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Filmmaker David Malone explores the science behind metamorphosis - the amazing transformation of one creature into a totally different being. How does it happen and why?

Metamorphosis seems like the ultimate evolutionary magic trick - the amazing transformation of one creature into a totally different being: one life, two bodies.

From Ovid to Kafka to X-Men, tales of metamorphosis richly permeate human culture. The myth of transformation is so common that it seems almost pre-programmed into our imagination. But is the scientific fact of metamorphosis just as strange as fiction or... even stranger? Filmmaker David Malone explores the science behind metamorphosis. How does it happen and why? And might it even, in some way, happen to us?

First shown: 13 Mar 2013
Available for 26 days Why? Duration 60 mins