On this day in 1964, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color aired part one of a 3-part series called "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh." Starring actor Patrick McGoohan as the Reverend Doctor Christopher Syn, it was based on the series of novels by Russell Thorndike (first published in 1915).
Much of the series was filmed on Romney Marsh (a sparsely populated wetland in England) with Old Romney church doubling for Dymchurch (which Disney financed to have restored).
Unfortunately for Disney also airing on television the evening of February 9, 1964 ... the American debut of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
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