Published: 23rd April 2020

BBFC release new podcast about films you can watch online during lockdown

Today, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has released the latest episode of their podcast, which looks at new film releases that can be streamed online, while cinemas remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Find out all about the rise of film releases heading to streaming services early due to COVID-19

  • The episode marks the first time that the BBFC podcast has been recorded remotely

  • Listen on Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes

The podcast discusses new releases including Trolls World Tour, Bloodshot and The Invisible Man, and gives listeners insight into how they were classified. The podcast also features tips on how to recreate the perfect cinema experience at home in lockdown. 

The podcast also discusses the BBFC’s recent research into classifying domestic abuse, which was published earlier this year after working with Women’s Aid and Respect. The Invisible Man was one of the first films to use domestic abuse - rather than domestic violence - in its rating info, in a move to offer consistency in highlighting all instances of domestic abuse in films in the ratings info. 

This podcast also marks the first time that the BBFC podcast has been recorded remotely, from staff’s own living rooms, in a move to continue the seven year podcast. The BBFC will continue to record in this way during lockdown in order to bring you classification insights, debate and entertainment during lockdown.

Sarah Peacock, Compliance Manager at the BBFC who features on the podcast, said: “This podcast offers lots of information about some of the latest film releases to hit streaming services, so that you can watch them confidently with your family during lockdown. We know that families are spending more time online during these strange and difficult times, and we hope that our podcast - and our other free, educational resources - can help families choose content well, and feel confident before pressing play.”

Listen to the BBFC podcast on SpotifySoundcloudiTunes or on the BBFC website