welcome) New Lovers – Pat Boone (London)
    Valentino – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Paradise – Sammy Turner (London)

    Camera script unused: Beatnik Fly (Johnny & the Hurricanes) and I Believe In Love (Floyd Robinson)

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, David Jacobs claimed that John Barry’s ‘Hit And Miss’ was first BBC signature tune to enter charts. Alley Cat, 18 March 1960

  • 38

    Saturday 26 March 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jean Metcalfe, Pete Murray, Jack Payne


    Records played:
    Country Boy – Fats Domino (London)
    Clementine – Bobby Darin (London)
    Let’s Make A Fortune – Raindrops (Oriole) Side set
    Skylark – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Fraulein – Johnny Carson (Fontana)
    El Matador – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    For You – Rosemary Clooney (MGM)
    Heartbeat – Buddy Holly (Coral)

  • 41

    Saturday 16 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Sheila Gallagher, Gary Miller, Eric Robinson, Anne Rogers


    Records played:
    Standing On The Corner – Four Lads (Philips)
    Cradle Of Love – Johnny Preston (Mercury)
    Someday – Della Reese (RCA)
    A Place In The Sun – Robert Earl (Philips)
    Anyway The Wind Blows – Doris Day (Philips)
    This Love I Have For You – Lance Fortune (Pye)
    Ramona – Five Dallas Boys (Columbia)
    The Love I Share With You – Alfred Lynch (Decca)
    Don’t Fence Me In – Tommy Edwards (MGM)


    Camera script: Greenfields (Beverley Sisters) listed but this record had been banned.

    Anne Rogers was starring as Eliza Doolittle at Drury Lane. She was the daughter in law of Henry Hall. She had done over 720 performance in US and 280 in UK. On April 13, did her 1,000th performance. A fast car was to take her to Drury Lane after the show.

  • 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)

  • 46

    Saturday 21 May 1960


    Panel: Bunny Lewis, Viscount Lewisham, Jean Metcalfe, Jack Payne


    Records played:
    I’ll Make You Mine – Johnnie Ray (Philips)
    Angela Jones – Johnny Ferguson (MGM)
    Lucky Five – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    How Do You Know It’s Love – Teresa Brewer (Coral)
    Bella Citta Roma – Toni Dalli (Columbia)
    Honky Tonk Train Blues – Cascading Strings (Fontana)
    You’re Singing Our Love Song To Somebody Else – Jerry Wallace (London)
    The Nocturne – Al Dean’s Tunestoppers (can’t trace)
    Baby My Heart – The Crickets (Coral)


    Russ Conway and Toni Dalli Side set

    No show on 28 May 1960 as Sammy Davis special being broadcast.

  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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

  • 10

    Monday 24 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


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


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

  • 14

    Saturday 26 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 12 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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

  • 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)

  • 19

    Saturday 31 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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


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

  • 20

    Saturday 14 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 31 October 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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

  • 22

    Saturday 28 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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

  • 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

  • 238

    Saturday 22 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Cilla Black, Sam Costa, James Garner, Susan Hampshire


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Big Town – Clevelands (Philips) HIT
    We Love You Beatles – Carefrees (Oriole) MISS
    Theme For Young Lovers – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Not Fade Away – Rolling Stones (Decca) HIT
    Blue Winter – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Big Bad Bass – Jet Harris (Decca) MISS
    You’re Gonna Be My Girl – Chris Sandford & the Coronets (Decca) MISS
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Paramounts (Pye) HIT

  • 242

    Saturday 21 March 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Kathy Kirby, Henry Mancini, Jean Metcalfe, Spike Milligan


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Why Did You Bring Him To The Dance – Peter’s Faces (Piccadilly) MISS
    Only You – Mark Wynter (Pye) (not given)
    I’m In Love With You – Golden Crusaders (Columbia) HIT
    Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing – Linda Saxone (Pye) HIT
    I’ve Got That Feeling – Orchids (Decca) HIT
    Worried Guy – Johnny Tillotson (MGM) MISS
    Tired, Broken And Busted – Duffy Power (Parlophone) MISS
    That’s How It Goes – Breakaways (Pye) 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

  • 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

  • 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


     

  • 205

    Saturday 6 July 1963, 7-7.25pm


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Alma Cogan, Steve Race, June Ritchie


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Patty Baby – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Not Responsible – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    True Love – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    One Fine Day – Chiffons (Stateside) MISS
    I Wonder – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Ugly Bug Ball – Alex Welsh (Columbia) MISS
    Mary Rose – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT


    The Times, 060763
    I am a devotee of JBJ principally because the camera has such a quick eye for the mannerisms and reactions of the bewitched onlookers. There is an old English word for this condition, more expressive than ‘bewitched’. It is betwattled.

