It’s a hundred years of the BBFC – though it went a bit soft when it changed from the British Board of Film Censors to the touchy-feely British Board of Film Classification. And surely the reassuring words of Simon Bates were way more fun before a film than those endless piracy warnings. Anyway, to celebrate here’s a look at how, if their views were considered too liberal, local councils were still able to ban films anyway, most notably those councils who banned Life of Brian even though there were no cinemas under their jurisdiction anyway.
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We think this has been a fabulous series, perhaps the most consistent of the entire modern era, with loads to enjoy and Clara – or, as Doctor Who Magazine memorably refers to her this month, the Lights On Lights Off Girl – fast becoming our favourite companion. This is the last workaday episode before the big two-part finale and we’re sure it’ll be great as it’s written by that fine author Frank Cottrell Boyce.
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