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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.

You can send us your feedback and ideas for the podcast here.


BBFC Podcast Episode 93 - BBFC Revision Special

With exam season upon us, we have released a podcast to support students, teachers and parents in the lead up to this years media studies exams. 


BBFC Podcast Episode 92 - International Women's Day

Wonder Woman. Hermione Granger. Moana. Elsa and Ana. Katnis. Gwen Stacy.What do all these wonderful women have in common? They all feature in our #InternationalWomensDay podcast celebrating women in film.  Billie is joined by our Head of...


BBFC Podcast Episode 91 - 2019 Guidelines Launch

How does classification fit in to the ever changing way in which we consume content? We discussed this, and a number of other topics, with industry experts at the launch of our Classification Guidelines. You can listen to the whole discussion here....

Tags: 2019 Guidelines, discussion, guidelines

BBFC Podcast Episode 90 - Awards Season

In this episode Billie speaks to Ed, our Operations Manager and Preet a member of our compliance team about all things Oscars. The team discuss the 2019 nominations, as well as nominations of the past.


BBFC Podcast Episode 89 - Christmas Recommendations

In this episode Billie is joined by Sarah and Ben from the BBFC compliance team to talk through a bumper pack of Christmas favourites, that are great to watch over the festive period. As well as making some special recommendations of their own.

Tags: christmas, die hard, Gremlins, hudsucker proxy

BBFC Podcast Episode 88 - A discussion with Victoria and Albert Museum curator Keith Lodwick

In this episode we speak to Keith Lodwick the curator of Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a display which the BBFC contributed to in 2018. The podcast covers some of the iconic films highlighted in the...

Tags: Censored! Stage, exhibition, Screen, Society at 50, victoria and albert museum

BBFC Podcast Episode 87 - Halloween

In this episode we discuss the classification of John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic, Halloween. As well as comparing the original to the classification of the newest Halloween directed by David Gordon Green, released in 2018. And as a treat (...


Podcast Episode 86 - Reclassification

In this episode we look at how films are re-rated when they're sent in to the BBFC for a second time.  We also speak about Heathers the 1988 Michael Lehmann film.


BBFC Podcast Episode 85 - Education Special with Eastside Educational Trust

This episode is the first of our new BBFC Education Specials. Billie is joined by Lucy Brett, BBFC Head of Education and Matt Lane CEO and Artistic Director of Eastside Educational Trust. Eastside is a highly acclaimed arts education charity and one...

Tags: eastside, education

BBFC Podcast Episode 84 - Bollywood Films

In this episode of the BBFC podcast we talk about Bollywood movies, in particular Baahubali 2 and Sholay.

Tags: Baahubali 2, bollywood, podcast, Sholay