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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 11 - The Guidelines

In this episode of the BBFC podcast James Blatch discusses recent film news and explains how listeners can get involved in the Review of the BBFC Classification Guildeines.Please note the online survey mentioned in the podcast has now closed.

Tags: bbfc, Guidelines Review, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 10 - Beyond Age Ratings

We hear from FACT (the Federation Against Copyright Theft) and speak to Childnet about Safer Internet Day, which takes place on 5 February to help educate young people and parents about staying safe online.

Tags: bbfc, internet, piracy, podcast, safety

BBFC Podcast Episode 09 - Imitable Techniques

In this episode of the BBFC podcast we close 2012 with a discussion about imitable techniques and how we classify scenes of behaviour that could be dangerous if copied. We also speak to David Austin, Assistant Director, Policy & Public...

Tags: bbfc, imitable techniques, jack reacher, podcast, sexual violence, the hobbit

BBFC Podcast Episode 08 - Bond

We also speak to Reg Bailey, Chief Executive of the Mother’s Union, about the findings and recommendations in his report Letting Children be Children, and how these are being put into action.You can get more James Bond action in this week...

Tags: bbfc, bond, podcast, reg bailey

BBFC Podcast Episode 07 - Rating Films 15

We speak to the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, the UK film, TV and video industryʼs pro-copyright consumer education body, established to tackle the growing issue of copyright infringement in the UK. Their website FindAnyFilm.com is one...

Tags: 15, bbfc, find any film, industry trust, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 06 - Family Films

This episode also asks BBFC Director David Cooke to talk about the main issues raised in the BBFC’s latest Annual Report.

Tags: annual report, bbfc, family films, podcast, toy story 3

BBFC Podcast Episode 05 - Sexual Violence

Listen to episode 5 of the BBFC podcast where we discuss games classification, classifying films for video on demand and classifying scenes of sexual violence in films.

Tags: bbfc, irreversible, podcast, prometheus, sexual violence, video games

BBFC Podcast Episode 04 - Horror

Listen to episode 4 of the BBFC podcast where we talk about the latest films, BBFC education work, and how the BBFC classifies horror across the age categories.

Tags: bbfc, education, horror, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 03 - Sex

Tune into the latest episode of the BBFC podcast where we talk about the latest film and BBFC news, as well as classifying sex and sex references, across the age categories.

Tags: bbfc, podcast, sex

BBFC Podcast Episode 02 - Violence

In this episode of the BBFC podcast, BBFC Examiners James Blatch and Caitlin O’Brien discuss classifying violence in films, and talk to BBFC Director David Cooke about The Human Centipede 2 Full Sequence.

Tags: bbfc, human centipede 2, podcast, violence