Paul over at Ofcom Watch seems to take a similar view to mine on Ofcom’s broadcasting code
“Our evidence based regulator also intends to continue with the total censorship of much legally available content including sexually explicit R18 rated material despite its own research, also published today, that shows a lack of any real evidence that such material is harmful to anyone…Ofcom are being economical with the truth when they claim that they do not censor, whilst they do not examine individual films before transmission, what they do is far worse, they censor by category. Rule 1.25 in the new code states that “BBFC R18-rated films or their equivalent must not be broadcast.” This represents the collective censorship by prior restraint of an entire BBFC classification. Ofcom have censored more than five thousand titles with a single sentence”
Spot on once again Paul.