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BBFC Podcast
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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.
 
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BBC Xtra
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BBC Xtra is the flagship daily 2 hour live magazine programme on BBC Arabic, driving social and human interest issues onto the main news agenda of the Arabic Service.
 
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BBC Inside Science
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
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BBC Minute
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One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7
 
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BBC Learning English Drama
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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.
 
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BBC Radio 4 Today
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Radio 4's morning current affairs programme, broadcast weekdays 6-9, Saturdays 7-9. The comments and views recorded by fans do not represent the views of the BBC.Just use the record button below to send us your views. All content will be moderated.
 
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The BBC Academy Podcast
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Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.
 
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
 
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
 
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BBC News
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The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
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BBC Learning English
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Improve your language skills by listening to clips and programmes from BBC Learning English.Also join us online atwww.bbclearningenglish.com,on Facebook and on Twitter @bbcleBy posting here you agree to your boo being used by BBC Learning English.
 
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BBC Podcasts
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Podcasts in the BBC group
 
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BBC News
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BBC Business Daily
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.
 
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BBC World Service | Documentaries
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BBC Urdu
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BBC Urdu's official audioboom channel. You can join us on Twitter @BBCUrdu on Youtube: www.youtube.com/bbcurdu and on facebook its www.facebook.com/bbcurdu
 
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BBC Hindi
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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: www.bbchindi.com (http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi)Facebook: BBC Hindi (https://www.facebook.com/bbchindi)Twitter: @BBCHindi (http://www.twitter.com/BBCHindi)
 
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BBC Music Magazine
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Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks talk about the month’s best new CD releases as recommended in BBC Music Magazine.
 
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BBC Discovery
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The science documentary series that looks in depth at the most significant ideas, discoveries and trends in science. Available to download weekly on Mondays.
 
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BBC Africa Debate
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Current issues that matter to Africa go under discussion and are brought to the attention of a global audience.
 
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BBC Global News Podcast
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Podcast de la BBC en inglés.
 
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BBC Learning English
Daily
 
Learn how to speak English with the BBC. Every day we have a new video to help you learn the English language. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: Exam Skills - top tips for studying and preparing for an examTUESDAY: News Review – discover the language used to explain the newsWEDNESDAY: Pronunciation in the News - pronounce words from the news like a native speakerWEDNESDAY: LingoHack - vocabulary from the most recent BBC n ...
 
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BBC Wildlife Magazine Podcast
 
BBC Wildlife Magazine Podcast
 
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BBC Proms Music Guide
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In this set of free downloads, BBC Radio 3 presenters introduce a key composer and work featured in BBC Prom concerts.
 
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BBC Introducing in Oxford
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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.
 
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BBC Sermons
Weekly
 
for help on this journey through life
 
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BBC News
Weekly
 
Selected highlights of BBC News reporting, features and analysis. Comments and views posted by fans do not represent the views of the BBC.bbc.co.uk/news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/)
 
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BBC London 94.9
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With over a quarter of a million listens so far, welcome to extra highlights, from London's Radio Station. With contributions from presenters and our news, travel and weather teams. You can also help make London's News on our new channel.
 
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Podcast BBC Hardtalk
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Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures
 
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Documentaries BBC World Service
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Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.
 
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Together (BBC Learning)
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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.
 
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BBC Focus Magazine Podcast
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The latest news from the team behind Focus magazine - a popular UK-based science and technology magazine. To find out more, visit sciencefocus.com
 
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Podcast BBC - Science Hour
Weekly
 
Science Hour Science news and highlights of the week from BBC World Service. The Science Hour is a weekly digest of our science programmes Discovery, Click, Health Check and Science in Action.
 
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BBC Introducing in Suffolk
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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.
 
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BBC Countryfile Magazine
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The latest news from the team behind BBC Countryfile Magazine. To find out more, visit www.countryfile.com
 
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BBC Focus Magazine Podcast
Monthly
 
The latest news from the team behind Focus magazine - a popular UK-based science and technology magazine. To find out more, visit sciencefocus.com
 
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BBC Music John Peel Lecture
 
6 Music presents an annual discussion on music and music-related media, in honour of one of Britain's most iconic broadcasters.
 
