God bless Channel 4, and their occasional series of Banned films, TV shows and advertisements.
They're at it again starting this week, with another great season of documentaries, interviews, programmes, clips and films that have never before been shown uncut on terrestrial TV.
The season starts tonight (Sunday 6th March) with X-Rated: The TV Shows They Tried to Ban and a rare TV screening of The Evil Dead and carries on through until March 17th with extreme films and programmes charting the history of censorship in the UK.
There will be a 4-part documentary called Banned in the UK (Monday 7th - Thursday 10th March), a look at banned advertisements (X-Rated: The Advertisements they Tried To Ban and (what respected banned season would be without the sex doc) X-Rated: The Sex Films They Tried To Ban. All programmes are simply unmissable if you are a horror film fan.
Films to be screened include Kids, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive (FilmFour only), Snuff (FilmFour only) and Bad Lieutenant.
For more information on the 39 official banned 'Video Nasties' in the UK during 1984, visit our Video Nasties feature.
For more information, and to vote on the nominated Banned films, visit the great Channel 4 micro-site dedicated to the season at www.channel4.com/.
Channel 4 Sun 6 March
X-Rated: The TV Shows They Tried To Ban (10.00pm)
The Evil Dead introduced by Tim Roth (11.40pm)
Mon 7 March
Banned In The UK pt 1 (11.05pm)
The Idiots introduced by Tim Roth (12.10am)
Tue 8 March
Banned In The UK pt 2 (11.05pm)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre introduced by Tim Roth (12.10am)
Wed 9 March
Banned In The UK pt 3 (11.05pm)
Bad Lieutenant introduced by Tim Roth (12.10am)
Thu 10 March
X-Rated: The Ads They Could Not Show (10.00pm)
Banned In The UK pt 4 (11.35pm)
Kids introduced by Tim Roth (12.40am)
Sun 13 March
X-Rated: The Sex Films They Tried To Ban (10.00pm)
Sex: The Annabel Chong Story introduced by Tim Roth (11.45pm)
Mon 14 March
A Clockwork Orange introduced by Tim Roth (11.10pm)
Tue 15 March
Crimes Of Passion introduced by Tim Roth (11.10pm)
Wed 16 March
Thu 17 March
Last Temptation Of Christ introduced by Tim Roth (11.10pm)
FilmFour Tue 8 March
Evil Dead 2 (12.00am)
Fri 11 March
Eaten Alive (12.00am)
Sat 12 March
Peeping Tom (02.05am)
E4 Listings: Sat 12th March
Top 20 Banned TV Programmes (10.00pm)
Fuck The Watershed (11.05pm)
Sat 19th March
Top 20 Banned Sex Films (9.00pm)
X-Rated: The Sex Films They Tried To Ban (10.00pm) (repeat of Channel 4 show)
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