Read All About It!

TVO (ended 1984)


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Read All About It! was a science-fiction fantasy for children, whose basic aim was to encourage its viewers to read and write. These skills were achieved through plots similar to Doctor Who. The whole of Season 1 (produced 1979-80) was devoted to three kids who set up a newspaper called The Herbertville Chronicle in an effort to track down a conspiracy that could spell doom for the planet Earth. Season 2 (produced 1983-84) features five storylines, including an emotional quartet of shows about moving from one town to another. TVO produced Read All About It! and published The Herbertville Chronicle for school use. All this occurred before Read All About It! turned into a Sunday morning serial on TVO beginning Sept. 1983. The network also published a novelization of Season 1.
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  • When Chris's uncle goes missing and presumed dead, Chris is granted use of his uncle's coach house. Under secret instructions from Uncle Derek, Chris, with friends Samantha and Lynne, set up a newspaper as a cover while investigating an intergalactic conmoreless

    When I was in grade 4 the teachers would get a few episodes of this show in on video every month or so, and EVERYBODY loved it. For years I tried to track it down, until I just got both seasons on DVD a couple of months ago. Watching it now, the acting is very poor and the content designed to teach kids to read is quite hokey. However, considering that, the plot is outstanding for a kids show. I still love it.moreless