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Automanic Transmission is the fourth episode in Season 1 of Victor and Hugo: Bunglers in Crime that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK on October 25, 1991.


The brothers are hired by Mr. Stootly (a tiger) to steal a voice-activated futuristic car called the "Buillac S230" (whose name is a merger of Buick and Cadillac); after masquerading as roofers to get into the Buillac factory, they tell the S230 to drive to the Stootly Corp. one and get pursued there by the Arizona police, but do not tell it to stop quickly enough, so it crashes into the side of the factory. When Mr. Stootly comes out to investigate the damage, he denies all connection with the brothers, so they are sent to jail.

Background Music Cues[]

  • "Panto Creep" by Trevor Nightingale and Will Thomson.


  • Voices: David Jason, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert
  • Written by Jimmy Hibbert
  • Original Music by Dave Roylance
  • Design and Layout: Andy Roper, Jon Doyle, Paul Salmon, Stephen Simpson, Jez Hall
  • Storyboard: Jamie Diaz Studios
  • Special Effects: Garry Owen, Jackie Mitchell, Roy Huckerby, David Birkinshaw
  • Backgrounds: Maggie Riley, Beverly Bush, Michelle Graney, Peter Hiller, Philip Jackson, Weston Samuels, Rosie Mafrici
  • Key Animators: Big Jack Bradley, Meryl Edge, Dave Livesey, Denise Heywood, Alistair Fell, Andy Wilson, Claire Grey, Malcolm McGookin, Adrian Bell
  • Animators: Les Brooksbank, Paul Greenall, Mair Thomas
  • Assistant Animators: Jennie Langley, Judy Pilsbury, Helen Michael, Steven A. Pleydell-Pearce, Craig Whittle, Steve Horrocks, Bob Sparkes, Karen Heywood, Helen Smith, Bill Tapp, Michael Whaite, Paul Jesper
  • Checkers: Laura Cosgrove, Sue Halliwell, Yasodha Huckerby, Beverly James, Katie Nutter
  • Colourist: Joan Jones
  • Cel Painters: Carla Abraham, Althea Deane, Marie Dembinski, Joyce Flowers, Helen Frazer, Mark Sulton, Gloria Vassiliou, Stefania Giani, Lynn Hardie, Andrea Hough, Christine Kershaw, Annie Place, Karl Scoble
  • Supervised by Lorriane Thomas, Laura Cosgrove
  • Xerox: Don Geering, Joan Simmons, Tony McAleese
  • Camera: Peter Kidd, Frank Hardie, Wendy Senior, Mark Sutton
  • Video Line Test: Phil Atack, Lesley White
  • Film Editor: Eilis Ward
  • Sound Effects Editor: Geoff Lawson
  • Dubbing Mixer: John Wood
  • Animation Director: John Offord
  • Animation Checkers: Phil McMylor, Andy Bax
  • Pre-Production Co-ordinator: Ed Williams
  • Production Controller: Sian Thomas
  • Production Co-ordinator: Simon White
  • Post Production Manager: Chris Phillips
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley
  • Directed by Brian Cosgrove
  • A Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall Production
  • Cosgrove Hall
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd. MCMXCI


  • Recording date: March 18, 1991.