Dear Censor


Episode Info

Documentary lifting the lid on the world of cinema censorship, examining the work of the British Board of Film Classification. With unique access to the files of the BBFC, the programme features explicit and detailed exchanges between the censor and film-makers, and casts a wry eye over some of the most infamous cases in the history of the board. From the now-seemingly innocuous Rebel Without a Cause, through the first 'naturist' films and the infamous works of Ken Russell, up to Rambo III, the programme details how a body created by the industry to safeguard standards and reflect shifts in public opinion has also worked unexpectedly closely with the film-makers themselves to ensure their work reaches an audience.