A new disc — aHit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases by a panel of guest celebrities
In the chair, David Jacobs
Devised by Peter Potter Produced by DAVID BELL
A specially recorded programme featuring stars of BBC Light Entertainment in 1962.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
Continuity written by John Law and Eamonn Andrews.
In order of appearance:
The Billy Cotton Band Show
Billy Cotton and his Band with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
The Rag Trade
Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, with Barbara Windsor, Sheena Marshe, Patricia Denys, Claire Davenport
A Song for Everyone
Kenneth McKellar with Tom McCall at the organ.
Sykes and his Sister
Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
Adam Faith with Susan George
Rise Your Glasses
Arthur Askey and Alan Melville with Mary Hignett, Alec Bregonzi, Ken Grief
Juke Box Jury
David Jacobs, Sidney James, Sydney Tafler, Terry Scott, Hugh Lloyd and Jill Curzon
It's A Square World
Cartoon by Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.
Russ Conway with The Billy Cotton Band
The Christmas Face of Jim
Jimmy Edwards with June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker, Michael Brennan, Eunice Black
The White Heather Club
Andy Stewart with The White Heather Dancers, Ian Powrie and his Band
Steptoe and Son
Harry H. Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
The Black and White Minstrels
The Mitchell Minstrels and The Television Toppers
Dixon of Dock Green
Jack Warner with Arthur Rigby, Peter Byrne, Jeannette Hutchinson, Geoffrey Adams, Anne Ridler, John Hughes, Christopher Gilmore, Jocelyne Rhodes
(Adam Faith is in "Aladdin" at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth; Sidney James in "Puss in Boots" at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry; Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd, in "Babes in the Wood" at the Hippodrome, Golders Green; Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, and Esma Cannon in "The Rag Trade" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
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