Four high school tenth-graders (portrayed by Matthew Laborteaux, Todd Porter, Jeffrey Jacquet and Andrea Elson) use their sophisticated knowledge of computers to become amateur detectives, solving crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice
I loved this show when I was a kid. I remember that for a show that lasted only a short while it was promoted through such treasures of literature such as Look In Magazine in the 80s (which I never missed!)
The programme felt like a companion piece to the movie War Games
Although this apparently is not the case with the TV series being planned before the film. But both were out around the same time and I certainly remember looking forward to it being on. I lived in Birmingham then so I guess it was Central TV I saw it on. don't know if it was broadcast all over the country?
Whiz Kids also had a special cross over episode with Simon and Simon.
There was also Tandy Computer Whiz Kids, a series of comic books published by Radio Shack from 1984 until 1991. It featured kids engaged in exciting adventures, information about the world of computers, and frequent mentions of Radio Shack products.
I remember this series. It used to be on Saturday evenings back in 1984. I've also seen the Simon & Simon crossover episode which I have on my season 3 or 4 DVD set of that private eye series.
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"