    On Juke Box Jury, Steve Race brilliantly summed up Brenda Lee last Saturday.
    NME 12 July 1963

    On Lucky Stars, Brian Matthew didn’t have DJ’s assurance; guest disc-jockey Sam Costa most unfunny.
    NME 12 July 1963

  • 211

    Saturday 17 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Pat Boone, Polly Elwes, Carol Ann Ford, Vic Lewis


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Martian Hop – Ran-Dells (London) HIT
    Two Silhouettes – Del Shannon (London) MISS
    Don’t Do Me Any Favours – Rose Brennan (Philips) MISS
    Your Baby’s Gone Surfin’ – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Searchin’ – Hollies (Parlophone) MISS (all four)
    It’s Over – Mike Stephen (Decca) HIT
    Look At Him – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    A Little Like Lovin’ – Cascades (RCA) HIT
    I’m Wondering – Statesmen (Decca) MISS
    My Baby Loves To Dance – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Dum Dum Dee Dum – Johnny Cymbal (London) HIT


    Drownin’ My Sorrows was Connie Francis A-side in US.

    Norman Jopling wrote a piece about the Hollies, A Hit Despite JBJ, for Record Mirror
    Pat Boone urged fans to buy the original by the Coasters. (He should talk!)

    On Lucky Stars, Chubby Checker twisted up a storm.
    NME, 23 August 1963

    Around this time, there was a summer series on Grampian, Dad, You’re A Square

  • 214

    Saturday 7 September 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Alan Freeman, Tommy Roe +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Please Don’t Stop – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    Then He Kissed Me – Crystals (London) HIT
    Secondhand – Wilfrid Brambell (Parlophone) MISS
    Do You Love Me – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Nine Out Of Ten Girls – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS
    Yakka Hula Hickey Dula – Dutch Swing College Band (Philips) MISS
    Sally Ann – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) HIT
    Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee – Osmond Brothers (MGM) MISS
    Everybody Monkey – Freddie Cannon (Stateside) HIT
    Love Me With All Your Heart – Kestrels (Pye) MISS
    Memphis Tennesssee – Dave Berry & the Cruisers (Decca) MISS
    Jealousy Will Get You Nowhere – Brian Diamond & the Cutters (Decca) HIT

  • 224

    Saturday 16 November 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Linda Christian, Alan Dell, Edmund Purdom


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Glad All Over – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Kansas City – Trini Lopez (Reprise) MISS
    I’m In Love – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Don’t Wait Too Long – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Guitar’d And Feather’d – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    I Can Dance – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Talk Back Trembling Lips – Johnny Tillotson (MGM) HIT
    All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle – Dora Bryan (Fontana) HIT
    Money – Bern Elliott & The Fenmen (Decca) HIT


    If Edmund Purdom hasn’t heard of Tony Bennett, why appear on Juke Box Jury?
    Alley Cat, 22 November 1963
    Dee Dee Sharp not able to appear and replaced by Jane Asher at last minute
    Alley Cat, 22 November 1963

  • 132

    Saturday 3 February 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Denis Norden, Barbara Shelley +1


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Tell Me What He Said – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    I’ll See You In My Dreams – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Goodnight Irene – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    Let’s Start All Over Again – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    March Of The Siamese Children – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Love Me Warm And Tender – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Don’t Cry On My Shoulder – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc with Alan Dell: Chip Chip, Baby It’s You, Blue Skies (Johnny Rivers)

     

  • 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.”

  • 142

    Saturday 14 April 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Robert Farnon, Sid James, Miriam Karlin


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Baby Doll Twist – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Caterina – Perry Como (RCA) MISS
    Lover Please – Vernons Girls (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Striped Purple Shirt – Alan Klein (Oriole) MISS
    Big Man In A Big House – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury) MISS
    Ave Maria – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    Theme From Ben Casey – Ted Heath (Decca) MISS
    Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp (Columbia) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc with Jimmy Henney: Big Man In A Big House, Caterina (Como), Sgts 3 March (Caiola)

    Big mistake having Miriam Karlin on the same Juke Box Jury panel as Sidney James.
    Alley Cat, 13 April 1962

    Jean Owen (later Samantha Jones) of the Vernons: “JBJ was my very first television show and it was Lover Please that they were listening to and we just had to sit there smiling. Carole Carr who was a singer was on the panel and Gilbert Harding too. They put us behind a panel so the actual panel didn’t know that we were there. We thought it might be a Miss but it was a Hit. I had had visions of Gilbert Harding saying dreadful things about it but he was fine. It was genuine, we came in late and they definitely didn’t know we were there.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 154

