Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 11
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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.
The hottest town in Australia, Marble Bar, in Western Australia attracts the Leylands cameras as they look at how the town gets its name and just how hot it can get in this remote part of tropical Western Australia. In Victoria we look at the work of a remarkable man who decorated his house with thousands of seashells in mosaic fashion just to keep himself occupied in his retiring years. It represents an amazing effort by one man and attracts many visitors who have contributed donations to the Salvation Army who now look after this remarkable monument of toil. The appealing wombat is the subject for the children in this episode as the Leylands travel to the wilderness regions of Tasmania to find out how to catch a wild wombat and tame it for a pet. From the action of catching a wild wombat for the Launceston wildlife sanctuary to the process of taming it.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland