Eaten By Lions. Image shows from L to R: Omar (Antonio Aakeel), Pete (Jack Carroll)
Eaten By Lions

Eaten By Lions

  • 2019 film

Film about half-brothers Omar and Pete, who embark on a search to find Omar's real father. Stars Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll, Asim Chaudhry, Johnny Vegas, Vicki Pepperdine and more.

Eaten By Lions. Image shows from L to R: Omar (Antonio Aakeel), Pete (Jack Carroll)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2019
Stars
Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll, Asim Chaudhry, Johnny Vegas, Vicki Pepperdine, Kevin Eldon, Sarah Hoare, Nitin Ganatra and more
Writers
David Isaac, Jason Wingard and Paul Nicholson
Directors
Jason Wingard and Drew Lovett
Producers
Hannah Stevenson, Chris Bouckley, Matt Carroll, David Barraclough, Jeremy Rowlands, Mike Ketley and Neil Jones
Companies

Omar and Pete are half-brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar's real father. What follows is a funny, heart-warming journey of self-discovery for both boys... in Blackpool.

The Choudray family represents a truly contemporary example of modern multicultural Britain - but what will the brothers make of their eccentric newfound family? Will they be going to Mecca or Mecca bingo? In contrast to the old fashioned stereotypes about Blackpool, the comedy is sharp, current and non-stop.

Additional details

UK certificate
12A
Duration
95 minutes
UK release
Friday 29th March 2019
Produced
2017
UK premiere
Thursday 21st June 2018, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cineworld
Distributors

Lightbulb Film Distribution

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Saturday 11th September 2021 at 12:35am on BBC2
  • Monday 16th August 2021 at 12:05am on BBC1 Wales
  • Sunday 15th August 2021 at 11:30pm on BBC1

Recording details

  • Blackpool

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