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

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    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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