History Series / Brum

26th Jun '17 6:29:05 PM nombretomado
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''Brum'' is a British children's TV series that was transmitted sporadically between 1991 and 2002 on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]]. It followed the adventures of the eponymous Brum, [[SentientVehicle a cute, sentient little car]] who, according to TheOtherWiki, was apparently based on a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible.

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''Brum'' is a British children's TV series that was transmitted sporadically between 1991 and 2002 on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]]. It followed the adventures of the eponymous Brum, [[SentientVehicle a cute, sentient little car]] who, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, was apparently based on a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible.
23rd May '17 5:04:35 AM Kitchen90
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''Brum'' is a British children's TV series that was transmitted sporadically between 1991 and 2002 on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]]. It followed the adventures of the eponymous Brum, [[SentientVehicle a cute, sentient little car]] who, according to TheOtherWiki, was apparently based on a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible. Brum was kept in in a museum in Birmingham ([[MeaningfulName hence his name]]), where he would often escape (without the museum curator ever noticing he was gone) to explore the "Big Town" -- Birmingham's main commercial, industrial and residential centre. Naturally, his sense of curiosity would either lead him to discover problems to be solved, or Brum himself would encounter some sort of strife to get himself out of.

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''Brum'' is a British children's TV series that was transmitted sporadically between 1991 and 2002 on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]]. It followed the adventures of the eponymous Brum, [[SentientVehicle a cute, sentient little car]] who, according to TheOtherWiki, was apparently based on a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible. convertible.

Brum was kept in in a museum in Birmingham ([[MeaningfulName hence his name]]), where he would often escape (without the museum curator ever noticing he was gone) to explore the "Big Town" -- Birmingham's main commercial, industrial and residential centre. Naturally, his sense of curiosity would either lead him to discover problems to be solved, or Brum himself would encounter some sort of strife to get himself out of.
15th Feb '17 12:04:35 PM themisterfree
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''Brum'' is a British children's TV series that was transmitted sporadically between 1991 and 2002. It followed the adventures of the eponymous Brum, [[SentientVehicle a cute, sentient little car]] who, according to TheOtherWiki, was apparently based on a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible. Brum was kept in in a museum in Birmingham ([[MeaningfulName hence his name]]), where he would often escape (without the museum curator ever noticing he was gone) to explore the "Big Town" -- Birmingham's main commercial, industrial and residential centre. Naturally, his sense of curiosity would either lead him to discover problems to be solved, or Brum himself would encounter some sort of strife to get himself out of.

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''Brum'' is a British children's TV series that was transmitted sporadically between 1991 and 2002.2002 on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]]. It followed the adventures of the eponymous Brum, [[SentientVehicle a cute, sentient little car]] who, according to TheOtherWiki, was apparently based on a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible. Brum was kept in in a museum in Birmingham ([[MeaningfulName hence his name]]), where he would often escape (without the museum curator ever noticing he was gone) to explore the "Big Town" -- Birmingham's main commercial, industrial and residential centre. Naturally, his sense of curiosity would either lead him to discover problems to be solved, or Brum himself would encounter some sort of strife to get himself out of.




The show aired for a time in the mid 2000s on what's currently Creator/DiscoveryFamily (as part of their ''Ready Set Learn'' block) in the US.



* MeaningfulName: Brum's name derives from both the show's setting (''Brum'' is a slang term for Birmingham) and the fact he brums a lot since he is a car.

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* MeaningfulName: Brum's name derives from both the show's setting (''Brum'' is a slang term for Birmingham) and the fact he brums a lot since he is a car. (The first meaning was likely lost on US viewers when the show ran on Discovery Kids, though.)
25th Jan '16 10:53:17 AM fruitstripegum
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Particularly the episodes from the 1990s. Multicoloured jumpers? Check. Perms? Check. Dated diagetic and non-diagetic music resembling 90s house and hip-hop? Check.
5th Jun '14 10:55:00 PM emiveritas
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* CastTheExpert: The man who played the museum curator, Mike Cavanagh, actually ''was'' the museum's founder and curator in RealLife. [[note]] For those who are curious, the museum used in the programme is called the Cotswold Motoring Museum, located in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. It's still in operation as of 2012, and the model Brum car is on display there. However, Cavanagh himself retired after selling the museum to the CSMA Club in 1999.[[/note]]



* HeAlsoDid: The show's original theme music was written by Kjartan Poskitt, best known for writing the ''Murderous Maths'' series of books.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Toyah Wilcox (the singer and actress) provided narration for the first couple of seasons.



