Carnage - Swallowing The Past. Simon Amstell
Carnage - Swallowing The Past

Carnage - Swallowing The Past

  • TV film
  • BBC iPlayer
  • 2017
  • 1 episode

A BBC iPlayer film written and directed by Simon Amstell set in the future when everyone is a vegetarian. Also features Linda Bassett, John MacMillan, Mawaan Rizwan, James Smith, Martin Freeman and more.

Carnage - Swallowing The Past. Simon Amstell. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Film
Broadcast
2017
Channels
BBC iPlayer
Episodes
1
Stars
Linda Bassett, John MacMillan, Mawaan Rizwan, James Smith, Martin Freeman, Eileen Atkins, Lindsay Duncan, Samantha Spiro and more
Writer
Simon Amstell
Director
Simon Amstell
Producers
Daniel O'Connor, Janet Lee, Victoria Jaye, Caroline Hewson and John Mullen
Companies

Set in a utopian 2067, Carnage looks back at a time when human beings ate other animals.

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 amongst humans.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 19th March 2017 at 7am on BBC iPlayer
Episode length
65 minutes

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