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* CardCarryingVillain: Seeing as there's no dialogue, the narrator does this for the villain of "Brum and the Stolen Necklace" saying "Look Brum! An evil person!" and "Oh, she's so evil!".


* InterspeciesFriendship: Brum with just about everyone, but ''especially'' Vicky Spoon.



* InterspeciesFriendship: Brum with just about everyone, but ''especially'' Vicky Spoon.


''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.


''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.


''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.)


* 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.


* 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.


* 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]]


* 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.


* 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]]).


** 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.


* 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.


* FatAndSkinny: In the 2001-2 series, Big Town's resident "helper-outers" (for lack of a better term) Bob and Job.

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* FatAndSkinny: In the 2001-2 series, Big Town's resident "helper-outers" [[BuffySpeak "helper-outers"]] (for lack of a better term) Bob and Job.


The series underwent something of a ReTool when the third series aired in 2001 -- the ThemeSong was completely changed (the OpeningTheme changed from a ragtime-sounding number to a BigBand tune where the EndingTheme featured the decisively more {{pop}}-sounding "Brum, Brum Gets Things Done"), the show's former {{narrator}}, Toyah Wilcox, was eschewed in favour of two child narrators (Tom Wright and Sarah Wichall) and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome many established characters were dropped]]. However, the structure of the show remained the same, and so did all of its quirks.

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The series underwent something of a ReTool when the third series aired in 2001 -- the ThemeSong was completely changed (the OpeningTheme changed from a ragtime-sounding number to a BigBand tune where the EndingTheme featured the decisively more {{pop}}-sounding "Brum, Brum Gets Things Done"), the show's former {{narrator}}, Toyah Wilcox, was eschewed in favour of two child narrators (Tom Wright and Sarah Wichall) and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome many established characters were dropped]]. dropped]], [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse no matter how large their part was within the series]]. However, the structure of the show remained almost the same, and so did all of its quirks.


* BeachEpisode: ''Brum at the Seaside''.

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* BeachEpisode: ''Brum at the Seaside''.''Seaside''.

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