Hounded. Image shows from L to R: Dr Muhahahaha (Colin McFarlane), Rufus (Rufus Hound). Copyright: BBC.

Hounded

CBBC sitcom. 13 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Rufus Hound, Colin McFarlane, Nadine Marshall, Steven Wickham, Eva Alexander, Colin Ryan and Jan Ravens.

Series 1, Episode 7 - Terrorbyte

Dr Mu is stealing the internet! With IT systems going into meltdown all over the world, Rufus is transported in the icy wilderness of a social networking site called Puffin Portal.

Further details

Dr Mu is stealing the internet! With IT systems going into meltdown all over the world, Rufus is transported in the icy wilderness of a social networking site called Puffin Portal, where he teams up with two fluffy avatars, Buck and Gelina. But when his new Puffin pals are deleted by Dr Muhahahaha, Rufus is trapped in the website.

Luckily, back on the Funlab set, Rufus' co-presenter Barry is online and spots Rufus on the Puffin Portal site. He emails Rufus as an attachment to the doctor's evil HQ, Mu Force One, where Rufus learns that Dr Mu is sucking the internet's vast data stream straight into a giant storage tank. He also learns that the internet could potentially be restored via its backup server, hidden in a secret location called The Cache.

Rufus escapes from Mu Force One and sets off to find The Cache, save the internet and restore his Puffin pals to their website.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 23rd July 2010
Time
5:15pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rufus Hound Rufus
Colin McFarlane Dr Muhahahaha
Nadine Marshall Steve
Steven Wickham Future Rufus
Eva Alexander Captain Gelina / Gill
Colin Ryan Corporal Buck / Barry
Jan Ravens The Newsreader
Guest cast
Roger Davies Keith
Alexander Kirk The Keeper Of The Cache
Writing team
Carl Carter Writer
Tony Cooke Writer
Hannah Mackay Script Editor
Production team
Sydney Macartney Director
John Pocock Producer
Jack Cheshire Executive Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Robin Hill (as Rob Hill) Editor
James Thompson Production Designer
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