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The Natural World


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Bats Need Friends
Ever since Dracula, bats have had a bad press and been falsely accused of spreading disease, fouling our lofts and catching in ladies' hair. This film, to celebrate the end of National Bat Year, shows how, in truth, all British bats are soft, warm, harmless and intelligent little mammals with the friendly habit of consuming millions of insect pests every night. Stunning photography reveals how bats navigate in the dark, bring up their young, catch moths in acrobatic flight and survive the rigours of winter, and why, when a new estate was built in a Yorkshire village, the local bats moved straight in. With numbers still declining rapidly, well-known 'batman'
Bob Stebbings shows how new research and elaborate conservation measures might just save our much-maligned bats for the future.
Narrated by Andrew Sachs Photography PETER SMITHSON ANDREW DUNN , JIM SAUNDERS Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Written and produced by MIKE SALISBURY
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 14 INFO.page 77 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Photography Peter Smithson
Unknown: Andrew Dunn
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Editor: Colin Cradock
Produced By: Mike Salisbury

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