Timeline created by maiacreed
In Film
  • Cinema get licenses

  • Ensuring uniformity for film classification decisions.

  • The H certificate is introduced by the BBFC

  • The X certificate is introduced

  • In the first famous trial using the new Obscene Publications Act, D H Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover becomes freely available for the first time in 32 years

  • The age limit on the X category is raised from 16 to 18

  • The BBFC rating system is overhauled with the introduction of the PG, 15, 18 and R18 categories

  • The Video Recordings Act (VRA) is passed and the BBFC becomes the designated authority for rating videos 'for suitability within the home'

  • im Burton's Batman becomes the first 12 rated film in the cinema

  • An amendment is made to the VRA in the wake of the Jamie Bulger case. The BBFC is asked to pay 'special regard to any harm that may be caused to potential viewers... or society...' in any given video or video game

  • Following an extended period of consultation, the 12 category for cinema is replaced with the advisory 12A

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