TV Guide 365: Wednesday, October 28th, 1964

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.

Wednesday, October 28th, 1964

[NOTE: Both ABC affiliates in the Philadelphia market–WFIL-TV (Channel 6 in Philadelphia) and WTPA (Channel 27 in Harrisburg)–were either off-the-air or pre-empted Burke’s Law from 9:30-10:30PM ET and an installment of Politics ’64 from 10:30-11PM ET.]

7:30 VIRGINIAN–Western (NBC)
[COLOR] “Big Image…Little Man.” The Virginian finds an arrogant Eastern millionaire wandering dazed in the desert, but the dude will accept help only on his own terms. (90 min.)

The neighborhood kids entrust Ozzie with their jar of pennies and he borrows it for an evening of poker, unaware that the jar contains a valuable coin collection.


8:00 PATTY DUKE–Comedy (ABC)
“Patty, the People’s Voice,” speaks out in favor of T.J. Blodgett, an executive on Martin’s newspaper who’s running for Congress–and then abruptly switches her support to the other candidate.

8:30 SHINDIG–Variety (ABC)
Jim O’Neill welcomes Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas (“Da Do Ron Ron,” “Little Children,” “From a Window,” “Great Balls of Fire”); Dick and Dee Dee (“Freight Train”); the Blossoms (“Baby Love”); Chris Crosby (“The Glory of Love”); the Wellingtons (“Let’s Fall in Love”); and Bobby Sherman (“You Really Got Me”). Shindig dancers.

Jed’s attempts to break up a battle royal between Granny and Mrs. Drysdale bring him nothing but trouble.

9:00 MOVIE–Comedy
Wednesday Night at the Movies: “But Not for Me.” (1959) A stage-struck young secretary chases after her boss, a washed-up Broadway producer who’s almost twice her age. George and Ira Gershwin’s title song is sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Screenplay by John Michael Hayes. (Two hours)

Nora’s former beau–tall, handsome, wealthy Richard Roberts–visits the Newport Palms and mistakes Mickey for the bellboy. Nora: Emmaline Henry. Sammy: Sammee Tong. Timmy: Tim Rooney. Bud: Brian Nash. Richard: Keith Andes.

“Romance, Roses and Rye Bread.” Sally has a secret admirer–she finds a rose in her desk that smells like pastrami.

There’s talk of a merger between Fenwick Industries and the Deveraux Glue Company, and Cara’s assigned to escort Deveraux’s majority stockholder around town. Frank: Frank Aletter. Burkhardt: Paul Reed. Fletcher: Jack Sheldon.
Guest Cast
Carter Deveraux ………….. Jerry Van Dyke
Maitre d’ ………….. Paul Dubov
Otto ………….. Roxy Roth
Waiter ………….. Jimmy Cross

[Not listed in this issue.]

10:00 DANNY KAYE–Variety (CBS)
Danny’s guests: actor Jose Ferrer and songstress Dorothy Collins. Tonight’s Noel Talent production is “Murder on the Mary Tyler Moors.” Danny and Jose portray Old Bailey barristers Sir Chauncey Burroughs and Sir Percival Fopp; Harvey Korman is the British judge. Laurie Ichino, Earl Brown singers, Tony Charmoli dancers, Paul Weston conducts the orchestra. (55 min.)

10:30 POLITICS ’64 (ABC)
[Not listed in this issue.]

10:55 POLITICAL TALK–Democratic. (CBS)


TV Guide, October 24, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 43, Issue #604) [Philadelphia Edition]

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One Reply to “TV Guide 365: Wednesday, October 28th, 1964”

  1. I think you said you had a Philadelphia issue when you did a year of TV Guide, and having grown up in Upper Darby it brought back memories! Yes, WFIL did blackout a lot of ABC programing back then, they wouldn’t go dark at 9:30! Those shows were on in New York! Ironic considering that both the station and TV Guide were owned by the same man! Today channel 6 is owned by Disney and calls itself WPVI! BTW, any idea what WFIL did have on at 9:30?

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