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THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK [Season 1]

THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK <span>[Season 1]</span> artwork

THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK [Season 1]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 315m 20s

BBFCInsight Contains potentially dangerous behaviour that may be copied

Genre(s) Adventure, Children, Drama

Director(s) Peter Lauer,Christopher T Welch,Sean McNamara,Allison Liddi,Paul Hoen,Leslie Hill,Ron Oliver

Cast includes Larisa Oleynik, Jessica Alba, Darris Love, Meredith Bishop

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Details

Title
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK
Title Information
Season 1
Year
2012
Episode name
various
Distributor(s)
Fabulous Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/02/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
315m 20s
BBFC reference
AVV287390
Remarks
One episode in this TV series contains a scene in which a child character hides inside a tumble drier. The presentation of this behaviour is comic and no negative consequences are shown which would warn young viewers of the potential dangers of hiding in such appliances. While fatal incidents of children trapped in washing machines or fridges are rare, there remains sufficient cause for serious concern. At 'U', BBFC Guidelines state "No potentially dangerous behaviour which young children are likely to copy". At 'PG', the Guidelines state "No detail of potentially dangerous behaviour which young children are likely to copy". A cut was, therefore, advised if the work was to obtain the 'U' category as requested by the distributor, or even a 'PG' classification. The BBFC has taken this approach with previous works aimed at children such as ROCKETMAN and LILO & STITCH. The distributor indicated that they would be happy to accept a higher certificate rather than cutting the episode. The TV series is rather dated and would not have much appeal to a young audience when compared to current children's TV programmes. In addition, as the work was being targeted at an adult 'nostalgia' market, children would not be the 'natural' audience. The BBFC decided - given the work's history, the company's willingness to accept a higher certificate and that the work was not being aimed at children - to pass it '15' without cuts. This certificate sends a clear signal to parents that it contains material which may be harmful to younger viewers. The BBFC considered the possibility of a '12' certificate, given that the scene is unlikely to be harmful to those over 12. However, given the potential dangers involved, it was considered less likely that parents might allow their children to view the work if it has a more restrictive classification.

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

00:24:20:10
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "THE ACCIDENT"
00:24:22:10
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "SHOCK VALUE"
00:24:19:06
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "HOOP WAR"
00:24:19:10
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "COLD DAY IN PARADISE VALLEY"
00:24:19:10
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "FALSE ALARMS"
00:24:19:17
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "SCHOOL DANCE"
00:24:19:18
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "SCIENCE FAIR"
00:24:19:29
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "ALEX AND MOM"
00:24:20:23
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "THE FEUD"
00:24:20:25
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "THE VIDEOTAPE"
00:24:18:24
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "THE SOLO"
00:24:19:19
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "ANNIE BAILS"
00:23:20:16
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK - "ROAD TRIP"

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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