* RecycledScript: Very common in the final two years of the show, with the same basic plot of two thieves (''always'' two) stealing something valuable from one of the Big Town folk, much like Sly and Gobbo in NoddysToylandAdventures. Brum would then have to stop the thieves and retrieve the item before being given a ticker-tape parade for saving the day.



* ThrowItIn\UnusuallyUninterestingSight: It's obvious from watching some of the footage that ''Brum'' was filmed against busy Birmingham without closing off certain areas for this purpose. This leads to some [[FunnyBackgroundEvent interesting]] [[EnforcedMethodActing reactions]] from ordinary people who are not even aware that they're being filmed.
15th Oct '13 9:04:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CastTheExpert: The man who played the museum curator, Mike Cavanagh, actually ''was'' the museum's founder and curator in RealLife. [[hottip:*: For those who are curious, the museum used in the programme is called the Cotswold Motoring Museum, located in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. It's still in operation as of 2012, and the model Brum car is on display there. However, Cavanagh himself retired after selling the museum to the CSMA Club in 1999.]]

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* CastTheExpert: The man who played the museum curator, Mike Cavanagh, actually ''was'' the museum's founder and curator in RealLife. [[hottip:*: [[note]] For those who are curious, the museum used in the programme is called the Cotswold Motoring Museum, located in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. It's still in operation as of 2012, and the model Brum car is on display there. However, Cavanagh himself retired after selling the museum to the CSMA Club in 1999.]][[/note]]
4th Jun '13 1:46:14 PM Pizzaking27v2
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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: The title of every episode from Series 2 onwards follows this formula.

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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: The title of every episode from Series 2 onwards follows this formula.CatchPhrase: Oh, my wheels and wipers!
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase



* RecycledScript: Very common in the final two years of the show, with the same basic plot of two thieves (''always'' two) stealing something valuable from one of the Big Town folk. Brum would then have to stop the thieves and retrieve the item before being given a ticker-tape parade for saving the day.

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* RecycledScript: Very common in the final two years of the show, with the same basic plot of two thieves (''always'' two) stealing something valuable from one of the Big Town folk.folk, much like Sly and Gobbo in NoddysToylandAdventures. Brum would then have to stop the thieves and retrieve the item before being given a ticker-tape parade for saving the day.



* SigningOffCatchphrase: "... and off he brummed, all the way home."
** "Way to go, Brum!" In the newer series.



* SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved: "... and off he brummed, all the way home." (or at least a variant)
** "Way to go, Brum!" In the newer series.



* ThrowItIn: It's obvious from watching some of the footage that ''Brum'' was filmed against busy Birmingham without closing off certain areas for this purpose. This leads to some [[FunnyBackgroundEvent interesting]] [[EnforcedMethodActing reactions]] from ordinary people who are not even aware that they're being filmed.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn\UnusuallyUninterestingSight: It's obvious from watching some of the footage that ''Brum'' was filmed against busy Birmingham without closing off certain areas for this purpose. This leads to some [[FunnyBackgroundEvent interesting]] [[EnforcedMethodActing reactions]] from ordinary people who are not even aware that they're being filmed.
4th Apr '13 3:10:16 PM LongLiveHumour
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* SaltAndPepper: The Lollipop Lady and Mickey the [[EthnicMenialLabor black janitor]] (no relation to [[DoctorWho a certain Smith]]).

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* SaltAndPepper: The Lollipop Lady and Mickey the [[EthnicMenialLabor black janitor]] (no relation to [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho a certain Smith]]).
7th Dec '12 10:47:20 PM emiveritas
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** This was also a device used so that the show could be easily translated into other languages when exporting it overseas.

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** This was also a device used so that the show could be [[FilmingForEasyDub easily translated translated]] into other languages when exporting it overseas.
15th Nov '12 11:29:19 PM emiveritas
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* SwiperNoSwiping: Used in ''every'' episode with an antagonist.

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* SwiperNoSwiping: Used in ''every'' episode with an antagonist.antagonist, save for the first episode where two bullies ignore Brum's cries and let a bunch of balloons carry a little girl's doll into the sky.
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