Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 10
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Documentary 25 minutes ~ Color
Mike and Mal Leyland, also known as The Leyland Brothers, were Australian explorers and documentary film-makers, best known for their popular television show, Ask the Leyland Brothers. The show ran on Australian television from 1976 until 1984.
Even the humble mosquito has an interesting life cycle. In this segment we learn why mosquitoes bite, and in extreme close up photography we see amazing scenes of these creatures developing from the egg right through to the adult. The historic story of Port Arthur in Tasmania provides a brief but photogenic look at this notorious penal settlement, now a ruins in Tasmania. Finally off to the north west to see how the longest train in the world carries amazing tonnage of iron ore in the Hamersley Ranges of Western Australia. Wee see how this remarkable complex of trains are kept under control by computerised technology in the wild frontier country of the north west.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland