Sunday Brunch 6: From Russia with love
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17 September 2017
Photo: Dennis Jarvis
We learn all about Russian Film Week and follow our noses to Pitti Fragranze; we also find out all about life in rural Transylvania with author Mike Ormsby, while Bill Leuty plays us Richard Dawson on the Midori House Mixtape. Plus, Phil Clark with the weekend papers.
17 September 2017
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