What do the Guidance labels on titles mean?

Channel 5 uses Guidance (G) ratings to mark content that is more suitable for an adult audience. For more information, see the following topic: What does the G logo in the video player mean?

In My5 and Demand 5, you will see a G icon on any episode that is G-rated. Next to the G icon, you will see a reason for the rating.


Channel 5 aims to warn viewers of any content that may be distressing or unsuitable for children. Common G-rating labels include:

  • General adult humour or adult themes
  • Strong or mild bad language
  • Nudity
  • Flashing images
  • Animal abuse
  • Murder or assassination
  • Sexual images or discussions
  • Surgery or medical procedures
  • Drug use or drug references
  • Violence, including bombings, genocide, gun violence and war
  • Autopsy
  • Torture or abuse

Channel 5 also uses general G-rating labels when the show contains distressing or disturbing content.