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One half of the Leyland Brothers dies

Mike Leyland, one half of the Leyland Brothers, pioneering Australian documentary filmmakers has died from Parkinson's disease-related complications, at the age of 68. Together the Leyland Brothers became famous as explorers and documentary filmmakers, and are best known for Australian TV series Ask the Leyland Brothers.
September 14, 2009

Mike Leyland, one half of the Leyland Brothers, pioneering Australian documentary filmmakers has died from Parkinson’s disease-related complications, at the age of 68. Together the Leyland Brothers became famous as explorers and documentary filmmakers, and are best known for Australian TV series Ask the Leyland Brothers.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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