    Saturday 7 July 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Roy Castle, Rosemary Clooney +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Wicked Woman – Don Lang (Decca) MISS
    Little Miss Lonely – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Laughin’ The Blues – Sheb Wooley (MGM) HIT
    But Not For Me – Ketty Lester (London) HIT
    Doesn’t Anybody Make Short Movies Anymore – Col James (Oriole) HIT
    In A Persian Market – George Chisholm (Philips) HIT
    Sweet And Lovely – Allisons (Fontana) MISS
    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT


     

  • 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


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    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

  • 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.”

  • 164

    Saturday 15 September 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Dion, Fenella Fielding +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


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

  • 169

    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.

  • 172

    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.”

  • 178

    Saturday 22 December 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Sheila Hancock, David Tomlinson +1
    Sheila Hancock appearing in Rattle Of A Simple Man at Garrick
    David Tomlinson still appearing in Boeing-Boeing


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    He Thinks I Still Care – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) HIT
    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Baby Jane & the Rockabyes (United Artists) HIT
    If This Should Be A Dream – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    Theme From The Dick Powell Show – Tony Hatch (Pye) HIT
    White Christmas – Nina & Frederick (Columbia) HIT
    Gospel Theme – Ted Heath ((Decca) HIT
    Charmaine – Bachelors (Decca) MISS
    Pitter Pitter Patter – Jimmy Charles (Windsor) MISS

  • 97

    Saturday 10 June 1961


    Panel: Sonya Cordeau, Robert Morley, Cliff Richard +1 (All making The Young Ones)


    Records played:
    Temptation – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    Bee-Bom – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    The Miracle Of You –Danny Williams (HMV)
    The Man Who Invented Beer – Steve Benbow (Parlophone)
    Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Pancho – Max Harris (Fontana)
    Life’s A Holiday – Frank Ifield (Columbia)
    Stand By Me – Ben E King (London)

    Radio Times profile praises David Jacobs for his “adroit chairmanship”
    Jacobs’ background includes being a stable lad, ice skater, junior announcer
    He is chairman of the Spastics Charity and TV Personality of the Year
    He says, “Never be afraid to admit a mistake. It shows you’re human.”

  • 109

    Saturday 2 September 1961, 6-6.25pm


    Panel: Shirley Abicair, Scilla Gabel, Ray Orchard, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Kon-Tiki – Shadows (Columbia)
    Together – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Get Lost – Eden Kane (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Have Any More Mrs Moore – David Kossoff (Oriole)
    Hurt – Timi Yuro (London)
    Who Put The Bomp – Viscounts (Pye)
    A Little Bit Of Soap – Jarmels (TopRank)
    Cryin’ – Roy Orbison (London)


    Well, I ask you. ‘Juke Box Jury’ voted Eden Kane’s ‘Get Lost’ a miss.
    Alley Cat, 8 September 1961

    Eden Kane: “The record got exposure and that’s what mattered. It didn’t matter whether it was voted a hit or a miss as any publicity was good publicity in those days. The girl in Lady Antebellum was on one of those TV star search programmes and didn’t get through, so what do judges know?”

  • 122

    Saturday 2 December 1961


    Panel: Jill Browne, Harry Fowler, Pete Murray, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    You’ve Got To See Mamma – Kari Lynn (Oriole)
    String Of Camels – Johnny Dankworth (Columbia)
    Tonight – Ted Heath (Decca)
    I’d Never Find Another You – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Baby’s First Christmas – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka (RCA)
    Love Can Be – Lena Martell (HMV)
    Happy Times – Tony Orlando (Fontana)


    Spin-A-Disc with Ted King: Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Baby’s First Christmas, A Thousand Feet Below (Terry Tyler), Let There Be Drums

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    This was the first time JBJ had ventured out of the studios.
    The BBC was having an At Home week in Portsmouth.
    The audience was to include naval ratings, who were bound to be more vociferous than the usual teenage audience.
    David Jacobs is ex navy himself, a Chatham rating.
    Pete Murray has done 40 JBJs: “We are friends but what we say is sometimes slanderous to each other.”
    Jill Browne is a third DJ as she is presenting her own BBC show.
    After she was previously on JBJ (Programme 89), she was invited to make a record and it will be out soon.
    When June Thorburn wants to slim, she puts on rock’n’roll records and jives away.

    David Jacobs was exasperated with Harry Fowler on ‘Juke Box Jury’.
    Alley Cat, 8 December 1961