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Welcome to the BBFC podcast.

We publish regular themed podcasts offering an insider’s view of our work. Each podcast features guest interviews, discussion of BBFC age rating decisions, challenging titles and classification issues. Tune in to our latest podcast or browse our podcast archive to listen again.

You can send us your feedback and ideas for the podcast here.


BBFC & Into Film Education Special: How to watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ with your class this Christmas

Teachers, are you looking forward to your last week of term? Together with our friends at Into Film, we've produced a podcast and some lesson plans with some ideas about how you can watch the beloved festive tale A Christmas Carol with your...


BBFC Podcast Episode 99 - 18

“The 18 replaced the X in 1982, which in turn absorbed the H which stood for ‘horrific’ in 1951.”In the last episode of our mini series, we look at the history of the 18 category and its key classification issues. From...


BBFC Podcast Episode 98 - 15

“More films are rated 15 today than at any other category.”In 1982 15 replaced the AA category and the category system as we know it today was created. What was different about the AA and why did it change? In the 15 podcast, we discuss...


BBFC Podcast Episode 97 - 12A/12

“The 12 was introduced, on film only, in 1989 to cover the large gulf between PG and 15.”Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Ghostbusters (1984) all have something in common, and it isn’t that they all start with G. All of...


BBFC Podcast Episode 96 - PG

“Introduced in 1982, the PG replaced the old A classification that had existed since 1913.”In this episode, join us as we discuss the PG category. Find out why it was established and how best parents and families can navigate PG films....


BBFC Podcast Episode 95 - U

“The U category is the only classification to survive from the inception of the BBFC to now.”In the first of our mini series, we discuss the U category, how it has changed over the years and how we address historically classified U films...


BBFC Podcast Episode 94 - Rom Coms

'I'll have what she's having'Rom Coms have given us some of the most memorable lines in cinematic history over the years. Whats your favourite? This podcast, we discuss some of the greats - When Harry Met Sally, Notting Hill and It...


BBFC Podcast Episode 93 - BBFC Revision Special

With exam season upon us, we have released a podcast to support students, teachers and parents in the lead up to this years media studies exams. 


BBFC Podcast Episode 92 - International Women's Day

Wonder Woman. Hermione Granger. Moana. Elsa and Ana. Katnis. Gwen Stacy.What do all these wonderful women have in common? They all feature in our #InternationalWomensDay podcast celebrating women in film.  Billie is joined by our Head of...


BBFC Podcast Episode 91 - 2019 Guidelines Launch

How does classification fit in to the ever changing way in which we consume content? We discussed this, and a number of other topics, with industry experts at the launch of our Classification Guidelines. You can listen to the whole discussion here....

Tags: 2019 Guidelines, discussion, guidelines