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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.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 102 - VE Day & Classifying WWII Films

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, this podcast is all about how we classify WWII films. We talk in detail about films such as Saving Private Ryan & Dunkirk and tell you all about how you can use films to explore the impact of the...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 101 - Streaming Films in Lockdown

What do Trolls: World Tour, Bloodshot and The Invisible Man have in common? They’ve all been released to streaming services early so that you can watch them from the comfort of your own home during lockdown.Want to know more? Listen to this...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 100 - In Conversation With Mark Kermode

To mark our 100th podcast, we have teamed up with film critic, journalist and host of BBC’s Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, Mark Kermode, for a very special episode.So sit back and enjoy an open discussion between Mark and the BBFC’s...

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BBFC & Into Film Education Special: How to watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ with your class this Christmas

Teachers, are you looking forward to your last week of term? Together with our friends at Into Film, we've produced a podcast and some lesson plans with some ideas about how you can watch the beloved festive tale A Christmas Carol with your...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 99 - 18

“The 18 replaced the X in 1982, which in turn absorbed the H which stood for ‘horrific’ in 1951.”In the last episode of our mini series, we look at the history of the 18 category and its key classification issues. From...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 98 - 15

“More films are rated 15 today than at any other category.”In 1982 15 replaced the AA category and the category system as we know it today was created. What was different about the AA and why did it change? In the 15 podcast, we discuss...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 97 - 12A/12

“The 12 was introduced, on film only, in 1989 to cover the large gulf between PG and 15.”Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Ghostbusters (1984) all have something in common, and it isn’t that they all start with G. All of...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 96 - PG

“Introduced in 1982, the PG replaced the old A classification that had existed since 1913.”In this episode, join us as we discuss the PG category. Find out why it was established and how best parents and families can navigate PG films....

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BBFC Podcast Episode 95 - U

“The U category is the only classification to survive from the inception of the BBFC to now.”In the first of our mini series, we discuss the U category, how it has changed over the years and how we address historically classified U films...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 94 - Rom Coms

'I'll have what she's having'Rom Coms have given us some of the most memorable lines in cinematic history over the years. Whats your favourite? This podcast, we discuss some of the greats - When Harry Met Sally, Notting Hill and It...

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