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A CURIOUS LIFE

A CURIOUS LIFE artwork

A CURIOUS LIFE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 170m 36s

Release date 27/04/2015

BBFCInsight very strong language

Genre(s) Documentary, Music

Director(s) Dunstan Bruce

Cast includes Mark Chadwick, Simon Friend, Jeremy Cunningham, Jon Sevink, Matt Savage, Rev Hammer, Charlie Heather

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/04/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A CURIOUS LIFE is a British documentary exploring the roots and rise to fame of the band The Levellers as they look back on 25 years together. This version of the documentary also includes several delated scenes and other extras.

Language

There are four uses of very strong language ('c**t'), none of which are aggressive or directed. There are also multiple uses of strong language ('f**k'). Milder bad language includes 'pissed', 'bloody' and 'shite'.

Other issues include drug references as one band member talks about how he became addicted to heroin and his colleagues took other drugs. The discussion focuses on how the drug use led to difficulties within the band and financial problems for some.

There are also some sex references with men talking about sleeping with their girlfriends. During a discussion about artistic differences in the band one man says that 'someone's got to have the biggest cock'.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Details

Title
A CURIOUS LIFE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Levellers
Classified date(s)
17/03/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
170m 36s
BBFC reference
AVF318650
Remarks
Multi-Aspect

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

N/A A CURIO
US LIFE THE STORY OF THE LEVELLERS (MAIN MENU)
N/A DELETED
SCENES (MENU X2)
N/A ARCHIVE
(MENU)
N/A SELECT
LANGUAGE (MENU)
00:00:02:00
A CURIOUS LIFE THE STORY OF THE LEVELLERS (TRANSITION TO MAIN MENU)
00:01:49:12
(ALAN LEAVES THE BAND IN STYLE) (DELETED SCENES)
00:10:52:00
(ANDREW COLLINS SPEAKS) (DELETED SCENES)
00:02:27:08
(THE MIGHTY WISDOM OF STEPHEN SOAKES) (DELETED SCENES)
00:04:07:09
(BBC FOLK AWARDS 2011) (DELETED SCENES)
00:01:53:00
(JEREMY MEET HIS IPHONE) (DELETED SCENES)
00:00:51:06
(JEREMY'S INSPIRATION) (DELETED SCENES)
00:01:11:24
(TALES OF THE LEVELLERS LOGO) (DELETED SCENES)
00:02:07:08
(MARK'S SOLO SHOWS ) (DELETED SCENES)
00:01:45:09
(METWAY PARTIES) (DELETED SCENES)
00:03:44:06
(THE USA IS SO BORED WITH US) (DELETED SCENES)
00:03:28:18
(YORK MINSTER WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY) (DELETED SCENES)
00:09:46:17
"BEAT THE BLUES" (DELETED SCENES)
00:04:54:08
(GLASTONBURY 1992) (ARCHIVE)
00:04:20:15
(INTRO MELODY) (ARCHIVE)
00:04:22:09
(CARRY ME) (ARCHIVE)
00:04:10:11
(BLIND FAITH) (ARCHIVE)
00:03:59:05
(NO CHANGE) (ARCHIVE)
00:04:29:12
(THREE FRIENDS) (ARCHIVE)
00:03:15:05
(BARREL OF THE GUN) (ARCHIVE)
00:03:01:01
(POLICE ON MY BACK) (ARCHIVE)
00:06:45:16
(WHAT YOU KNOW) (ARCHIVE)
00:03:07:14
(MAGIC BUS) (ARCHIVE)
01:17:56:20
A CURIOUS LIFE (FEATURE)
00:06:07:00
LEVELLERS RECORDED LIVE AT BRIGHTON 1988 (ARCHIVE)

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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