• 399

    Saturday 29 April 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 22 April 1967)


    Panel: Vikki Carr, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Anneke Wills
    Casting voter: Anna Double


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Records played:
    Samantha’s Mine – Spectrum (RCA)
    Love is a Feeling – Milva (Major Minor)
    I Got Rhythm – Happenings (Stateside)
    Euston Station – Barbara Ruskin (Parlophone)
    Bowling Green – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    24 Sycamore – Wayne Fontana (Fontana)
    Just One More Chance – Outer Limits (Decca) HIT

  • 401

    Saturday 13 May 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Anita Harris, Roy Hudd, Leila Pasha, Cliff Richard
    Casting voter: Sue Mornie


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Records played:
    Use Me – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone)
    Walking in the Rain – Walker Bros (Philips)
    My Old Car – Lee Dorsey (Stateside)
    Love Eyes – Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)
    Okay! – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch (Fontana)
    Two Streets – Val Doonican (Decca)
    Yesterday’s Papers – Chris Farlowe (Immediate)

  • 403

    Saturday 27 May 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 20 May 1967)


    Panel: Keith Barron, Judith Chalmers, Mickie Most, Dusty Springfield
    Casting voter: Robin Gorett


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Forty Days, Forty Nights – Don Covay & the Goodtimers (Atlantic)
    Sweet Marie – Steve Lawrence (CBS)
    Paper Sun – Traffic (Island)
    I – Kiki Dee (Fontana)
    Carrie-Anne – Hollies (Parlophone)
    Lola – Brincos (Page One)
    Do It Again A Little Bit Slower – Val & the V’s (CBS)
    Patterns – Small Faces (Immediate)

  • 333

    Saturday 1 January 1966, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Max Bygraves family with Uncle Eric
    Max Bygraves, Maxine Bygraves, Anthony Bygraves, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Love Bug – Jack Jones (London)
    Girl – St Louis Union (Decca)
    Sound Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel (CBS)
    Getting Nowhere – Friday Browne (Parlophone)
    Wait – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Another Year, Another Love, Another Heartache – Julie Rogers (Mercury)
    Michelle – Overlanders (Pye)
    Creation – Rick And Sandy (Decca)
    Dream Child – Toni Eden (United Artists)
    What Do You Say About That – Phase 4 (Fab)

  • 351

    Saturday 7 May 1966, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Georgie Fame, Spike Milligan, Marianne Faithfull, Elaine Taylor


    Casting vote: Jill Oakes


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    Records played:
    Hey Girl – Small Faces (Decca)
    Promises – Ken Dodd (Columbia)
    Downtown – Mrs Miller (Capitol)
    Rainy Day Women Nos 12 & 35 – Bob Dylan (CBS)
    Life And Soul Of The Party – Mally Page (Pye)
    Two Days Monday – Scaffold (Parlophone)
    Never Leave Your Baby’s Side – Tony Jackson (CBS)
    Monday Monday – Mama and Papas (RCA)


    ‘Never Leave Your Baby’s Side’ by Tony Jackson was released on 29 April 1966. He was previously with The Searchers.

  • 356

    Saturday 11 June 1966, 5.05-5.35pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Anne Allen, David Jay Black, Pete Murray, Suzanna Leigh


    Casting voter: Janet Wakeling


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    Records played:
    Please Don’t Sell My Daddy No More Wine – Cup O’Kindness (Parlophone)
    It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s Man’s World – James Brown
    The More I See You – Joy Marshall (Decca)
    Sandy – Swingin’ Blue Jeans
    Come And Get Me – Susan Maughan (60 secs)
    Come And Get Me – Lisa Shane (75 secs)
    Lana – Roy Orbison
    A Street That Rhymes At 6am – Norma Tanega
    No One Will Ever Know – Frank Ifield
    Come Running Back – Dean Martin

  • 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.

  • 286

    Saturday 23 January 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Angela Douglas, Virginia Lewis, Wolf Mankowitz, Del Shannon


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones (Decca)
    Somewhere In Your Heart – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    See You Later Alligator – Millie (Fontana)
    It’s Gonna Last Forever – Billy J Kramer (Parlophone)
    Nancy’s Theme – Earle Hagen (Colpix)
    Game Of Love – Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders (Fontana)
    No Other Heart – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)
    Yes I Will – The Hollies (Parlophone)

  • 287

    Saturday 30 January 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 23 January)


    Panel: Paul Anka, Stubby Kaye, Ann Sidney, Julie Samuel


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals (Columbia)
    You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin (Reprise)
    I Cry Alone – Jackie Lee (Decca)
    Stop Feelin’ Sorry For Yourself – Adam Faith (Parlophone) 0.59
    Thanks a Lot – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Stairway to a Star – Shelley (Pye) Written by Miki Dallon
    It Hurts So Much – Jim Reeves (RCA)
    He’s The One For Me – Tammy St John (Pye)
    Tell Her No – The Zombies (Decca) 1.06


    Programme was not billed in RT due to arrangements for Churchill’s funeral.

