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, December 1st, 1964
7:30 MR. NOVAK (NBC)
“Born of Kings and Angels.” Novak and the Jefferson debating team are heading for an out-of-town contest, and during the bus ride the team captain, a young man with a superior attitude, becomes increasingly more withdrawn and uneasy. Script by George Johnson. Novak: James Franciscus. Vane: Dean Jagger. (60 min.)
Verne ………….. Peter Helm
June ………….. Lynn Loring
Eason ………….. Ford Rainey
Detective Beaumont ………….. Barney Phillips
Lilly ………….. Claire Carlton
Harry ………….. Ken Lynch
“A Gift of Hope.” During a rest break in a small French village, Kirby takes out after a civilian–he’s sure the man is a GI deserter. Script by Anthony Wilson. (60 min.)
8:00 WORLD WAR I (CBS)
“D-Day at Gallipoli.” In 1915, the Allies attacked the Gallipoli Peninsula in hopes of breaking the stalemate on the Western Front and opening the Black Sea ports of tottering Czarist Russia. Maps and films show the strategy and tragedy on the bloody beaches, where First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill’s plan met with disaster. Robert Ryan narrates.
8:30 RED SKELTON (CBS)
Red’s guests are singer Pat Boone and impressionist Will Jordan. Joyce Jameson, Tom Hansen dancers, David Rose orchestra. (60 min.)
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.–Drama (NBC)
“The Finny Foot Affair” begins when a small English coastal village is wiped out by a strange disease–that afflicted the inhabitants with old age. Script by Jack Turley and Jay Simms. (60 min.)
McHALE’S NAVY–Comedy (ABC)
Binghamton sends McHale and his crew off to negotiate a peace treaty with a tribe of head-hunters.
9:00 TYCOON (ABC)
The FBI is investigating Thunder Corporation–the company’s new toy boat is equipped with a rocket launcher that’s identical to the one the Navy is secretly developing. Walter: Walter Brennan. Pat: Van Williams. Wilson: Jerome Cowan. Louise Wilson: Grace Albertson. Martha: Pat McNulty. George: Ted Bessell.
9:30 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (CBS)
Homer Bedloe, the Hooterville Cannonball’s archenemy, has been having terrible nightmares about the train. To get rid of them, his psychiatrist suggests that he “learn to love” the Cannonball.
THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS (NBC)
[COLOR] On this post-Thanksgiving show, Phyllis Newman, David Frost, Nancy Ames, Buck Henry, Pat Englund and Bob Dishy carve up a few “turkeys” that popped up in the week’s news. (Live)
PEYTON PLACE–Serial (ABC)
The effects of the tragedy cast a pall over the hospital and the Harrington household.
10:00 DOCTORS/NURSES (CBS)
“So Some Girls Play the Cello,” a comedy by Alvin Sargent. Ski digs offbeat Elaine Radnitz, the new nurse’s aide–but Elaine’s more concerned with digging up a 1948 issue of National Geographic to complete her collection. Tazinski: Michael Tolan. Gail: Zina Bethune. Liz: Shirl Conway. Steffen: Joseph Campanella. (60 min.)
Elaine Radnitz ………….. Barbara Harris
Gregory Pretz………….. Robert Drivas
Mrs. Radnitz ………….. Bea Pons
Mr. Radnitz ………….. Martin Wolfson
NBC NEWS SPECIAL (NBC)
[SPECIAL] [COLOR] “Vietnam: It’s a Mad War.” For details, see the Close-up on the opposite page. (60 min.)
[TV Guide Close-Up] NBC NEWS SPECIAL
This report, narrated by Chet Huntley, focuses on the military men, both American and Vietnamese, who are involved in the conflict. Producer-director Ted Yates and his three-man camera crew accompanied Special Forces patrols and armed helicopter squadrons as they engaged the enemy, the Vietcong terrorists.
“Cry Uncle.” Kimble’s forced to seek refuge in an orphanage during a manhunt for three holdup men. (60 min.)
TV Guide, November 28, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 48, Issue #609) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*