Metamorphosis: The Science of Change

David Malone investigates the science behind one of evolutions most amazing tricks – that of Metamorphosis.

How does it happen and why? And might it even, in some way, happen to us?

It is a biological process of how one creature can change into a totally different being: one life, two bodies.

From Ovid and Kafka to X-Men, tales of metamorphosis richly permeate human culture.

The myth of transformation is so common that it seems almost preprogrammed into our imagination.

But is the scientific fact of metamorphosis just as strange as fiction or… even stranger?

Metamorphosis: The Science of Change
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  • Release date2013
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)David Briggs
  • Production companyBBC