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Idiot Box 1996 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.


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UK release date BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
David Caesar
Ben Mendelsohn
Jeremy Sims
John Polson
Graeme Blundell
Deborah Kennedy
Robyn Loau
Amanda Muggleton
Rita Loffo
Stephen Caesar
Chris Noonan
Mark Perry
Emma Tom
Andrew S. Gilbert
Lenny Rowe
Paul Gleeson
Gino Balestra
Susan Prior
Silvio Ofria
Susie Porter
Celia Ireland
Cramer Cain
Paul Kennedy
Barbara Morton
Duncan Wass
Fiona Press
Paul Doyle
Michelle Lee
Peter Browne
Darren Gilshenan
Martin Blacker
Stephen Rae
Gary Rowe
David Wenham
Simon Mills
Kim Hillas
Richard Carter
Marcus Proctor