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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.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 60 - Scream (1997)

In this Halloween edition of the BBFC podcast, we discuss the classification issues in Wes Craven's 1997 horror film, Scream. 

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BBFC Podcast Episode 61 - Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Lana Wood and Charles Gray, the film was released with an A classification in the UK in 1971.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 62 - Ask The Chief Executive

In this episode BBFC Chief Executive David Austin answers questions from three BBFC twitter followers on topics including: working at the BBFC; banned films; and the classification categories.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 63: Stranger Things

Read more about BBFC age ratings on digital services, or see our parents guide to viewing VOD content safely online on CBBFC. 

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BBFC Podcast Episode 64: Star Wars at U, PG and 12A

Read more about Star Wars (1977) in our From The Archive case study.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 65 - Classifying Animation

Hear about the classification of Finding Dory, Moana, Zootropolis and Kubo and the Two Strings, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Film at the BAFTA Awards 2017.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 66 - Classifying Remakes Part 1

In this podcast we discuss age ratings for some classic animated films and their remakes, with part 1 focusing on Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman.

Tags: remakes, seven dwarves, snow white, snow white and the huntsman

BBFC Podcast Episode 67 - Classifying Remakes Part 2

In this podcast we continue our discussion about age ratings for classic animated films and their remakes. Part 2 focuses on Pete's Dragon (1977) its 2016 remake, plus Sleeping Beauty (1959) and the 2014 film spin-off film Maleficent in which an...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 68 - Suicide Squad and other superhero films

In this episode we're joined by BBFC Chief Executive David Austin to discuss age rating Suicide Squad (2016) plus some other recent Marvel and DC Comics films. 

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