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BBC Inside Science
Weekly
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
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BBC Learning English Drama
Weekly
 
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.
 
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BBC Sky at Night magazine
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BBC Sky at Night podcast features contributions from world-leading astronomers and writers, essential listening for both the experienced and amateur astronomer.
 
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BBC Good Food Shows
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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. With so much to taste, buy, indulge in, entertain and inspire you.
 
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BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside
 
The BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside team presents live sessions, news and views from unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar artists.
 
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BBC News Front Page
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Thanks so much for signing up to the BBC-ReadEar product. Truth be told, this is actually a demo version of a larger product that we are developing. We would love to hear your feedback as to why you signed up for the podcast and what you like/dislike.www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TPZXQFN
 
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
 
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
 
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BBC News
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Welcome to the official BBC News YouTube channel. Interested in global news with an impartial perspective? Want to see behind-the-scenes clips and footage directly from the front-line? Our YouTube channel has all this and more, bringing you specially selected clips from the world's most trusted news source.Tune into BBC World News for 24 hour news on TV. Check out BBC News on mobile and download our app for iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire. The official BBC News YouTube channel is operated by ...
 
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BBC Radio 4 Today
Weekly
 
Radio 4's morning current affairs programme, broadcast weekdays 6-9, Saturdays 7-9. The comments and views recorded by fans do not represent the views of the BBC.Just use the record button below to send us your views. All content will be moderated.
 
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The BBC MMA Show
Weekly
 
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.
 
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DumTeeDum - A show about The BBC show The Archers by its Fans
 
Dum Tee Dum is a weekly podcast about The Archers that features Lucy Freeman, Roifield Brown and you.
 
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Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy (BBC)
 
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.
 
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Consulting Sherlock - A podcast about BBC's Sherlock
 
A pop culture blog for geeks
 
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BBC Trending
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Explaining the stories the world is sharing.
 
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No Sequel For You! - An Offbeat Film Podcast
 
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 ...…
 
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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
In the fall of 1981 director Lucio Fulci released a tale of a New England town plagued by an unyielding evil with an unquenchable appetite for carnage. Not surprisingly the film drew the attention of the BBFC who subsequently placed it on the dreaded video nasties list trimming it nearly illegible. On August 14th 1981 Lucio Fulci's HOUSE BY THE ...…
 
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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
In the fall of 1979 Italian director Ruggero Deodato headed to the United States to tackle a vicious and unflinching tale of revenge. The film that addressed sexuality and class caught the attention of the BBFC and was subsequently banned due to it's sadistic subject matter and flagrant nudity. On November 5, 1980 HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK ...…
 
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Chunky Larry's Creature Features
 
At the tail end of the 70's Director Abel Ferrara funded his first non porn feature about a frustrated artist and his decent into madness . The film servicing as a mirror to New York City's seedy underbelly and blossoming music scene caught the attention of the BBFC and would be banned in the UK for nearly two decades. On June 15th, 1979 Abel F ...…
 
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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
In this episode BBFC Chief Executive David Austin explains how the BBFC classifies depictions of drug misuse.By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
In this episode we discuss the 1986 film Something Wild, starring Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta.By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
In this episode we discuss the classification history of Victim (1961), a suspense film starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Sims.By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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.…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
We discuss the classification of the Sergio Leone Western The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
We discuss the classification history of the British surreal comedy Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975).By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
In this episode we discuss the classification history of the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever.By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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 podcast@bbfc.co.uk (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.…
 
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Eclectic Avenue on Croydon Radio
 
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: britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk https://twitter.com/BBeatlesFC
 
In this episode of the podcast we mark the 60th anniversary of the UK release of Rebel Without A Cause (1955).By podcast@bbfc.co.uk (BBFC).
 
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