  • 291

    Saturday 27 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Bill Crozier, Georgie Fame, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Reelin’ And Rockin’ – Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
    That’s Not What Angels Are For – Barbara Kay (Pye)
    Without You – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    Goodbye My Love – The Searchers (Pye)
    Funny World – Astrud Gilberto (Verve)
    Have You Looked Into Your Heart – Peter Gordeno (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    Softly Softly – Ruby Murray (Columbia)

  • 28

    Saturday 16 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Jimmy Henney, Joni James, Eric Robinson


    Records played:
    The Big Hurt – Maureen Evans (Oriole)
    Pretty Blue Eyes – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    El Paso – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    My Little Budgie – Bruce Forsyth (Parlophone)
    Point of No Return – Diana Dors (Pye)
    Where Or When – Dion and the Belmonts (London)
    Silver Shoes – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    Misty – Johnny Mathis


    “In a recent Juke Box Jury in the States,” said her husband Tony Aquaviva, who is the musical director of the Symphony of the Year, “Joni (James) held out against the rest of the panel about one number which they condemned and within two weeks it was right at the top.” She was said to be the first pop singer to appear at Carnegie Hall with a full symphony orchestra. Has eight gold and two platinum (over 2 million) records.

    Anthea Askey, daughter of famous actor/comedian Arthur, was an actress; Jimmy Henney a DJ and TV presenter; Joni James an American singer; Eric Robinson a bandleader and musical director, much seen on BBC TV.

  • 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.

  • 32

    Saturday 13 February 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Carolyn Townshend


    Records played:
    Bonnie Came Back – Duane Eddy (London)
    You You You – Ernestine Anderson (Mercury)
    Royal Event – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Tell Her For Me – David Macbeth (Pye) HIT
    Tender Love And Care – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I Enjoy Being A Girl – Pat Suzuki (RCA)
    Who Could Be Bluer – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Pickin’ Petals – Avons (Columbia)


    Camera script unused: Coo-Coo-U (Kingston Trio))

    First programme with ‘Hit And Miss’ as new signature tune.

    Interview in Radio Times: David Jacobs, “If the panel reach a decision I strongly disagree with, I say so. Viewers seem to appreciate this, although a lot of letters say I am a clot.”

    Russell Turner is responsible for the choice of records and discusses them with David Jacobs. David Jacobs: “Sometimes we include discs we know are bad just to see the reaction of the panel. It’s a thing I wouldn’t dare do in my Saturday night, Light Programme series, Pick Of The Pops.”

    On 10 February, EMI issued their last 10-inch 78 rpm single. It was ‘Royal Event’ backed by ‘Rule Britannia’, which was used as the theme for Daniel Farson’s Guide To The British.

  • 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.”

  • 44

    Saturday 7 May 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 30.04.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Doug Levy, Nancy Pederson, Karen Post, Ed Robertson


    Records played:
    Et Voila – Frankie Laine (Philips)
    Now Now Now – Jerry Keller (London)
    All I Need – Edna Savage (Parlophone) Side set
    Tamiami – Bill Haley & his Comets (Warner)
    That’s You – Nat King Cole (Capitol)
    My Gal Sal – The Freemen (Parlophone) Side set
    I Love The Way You Love – Marv Johnson (London)
    The Madison Time – Ted Heath & his Music (Decca)
    Got A Girl – Four Preps (Capitol)


    The panel comprised of teenagers from the American School of Independence, Bushey Park, US base in Middlesex. Headmaster gave Russell Turner and Johnnie Stewart 20 possibles and they chose four. All aged 17 to 19.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 54

    Saturday 6 August 1960

    (Ampex 300760)


    Panel: Judy Huxtable, Bunny Lewis, Stirling Moss, Kenneth Wolstenholme


    Records played:
    You’re Thrilling – Johnny Angel (Parlophone) side set
    I’ll Fly Away – Lonnie Sattin (Warner)
    I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana – Jimmy Edwards (Fontana)
    This Place Called Home – Dorothy Squires (Decca)
    Light Up The Sky – Tommy Steele
    Theme From The Apartment – Ferrante & Teicher (London)
    Unless You Mean It – Jess Conrad (Decca) side set
    Silver Moon Upon The Golden Sands – Guy Mitchell (Philips)

  • 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

  • 58

    Saturday 10 September 1960


    Panel: Annette Funicello, Paul Carpenter, Geoff Love, Rosemary Squires


    Records played:
    If You Need Me – Dave Sampson (Columbia) MISS 1.18
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Frankie Lymon (Columbia) HIT 1.02
    No – Dodie Stevens (London) HIT 1.03
    Waitin’ For Fall – Tab Hunter (Warner) HIT 1.05
    Passing Breeze – Russ Conway (Columbia) HIT 1.15
    How About That – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT (assumed) 1.37
    Yogi – Ivy Three (London) HIT 1.10


    Camera script probably unused – Why Why Why (Wise Boys), Speaking Of Her (Adam Wade) and Kiddio (Brook Benton)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)