CTVA US Adventure - "The Man & The Challenge" (ZIV/Ivan Tors) (1959-60) starring George Nader

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   "The Man & The Challenge" (1959-60)       "Shannon" (1961-62)
The Man and The Challenge (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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THE MAN AND THE CHALLENGE
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Ivan Tors production
ZIV Television Programs, Inc.
for
NBC (Saturdays 8:30 pm EST)
US Semi-Documentary/Adventure series 1959-60 36 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

George Nader
as Dr. Glenn Barton
with

Joyce Meadows as Lynn Allen, his assistant.
NOT Jayne Meadows as stated previously
Premise:
A scientist tests problems of human survival. Unusual semi-documentary
series with the accent of space training.

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NBC Saturdays 8:30 pm Eastern

   1.01 [--] The Man & The Challenge: THE SPHERE OF NO RETURN
ZIV-Ivan Tors
12Sep59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Paul Burke .................... Corey
Joyce Meadows ................. Lynn Allen (recurring)
Raymond Bailey ................ Kramer
Keith Vincent ................. Regan
Frank Kirby ................... Mason
Synopsis:
Barton, athlete, medical expert and ex-Marine, is assigned by the
government to find people who are willing to undergo dangerous
missions for the purposes of scientific observation. Barton and
two other men are asked to test a balloon at a very high altitude.
When one of the men fails to measure up to the required standards,
he is replaced by a girl. [RF]

[02] The Man & The Challenge: MAXIMUM CAPACITY
ZIV-Ivan Tors
19Sep59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
James Best .................... David Mallory
Mike Masters .................. Jerry Ogden
Robert Conrad ................. Bill Howard
Paula Raymond ................. Anne
Robert Karnes ................. Henderson

[03] The Man & The Challenge: ODDS AGAINST SURVIVAL
ZIV-Ivan Tors
26Sep59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Robert Clarke ................. Dr. Wayne Robinson
Bethel Leslie ................. Nina Robinson
Whit Bissell .................. Dr. Robert Widener

1.04 [--] The Man & The Challenge: SKY DIVING
ZIV-Ivan Tors
03Oct59 NBC (rebroadcast 27Jun61)
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Danielle Aubrey ............... Suzanne Bolet
John Van Dreelen .............. George Bolet
Alberto Morin ................. Raylond
Synopsis:
The government is interested in learning more about sky diving. Barton
is assigned to travel to France to learn the sport. [RF]

1.05 [--] The Man & The Challenge: EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR
ZIV-Ivan Tors
10Oct59 NBC Sat
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Otto Kruger ................... David Mumford
Julia Adams ................... Linda Webb
Logan Field ................... Delmer Jervis
Synopsis:
Brilliant David Mumford, a well-known scientist, plots with his secretary
to kill Glenn Barton. They plan to make Barton the victim of an
"accidental" death. [RF]

[06] The Man & The Challenge: INVISIBLE FORCE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
17Oct59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Debra Paget ................... Liza Dantes
William Conrad ................ Jim Harrigan
Carol Thurston ................ Alice Barron
Patrick Waltz ................. Jenks

[07] The Man & The Challenge: ESCAPE FROM NEPAL
ZIV-Ivan Tors
24Oct59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Myron Healy ................... Dr. Morton Walker
John Maxwell .................. Dr. Warren Szold
Joan Granville ................ Marilyn Sidney

1.08 [--] The Man & The Challenge: BORDER TO BORDER
ZIV-Ivan Tors
31Oct59 NBC Sat
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Edward Kemmer ................. Tom Larson
Don Kennedy ................... Danny Ryan
Synopsis:
In an attempt to prove that a team can overcome obstacles which one
man can't handle alone. Glenn Barton enters two jet pilots in a
Mexican auto race. The men find they are facing a grueling
challenge from a professional driver. [RF]

[09] The Man & The Challenge: TRIAL BY FIRE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
7Nov59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
H.M. Wynant ................... Fred Conway
Joyce Taylor .................. Dorrie Conway

