Letter: Which came first, the video or the violence?

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Sir: The debate concerning film and video censorship might be helped if you, as a paper, perhaps campaigned for full public access to precise details of the decisions that the British Board of Film Classification makes.

There can never be a full debate on this issue until we have such freedom of information, which at present is difficult to acquire because the BBFC also exists to protect the interests of film and video distributors. For instance, can you name even five films that have been refused classification? Or five that have been passed subject to cuts, and the nature and extent of these cuts? Yours sincerely,



2 April