@Lamont Cranston - Re: Yes, clearly the BBFC fees are prohibitively expensive.
Way to totally miss the point.
There are people out there who want to produce films for niche markets, often in the adult fetish genres, but the cost of getting BBFC classification is so expensive and the market sufficiently small that it would be impossible to make a profit on these films.
Consequently you get the ridiculous situation of these films being available everywhere, *except* in the UK because of the "protection racket" that says "either you get BBFC classification or we prosecute you for selling uncertificated material".
But don't worry, they're thinking of the children by protecting them from buying this filth...