BBC iPlayer premiere date announced for Simon Amstell’s ‘Carnage’ mockumentary

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Stand-up comedian Simon Amstell’s first feature length film will make its debut on BBC iPlayer later this month.

Written and directed by Amstell, Carnage: Swallowing The Past is set a utopian 2067 and looks back at a time when human beings ate other animals.

The official synopsis reads: “For the young people of this time, the idea that their grandparents could have been complicit in a bloodbath of unnecessary suffering is wholly unimaginable. The film aims to break the taboo around Britain’s animal eating past, whilst showing compassion for a generation, now seeking therapy to cope with the horror of their unthinkable actions. Carnage combines archive with original drama and is narrated by Simon Amstell, who gives a unique comedic peek into a future where animals live equally among humans.”

Carnage: Swallowing The Past premieres on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 19 March.

Amstell commented last month: “I have written and directed a film about veganism. I’m sorry.”

The film also stars Martin Freeman, Joanna Lumley, Dame Eileen Atkins, Lindsay Duncan, Alex Lawther, Gemma Jones, Linda Basset, Marwan Rizwan and John Macmillan, with Kirsty Wark, JME, Lorraine Kelly and Vanessa Feltz also appearing as themselves.

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