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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 Podcast Episode 31 - BBFC Annual Reports

The BBFC Annual Report provides a review of the activities and classification decisions of the Board over the calendar year, as well as information about the BBFC's financial position as required by law. BBFC Annual Reports are available to...

Tags: annual reports, archive, bbfc, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 32 - Classifying Discrimination - Part 1

Hear about how discrimination of different kinds is classified at the lower age ratings of U, PG and 12A/12.

Tags: 12, 12A, classification, discrimination, guidelines, PG, podcast, U

BBFC Podcast Episode 32 - Classifying Discrimination - Part 2

Part 2 looks at examples of discrimination classified at the 15 and 18 age categories.Listen to Part 1 to hear about how discrimination is classified at U, PG and 12A/12.

Tags: 15, 18, discrimination, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 33 - Bedazzled (1967)

The film was classified A for cinema release in 1967, which although not a restrictive rating (like the X, suitable for those over 16 only), the A certificate suggested the film was more suitable for adult audiences. When Bedazzled was submitted for...

Tags: 1960s, archive, bedazzled, history, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 34 - Sci-Fi - Part 1

In this episode we discuss classifying The War Of The Worlds (1953) and the Steven Spielberg adaptation, War Of The Worlds (2005).

Tags: classification, education, podcast, sci-fi

BBFC Podcast Episode 34 - Sci-Fi - Part 2

In this episode we discuss classification issues in the films Jurassic Park; Independence Day; Star Trek Into Darkness; and Oblivion.

Tags: archive, education, podcast, scifi

BBFC Podcast Episode 35 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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BBFC Podcast Episode 36 - Alien (1979)

Hear how the BBFC reacted to the film when it was submitted for classification in 1979 and in subsequent years. You can also read about the classification of Alien (1979) in our case study on the film.If you would like to hear a particular film...

Tags: alien, podcast, sci-fi

BBFC Podcast Episode 37 - Borderline decisions

In future episodes we'll discuss other borderline films, including The Lovely Bones.

Tags: borderline, classification, education, guidelines, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 38 - Jaws

You can tell us what you would like to hear discussed on the podcast using our feedback form.

Tags: education, history, Jaws, podcast