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.
Sunday, October 11th, 1964
6:30 MISTER ED–Comedy (CBS)
When Gordon loses money playing pool, Ed gets the cue from Wilbur to win it back.
SUMMER OLYMPICS–Tokyo (NBC)
[SPECIAL] Scheduled coverage includes the men’s 100-meter freestyle swimming, women’s springboard diving and a review of Friday’s opening ceremonies. This week’s coverage is listed in the Olympic Guide on page A-4. (60 min.)
7:00 LASSIE–Drama (CBS)
An irate Maude Lester bursts into Corey’s ranger station and demands that something be done about the beavers that have dammed up a stream on her property.
7:30 MY FAVORITE MARTIAN (CBS)
Uncertain whether to return to Mars or stay on earth, Uncle Martin divides himself into triplets to take a vote.
WALT DISNEY’S WORLD (NBC)
[COLOR] “A Rag, a Bone, a Box of Junk.” Using assorted everyday objects, Disney and two of his assistants demonstrate animation techniques. Prof. Ludwig von Drake offers a dissertation on hi-fi and popular music. (60 min.)
WAGON TRAIN (ABC)
Cooper and Barnaby escort young Annabelle to Sam Race’s tent city of honky-tonks and card games, where Annabelle is dismayed to learn that Race hired her as a saloon girl–not as an entertainer.
8:00 ED SULLIVAN (CBS)
Dancer Juliet Prowse and singer Connie Francis headline this show, and are joined by comics Alan and Rossi; the Harlem Globetrotters; French pop singer Jean Paul Vignon; impressionist George Kirby; Country and Western singer Roy Orbison; and comedienne Jean Carroll. Ed introduces New York Yankees Joe Pepitone, Roger Maris, Elston Howard, Tom Tresh and Tony Kubek. (Live; 60 min.)
8:30 BILL DANA (NBC)
Before he writes an essay on Christopher Columbus for his night-school class, Jose tells Phillips the story of how Columbus got Queen Isabella to finance his historic journey. Jose and Christopher Columbus: Bill Dana. Phillips and King Ferdinand: Jonathan Harris. Susie and Queen Isabella: Maggie Peterson.
Commander Adrian orders handsome Petty Officer Brett Hadley to romance the girls in hopes that their efficiency will be lessened–a good excuse for shipping them out. Anne: Kathleen Nolan. Adrian: Edward Andrews. Hadley: Bill Smith. Molly: Lois Roberts. Roberta Love: Joan Staley. Trotter: Dick Sargent. Marion: Jimmy Boyd.
9:00 MY LIVING DOLL (CBS)
Reading “Alice in Wonderland” has had a peculiar effect on poor Rhoda. She’s afflicted with spells of dizziness. Bob: Bob Cummings. Irene: Doris Dowling. Peter: Jack Mullaney. Cooper: Herbert Rudley. Miller: Henry Beckman.
[COLOR] “Thanks for Everything, Friend.” Adam is saved from drowning by Tom Wilson, a handsome drifter who’s quite an expert in dealing with cards–and women.
Sunday Night Movie: “The Miracle Worker.” (1962). Both Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft won Oscars for their performance in the film version of the award-winning Broadway dram about Annie Sullivan’s attempts to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller. The screenplay is by William Gibson, who wrote the stage and TV versions. (One hour, 55 min.)
9:30 JOEY BISHOP–Comedy (CBS)
Pianist-raconteur Oscar Levant and his wife June appear as themselves in tonight’s episode. The last person in the world Joey would want for a house guest is Eccentric Oscar Levant–and guess who Ellie has invited for a visit.
10:00 CANDID CAMERA (CBS)
The camera catches the surprised faces of actors who come across blank pages in an audition script, and a tailor who finds his customer is a kangaroo. A little girl who doesn’t like spinach appeals to adults for help and temporary secretaries receive the personal phone calls of the girls they replaced. Allen Funt and Durward Kirby are the hosts.
“House of Cards.” Tony has the task of avenging dear old Uncle Bertie, who was cheated out of his entire retirement fund at London’s most elegant gambling house. Script: Robin Estridge. Tony: Gig Young. Margaret: Gladys Cooper. Timmy: Robert Coote. Inspector Brisco: John Williams. Alec: David Niven. (60 min).
Major Hamilton …………… Patric Knowles
Linda Tennant ………. Jessica Walter
Mike Wetherby………. John Orchard
Head Coupier …………… Gil Stuart
10:30 WHAT’S MY LINE? (CBS)
Singer-actor Sammy Davis Jr. joins panelists Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen and Arlene Francis. (Live)
10:55 POLITICAL TALK–Democratic (CBS)
POLITICAL TALK–Democratic (ABC)
TV Guide, October 11, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 41, Issue #602) [Western New England Edition]