• 392

    Saturday 11 March 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Retia Favia, Judy Geeson, Pete Murray, David Symonds
    Casting voter: Linda Jackson)


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    Lady Love – Vontastics (Stateside)
    Got To Find A Reason – Three People (Decca)
    Chicken Feed – Millie Small (Fontana)
    It’s All Over – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw (Pye)
    Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd (Columbia)
    Stranger – Dave Berry (Decca)
    All – James Darren (Warner)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 285

    Saturday 16 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Maureen Cleave, Rupert Davies, Richard Wattis


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Michelle – Morgan James Duo (Philips) MISS (3-1)
    Funny How Love Can Be – Ivy League (Piccadilly) HIT (3-1)
    Long After Tonight Is All Over – Jimmy Radcliffe (Musicor) HIT (all)
    Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks (Pye) MISS (3-1)
    Bombay Duckling – Ted Heath & his Music (Decca) MISS (3-1)
    Come See About Me – The Supremes (Motown single played, then on Stateside) HIT (all)
    And The Heavens Cried – Vince Hill (Columbia) MISS (2-1 second jury)
    Now I’m Alone – The Gamblers (Decca) MISS (3-0 second jury)


    Artist fees £283.10 (incl 30g for each panel member, so David Jacobs is £157.10)
    Copyright is £155
    Telerecording is £60
    Total £498.10, budget allocation is £500.

  • 289

    Saturday 13 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 6 February)


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Marianne Faithfull, Adrienne Posta, Ted Ray


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Teardrops In The Rain – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Golden Lights – Twinkle (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    My Funny Valentine – Buddy Greco (Columbia)
    Honey I Need – Pretty Things (Fontana) 0.48
    I Must Be Seeing Things – Gene Pitney (Stateside) (Mystery Guest)
    In The Meantime – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    I’ll Stop At Nothing – Sandie Shaw (Pye) (Mystery Guest)
    The In Crowd – Dobie Gray (London)


    Ted Ray paid 30g

  • 247

    Saturday 25 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Honor Blackman, Dick Emery, Alan Freeman, Mia Farrow


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Mexican Drummer Man – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (Stateside) MISS
    In Love – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Show You Mean It Too – Me & Them (Pye) MISS
    The Matador – Major Lance (Columbia) HIT
    You’re My World – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    She’s My Girl – Bobby Shafto (Parlophone) HIT
    You’re The One – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    Rain Rain Go Away – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS

  • 251

    Saturday 23 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Stratford Johns, Jean Metcalfe, Lance Percival, Polly Perkins


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Can You Do It – Contours (Stateside) MISS
    Nobody I Know – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Things – Redcaps (Decca) MISS
    Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong (London) HIT
    Ramona – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Near You – Migil Five (Pye) HIT
    Keep On Lovin’ Me – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 274

    Saturday 31 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Petula Clark, Marianne Faithfull, Stubby Kaye, Don Wardell


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Susie-Q – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    I Keep Forgettin’ – Hi-Fis (Pye) MISS
    I Wish I’d Never Loved You – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Tango – The Mark Five (Fontana) MISS
    There’s A Heartache Following Me – Jim Reeves (RCA) HIT
    Over Susanne – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) MISS
    I’m Gonna Be Strong – Gene Pitney (Stateside) HIT

    Marianne Faithfull: “I’d like it at a party if I was stoned.” Of Tango by The Mark Five

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 187

    Saturday 2 March 1963


    Panel: Alan Dell, Harry H Corbett, Dusty Springfield +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Look Out Chattanooga – Johnnie Ray (Brunswick) HIT
    Count On Me – Julie Grant (Pye) HIT
    The Desperadoes – Cambridge Strings (Decca) MISS
    One Broken Heart For Sale – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    He’s Got The Power – Exciters (United Artists) HIT
    Say Wonderful Things – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Foot Tapper – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Our Day Will Come – Ruby & the Romantics (London) MISS
    Darkest Street In Town – Jimmy Clanton (Stateside) MISS


