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    Does anyone know whether any episodes of the sixties music show Juke Box Jury hosted by David Jacobs still exist?



    It would be especially great to see the complete episode that featured The Beatles voting "Hit" or "Miss".



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    Hi,



    According to the Kaleidoscope Music & Variety Guide the following David Jacobs shows still exist



    29.10.60

    12.11.60



    Hope that helps

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    Cheers Marenghi



    Anyone know of any copies that may be available?



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    name='David Brent']Does anyone know whether any episodes of the sixties music show Juke Box Jury hosted by David Jacobs still exist?



    It would be especially great to see the complete episode that featured The Beatles voting "Hit" or "Miss".



    Dave.


    Didn't they discover the audio recording of that show, and put something together with stills from the show? However, I believe the actual video was wiped!

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    name='Joenoir']Didn't they discover the audio recording of that show, and put something together with stills from the show? However, I believe the actual video was wiped!


    I have seen bites of the famous episode featuring The Beatles on different docos for the group.

    It would seem that at least a part of that show was kept - or maybe recorded by the news media of the day.



    Surely no one in their right minds would have wiped the Beatles episode???



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    name='David Brent']I have seen bites of the famous episode featuring The Beatles on different docos for the group.

    It would seem that at least a part of that show was kept - or maybe recorded by the news media of the day.



    Surely no one in their right minds would have wiped the Beatles episode???



    Dave.




    A few years ago, when I briefly ran a CD label specialising in British TV themes, the son of a musician was trying to persuade me to release a CD of his audio copy of The Beatles appearance on Juke Box Jury. He claimed to have got the go-ahead from Apple and the BBC (something I very much doubted) but in any case I felt the quality was really not good enough.



    Apparently a few people recorded the audio via a home tape-recorder as it was broadcast, but there were BBC OB technical problems at the time which meant some distortion was evident. He also missed a few seconds at the beginning or the end, as I recall. I must look out the battered cassette he sent me and give it another play.



    But in answer to your question, yes, there is no existing recording of this programme, more's the pity.

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    I have a complete, uncut episode of JUKE BOX JURY on DVD which was originally broadcast on 3rd December 1959, featuring Nina & Frederick, David McCallum & Jill Ireland, and compered by David Jacobs. The length is 28 minutes and it has a good picture with no annoying timecode.

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    name='crunchie']I have a complete, uncut episode of JUKE BOX JURY on DVD which was originally broadcast on 3rd December 1959, featuring Nina & Frederick, David McCallum & Jill Ireland, and compered by David Jacobs. The length is 28 minutes and it has a good picture with no annoying timecode.


    I've got an episode on video somewhere which has exactly that line-up, but it was definitely late 1960, not 1959. I know that because one of the discs voted on was Adam Faith's Lonely Pup, which got a severe panning from Nina & Frederik and was voted a miss! Lonely Pup wasn't released until around November 1960.



    Maybe it's a coincidence and you have another edition from 1959 with that identical line-up?

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    Geoffers - you're right - the episode I have on DVD was originally broadcast on BBCTV on Saturday 3rd December 1960, and not 1959. Sorry for my error.

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    name='Geoffers']I've got an episode on video somewhere which has exactly that line-up, but it was definitely late 1960, not 1959. I know that because one of the discs voted on was Adam Faith's Lonely Pup, which got a severe panning from Nina & Frederik and was voted a miss! Lonely Pup wasn't released until around November 1960.



    Maybe it's a coincidence and you have another edition from 1959 with that identical line-up?


    I have that one too!



    It was a great series... I wish there were more episodes available. Maybe in some dim, dank corner somewhere...

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    Any other memories of this tragic series?

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    The episode in question was repeated on BBC4 as part of their 'Pop Britannia' season about 2 years ago.

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    name='cornershop15']Any other memories of this tragic series?


    I remember they would often have a surprise guest and the singer whose song was being judged would be hidden behind a panel. The panelists would often crucify some poor soul only to have him/her walk out to face them.



    Who was the teenage girl who became a regular on the show? She wasn't a celebrity - just a schoolgirl. Her catch phrase "I'll give it five" was all over the place for a while. She had a Birmingham accent.

