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|British Board of Film Classification|
The BBFC issues all films released in the UK with a certificate that restricts audiences based on the film's content - themes, language, nudity, sex, violence, horror, drugs and inimitable behaviour. The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body and has been operating since 1911.
|Universal - suitable for all.
Should be suitable for audiences aged 4 and over. Works aimed at children should be set within a positive moral framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.
|Parental Guidance - general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for some children.
Unaccompanied children of any age may watch. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around 8 or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.
|Suitable for 12 years and over.
No-one younger than 12 may see a '12A' film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a '12' rated video.
|Suitable only for 15 years and over.
No-one younger than 15 may see a '15' film in a cinema or rent or buy a '15' rated video.
|Suitable only for adults.
No-one younger than 18 may see an '18' film in a cinema or rent or buy an '18' rated video.
|The BBFC website contains listings including all recent decisions, guidelines and more.||See also Shadows' Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) page.||
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