Read All About It! (1979– )

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

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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)
Sean Hewitt ...
 Duneedon / ... (7 episodes, 1980)
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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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Followed by Read All About It!: Part 2 (1983) See more »

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TV Ontario does it again.
27 December 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Man oh man, I can't believe I'm actually gonna comment of this! Welp, here it goes. I remember one summer day during 1979 that the first pilot aired for Read All about It! The original cast was much older with the exception of the boy and possibly the girl too who carried over into the eventual series itself. I recall a young teen being trapped in time, always on the run and not exactly sure of his whereabouts. This was where his friends would haplessly look through the monitor of him running for his life, trying to deduce where geographically and which era historically he was trapped in.

It was captivating! It had all the makings of a cool detective show and sure enough, the final product hit the airwaves a short time after. There must be a list of all the TV Ontario programming and cast lists to their incredible array of educational shows. All us Generation X'ers would be interested to read a possible 'Where are they now?' section just for fun. Too bad kids nowadays don't have half the quality shows we had back in the late 70's/early 80's. They're missing out on some of the most insightful educational shows in quite a while.


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