The Creation of the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC)
The British Board of Film Censors (BBFC), now known as the British Board of Film Classification, was established to regulate the content of films shown in the United Kingdom. The BBFC sought to ensure that films met certain moral standards, protecting audiences from potentially harmful or offensive material.
The British Board of Film Censors, established in 1913, aimed to regulate film content in the United Kingdom by issuing certificates for films that met their moral standards. The BBFC’s actions have impacted British cinema and popular culture and influenced other countries’ film rating systems. Key figures associated with the BBFC include T.P. O’Connor, Alistair Sim, and David Cooke.