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The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912 and videos/ DVDs since the Video Recordings Act was passed in 1984.
BBC News
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
BBC Minute
One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
BBC Hindi
BBC Hindi is part of BBC World Service, best known independent international broadcaster, which reaches to more than 20 million people via Digital, TV, Radio and Social Media. It provides multimedia news content to its audience.Website: ( BBC Hindi ( @BBCHindi (
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.
BBC Learning English
Improve your language skills by listening to clips and programmes from BBC Learning English.Also join us online,on Facebook and on Twitter @bbcleBy posting here you agree to your boo being used by BBC Learning English.
BBC Music Magazine
Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine podcast. Join us once a month for the latest classical music news, the top stories in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine, a guide to the magazine’s cover CD, plus a round-up of our favourite new recordings.
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
BBC Business Daily
Examining the big issues facing the global economy, Business Daily on BBC demystifies the world of money, and asks the big questions about free trade, technology and investment.
Current issues that matter to Africa go under discussion and are brought to the attention of a global audience.
Listen to highlights of Dave Gilyeat and his team of new music aficionados as they deliver all the best Oxfordshire bands you've never heard before.
BBC Sermons
for help on this journey through life
In this set of free downloads, BBC Radio 3 presenters introduce a key composer and work featured in BBC Prom concerts.
Dum Tee Dum is a weekly podcast about The Archers that features Lucy Freeman, Roifield Brown and you.
BBC Urdu
BBC Urdu's official audioboom channel. You can join us on Twitter @BBCUrdu on Youtube: and on facebook its
The BBC MMA Show
Join OJ Borg, Dan Hardy and a rotating cast as they take a laid-back look at the fastest growing sport in the world. The latest news, results, reviews, stories and interviews.
BBC Tamil
BBC Tamil Service broadcasts in Tamil to the tamil speaking audiences in Sri Lanka, India and other parts of the world where the Tamil diaspora are present. The programme is available as an audio page in its website BBC Tamil (
Collective worship / assembly resources for school children aged 7 to 11, primarily for use in school. Presented by Gemma Hunt, featuring opportunities to join in with singing, focused listening and a time for reflection or prayer. Programmes available on Fridays with new episodes added the same day each week, during term time. Programme duration: 15 minutes.
The latest news from the team behind BBC Countryfile Magazine. To find out more, visit
The latest news from the team behind Focus magazine - a popular UK-based science and technology magazine. To find out more, visit
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BBC India
BBC Sky at Night podcast features contributions from world-leading astronomers and writers, essential listening for both the experienced and amateur astronomer.
BBC Comedy
Radio 4 18:30 weekdays
BBC Radio London News
Welcome to BBC London’s audioBoom page.Here you’ll find highlights and additional material from our newsroom right in the heart of the capital. Contributions from our reporters and from you.Got a story you think we should tell?Get in touch by recording or uploading your story by using the green button or by calling0118 413 8272By posting here you agree to your boo being used by BBC (
The world’s biggest DJs on the world’s biggest decks.
6 Music presents an annual discussion on music and music-related media, in honour of one of Britain's most iconic broadcasters.
BBC News
Selected highlights of BBC News reporting, features and analysis. Comments and views posted by fans do not represent the views of the (
BBC Essential Mix
This page contains all BBC News and Current Affairs audioBoom channels.
The Foundation Trilogy concists of: 1. Foundations 2. Foundation and Empire 3. Second Foundation The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science fiction series written over a span of forty-four years by Isaac Asimov. It consists of seven volumes that are closely linked to each other, although they can be read separately. The series is highly acclaimed, winning the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.
Showcasing new music in Suffolk, Richard Haugh and Graeme Mac bring you highlights from BBC Suffolk Introducing. Broadcast Saturday at 8pm on BBC Radio Suffolk.
The BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside team presents live sessions, news and views from unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar artists.
