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Barker, Martin (1984) The Video Nasties: Freedom and Censorship in the Arts, London: Pluto Press.

 

Barker, Martin and Petley Julian, ed. (1997) Ill Effects, The Media/Violence Debate, London, Routledge.

 

Barnett S., Thomson, K., (1996) ‘Portraying Sex: The Limits of Tolerance’ in British Social Attitudes the 13th Report, Cambridge University Press

 

Browne, K and Pennell, A (1998) The Effects of Video Violence on Young Offenders, London, Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate

 

Buckingham, David (1996) , Moving Images: Children’s Emotional Responses to Television, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Cumberbatch, Guy and Howitt, Dennis (1989) A Measure of Uncertainty: The Effects of the Media, London: John Libbey.

 

Dewe Mathews, Tom (1994), Censored, What They Didn’t Allow You to See And Why: The Story of Film Censorship in Britain, London: Chatto & Windus.

 

Docherty, David, (1990), Public Opinion and Broadcasting Standards: Violence in Television Fiction, London: John Libbey.

 

Falcon, Richard, (1994), Classified! A Teacher’s Guide to Film and Video Censorship and Classification, British Film Institute.

 

Ford, M., Holder, S., Phelps, G., (1993) Video in View - Public Attitudes to Video Classification, London, British Board of Film Classification.

 

French, Karl, ed. (1996) Screen Violence, London: Bloomsbury.

 

Gauntlett, David (1995), Moving Experiences, Understanding Television’s Influences and Effects, London: John Libbey.

 

Gunter, B (1998), The Effects of Video Games on Children: The Myth Unmasked, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press.

 

Hagell, A. and Newburn, T. (1994), Young Offenders and the Media: Viewing Habits and Preferences. London: Policy Studies Institute.

 

Hargrave, Andrea Millwood: Halloran, J and Gray, P (1996) Young People and the Media, London, Broadcasting Standards Commission

 

Newson, E, (1994) Video Violence and the Protection of Children, The Psychologist, 7 (6) pp 272-274

 

Petley, Julian (2011) Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britain, Edinburgh University Press

 

Phelps, Guy, (1975) Film Censorship, London, Gollanz. (Out of print, but may be available in public libraries)

 

Robertson, James C. (1985) The British Board of Film Censors. Film Censorship in Britain 1896 - 1950, London, Croom Helm.

 

Robertson, James C. (1989) The Hidden Cinema. British Film Censorship in Action 1913 - 1972, London, Routledge.

 

Schlesinger, P: Haynes, R, Boyle, R and McNair, B (1998) Men Viewing Violence, London, BroadcastingStandards Commission

 

Trevelyan, John, (1973) What the Censor Saw, London, Michael Joseph.

 

BBFC Annual Reports 1985 - 2007 are available upon request from the BBFC, 3 Soho Square, London, W1D 3HD. Some are available here in pdf format.

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