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 4th, 1964
6:30 MISTER ED–Comedy (CBS)
In his first show of the new season, Carol warns Wilbur that shes going home to mother, so Ed offers to take on her duties around the house.
Postponed from last week.
CAMPAIGN AND THE CANDIDATES (NBC)
[SPECIAL] In Washington, Frank McGee is scheduled to moderate a debate between two top Democratic and Republican party leaders. (Live; 60 min.)
7:00 LASSIE–Drama (CBS)
Lassie encounters a young boy who’s in a hurry to grow up.
7:30 MY FAVORITE MARTIAN (CBS)
Tim’s finding it difficult to concentrate on one girl at a time, but Uncle Martin has a memory machine that can change all that.
WALT DISNEY’S WORLD (NBC)
[COLOR] “Nikki, Wild Dog of the North,” conclusion. When his bear companion goes into hibernation, Nikki faces the rugged Canadian winter alone. He finds food by springing the mink traps of trapper Jacques Lebeau. Narrated by Jacques Fauteux and Dwight Hauser. (60 min.)
WAGON TRAIN (ABC)
Embittered outlaw John Gillman doesn’t want any friends, But [sic] like it or not he has one: a little orphan girl named Abigail.
8:00 ED SULLIVAN (CBS)
Headliners include Louis Armstrong, Sid Caesar and singers Pat Boone and Abbe Lane. Ed also introduces the Radugas, Russian folk dancers. Ray Block orchestra. (Live; 60 min.)
8:30 BILL DANA (NBC)
Deeming it necessary for the “protection and security” of the hotel, detective Glick purchases an arsenal of war surplus materials, including a hearty supply of laughing gas. Jose: Bill Dana. Glick: Don Adams. Phillips: Jonathan Harris. Bennington: Roy Roberts.
Commander Adrian sets out to fatten up the Waves, so they’ll be transferred out because of overweight. Adrian: Edward Andrews. Lt. Anne Morgan: Kathleen Nolan. Trotter: Dick Sargent. Molly McGuire: Lois Roberts. Selma Kowalski: Sheila James. Roberta Love: Joan Staley.
Admiral Bradford …………… Willis Bouchey
Bernard …………… Richard Jury
Commander Arnold ………. Nelson Olmsted
9:00 MY LIVING DOLL (CBS)
Dr. McDonald continues to be amazed at Rhoda the robot. McDonald: Bob Cummings. Rhoda: Julie Newmar. Peter: Jack Mullaney. Irene: Doris Dowling. Dr. Rochlin: Robert Lieb. Waiter: Jon Silo.
[COLOR] “The Wild One” is gruff mountaineer Lafe Jessup, who’s in the middle of a brawl with Hoss when his Quaker wife shows up–the wife he has deserted.
Sunday Night Movie: “The Facts of Life.” (1960). Kitty Weaver and Larry Gilbert, two middle-aged and middle-class suburbanites who are taken for granted by their respective mates, find themselves irresistibly attracted to one another. The film won an Oscar for costume design and received nominations for screenplay, photography and title song. (Two hours)
9:30 JOEY BISHOP–Comedy (CBS)
This episode introduces comedian Joey Forman in a semiregular role as Dr. Sam Nolan, Joey Jr.’s pediatrician. Tonight: Dr. Nolan comes to examine Joey Jr., but ends up sending big Joey to the hospital for a tonsillectomy.
10:00 CANDID CAMERA (CBS)
The camera catches children as they watch a horror movie, people’s reactions when a little boy shoots them with a water pistol, a girl who sprays a cab with disinfectant before she gets in, and a man trying on a tropical suit who sees a “mirage.” A sequence filmed in Argentina shows people’s reactions to a painter who appears to be simultaneously falling off a ladder and spilling paint on them.
“Viva Diaz!” Aside from lacking manners, indulging in murder and looting his country of six million dollars, Gen. Hector Jesus Diaz has one other regrettable shortcoming: he gambles. Script by Stephen Kandel. Alec: David Niven. Marcel: Charles Boyer. Timmy: Robert Coote. Margaret: Gladys Cooper. (60 min.)
General Diaz …………… Telly Savalas
Chata ………. Danielle deMetz
Kiki ………. Sandra Giles
Lili …………… Kris Tel
Butler …………… Abel Franco
10:30 WHAT’S MY LINE? (CBS)
TV Guide, October 3, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 40, Issue #601) [Western New England Edition]