Newsreader and Strictly Come Dancing winner Natasha Kaplinsky is now in charge of the organisation that decides which films you are allowed to see.
Tag: James Ferman
Last Straw Dogs On The Left – The Inconsistencies And Double Standards Of The BBFC
The story of two controversial movies and their rather different experiences at the hands of film censors who seem to make up the rules as they go along.
Salman Rushdie And The International Guerillas
The deranged Pakistani film that reinvented the controversial author as an international super-villain, and was briefly banned in Britain.
Would You Wish Your Servant To Read This? The Elitism Of Moral Panics
The class war raging behind every call for ‘something to be done’ about the dubious pleasures of the great unwashed.
The British Censor’s Chainsaw Massacres
How the dictatorial British film censor James Ferman became an obsessive buzz kill in the 1980s.
Turtle Power – A Grown Man’s Introduction To The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A belated discovery of a 1980s cultural phenomenon.
The People Vs Nympho Nurse Nancy
The story of how porn was legalised in the UK at the end of the 1990s.