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    name='JohnB_Toronto']I remember they would often have a surprise guest and the singer whose song was being judged would be hidden behind a panel. The panelists would often crucify some poor soul only to have him/her walk out to face them.



    Who was the teenage girl who became a regular on the show? She wasn't a celebrity - just a schoolgirl. Her catch phrase "I'll give it five" was all over the place for a while. She had a Birmingham accent.


    John that was another show Thank Your Lucky Stars the girl was

    Janice Nicholls She was a former office clerk from the English Midlands who became famous for the catchphrase "Oi'll give it foive" which she said with a strong black country accent.

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    When all 5 Rolling Stones appeared in 1964, they voted every record a miss.

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    Hello John. Thank you for your reply.



    I only saw the later versions of the show, when it was brought back by Noel Edmonds and then Jools Holland. There seem to have been a few incidents where the mystery guest/s met the panellist who'd just slagged them off. The one I remember had a new-look Three Degrees, post-Sheila Ferguson, desperately trying to be cool and trendy with (I think) cropped hair and definitely dark glasses. Their uncharacteristically rough appearance and 'tune' was unappreciated by the panellists, in no uncertain terms, but they still came out smiling.



    By contrast, singer Glenn Medeiros looked devastated when his record was rubbished. If memory serves, it was Vic Reeves who upset him most and the comedian's comments may have been more personally directed than at the song.



    You've confused the "Oi'll give it five" catchphrase with another show, Thank Your Lucky Stars. Janice Nicholls was the girl you're thinking of and I think she made a surprise appearance on another Noel Edmonds show, in the Eighties, called Time of Your Life.



    EDIT - Just realised Dave and Hugh were posting at the same time as me. A pity I missed Janice on that show as she had a great personality I've learned.

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    name='Dave J.L']John that was another show Thank Your Lucky Stars the girl was

    Janice Nicholls She was a former office clerk from the English Midlands who became famous for the catchphrase "Oi'll give it foive" which she said with a strong black country accent.


    Thanks for that, Dave ! You're right of course because they didn't give out points on Juke Box Jury, did they? It was just voted a "Hit" or a "Miss".

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    name='cornershop15']Hello John. Thank you for your reply.



    I only saw the later versions of the show, when it was brought back by Noel Edmonds and then Jools Holland. There seem to have been a few incidents where the mystery guest/s met the panellist who'd just slagged them off. The one I remember had a new-look Three Degrees, post-Sheila Ferguson, desperately trying to be cool and trendy with (I think) cropped hair and definitely dark glasses. Their uncharacteristically rough appearance and 'tune' was unappreciated by the panellists, in no uncertain terms, but they still came out smiling.



    By contrast, singer Glenn Medeiros looked devastated when his record was rubbished. If memory serves, it was Vic Reeves who upset him most and the comedian's comments may have been more personally directed than at the song.



    You've confused the "Oi'll give it five" catchphrase with another show, Thank Your Lucky Stars. Janice Nicholls was the girl you're thinking of and I think she made a surprise appearance on another Noel Edmonds show, in the Eighties, called Time of Your Life.



    EDIT - Just realised Dave and Hugh were posting at the same time as me. A pity I missed Janice on that show as she had a great personality I've learned.


    Thanks, Cornershop. What used to bother me was the fact that some of the panelists would show up determined to trash something or other - I suspect regardless of what they really thought of it. I recall someone showing up with a clothespeg to put on his nose while the record was playing.

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    name='cornershop15']Any other memories of this tragic series?


    The theme music "Hit and Miss" was certainly memorable - written and played by none other than John Barry, complete with his trademark pizzicato strings. We never got to hear more than a few seconds of it on the show so it was very nice to hear it all the way through when I bought a John Barry "Best of" CD a while ago.

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    name='JohnB_Toronto']The theme music "Hit and Miss" was certainly memorable - written and played by none other than John Barry, complete with his trademark pizzicato strings. We never got to hear more than a few seconds of it on the show so it was very nice to hear it all the way through when I bought a John Barry "Best of" CD a while ago.


    HIT AND MISS

    Give it a listen - just press the "Play" button

    http://www.imeem.com/people/CdRTCkw/music/IKlFyJwC/john-barry-hit-and-miss/

    (there's an annoying little commercial you have to listen to for a few seconds before the music starts to play but it doesn't take long)

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