• 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

  • 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.

  • 150

    Saturday 9 June 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Rose, Anne Shelton, Alan Freeman


    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

  • 112

    Saturday 23 September 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Janet Munro, Cyril Ornadel +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Lonely For A Girl – Oliver Reed (Decca) HIT
    Mexico – Tony Osborne (HMV)
    Big Cold Wind – Pat Boone (London)
    Muskrat – Everly Brothers (Warners)
    One More Time – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise)
    Winkle Picker Stomp – Earl Grant (Columbia)
    When Love Comes To Call – Tony Allen (Philips)
    All These Things – Kestrels (Decca)
    Sucu Sucu – Ted Heath (Decca)


    Rosemary Squires in Aladdin at Weston-super-Mare
    Askey paid 30g (file says 16.12.61)
    Oliver Reed in hot seat

    Record Retailer Top Tip, 28.09.61: Hard Hearted Hannah from the Temperance Seven (“no matter what happened to them at the weekend”)

    PFTP 121061
    “How many viewers spotted TV actor Ian Hendry obviously enjoying himself in the audience of JBJ on 23 September. He appeared to be singing Sucu Sucu and revealing perhaps another talent undiscovered. How about him making a JBJ panellist sometime?”
    Mrs Barbara Lewis, Harrow