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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 53 - Macbeth (1971)

Tags: history, podcast, Shakespeare

BBFC Podcast Episode 52 - Gremlins (1984)

Read more about the classification of Gremlins in our case study.

Tags: 1980s, case study, Gremlins, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 51 - Romeo And Juliet (1968)

In this episode we discuss Romeo And Juliet (1968), directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.

Tags: drama, podcast, romance, Shakespeare

BBFC Podcast Episode 50 - The Exorcist (1973)

Tags: 1970s, horror, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 49 - Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

The film tells the story of Brian Cohen, a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah.

Tags: 1970s, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 46 - Natural Born Killers

Originally classified 18 in 1994, Natural Born Killers caused some controversy in both the US and the UK. Here, we look at what happened when the film came to the BBFC.

Tags: 18, oliver stone, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 45 - The Hunger Games

The film was classified 12A following 7 seconds of cuts, plus reductions made at advice stage.Read more about the classification of The Hunger Games in the long BBFCinsight for the film.

Tags: 12A, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 44 - Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Tags: 12A, classification, harrypotter, PG, podcast