Brum

Brum is the name of a children's TV programme about the adventures of a car of the same name. It was first broadcast in 1991. It is directed and written by Tom Poole, and is produced by Anne Wood. It was initially narrated by Toyah Willcox. The actors in Brum do not speak; pantomime and off-screen narration help propel the story. For this reason, it has been remarkably easy to prepare episodes for airing in other countries, and, indeed, Brum has been broadcast in many parts of the world and in many languages, including Italian, Hebrew, Croatian, Arabic and Norwegian. Each episode of Brum begins with the car starting its day in a garage, then sneaking out to visit the "Big Town, where it finds adventures. The opening sequence was filmed at the Cotswold Motoring Museumin Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. Originally the programme was set in the city of Birmingham in England, hence the name: in addition to its onomotopaeic nature of a car engine revving, Brum is a common colloquial name for Birmingham and its inhabitants are known as Brummies. Recent series have undergone a change of format and make no specific mention of Birmingham, calling it the "Big Town", but Brum is still filmed there and many Birmingham streets and landmarks can be seen in each episode. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brum_%28television%29 )