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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 73: Mrs. Doubtfire

Our Head of Education, Lucy Brett, explains the not straight forward classification history of Mrs. Doubtfire, a comedy based on the book Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, and starring Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 72: To Kill A Mockingbird

In this episode we discuss classifying films that contain parenting, childhood and responsibility themes, focusing on To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) (PG) and Wild Bill (2012) (15).

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BBFC Podcast Episode 71 - Doctor Who

In this episode we discuss age rating Doctor Who and in particular why some episodes are rated PG while others are more suitable at the 12 rating.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 70 - Game of Thrones

In this episode we discuss age rating episodes of the TV and DVD/Blu-ray series Game of Thrones, focusing on scenes of violence in three different episodes.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 69 - Jump moments

Hear BBFC Head of Education Lucy Brett talk about age rating films containing jump moments, including The Babadook (15), The Woman In Black (12A) and Goosebumps (PG). You can read more about age rating The Woman In Black (12A) in our case study.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 68 - Suicide Squad and other superhero films

In this episode we're joined by BBFC Chief Executive David Austin to discuss age rating Suicide Squad (2016) plus some other recent Marvel and DC Comics films. 

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BBFC Podcast Episode 67 - Classifying Remakes Part 2

In this podcast we continue our discussion about age ratings for classic animated films and their remakes. Part 2 focuses on Pete's Dragon (1977) its 2016 remake, plus Sleeping Beauty (1959) and the 2014 film spin-off film Maleficent in which an...

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BBFC Podcast Episode 66 - Classifying Remakes Part 1

In this podcast we discuss age ratings for some classic animated films and their remakes, with part 1 focusing on Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 65 - Classifying Animation

Hear about the classification of Finding Dory, Moana, Zootropolis and Kubo and the Two Strings, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Film at the BAFTA Awards 2017.

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BBFC Podcast Episode 64: Star Wars at U, PG and 12A

Read more about Star Wars (1977) in our From The Archive case study.

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