[10] The Man & The Challenge: WHITE OUT
ZIV-Ivan Tors
14Nov59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Jan Sheppard .................. Dr. Ann West
Philip Terry .................. Dr. William Ryder
Don Eitner .................... Lt. Joe Hale

[11] The Man & The Challenge: THE BREAKING POINT
ZIV-Ivan Tors
28Nov59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Alfred Ryder .................. Robert Carson
John Marley ................... Sam Randolph
Tony Monaco ................... Leon Ulmer

[12] The Man & The Challenge: JUNGLE SURVIVAL
ZIV-Ivan Tors
5Dec59 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Dean Harens ................... Jim Connor
Mike Masters .................. Bill Locke
Marcia Henderson .............. Anne Sanders

1.13 [--] The Man & The Challenge: I'VE KILLED SEVEN MEN
ZIV-Ivan Tors
12Dec59 NBC Sat
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Lin McCarthy .................. Paul Cheever
Jean Allison .................. Sally Cheever
Synopsis:
Glenn Barton is to conduct experiments to determine how long a person
can live without sleep. He chooses a rugged ski-patrol sergeant for
the test. [RF]

1.14 [--] The Man & The Challenge: MAN WITHOUT FEAR
ZIV-Ivan Tors
19Dec59 NBC Sat (original airdate)
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
John Day ...................... Mike Mapes
Tracey Roberts ................ Helen
Frank Gerstle ................. Ed Burke
Nick Nicholson ................ Jim Phillips
Synopisis:
At the scene of a roaring forest fire, Glenn Barton plans to test a
new chemical which is supposed to produce courage in humans. Barton
gives a dose of the experimental mixture to one of the firefighters. [RF]

1.15 [--] The Man & The Challenge: THE VISITORS
ZIV-Ivan Tors
26Dec59 NBC Sat
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Bert Remsen ................... Ken
Fuzzy Knight .................. Burro Charlie
Robert J. Wilke ............... old Gene
Len Lesser .................... Les
Jack Ging
Synopsis:
Working on restricted Government property, Glenn Barton and two associates
are testing the best type of clothing for use on a distant planet. [RF]

[16] The Man & The Challenge: THE STORM
ZIV-Ivan Tors
2Jan60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Fred Gabourie ................. Roger Blanchard
Roberta Haynes ................ Patricia Halakua
Lee Johnson ................... Bill Blake
Byron Morrow .................. Dean Curtiss

[17] The Man & The Challenge: KILLER RIVER
ZIV-Ivan Tors
9Jan60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
John Archer ................... Sawyer
Michael Keith ................. Stanhope

[18] The Man & The Challenge: RODEO
ZIV-Ivan Tors
23Jan60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Ann Robinson .................. Sally Somers
Myron Healy ................... Dr. John Quint
Neil Grant .................... Big Red Casey
Larry Mann .................... Jim Fitzpatrick
Chuck Parkerson ............... announcer

[19] The Man & The Challenge: THE WINDOWLESS ROOM
ZIV-Ivan Tors
30Jan60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Jack Ging ..................... Dan Wright
Sue Randall ................... Phyllis
Raymond Bailey ................ Dr. Kramer
Doris Fesete .................. Edith
Michael Keith ................. ranger

[20] The Man & The Challenge: NIGHTMARE CROSSING
ZIV-Ivan Tors
6Feb60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Keith Larsen .................. John Napier
Tony Monaco ................... Harley
Mike Keene .................... colonel
Pat McCaffrie ................. radio officer
Jack Catron ................... Winter

[21] The Man & The Challenge: THE LURE OF DANGER
ZIV-Ivan Tors
13Feb60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Miguel Landa .................. Cartina
Felipe Turich ................. Grantina
Abel Franco ................... Valencia
Robert Mercy .................. Arejevo
Edward Colmans ................ Dr. Lopez

1.22 [--] The Man & The Challenge: RECOVERY
ZIV-Ivan Tors
20Feb60 NBC Sat
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Eloise Hardt ....... Madge Costian
John Archer ........ Capt. Norris
Jack Catron ........ Ensign Fowler
Synopsis:
An experiment conducted by Glenn Barton has tragic results. A newspaper
columnist criticizes Barton's handling of the test. [RF]

