Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain


Thatcherism and the birth of the domestic film industry shaped the late 1970s and 80s as a period of authoritarianism in film censorship. This book examines how modern censorship works in the UK and how the process began.

Filled with a range of case studies, such as ones on the Last House on the Left and sex videos in the R18 category, the book explores the role of the press in sensationalizing films such as Crash, and Child's Play III. Central to this investigation is the British Board of Film Classification and the book pays close attention to the legal and political context of film censorship.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2011


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