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One Man's Meat

Cannibal

One Man's Meat

Series 1, Episode 1

One Man's Meat

Our knowledge of cannibalism generally begins with Hannibal Lecter and ends with the survivors of the 1972 Andes air crash - and we are uncomfortable even contemplating that it goes any further than this. Cannibal is a three-part journey of discovery revealing that the ultimate taboo is not confined to aberrant freaks and those escaping death by starvation and hypothermia. Take a chilling look at four of the most infamous cannibal killers of recent times, the eating habits of our Iron Age ancestors, and finally, devastating situations where the choice is between dying and eating human flesh. A shocking and unsettling look at the people who eat people.

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