[23] The Man & The Challenge: BURIED ALIVE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
27Feb60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Robert Gothie ................. Buzz Harmon
Robert Bice ................... Carlson
Don Eitner .................... Doug
Don Harvey .................... Donaldson
Joyce Meadows

[24] The Man & The Challenge: RECONDO
ZIV-Ivan Tors
5Mar60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Jack Harris ................... Warden Tanner
Marianna Hill ................. Ruth Tanner
Arvid Nelson .................. Charlie Burke
Jay Douglas ................... Graham Landry
Bern Bassey ................... Darcy
Four escaping convicts take a warden's daughter along as a hostage.

[25] The Man & The Challenge: FLYING LAB
ZIV-Ivan Tors
12Mar60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Keith Vincent ................. Winters
Jack Hamilton ................. Scott
Robert Knapp .................. Ryder
Page Slattery ................. Davis

[26] The Man & The Challenge: HURRICANE MESA
ZIV-Ivan Tors
19Mar60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Jack Ging ..................... Jim Harper
Robert Bice ................... Dr. Carlson

[27] The Man & The Challenge: ASTRO FEMALE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
26Mar60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Maureen Leeds ................. Gina Reed
Adrienne Hayes ................ Amy Brown
Joan Granville ................ Joan Lee
Ethel Jensen .................. Jean Gillespie

[28] The Man & The Challenge: THE EXTRA SENSE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
2Apr60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Frank Maxwell ................. Col. Bill Blake
Paul Comi ..................... Sgt. Lowery

[29] The Man & The Challenge: MAN IN THE CAPSULE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
9Apr60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Darryl Hickman ................ Max Edwards
Fred Beir ..................... Steve Paley
Dick Jeffries ................. radio operator
Donald Gamble ................. Maxey

[30] The Man & The Challenge: THE DROPPER
ZIV-Ivan Tors
23Apr60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Jack O'Brien .................. Morgan Jones
Arthur Heller ................. Alan Wells
Jerry Summers ................. Dropper
Tyler McVey ................... Capt. Whitlow
Howard McLeod ................. radio officer
Mike Masters .................. judo man

[31] The Man & The Challenge: HIGH DIVE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
30Apr60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Olive Sturgess ................ Sylvia Honig
Charles Alvin Bell ............ Ed Honig
Michael Keith ................. Matt Adams
Vernon Rich ................... Judge Banner
Charles R. Keene .............. Bill Andrews

[32] The Man & The Challenge: DAREDEVILS
ZIV-Ivan Tors
7May60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Don Kennedy ................... Pete Knowland
Christine White ............... Betty Knowland
Ted Knight .................... Dr. Herter
Doris Fosette ................. Miss Johnson

[33] The Man & The Challenge: SHOOTER McLAINE
ZIV-Ivan Tors
21May60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
John Milford .................. Shooter McLaine
Mala Powers ................... Betty Fuller
Dick Rich ..................... John Mickelson
Charles Tannen ................ George Harley

[34] The Man & The Challenge: EARLY WARNING
ZIV-Ivan Tors
28May60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Philip Ober ................... Clifford Beck
Bethel Leslie ................. Eleanor Beck
Andy Thompson ................. Col. Pierce
Marshall Kent ................. Pentagon chief

[35] The Man & The Challenge: BREAKOFF
ZIV-Ivan Tors
4Jun60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Karl Swenson .................. Dr. Lindstrom
Miranda Jones ................. Helen Vincent

[36] The Man & The Challenge: HIGHWAY TO DANGER  (final episode)
ZIV-Ivan Tors
11Jun60 NBC
Starring: George Nader (as Dr. Glenn Barton)
Guest cast:
Karen Scott ................... Kitty
Hank Patterson ................ Swede
Barney Biro ................... Tamarin
 
[--] 27Jun61 rerun of "Sky King" (first aired 03Oct59)

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