Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 8
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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.
Is the Tasmanian tiger extinct? This question sends the Leyland Brothers to Tasmania to find out. They speak with people who claim to have seen them and look at the creatures distinguishing features with an expert. In New Zealand an incredible boat can skim through a few centimetres of water at 60 kilometres an hour. The Leylands show how the Hamilton Jet boat can tackle the rugged rapids of the west coast of the South Island. Australias early history of shipping is the subject of a segment filmed on the famous south coast of Victoria. The tragic wreck of the Loch Ard which went down 90 years ago with the loss of 50 lives is told in graphic detail along with a look at the past by visiting the Warrrnambool Flagstaff Hill Port of Warrnambool township.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland