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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 15 - Protecting children

Focussing on protecting children, this episode looks at recent research carried out by the IndustryTrust and the BBFC into age inappropriate piracy and how the new CBBFC website aims to help children learn about age ratings. 

Tags: bbfc, cbbfc, children, education, film, online, parents, piracy, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 14 - Unusual Age Rating Issues

James also interviews David Cooke the director of the BBFC regarding videos that are exempt from the Video Recordings Act.

Tags: bbfc, classification, exempt, exempttion, film, horse falls, podcast, smoking

BBFC Podcast Episode 13 - From The Archive...

In this episode of the BBFC podcast James Blatch interviews Senior Archivist Jen Evans, about the BBFC archive of film files.We also introduce the new BBFC President, Patrick Swaffer and discuss the BBFC Annual Report 2012.


BBFC Podcast Episode 12 - 100 years of Bollywood & rating 'real life'

We also answer some of our listeners' questions. You can submit more of these by emailing podcast@bbfc.co.uk. 

Tags: bbfc, bollywood, classification, documentary, history. film, podcast, reality

BBFC Podcast Episode 11 - The Guidelines

In this episode of the BBFC podcast James Blatch discusses recent film news and explains how listeners can get involved in the Review of the BBFC Classification Guildeines.Please note the online survey mentioned in the podcast has now closed.

Tags: bbfc, Guidelines Review, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 10 - Beyond Age Ratings

We hear from FACT (the Federation Against Copyright Theft) and speak to Childnet about Safer Internet Day, which takes place on 5 February to help educate young people and parents about staying safe online.

Tags: bbfc, internet, piracy, podcast, safety

BBFC Podcast Episode 09 - Imitable Techniques

In this episode of the BBFC podcast we close 2012 with a discussion about imitable techniques and how we classify scenes of behaviour that could be dangerous if copied. We also speak to David Austin, Assistant Director, Policy & Public...

Tags: bbfc, imitable techniques, jack reacher, podcast, sexual violence, the hobbit

BBFC Podcast Episode 08 - Bond

We also speak to Reg Bailey, Chief Executive of the Mother’s Union, about the findings and recommendations in his report Letting Children be Children, and how these are being put into action.You can get more James Bond action in this week...

Tags: bbfc, bond, podcast, reg bailey

BBFC Podcast Episode 07 - Rating Films 15

We speak to the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, the UK film, TV and video industryʼs pro-copyright consumer education body, established to tackle the growing issue of copyright infringement in the UK. Their website FindAnyFilm.com is one...

Tags: 15, bbfc, find any film, industry trust, podcast

BBFC Podcast Episode 06 - Family Films

This episode also asks BBFC Director David Cooke to talk about the main issues raised in the BBFC’s latest Annual Report.

Tags: annual report, bbfc, family films, podcast, toy story 3