Last week on BTS News we brought you the surprising or rather shocking news that the 1990s kids TV show The Secret World of Alex Mack was going to be rated 15 for its DVD release.
A huge online uproar followed the controversial decision with many sites, including our own, questioning the logic behind the puzzling decision. Under pressure the BBFC have been forced to release a statement.
"One episode in this TV series contains a scene in which a child character hides inside a tumble drier.
"The presentation of this behaviour is comic and no negative consequences are shown which would warn young viewers of the potential dangers of hiding in such appliances.
"While fatal incidents of children trapped in washing machines or fridges are rare, there remains sufficient cause for serious concern."
It continued: "The distributor indicated that they would be happy to accept a higher certificate rather than cutting the episode.
"The TV series is rather dated and would not have much appeal to a young audience when compared to current children's TV programmes."
The BBFC added: "In addition, as the work was being targeted at an adult 'nostalgia' market, children would not be the 'natural' audience.
"The BBFC decided - given the work's history, the company's willingness to accept a higher certificate and that the work was not being aimed at children - to pass it '15' without cuts."
So basically if she had been cooked alive and suffered a horrible death in that tumble drier it would have been given a U or possibly a PG. I'm so glad that's been cleared up!
For a look at some more BBFC interesting decisions check out this great article on our GeekOut channel!