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.
Monday, October 5th, 1964
7:30 90 BRISTOL COURT (NBC)
[DEBUT] Three half-hour comedies are tenanted at “90 Bristol Court,” a mythical apartment complex in Southern California. Gus Raymond as the handyman appears in all three segments. The first segment: “Karen.” Debbie Watson plays the always active teen-age daughter of Steve and Barbara Scott (Richard Denning, Mary LaRoche).
TO TELL THE TRUTH (CBS)
Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and Kitty Carlisle guess identities.
“The Midst of Silence.” The Seaview arrives at an ocean rendezvous to pick up a Latin-American president, but the ship it meets is empty. (60 min.)
8:00 90 BRISTOL COURT (NBC)
[DEBUT] “Tom, Dick and Mary.” Tom (Don Galloway) and Mary Gentry (Joyce Bulifant) probably wouldn’t be living at Bristol Court if it weren’t for their friend and boarder Dick (Steve Franken). Dick’s from a wealthy family and helps his fellow intern foot the bills.
I’VE GOT A SECRET (CBS)
8:30 90 BRISTOL COURT (NBC)
[DEBUT] In “Harris Against the World.” Emmy-award winner Jack Klugman is Alan Harris, a big man with a Hollywood studio whose importance can be seen everywhere but in his paycheck.
ANDY GRIFFITH–Comedy (CBS)
Things get a little hectic around the Taylor household when Andy’s relatives pay a visit.
NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS–Comedy (ABC)
“Grandpa’s Airlift.” Will and some of his fellow recruits are quarantined on Grandpa Anderson’s farm when Ben develops what appears to be the measles. Will: Sammy Jackson. Grandpa Anderson: Andy Clyde. Ben: Kevin O’Neal.
9:00 LUCILLE BALL (CBS)
Lucy’s boyfriend is excessively athletic and Lucy isn’t, so she claims to excel in sports that just happen to be out of season.
ANDY WILLIAMS–Variety (NBC)
[RETURN] [COLOR] For his third television season, Andy switches to Monday nights and reverts to a weekly format. Guests tonight are Jonathan Winters and Jack Benny, who whips up a “Harry Belafonte” finale. (60 min.)
WENDY AND ME–Comedy (ABC)
“Wendy’s Secret Wedding” for her airline stewardess friend Laura is so secret that not even the justice of the peace knows who’s to be married. George Burns is the landlord. Wendy: Connie Stevens. Jeff: Ron Harper. Laura: Erin O’Donnell.
9:30 MANY HAPPY RETURNS–Comedy (CBS)
After Walter gives his granddaughter the pup that a woman returned to the store, the lady’s husband storms in and demands the dog back. Walter: John McGiver. Joe: Mickey Manners. Laurie: Andrea Sacino.
BING CROSBY (ABC)
“The Green Couch.” Ellie’s worried about the teen-age dive that Joyce frequents, but Bing doesn’t share her concern. Ellie: Beverly Garland. Willie: Frank McHugh. Joyce: Diane Sherry.
10:00 ALFRED HITCHCOCK–Drama (NBC)
[RETURN] The “Return of Verge Likens” also marks the return of the series to NBC to begin its 10th season. Verge Likens, a poor country boy, seeks revenge on the political boss who shot down his father in a barroom brawl. (60 min.)
SLATTERY’S PEOPLE (CBS)
“Question–Remember the Dark Sins of Youth?” Slattery urges Dr. Richard Allison to continue as president of the State School Board, although both know that the Hungerford newspaper chain is after Allison’s hide. Slattery: Richard Crenna. (60 min.)
Dr. George Allison …………… Arthur Hill
Paul Hungorford …………………. Michael Constantine
Pat Allison …………………. Joan Blackman
BEN CASEY (ABC)
“Autumn Without Red Leaves.” Artist Eric Morgan recovers from a mild stroke in every respect but one: He’s left colorblind. Casey takes Jane Hancock, his other patient, out on a dinner date. (60 min.)
TV Guide, October 3, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 40, Issue #601) [Western New England Edition]