• 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

  • 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

  • 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 Saton (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)

  • 13

    Saturday 19 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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

  • 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)

  • 190

    Saturday 23 March 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray +1


    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.”

  • 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

  • 179

    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


     

  • 102

    Saturday 15 July 1961


    Panel: Paul Hollingdale, Lana Morris, Jimmy Young +1


    Records played:
    Tossin’ And Turnin’
    – Bobby Lewis (Parlophone)
    Adios My Love – Vera Lynn (MGM)
    The Writing On The Wall – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Charlie Wasn’t There – Barbara Evans (Mercury)
    After You’ve Gone – Emile Ford (Piccadilly)
    Lucy’s Theme from Parrish – George Greeley (Warners)
    Don’t You Know It – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Our Little Doggie Ran Away – Rosemary Squires (HMV)
    Take A Fool’s Advice – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)


    PFTP 130761
    Why do so many people in the audience have such vacant expressions on their faces? It seems as if the records were just another of those background noises, as indeed some of them are. I know that many of the records voted ‘hits’ would never be bought by the majority of us teenagers. A few of the ‘misses’ become favourite pops and soon we are singing them at home and at school.
    If Pick Of The Pops were broadcast at an earlier time, how many more teenagers would be allowed to listen to it. May I congratulate David Jacobs on his excellent compering of these two programmes.
    Anne McNab, 13¾, Glasgow