Read All About It
Read all about it, discover all the news. Read all about it, track down all the clues. With interesting people there's a mystery to be solved, an adventure is unfolding, so why not get involved? C'mon and read all about it.
After a message of "help" is written in the dust on a window, the children enter the house and discover two of Uncle Derek's inventions. The first is Otto, a robot typewriter that communicates through it's own print-outs. The second is Theta, a talking computer that visualizes certain spoken words. Theta plays a recorded message from Uncle Derek to Chris in which he asks for help in uncovering a conspiracy and then mysteriously vanishes in thin air. The children start the newspaper to disguise their intentions to investigate in Uncle Derek's footsteps and figure out who is behind the conspiracy.
I hope I was able to peak your interest to rediscover Read All About It or if it is a TV show that you never experienced, I invite you to check it out on Youtube. All episodes from both seasons have been posted on Youtube with surprisingly good quality thanks to user ReadAllAboutItSeries. At this point with no DVD release planned, it's the only place to watch the episodes. I'm posting the first 15 minute episode below if you would like to check it out. I've made it through 5 episodes so far as I plan to rewatch the entire series myself in the near future. Adventure will be unfolding, so why not get involved??