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Film classification U, PG or 18?

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is updating the well known and widely recognised classification symbols, seen in the cinema, on DVDs, and websites where films may be viewed or downloaded.

Established in 1912 the BBFC wanted to ensure cinema-goers were not exposed to anything too shocking.

All films and video games rated receive a certificate, along with "consumer advice" detailing references to sex, violence and coarse language.

Tim Muffett reports.

  • 30 Nov 2012