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Film UK feature film classifications
Films in each classification as a proportions of all films classified

  U A/PG 15/AA 18/X R18 refused cut
  % % % % % % %
1945 35.2 64.2 0.6
1946 40.7 57.4 1.9
1947 42.1 57.4 0.5
1948 38.3 60.8 0.9
1949 47.4 50.9 0.0 1.7
1950 58.8 40.2 0.2 0.9
1951 55.7 38.7 4.9 0.8
1952 68.1 27.4 4.0 0.5
1953 64.4 28.8 5.3 1.6
1954 64.6 28.7 5.2 1.5
1955 54.2 37.2 7.0 1.6
1956 48.8 40.4 9.7 1.1
1957 45.3 40.0 13.2 1.5
1958 48.2 36.4 13.1 2.2
1959 47.0 32.2 15.8 4.9
1960 40.8 37.1 20.1 2.0
1961 43.8 33.8 19.9 2.5
1962 37.8 37.2 22.6 2.4
1963 41.3 35.2 21.5 2.0
1964 40.1 29.6 26.1 4.2
1965 39.0 36.3 23.9 0.8
1966 36.3 31.3 30.5 1.9
1967 33.6 34.4 28.9 3.1
1968 24.7 30.9 42.1 2.2 0.5
1969 20.4 25.6 49.2 4.7 1.8
1970 20.7 16.7 15.3 42.2 5.0 2.2
1971 19.5 15.3 15.3 45.4 4.4 1.6
1972 16.0 16.6 15.8 45.5 6.1 1.6
1973 12.3 15.5 16.9 49.4 6.0 2.0
1974 13.3 14.8 17.2 49.6 5.0 1.1
1975 17.5 22.6 17.2 38.7 4.0 1.4
1976 13.2 18.2 18.4 46.5 3.7 0.2
1977 10.4 22.9 20.8 43.7 2.1 0.3
1978 10.8 25.0 20.4 42.6 1.2 0.0
1979 10.0 26.6 26.3 36.3 0.9 0.3
1980 7.8 25.7 26.3 38.9 1.3 0.0
1981 5.4 20.5 31.3 41.4 1.4 0.0
1982 5.2 16.6 35.3 42.6 0.3 0.0
1983 5.9 24.4 25.6 35.1 8.5 0.5 0.0
1984 3.2 24.5 33.5 34.6 3.5 0.8 0.0
1985 4.5 25.0 40.9 29.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

Source: British Board of Film Censors/Classification
British film and video censorship and classification.


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David Fisher