Carnage – Swallowing The Past, written and directed by Simon Amstell, will launch on iPlayer this spring, the beeb say.

Set in a utopian 2067 where veganism is prevalent, Carnage looks back at a time when humans ate other animals.

Mixing archive and original drama, the comedic film is also narrated by Amstell who says: “I have written and directed a film about veganism. I’m sorry.”

The cast list reads as Martin Freeman, Joanna Lumley, Dame Eileen Atkins, Lindsay Duncan, Alex Lawther, Gemma Jones, Linda Basset, Marwan Rizwan and John Macmillan, with cameos from Kirsty Wark, JME, Lorraine Kelly and Vanessa Feltz

“In a culture obsessed by what’s on our plates, Simon Amstell’s film Carnage imaginatively challenges our attitude towards eating meat, fish and cheese triangles. Prepare to never look at your dinner the same way again.” – Victoria Jaye, Head of Content, BBC iPlayer

Produced by BBC Studios, the film will premiere on BBC iPlayer this spring.

Best known as a comedian and television presenter, Simon Amstell hosted T4’s Popworld from 2000 until 2006 and BBC Two’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks between 2006-2008. He is also known for co-writing and starring in the BBC Two sitcom Grandma’s House.

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