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Duration: 1 hour

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?

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 2013 01:00 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
David Malone
Writer
David Malone
Writer
David Briggs
Producer
David Briggs
Director
David Briggs
Executive Producer
Marcus Herbert
Production Manager
Lisa Moultrie

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