BBC Two has ordered one-off documentary The Bat Man of Mexico, which is set to air on Friday June 13th at 9pm as part of the BBC’s Natural History Unit’s Natural World strand.
The Bat Man of Mexico follows Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico’s ‘Bat Man’ as he sets-off on an expedition to track the 1,000 mile migration of the Lesser Long-Nosed bat from Southern Mexico to the US border.
The one-hour documentary, which was commissioned by the Series Editor of the Natural World strand Roger Webb, is narrated by David Attenborough and produced by the Argonon owned Windfall Films. The Bat Man of Mexico is produced by Peter Fison, directed by Tom Mustill and executive produced by David Dugan
“Rodrigo Medellin is an enormously charismatic character who lives for bats. He is a passionate conservationist who has managed to change Mexico’s attitude to this much-maligned creature”, said Executive Producer David Dugan. “Director Tom Mustill and producer Peter Fison have spent many long nights in jungle caves, in the shadow of volcanoes, and wading through guano to capture the subject of Rodrigo’s fascination and enthusiasm.“