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 24th, 1964
7:30 MR. NOVAK (NBC)
“Boy Under Glass.” Jefferson High baseball star Frank Towner is a pitcher of major-league caliber. But if he doesn’t improve his failing grade in Novak’s English class, he’ll be ineligible for the big play-off game. Baseball’s Leo Durocher appears as himself in this episode written by Mel Goldberg and Robert Stambler. Novak: James Franciscus. Vane: Dean Jagger. Butler: Vince Howard. Parkson: Peter Hansen. (60 min.)
Andy Towner ………….. Frank Silvera
Frank Towner ………….. Wayne Grice
Coach Brewer ………….. Arch Johnson
Ellen Towner ………….. Juanita Moore
“The Imposter.” Hanley learns that one of the three specialists assigned to his intelligence mission may be an escaped Gestapo officer who speaks flawless English. Script by Kay Lenard and Jess Carnoel. (60 min.)
8:00 WORLD WAR I (CBS)
More than anything else, the trenches served to prolong the war and brutalize the soldiers who lived and died in their nightmarish squalor. Cameras view the trench fortifications, the weapons and the tactics developed to attack and defend them, and the Battle of the Somme, where the British introduced the first crude tanks in an attempt to break through the German trench lines. Script by military historian S. L. A. Marshall. Robert Ryan narrates.
8:30 RED SKELTON (CBS)
Red’s guest is Ginger Rogers. Skelton dancers, David Rose orchestra. (60 min.)
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.–Drama (NBC)
“The Project Strigas Affair.” Solo and Illya are assigned to discredit a warmongering Balkan diplomat, and they decide to recruit the owner of a pest-control firm to help. (60 min.)
McHALE’S NAVY–Comedy (ABC)
Binghamton thinks he’s found “The Fountain of Youth,” but what he really is drinking from is a stream full of liquor–spirits that have spilled out of the gang’s still.
9:00 TYCOON (ABC)
Walter receives a product complaint from the president of the General Research and Development Company–and the executive turns out to be a precocious little boy. Walter: Walter Brennan. Pat: Van Williams. Wilson: Jerome Cowan. Betty: Janet Lake.
J. P. Clark ………….. Michael Petit
Mrs. Clark ………….. Joan Tewksbury
Scientist ………….. Joe Forte
9:30 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (CBS)
Shady Rest has an exotic guest: Betty Jo’s Japanese pen pal Nobuko.
THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS (NBC)
PEYTON PLACE–Serial (ABC)
The battle over the operation leads to tragedy.
10:00 DOCTORS/NURSES (CBS)
“Time for You and Time for Me,” by Leon Tokatyan. Liz is in the midst of an emotional crisis, and Dr. Kiley tries to provide her with a shoulder to cry on. Liz: Shirl Conway. Kiley: Edward Binns. Miss Ayres: Hilda Simms. Gail: Zina Bethune. Tazinski: Michael Tolan. (60 min.)
Mrs. Calender ………….. Ruth Ford
Charlie ………….. Henry Lacose
Sig Spatli ………….. Vassili Lambrinos
Mrs. Grossberg ………….. Polly Rowles
Mrs. Redding ………….. Hortense Alden
Mrs. Grainger ………….. Joan Garr
Terry ………….. Freda Holloway
Angela ………….. Kay Cole
Bartender-Waiter ………….. Robert Riesel
Clerk ………….. George Kane
BELL TELEPHONE HOUR–Music (NBC)
[COLOR] Robert Young is host for this Thanksgiving show with composer-pianist Andre Previn, singers Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt, the folk singing Brothers Four and dancers Edward Villella and Patricia McBride of the New York City Ballet. (Live and tape; 60 min.)
“The Cage.” In a fishing village, Kimble spots symptoms of bubonic plague and notifies the authorities–fully aware that he’ll have to stay put during the ensuing quarantine. (60 min.)
TV Guide, November 21, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 47, Issue #608) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*
3 Replies to “TV Guide 365: Tuesday, November 24th, 1964”
I’d be interested in knowing what the ratings were for the CBS World War I series. Wikipedia doesn’t have an article on the series, and the The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 – Present has only a short listing for it.
This week’s listing of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” doesn’t feature a guest cast, which is puzzling, especially since it features William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, two years before, well… you know. And Joan Tewksbury, in the cast of “Tycoon,” would go on to write the screenplay of “Nashville.”
Neither Shatner or Nimoy were name stars then, although they had a number of credits between them! I have seen this episode and they only share one short scene. Ironically, a earlier episode is titled “The Vulcan Affair”!