Video: Lucy Brett from the BBFC joined us for FILMCLUB Live to talk about the BBFC's role in the film industry.

Profile: We've all been there — a great looking film is coming out, but you're not old enough to see it. It's incredibly frustrating! But why do we have these certificates? And who decides what rating to place on a film?

That is the job of the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), and Lucy Brett — the BBFC's Head of Education. She joined us in the studio to answer some questions on what criteria is taken into account when rating films, and test our reporters' skills by showing them a few trailers, and getting them to guess the ratings — see how well you do!

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  • Tuesday 30 April 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "We're not trying to ruin anyone's fun!" — Lucy Brett on why we need film ratings

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "We're not trying to ruin anyone's fun!" — Lucy Brett on why we need film ratings

    What do the BBFC take into account when rating films, and why do we need ratings? BBFC Head of Education Lucy Brett explains all!

  • Tuesday 30 April 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "We don't cut films very often these days" — Lucy Brett

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "We don't cut films very often these days" — Lucy Brett

    Some people think the BBFC make changes to films to comply with their rating system, but as Lucy explains, this is quite a rare occurrence — the power is still very much in the filmmaker's hands!

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