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Transmission Date:Saturday 24th February 1963
Channel:BBC Television
Venue:BBC TV Theatre


David Jacobs
Orchestra:Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Orchestra Conductor:Eric Robinson
Orchestra Leader:David McCallum
Musical Associate:Alan Bristow
Backing Vocals:The George Mitchell Singers


Harry Carlisle
Director:Yvonne Littlewood
Designer:George Djurkovic
Art direction:Richard Levin


Sixteen regional juries: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, London North, London South, Plymouth, Southampton and Bristol. Twelve people in each jury, awarded three points to their favourite, two points to their second choice and one point to their third choice

Winning Song:

Say Wonderful Things
Ronnie Carroll



1My Continental LoveJimmy KennedyJohnny ArtheyAnne Shelton with the George Mitchell Singers94
2Say Wonderful ThingsNorman Newell & Philip GreenWally StottRonnie Carroll (aka Ronald Cleghorn) with the George Mitchell Singers331
3If You Ever Leave MeHal Shaper & Steve RaceLes ReedBarry Barnett with the George Mitchell Singers202
4This Kind Of LoveJerry LordanLeon YoungJohnny Towers56
5Pick The PetalsLeslie BricusseJohnny KeatingMaureen Evans with the George Mitchell Singers173
6A Day At The SeasideJohnny Worth (aka Yani Skoradalides)Johnny KeatingVince Hill85
7The Little Cracked Bell Of San RaquelTommie ConnorBob LeaperJimmy Justice (aka James Little)47



1st. Say Wonderful Things - Ronnie Carrollwith the George Mitchell Singers
2nd. If You Ever Leave Me - Barry Barnett with the George Mitchell Singers
3rd. Pick The Petals - Maureen Evans with the George Mitchell Singers
4th. My Continental Love - Anne Shelton with the George Mitchell Singers
5th. A Day At The Seaside - Vince Hill
6th. This Kind Of Love - Johnny Towers
7th. The Little Cracked Bell Of San Raquel - Jimmy Justice
  • A more detailed scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop, laptop and tablet devices
SONGAberdeenEdinburghGlasgowBelfastNewcastleLeedsManchesterNottinghamNorwichBirminghamCardiffLondon NorthLondon SouthPlymouthSouthamptonBristolTOTALPosition
1My Continental Love12112294
2Say Wonderful Things233333332233331
3If You Ever Leave Me212322233202
4This Kind Of Love211156
5Pick The Petals1233211211173
6A Day At The Seaside311385
7The Little Cracked Bell Of San Raquel11247
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume One - The1950s and 1960s by Gordon Roxburgh
  • Say Wonderful Things reached No. 6 in the UK charts.

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Ronnie Carroll at The Eurovision Song Contest 1963



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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 in London, United Kingdom on Saturday 23rd March 1963, Say Wonderful Things finished in 4th place with 28 points. The song was conducted by Eric Robinson.

David Jacobs provided the commentary for BBC Television.

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 go to the Host Years section.