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DAD, YOU’RE A SQUARE

Southern
21st June 1963 - 13th May 1964

A show similar in format to BBC’s Juke Box Jury in which teenagers took on their parents (squares) in a record voting contest. If a record was voted a miss then a cannonball would destroy the record. The method of destruction was also described as an "infernal machine". A celebrity would be in one of the panels each week.

A pilot, devised by Barry Langford had been made by ATV in 1960 and hosted by actor Bill Owen. Southern later took up the idea and hired a new host, an eighteen year old shop assistant, Sandra Stone. It was due to run for thirteen shows, but ended up running for just under a year.

A touring version of the show featuring local teens and squares took place in February 1964.