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Assurances given over Christmas Day movie

22 December, 2000

The BBC has this week given assurances to BEA that the version of the film 'Titanic' that will be shown on BBC One on Christmas Day has been edited to remove a scene which has, in the past, triggered seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

A scene towards the end of the film where the characters 'Jack' and 'Rose' are locked behind metal gates with the flood waters rising and the electrical system on the ship starting to short circuit caused seizures when 'Titanic' was first released at the cinema. At the time BEA successfully campaigned for posters to be displayed in warning about the possibility of this scene triggering seizures.