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, October 6th, 1964
7:30 MR. NOVAK (NBC)
“Visions of Sugar Plums.” After 15 years of vagabond living, guitar-strumming Charlie O’Rourke wants to get back into teaching. Written by Joseph Calvelli. With this episode, Phyllis Avery becomes a regular as girls’ vice principal Ruth Wilkinson. Novak: James Franciscus. Vane: Dean Jagger. (60 min.)
Charlie O’Rourke ………….. Eddie Albert
Marion ………….. Adrienne Hayes
“The Duel.” To give a truck driver time enough to change a tire, Saunders tries to singlehandedly hold off a tank. (60 min.)
8:00 WORLD WAR I (CBS)
“The Doomed Dynasties.” In pre-World War I Europe, generally heedless of change and growing political and labor unrest, the royal families lived out their operetta-like lives. We see many of the monarchs themselves, including England’s newly crowned George V; his cousin, the ambitious Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany; Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, a 19th-century ruler in a 20th-century world; Russia’s ill-starred Czar Nicholas II, and Turkey’s hated “Red Assassin,” Abdul the Damned. Script by Burton Benjamin.
8:30 RED SKELTON (CBS)
Red’s guest is Metropolitan Opera singer Robert Merrill, who sings “Toreador” and “In the Still of the Night.” Sketch: “A Man’s Dump Is His Castle,” and Freddie the Freeloader doesn’t’ like it when an archaeologist (Merrill) comes to the city dump and removes the remains of a dinosaur skeleton–part of which was supporting Freddie’s shack. (60 min.)
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.–Drama (NBC)
“The Quadripartite Affair.” Solo suspects there’s a connection between the murder of a UN scientist in Yugoslavia and the activities of a cobralike beauty who organizes political fanatics. Script by Alan Caillou. (60 min.)
McHALE’S NAVY–Comedy (ABC)
The base is a mess and Admiral Rafferty is due on an inspection tour, so Binghamton decides to pass the buck by feigning illness and making McHale temporary commander.
9:00 TYCOON (ABC)
“The Great Race” is between a vintage auto designed many years ago by Walter and one that was created at the same time by Walter’s long-time rival Harry Horn. Walter: Walter Brennan. Pat: Van Williams. Wilson: Jerome Cowan.
9:30 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (CBS)
Uncle Joe has grown extremely fond of pretty librarian Phyllis March, who has set up a traveling library in the baggage car of the Hooterville Cannonball.
THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS–Satire (NBC)
PEYTON PLACE–Serial (ABC)
Both Allison and Betty fail in attempts to communicate with Rodney.
10:00 DOCTORS/NURSES (CBS)
“The Suspect,” second of two parts. When Drs. Steffen and Tazinski and student nurse Sally Foster find that the police are unwilling to help clear Tazinksi’s name, they use Sally as a decoy to ind the real criminals. Tazinski: Michael Tolan. Steffen: Joseph Campanella. Liz: Shirl Conway. (60 min.)
Dr. Roger Bartlett ………….. Shepperd Strudwick
Saunders ………….. Martin Sheen
Sally Foster ………….. Katherine Crawford
Det. Sgt. Sam Crowell ………….. Bert Freed
Alice Loring ………….. Joyce Randolph
BELL TELEPHONE HOUR–Music (NBC)
[RETURN] [COLOR] “Bell” begins its seventh TV season with an all-star cast: Bing Crosby, the McGuire Sisters, actor-balladeer Burl Ives and concert pianist Grant Johannesen. Donald Voorhees conducts the orchestra. (Live; 60 min.)
“When the Bough Breaks.” Kimble hops a boxcar on a freight train and finds he has company: a young woman and a baby. (60 min.)
TV Guide, October 3, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 40, Issue #601) [Western New England Edition]