Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 7
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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.
Wildlife is one of the most popular subjects of the series and in this episode the Leylands show the fascinating Echidna or Spiny Ant Eater. This unusual creature is one of the rarest species in the world sharing the family of monotremes with only one other the Platypus. Most people have heard of the flying Nun, well in this episode the Leylands film the flying Padre as they take their cameras to the air with Rev. Catford in the north west of Western Australia. Rev. Catford has the largest parish in the world and gets around by plane. The spectacular mountain scenery of New Zealands south island comes to the screen as Mal Leyland answers a query on Glaciers. He films a climb over the slippery and treacherous face of Franz Joseph Glacier and takes a breathtaking helicopter flight that has been described as the most thrilling ride in the world.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland