Are You Sitting Comfortably? (1999)

UK, 1 January
videotape, colour, black and white, 4:3
stereo, English

A British television documentary directed by Emily Gale.


A look at the history of children's television broadcasting on the BBC, with lots of clips from classic shows interspersed with soundbites from celebrities.


Director: Emily Gale
Executive Producer: Lorraine Heggessy
Producer: Camilla Lewis
Camera: Nigel Bradley
Additional Camera: Steve Moss, Chris Marlow
VT Editor: David Rixon
Film Editor: Stephen Parkinson
Sound: Mark HaningtonTitles: Kevin Hill
Production Secretary: Jeanna Nash
Researcher: Caroline Paton
Archive Researcher: Jane Heath

Michael Palin
Gareth Hale
Norman Pace
Jill Dando
Angelo Rippon
Vaness Feltz
Patrick Moore
Mike Smith
Sarah Greene
Carol Smillie
Brian Cant
Caroline Paterson
Zoe Ball
Johnny Ball
Anthea Turner
Tony Blackburn
Michael Fish
Ralph Fienes
Gaby Roslin
Todd Carty
Andi Peters
Noel Edmonds
Jeremy Spake
Jamie Theakston
Tony Hart
Gary Lineker
Michael Owen
John Craven
Philip Schofield

Includes extracts from
Andy Pandy (1950-1970)
Animal Magic (1962-1984)
Aquila (1997-2002)
Bagpuss (1974)
The Basil Brush Show (1968-1980)
Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men (1952-1954)
Blue Peter (1958-)
The Borrowers (1993)
The Chronicles of Narnia (1988-1991)
Clangers (1970-1974)
Crackerjack (1955-1984)
Doctor Who (1963-1989)
Jackanory (1965-1996)
Live and Kicking (1993-2001)
Mary, Mungo and Midge (1969)
Le Manege enchante (1965)
Microsoap (1998)
Mr Benn (1970)
Muffin the Mule (1946-1955)
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976-1982)
Picture Book (1954-1963)
Play Away (1971-1984)
Play School (1964-1988)
Roobarb and Custard (1974)
Saturday Superstore (1982-1987)
Teletubbies (1997-2001)
Trumpton (1967)
Vision On (1964-1976)
The Wombles (1972)
The Woodentops (1955-1958)