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, November 10th, 1964
7:30 MR. NOVAK (NBC)
“Let’s Dig a Little Grammar.” Novak has problems with two students, both of whom are aspiring musicians. Ray Wilson is an extrovert who wants to be a really great musician; shy JoJo Rizzo could be great if he’d just let himself go. Comedy folk singer Allan Sherman makes his dramatic debut on TV in a cameo role as Georgie. Novak: James Franciscus. Webb: David Sheiner. Peeples: Steve Roberts. Vane: Dean Jagger. (60 min.)
Ray Wilson ………….. Tommy Sands
JoJo Rizzo ………….. Johnny Crawford
Vic Rizzo ………….. Harvey Lembeck
“The Little Carousel.” Claudine, a teenage French girl, has looked forward to serving the Americans as a nurse. When war-weary Saunders gruffly orders her away, she senses that he needs help the most. Script by series producer Gene Levitt. (60 min.)
8:00 WORLD WAR I (CBS)
“Verdun the Inferno.” Maps and cameras show the strategy and fighting at Verdun in 1916, when German generals tried to break the Western Front stalemate in a bloody battle that lasted 10 months, wasted hundreds of thousands of lives, and accomplished nothing. Script by co-producer John Sharnik. Robert Ryan narrates. Music: Morton Gould.
Postponed from Oct. 27.
8:30 RED SKELTON (CBS)
Guests are “Lonesome George” Gobel and the folk singing Young Folk. Sketch: After being turned down by scores 0f summer camps, Junior is accepted by camp counselor George Goodbody (Gobel). Silent Spot: Red is an old man waiting at the airport for his wife. The Young Folk sing “They Call the Wind Maria” and “Skip to My Lou.” Tom Hansen dancers, David Rose orchestra.
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.–Drama (NBC)
“The Giuoco Piano Affair,” a sequel to last month’s “The Quadripartite Affair,” again finds Solo using Marion Raven in a scheme to trap the power-mad beauty Gervaise Ravel. Script by Alan Caillou. (60 min.)
McHALE’S NAVY–Comedy (ABC)
Sub-Lieutenant Clivedon arrives for temporary duty and Binghamton assigns him to McHale’s PT 73–after learning that the bumbling Britisher has managed to sink three of the vessels he’s served on.
9:00 TYCOON (ABC)
Walter gains a reputation as the “Mr. Fixit” of the neighborhood after he repairs a little boy’s bike. Walter: Walter Brennan. Pat: Van Williams. Wilson: Jerome Cowan. Una: Monty Margetts.
Foster ………….. Douglas Kennedy
Himmelman ………….. Percy Helton
9:30 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (CBS)
Billie Jo enters a picture of the family dog in a pet-food company contest, and the mutt’s selected as one of five finalists.
THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS–Satire (NBC)
[COLOR] The “TW3ers” are slated to satirize the election campaign. (Live)
PEYTON PLACE–Serial (ABC)
Constance receives a double surprise from Dr. Rossi.
10:00 DOCTORS/NURSES (CBS)
“The Outpost,” by Alvin Boretz. Ski wants his father to give up his drugstore because the neighborhood has been taken over by dope addicts and criminals, but Mr. Tazinski feels that it’s wrong to run. Ski: Michael Tolan. (60 min.)
Mr. Tazinski ………….. Jack Albertson
Harry ………….. Ralph Dunn
BELL TELEPHONE HOUR–Music (NBC)
[COLOR] Henry Fonda is host for this “Telephone Hour” salute to Oscar Hammerstein. Detail are in the Close-up opposite. (Live; 60 min.)
[TV Guide Close-Up] BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
Henry Fonda hosts a tribute to the late Oscar Hammerstein II. Guests include singers John Raitt, Florence Henderson, Gretchen Wyler, John Reardon, Susan Watson, Barbara McNair and Johnny Harmon.
“Dark Corner.” Kimble takes refuge at the Braydon farm with the law in pursuit, and blind Mattie Braydon saves him from capture by lying to the sheriff. (60 min.)
TV Guide, November 7, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 45, Issue #606) [Western New England Edition]