‘Blue is the pervading shade': Re-examining British Film Censorship in the 1970s

Sian Barber

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This article focuses on the activities of the BBFC in the 1970s and uses archival research to explore how popular films fared during a decade of shifting permission and increasing levels of sex and violence on the screen. By focusing on less well-known examples this work directs attention to a broader range of texts than those previously used to explore cenorship in this decade.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-369.
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of British Cinema and Television
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Censorship
  • British Film Industry
  • archival research
  • cultural history
  • 1970s

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