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11/07/2013 11:25 BST | Updated 10/09/2013 06:12 BST

'The Railway Children' Gets First Complaint To BBFC, 42 Years After Children's Classic Released

If you had to complain about 'The Railway Children' - what do you think you would complain about?

The conservative values on show in a family that's incomplete until father returns? The bloomers ripped off in a hurry by Jenny Agutter and Sally Thomsett? The inherent snobbery of a family who consider it a disaster that they can't have jam AND butter on their bread?

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The Railway Children has been an enduring favourite since release in 1970

Nope, it seems the ONE correspondent who complained this year to the British Board of Film Classification "was concerned that children may be encouraged to play on railway tracks as a result of seeing the film".

The BBFC (including its director David Cooke, who blogs regularly for HuffPostUK) took stock of the complaint, but concluded that it was "very unlikely" that The Railway Children would promote "such dangerous activity".

"The Railway Children is set in the Edwardian period and trains and access to railway property are very different today," the censor said.

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The bloomers came off in 'The Railway Children' but this hasn't raised a murmur, apparently

The most complained-about film of 2012 was 'The Woman in Black' which starred Daniel Radcliffe, and was also the second most successful British film of the year, behind 'Skyfall'.

Other titles of concern were 'The Hunger Games' and 'Men in Black 3'. Read what correspondents were worried about here in a BBC article...