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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. A pilot had been made by ATV in 1960 devised by Barry Langford and hosted by actor Bill Owen. Southern later took up the idea and hired a new host, the previously untried Sandra Stone, an eighteen year old shop assistant. If a record was voted a miss then a cannonball would destroy the record. It was due to run for thirteen shows, but ran for just under a year.