    Harry H Corbett raved about Our Day Will Come and said there was a lot of good music coming from America. (Brian O’Connell)

    PFTP 070363
    Why do members of the JBJ panel have to be so sarcastic to each other? This spoils an otherwise enjoyable programme.
    Miss B Bellis (16), Holywell

    PFTP 070363
    Could we have some pictures of pretty girls? The concentration seems to be on expressionless head-nodders. Often the subjects chosen are bizarre in styles, ranging from near beatnik to femme fatale, while others are undeniably plain. Where is the warmth, sparkle and vivacity that we associate with youth. Surely there are pretty girls in the JJB audience who could charm our eyes, even though our ears are suffering.
    Miss Winifred Williams, Liverpool 25

    Suggested fee for serial rights of David Jacobs’ magazine biography – £20,000.
    NME, 8 March 1963

  • 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


     

  • 196

    Saturday 4 May 1963


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Judith Chalmers, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Remember Diana – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Ups And Downs Of Love – Freddie Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    What A Guy – Raindrops (London) MISS
    Foolish Little Girl – Shirelles (Stateside) HIT
    Diane – Joe Harnell & his Orchestra (London) HIT
    Lucky Lips – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Swing That Hammer – Mike Cotton’s Jazzmen (Columbia) HIT
    The Last Leaf – Cascades (Warner) HIT
    Bee Bom – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS


     

  • 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

  • 198

    Saturday 18 May 1963


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


    Juke Box Jury episode
    Juke Box Jury episode

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


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

  • 200

    Saturday 1 June 1963


    Panel: Tony Meehan, Barbara Murray, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Around And Around – Lonnie Jay & the Jaynes (Stateside) MISS
    Danke Schoen – Craig Douglas (Decca) MISS
    Gravy Waltz – Millicent Martin (Parlophone) MISS
    Riviera Cafe – Lance Percival (Parlophone) HIT
    Atlantis – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Tomorrow Night – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    See If She Cares – Faron’s Flamingos (Oriole) HIT
    Sally – Tubby Hayes Quartet (Fontana) MISS
    Blue On Blue – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Da Doo Ron Ron – Crystals (London) HIT
    (I Love You) Don’t You Forget It – Perry Como (RCA) MISS
    Love Is A Ball – Billy Eckstine & Damita Jo (Mercury) MISS
    It’s Been Nice – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT


    Keith Fordyce said on Lucky Stars last Saturday that Craig Douglas, Mark Wynter and Jimmy Justice were better singers than Rick Nelson.
    Alley Cat, 7 June 1963

  • 201

    Saturday 8 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey Mama – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That A Shame – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    To Give My Love To You – Cloda Rogers (Decca) MISS
    Black Cloud – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Indian Love Call – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Rondo – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Bobby Tomorrow – Bobby Vee (Liberty) 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!

  • 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

  • 209

    Saturday 3 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Angela Douglas, Jimmy Henney, Janette Scott, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Sally – Rockin’ Henri & the Hayseeds (Decca) MISS
    It’s Time We Parted – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Just Tell Him Jane Said Hello – Gerri Granger (London) MISS
    Don Diddley – Bobby Rio (Stateside) HIT
    I’m Tellin You Now – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Come Blow Your Horn – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Still – Karl Denver (Decca) HIT
    Ooh I Can’t – Jan & Kelly (Philips) HIT
    Mama Don’t Allow – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) HIT
    I Know – Beryl Marsden (Decca) MISS
    Looking For Love – Earl Sinks (Capitol) MISS

  • 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

  • 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


     

  • 151

    Saturday 16 June 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anne Heywood, Nelson Riddle +1


    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)

  • 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.”