BBC Good Food Shows: The ultimate for food-lovers. With an incredible range of independent, artisan food and drink producers, well known brands, live stages and a sensational Supertheatre where an unrivalled line-up of top chefs cook live on stage.BBC Gardeners’ World Live: The best day out for hands-on gardeners with the BBC Two Gardeners’ World presenters, inspirational Show Gardens, vast Floral Marquee, great shopping and entertainment.
A News Roundup on BBC Urdu
BBC Jamie Cullum
BBC Radio 2’s official Audioboo channel.Follow us for highlights of Radio 2’s programmes, live events, teaser clips and occasional exclusive extras.
News, opinion, debate and analysis of the big golfing issues, including interviews with leading players and golfing personalities/celebrities, with Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter.
BBC - Peter Day's World of Business
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This week we take a look at the BBFC and the video nasty list of the 1980's, we discuss James Ferman and the reasons why films were banned and if censorship is a necessity in films. We then take a look at the notorious video nasty Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust from 1980, possibly the most famous of the banned films. Is it still as shocki ...…
Towards the end of the 1970's director Sergio Martini traveled to Sri Lanka to craft a tale of superstition, greed and the ugliness of civilization being thrust upon an indigenous tribe to sadistic consequences. As a reaction to the over the top scenes of torture, The film managed to catch the attention of the BBFC. On April 13th, 1979 SLAVE OF ...…
This week, Scott and David are joined by two long time friends of AP2HYC, Anthony and Imran a.k.a. The Jock and Nerd! And they're talking about a big topic, the film rights of Spider-Man! Listen as they discuss the dreaded Cannon films, the absurd James Cameron "scriptment", the good then great then crap Raimi films, and the less said about Ama ...…
In 1980 director James Bryan headed to the rocky mountains to tell the story of a group of hikers being hunted by a madman. Shot over 10 Days for $20,000, the film would attract the attention of the BBFC and in an odd twist of luck would garner the ultimate marketing chip towards a second life as a cult classic. On September 4th, 1981 James Bry ...…
In this episode we're joined by BBFC Chief Executive David Austin to discuss age rating Suicide Squad plus some other recent Marvel and DC Comics films.By (BBFC).
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 the 2014 film spin-off film Maleficent in which an unhappy fairy puts a curse on the baby daughter of a human king who stole her wings.…
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.By (BBFC).
Darren Hardy is the manager of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the organisation that’s changed the lives of thousands of indie authors across the globe. With some twenty years in the business, he’s played a key role – and had a unique view of – the digital publishing revolution. As you’ll hear, he’s still impassioned about his work at ...…
We discuss the classification of animated films, in particular Finding Dory, Moana, Zootropolis and Kubo and the Two Strings, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Film at the BAFTA Awards 2017.By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification of films that inspired the Netflix Original series Stranger Things, including E.T. The Extra Terrestrial; Stand by Me; and The Goonies.By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification issues in a number of films in the Star Wars franchise, including: Star Wars (1977); Star Wars: Episode II Attack of The Clones (2001); and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).By (BBFC).
For a long time, I’ve predicted that the “porn panic” was leading to mass website blocking. Recently, this very measure was introduced to the draft Digital Economy Bill. Britain is set to be the world’s first democracy with a powerful Internet censor. So I went to BBFC HQ in Soho Square to rant about it. … Continue reading Podcast 14: Jerry at ...…
In this episode BBFC Chief Executive David Austin answers questions from three BBFC twitter followers on topics including: working at the BBFC; banned films; and the classification categoriesBy (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification history of the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Lana Wood and Charles Gray, the film was released with an A classification in the UK in 1971.By (BBFC).
In this Halloween edition of the BBFC podcast, we discuss the classification issues in Wes Craven's 1997 horror film, Scream. Please note this podcast includes descriptions of violent acts depicted in the film.By (BBFC).
In this episode BBFC Chief Executive David Austin explains how the BBFC classifies depictions of drug misuse.By (BBFC).
