TV Guide 365: Tuesday, September 22nd, 1964

TV Guide 365: 1964-1965 explores the 1964-1965 television season through listings published in TV Guide. Each day I’ll post listings for the corresponding day from the 1964-1965 season, with complete cast and guest cast details for obscure, short-lived shows.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 1964

7:30 MR. NOVAK (NBC)
“Moonlighting,” first show of the new season. Novak’s salary is not sufficient when he is faced with the necessity of paying his father’s hospital bills. Script by Meyer Dolinsky. Novak: James Franciscus. Vane: Dean Jagger. Peeples: Stephen Roberts. Miss Dorsey: Marjorie Corley. (60 min.)
Guest Cast
Bradwell ………….. Bill Zuckert
Mrs. Ring ………….. Mabel Albertson
Lorimer ………….. Bert Freed
Holly Bradwell ………….. K.T. Stevens
Stanley Novak ………….. Frank Ferguson
Dr. Woljinski ………….. Joe De Santis
Miss Gladstone ………….. Shirley O’Hara

“Vendetta.” When German fire pins down Hanley’s men in a stable, help comes from a group of wild-riding, British-uniformed Greeks in jeeps. (60 min.)

[DEBUT] This half-hour documentary series uses film from news, official and private sources, to explore World War I. Tonight: “The Summer of Sarajevo.” We see a complacent, confident Europe in 1914 shaken by the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand, an event seized by German and Austrian leaders as a motive for unleashing the war they had plotted for years. We see their reprisals against Serbia; the crowned heads of Europe mobilizing their armies; and people in Britain and France marching jauntily off to war. In Germany, there was cheering and waving as the Kaiser told his people they would “go to war with God on their side.” Script by John Sharnik, who co-produced with Isaac Kleinerman. Robert Ryan narrates. Music by Morton Gould.


[DEBUT] The Vulcan Affair.” Details are in the Close-up. (60 min.)

Gruber’s a little on edge: His girl friend Ginger has arrived with a show troupe, and she’s likely to learn that he’s not a lieutenant commander–as he has led her to believe.

Thunder Corporation wants grape grower Nick Santino’s land for an industrial site, but he won’t sell. Andrews: Walter Brennan. Burns: Van Williams. Wilson: Jerome Cowan. Betty: Janet Lake. Martha: Pat McNulty. Una: Monty Margetts.
Guest Cast
Nick Santino ………….. Jay Novello
Young Walter Andrews ………….. James Beck
Miller ………….. Don Keefer
Baron ………….. Tyler McVey

Tonight, in this new time spot, “Petticoat” begins its second season. Betty Jo has a new friend, a little dog that keeps following her around. She’d like to keep the animal, but Kate says the pooch must go.

[RETURN] [COLOR] The topical humor troupe moves to a new time this season with three returning regulars: “TW3 Girl” Nancy Ames, British humorist David Frost and comedienne Phyllis Newman. The roster of semi-regulars includes pantomimist-puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and actress Pat Englund. Buck Henry star of the satirical movie “The Troublemaker,” will handle both performing and writing chores. Other writers include Gerald Gardner, author of several political humor books, and Dee Caruso, co-editor of Sick Magazine. (Live)

Rodney shifts his attention from Betty to Allison.

10:00 NURSES–Drama (CBS)
“Once Bitten,” by Ernest Kinoy, first show of the new season in a new time slot. Gail, now a registered nurse, risks her job when she conducts an unauthorized investigation into a case involving a mother who displays no interest in her baby’s welfare. Michael Tolan (Dr. Alex Tazinski) and Joseph Campanella (Dr. Steffen) join the series as regulars. Gail: Zina Bethune. Liz: Shirl Conway. (60 min.)
Guest Cast
Dr. Sidney Coit ………….. Paul McGrath
Grace Kearney ………….. Claudette Nevins
Lloyd Kearney ………….. William Bramlette
Mrs. Godolphin ………….. Clarice Blackburn
Jeanne Reed ………….. Sybil White
Mr. Henry ………….. Judson Laire

[SPECIAL] Frank McGee analyzes the candidates and the key issues involved in the various races for Senate and House seats. (60 min.)

“World’s End.” Ellie Burnett, daughter of the lawyer who defended Kimble, claims she has infomration about the one-armed man who may have murdered Kimble’s wife. Script by Stuart Jerome and Harry Kronman.


TV Guide, September 19, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 38, Issue #599) [Western New England Edition]

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3 Replies to “TV Guide 365: Tuesday, September 22nd, 1964”

  1. Vulcan Affair was reshot in color and released as a movie in Europe, as were other UNCLE episodes. On a sad note, Phyllis Newman died last week at the age of 86!

    1. PS The show listed as The Nurses was actually called The Doctors & The Nurses this season. It reverted back to its old title when it became a daytime drama on ABC in order to not be confused with NBC’s The Doctors!

    2. “The Vulcan Affair”, the pilot film for Solo (which became The Man From UNCLE), was filmed in color.
      The original film can be found on the Season One DVD set; among other things, UNCLE’s boss is ‘Mr. Allison’, played by Will Kuluva (the B/W telecast was reshot to insert Leo G. Carroll as ‘Mr. Waverly’).
      Also, the supervillain org is called WASP (THRUSH was created for the weekly show; by the way, the letters didn’t have a meaning – that was the creation of one of the paperback novelist who did the Ace Books UNCLE series).

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