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European Pop Jury was based on a Swedish radio idea using a push-button voting system called a mentometer and the Light Programme show Top Ten Game. There was a one-off edition of EPJ in November 1965 presented by David Gell and produced by Johnny Beerling. It returned again for occasional shows in 1968 and 1969 but didn't become a regular fixture in Radio 2's schedules until January 1971. David Gell continued to host the London end until 1977, when he returned to his native Canada. For the remainder of the year Andy Cartledge, Nick Page and Don Durbridge presented the programme. From 1979 until it came off-air in 1983 Colin Berry was the presenter.
This recording, kindly donated to me by Andy Cartledge's son Adam Cartledge, is David Gell's last appearance on European Pop Jury on 23 July 1977.