Show Toppers: Code R

The “R” stands for “Rescue!”
‘Code R’ TV intro, 1977

We have a real rarity for you on this edition of Show Toppers – Code R from 1977. Code R was a short-lived adventure series that ran on CBS for 13 episodes from January to June ’77.

“Chief of Beaches,’ George Baker – played by Martin Kove.
You know that face.

The show featured the police, fire and ocean rescue services for California’s Channel Island and starred James Houghton, Tom Simcox, Martin Kove and Susanne Reed.

Don’t blame the writers and stars too harshly for failing in the ratings. Their Friday, 8 PM time-slot competition? The Donny and Marie Show, Sanford and Son and Chico and the Man. Even the combined police, fire and ocean rescue teams couldn’t combat that triple threat.

Code R Wiki, IMDb

Previously, on Show Toppers: Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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