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Murun Buchstansangur
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Murun Buchstansangur
Genre Animation
Written by Timothy Forder
Directed by Timothy Forder
Voices of Timothy Forder
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 52
Producer(s) Mary Swindale
Running time 5 minutes
Production company(s) Bevanfield Films
Original network Channel 4
Original release 13 November 1982 (1982-11-13) – 1989 (1989)

Murun Buchstansangur was a series of animated shorts produced by Bevanfield Films for the TV station Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It comprised fifty-two episodes; each was written, directed and narrated by Timothy Forder.


The title character was a small blue-grey creature who lived under the kitchen cupboard of a house in an unspecified town. The series was notable for its oblique, downbeat tone. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given his surroundings, Murun was a somewhat melancholy, philosophical character, though he was not lonely - in fact he had quite a large number of friends, neighbours, family members and acquaintances. Rather than Murun having exciting adventures, the narrative of each episode usually centred on a problem or dilemma that Murun would ponder, sometimes helped by his friends and relatives.

The first episode was shown in 1982; fifty-two were made, and the animation was repeated into the 1990s, mostly as filler material in scheduling gaps between other programmes. The first few series were created by Bevanfield Films, while latter series were made Hierographics Production Studio in Soho.

Episode guide

  • Series 1: 13 episodes: 13th November 1982 - 21st November 1982 followed by 6th November 1983 - 18th November 1983.
  • Series 2: TBA
  • Series 3: TBA
  • Series 4: TBA
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