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.
Friday, October 30th, 1964
7:30 INTERNATIONAL SHOWTIME–Circus (NBC)
Skater Desmond Scott splits an apple on his wife’s head in the “Berlin Ice Revue.” Other acts include Swedish figure-skating champions Steve and Topsy; the clowning Three Fredericos; and Neville Murray on a skating bicycle. Don Ameche is the host. (60 min.)
JONNY QUEST–Cartoon (ABC)
[COLOR] “Calcutta Adventure.” In India, Johnny and Dr. Quest aid sheepherders who have contracted a mysterious illness.
Postponed from an earlier date.
Dean Martin in “Canliss.” See the Close-up below. (60 min.)
8:00 FARMER’S DAUGHTER (ABC)
“The Name of the Game.” Katy questions Glen’s scruples when he tries to avoid an issue during his re-election campaign.
8:30 BOB HOPE (NBC)
[COLOR] Art Carney in “The Timothy Heist.” For further details, see the Close-up below. (60 min.)
ADDAMS FAMILY–Comedy (ABC)
Bank robbers who’ve pulled a Halloween heist are invited to share a “fun evening” with the Addams family, who think the masked pair are just adult trick-or-treaters.
Guest comedienne Imogene Coca and Dom DeLuise parody “The Doctors and the Nurses,” Art Buchwald comments on the current political scene, and John Davidson sings “Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” Production numbers include “Rag Mop,” with Caterina Valente, Don Crichton and the Ernie Flatt dancers; and “I Want to Be Happy,” with the entire cast. Tessie O’Shea, Bill McCutcheon, Lee Hale singers, Harry Zimmerman orchestra. (55 min.)
Postponed from last week.
9:00 VALENTINE’S DAY (ABC)
“The Baritone Canary.” Val wants to publish the spicy memoirs of an amorous baritone posthumously, but all the divas the singer romanced aren’t at all anxious to see their names in print. Val: Tony Franciosa. Rocky: Jack Soo. Libby: Janet Waldo. Dunstall: Jerry Hausner.
Muriel Farrow …………………. Helen Traubel
Selina …………………. Francesca Bellini
Karen …………………. Grace Lee Whitney
Enid …………………. Templeton Fox
Alicia …………………. Maida Severn
Nora …………………. Marjorie Bennett
Myra …………………. Madge Kennedy
9:25 POLITICAL TALK–Democratic (CBS)
9:30 JACK BENNY–Comedy (NBC)
Jack’s guest is Connie Francis, who sings “I Was Born Too Late” and a medley of songs associated with Al Jolson (“Swanee,” “Mammy,” “April Showers”). In a sketch, Jack does a musical TV show about Ozark hillbillies. Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick orchestra.
12 O’CLOCK HIGH–Drama (ABC)
“Pressure Point.” Sen. Clayton Johnson of the Appropriations Committee visits England to re-evaluate the whole Air Force program, and the senator is no friend of the Air Force or of General Savage. Script by John T. Dugan. (60 min.)
Postponed from an earlier date.
GOMER PYLE, USMC–Comedy (CBS)
“Pay Day.” Gomer’s conscience disrupts the operations of the Marine Corps’ finance department–he won’t accept part of his pay because Sergeant Carter says he’s not earning his keep.
10:00 JACK PAAR (NBC)
[COLOR] Jack’s guests are musical-comedy performer Florence Henderson, satirist Stan Freberg, ventriloquist Senor Wences and cast members of Julius Monk’s revue “Bits and Pieces,” who present sketches from the show. Jose Melis orchestra. (60 min.)
TV Guide, October 24, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 43, Issue #604) [Philadelphia Edition]