  • 162

    Saturday 1 September 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jimmy Henney, Robert Morley, Elaine Stritch
    Elaine Stritch appearing in Sail Away at the Savoy


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey There – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    It’ll Be Me – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Can You Waddle – Spartans (Stateside) MISS
    It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King (London) MISS
    Little Diane – Dion (Stateside) MISS
    We Won’t Say Goodbye – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS
    Devil Woman – Marty Robbins (CBS) HIT
    Jumble Sale – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    What’s Gonna Happen When Summer’s Done – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Dance With Mr Domino – Fats Domino (London) MISS


    Voted misses on tomorrow’s Juke Box Jury – Petula Clark’s Jumble Sale, Dion’s Little Diane, Fat Domino’s Dance With Mr Domino and the Kaye Sisters’ Goodbye.
    Alley Cat, 31 August 1962
    Four correct decisions!

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Hy Hazell, Mike Sarne +1
    HH in Lock Up Your Daughters at Her Majesty’s


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    If A Man Answers – Bobby Darin (Capitol) HIT
    Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Close To Cathy – Mike Clifford (United Artists) MISS
    Rinky Dink – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez (Pye) MISS
    Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On – Johnny Tillotson (London) HIT
    Sherry – Four Seasons (Stateside) MISS
    Til Tomorrow – Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Lenny Welch (London) MISS

  • 173

    Saturday 17 November 1962, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Edie Adams, Alan Dell +2


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Together Wherever We Go – Beverley Sisters (Columbia) MISS
    Up On The Roof – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    You’ll Never Get Away From Me – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Scales – B.Bumble & the Stingers (Stateside) HIT
    Always You And Me – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS
    I’ve Been Everywhere – Mudlarks (Decca) HIT
    Here’s Hopin’ – Carter-Lewis & the Southerners (Piccadilly) HIT
    Baby Face – Bobby Darin (London) HIT


    Memo from Head of Light Entertainment, Television
    21 November 1962
    “I would just like to remind you that Arthur Askey will be available for either Juke Box Jury or What’s My Line, in the Jan/March Quarter, and any use you can make of him during this period would be appreciated.”
    Response: “We tried him on What’s My Line once and he was no good. Took no trouble and taught us a lesson.” Cecil Maddon

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    Saturday 24 November 1962


    Panel: Arther Askey, Dora Bryan, Kenneth Mars, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Neville Wortman (Actually, Presented by…)


    Records played:
    Return To Sender – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Island Of Dreams – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    The Next Time – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Fly Me To The Moon – Joe Harnell & his Orchestra (London) MISS
    All Through The Night – Lynne Adams (Ember) MISS
    Baby Take A Bow – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Where Have All The Flowers Gone – George Mitchell Singers (HMV) MISS
    Don’t Light The Fire ’Til After Santa’s Gone – Terry Scott (Parlophone) MISS
    Happiness Tree – Norman Vaughan (Pye) MISS
    If You Were A Rock’n’Roll Record – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) HIT


    Scott’s record was a B-side: A-side was My Brother.

    Askey paid 30g, date given is 23.11.62

    DailyMirror, 271162
    The BBC dropped plans to replace JBJ with a big teenage show. The intention was to have a 45 minute show on the 6.5 Special formula with a 15 minute “disc verdict”. After looking a try out with guest star Bobby Vee, and The John Barry Orchestra, Tom Sloan decided to keep JBJ as it was.

    JBJ used to be from the Television Theatre but it is now produced from a studio at the Television Centre with only 100 seats. The waiting list for tickets closed in January and people have been waiting about a year for tickets.

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    Saturday 29 December 1962


    Panel: Shirley Anne Field, Robert Morley, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    A Very Good Year For Girls – Vic Dana (Liberty) MISS
    The Gift Of Love – Ronnie Hilton (HMV) HIT
    Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Suki-Yaki – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Love Me Forever – Paula Watson (No number yet) MISS
    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) MISS
    Globetrotter – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Butter Wouldn’t Melt In Your Mouth – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Ruby Ann – Marty Robbins (CBS) HIT
    I Saw Linda Yesterday – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS