A group of kids investigate and oppose an extra-terrestrial conspiracy against their town as a community newspaper staff.




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Series cast summary:
Lydia Zajc ...
 Lynne Davis (17 episodes, 1979-1983)
Stacey Arnold ...
 Samantha Nikos (15 episodes, 1979-1983)
David Collard ...
 Chris Anderson (15 episodes, 1979-1983)
Angela Fusco ...
 Theta (14 episodes, 1979-1983)
 Duneedon / ... (7 episodes, 1980)


When three kids explore a coach house held by a missing uncle, they discover far more than they bargained for when two robots, Otto and Theta, appear to tell them about a conspiracy against the town. By accident, they also discover a teleport machine that can take them to the planet Trialveron controlled by the alien tyrant, Duneedon. Against this threat, the kids decide to use the coach-house as the base for a community newspaper both to keep the building and to investigate the conspiracy. Along the way, they learn about writing and its various practical uses as they fight the alien forces that oppose them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Family | Sci-Fi





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11 September 1979 (Canada)  »

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VHS copies of the show were shown in some elementary schools across Ontario and other parts of Canada to third and fourth graders. There was a whole lesson plan built around the episodes and the teachings within them. See more »


Followed by Read All About It!: Part 2 (1983) See more »

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Scariest educational children show out there
13 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A horror TV series that's completely educational? Lol. Only in Canada! Read All About It (1979 – 1983) is a science-fiction fantasy television series for children. It is a 2 season series and is placed in the town of Herbertville. It is about a coach house where a young boy, Chris' uncle mysteriously disappears leaving behind not only the coach house but two artificial intelligence robots including Theta and Otto. Theta is a computer that can communicate through talking via an integrated monitor and Otto is a device that can communicate by having his thoughts outputted on paper. A teleportation device is also discovered that can transport Chris and his friends to the planet Trialveron. Chris and his friends set up a newspaper called The Herbertville Chronicle and use the coach house as headquarters while unearthing an alien plot to destroy earth.

Read All About it was produced by TV Ontario and is a Canadian Educational Film. Each episodes is about 13 minutes in length and the series focuses on the main theme of encouraging viewers to read and write and think for themselves. Cast includes Craig Collard, Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold and Sean Hewitt. Michael Dwyer came on crew for the second season. The series is scary, fun and highly educational. I've re-watched the entire series recently as an adult, and it's still just as delightful.

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