We answer a question from one of our twitter followers about why Zootropolis is rated PG, while the Jim Henson fantasy film Labyrinth (1986) is rated U.By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the 1986 film Something Wild, starring Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta.By (BBFC).
We're joined by Richard Daniels and Sarah Mahurter from the Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London to talk about the classification history of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, plus the materials from the film preserved in the Stanley Kubrick archive.By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification history of Victim (1961), a suspense film starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Sims.By (BBFC).
Indie authors have long taken pride in their ability to use the tools at their disposal to create works of fiction and nonfiction that easily rival the quality and appeal of those published through the traditional channels. But using the traditional PR (public relations) channels has been a bit of an enigma to this point as many of the existing ...…
In this episode BBFC Chief Executive David Austin, talks about how we handle, and try to avoid, spoilers in the BBFCinsight you see on the BBFC black card before a cinema film begins.By (BBFC).
To mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death, we're using the podcast to delve into the files for some of his plays that were translated to the silver screen. In this episode we discuss Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971).By (BBFC).
We discuss the classification history of Gremlins (1984), a fantasy feature in which a man acquires a mysterious creature which comes with strict care instructions.By (BBFC).
To mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death, we're using a few episodes of the podcast to delve into the BBFC archive files for some of the film adaptations of Shakespeare's most famous works. In this episode we discuss Romeo And Juliet (1968), directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.…
It’s always beneficial and encouraging to hear from someone who started from nothing and built a successful writing career from the ground up. Even more so, it’s encouraging to hear the story from a person who is following the exact same procedures and school of thought that you’ve adopted. That’s what you’ll hear in this episode with John P. L ...…
When Mark Dawson first started seeing success as a self published author he was a bit late to the game when it came to interacting with those who were showing interest in his books. The best they could do was to buy his book, read it, then search Amazon for any other books he might have written. It wasn’t a very reader centric approach and not ...…
We discuss the classification history of Life of Brian (1979), a religious satirical comedy film starring and written by the Monty Python group.By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification history of The Exorcist (1973), directed by William Friedkin and based on his 1971 novel of the same title.By (BBFC).
We discuss the classification of the Sergio Leone Western The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).By (BBFC).
We discuss the classification history of the British surreal comedy Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975).By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification history of the 1994 film Natural Born Killers, starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr. and Tommy Lee Jones.By (BBFC).
We discuss the classification of the first Hunger Games film with BBFC Director David Cooke. The film was classified 12A following 7 seconds of cuts, plus reductions made at advice stage.By (BBFC).
We speak to BBFC Director David Cooke about the first Harry Potter film to achieve a 12A classification. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), highlights the useful flexibility of the 12A category.By (BBFC).
In this episode we discuss the classification history of the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever.By (BBFC).
We speak to Marianne Grant of the MPA about a new campaign to encourage respect for the value of creativity in the UK and increase awareness and use of the wide range of legal sources of content available.By (BBFC).
Happy New Year! It’s 2016 and Ruth and John are back with a bumper-sized episode for your listening pleasure! We talk about our family Christmas, and some of the best presents we all got. David is completely in love with his Sphero BB-8, and we mention the Tickle app for programming it. We can’t mention BB-8 without talking about Star Wars: The ...…
In this episode we discuss the classification history of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), which stars the late Gunnar Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015), well known for his role as Leatherface in the film.By (BBFC).
In this episode we talk to BBFC Director David Cooke about the classification of the 2009 film, The Lovely Bones.Classified 12A in November 2009 and released in cinemas in February 2010, The Lovely Bones is a drama about a 14-year-old girl whose spirit inhabits a limbo between life and death from which she tells of her murder by a neighbour.…
RUBBER SOUL - 50th anniversary. Join my guests (British Beatles Fan Club) talk about The Beatles album "Rubber Soul" which has just turned 50 years old. Join BBFC here:
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