Eight more prominent Australians trace their family trees in a new series of the hit TV genealogy program ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Featuring Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Luke Nguyen, David Wenham, Dawn Fraser, Peter Rowsthorn, Greig Pickhaver and Ray Martin
Shaun Micallef's Stairway to Heaven will return to SBS as a three part series. Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven sees Shaun on a journey to discover the meaning of life, as he immerses himself in the lives of people whose strong beliefs lead them to take extreme measures.
Shaun Micallef heads to India to immerse himself in the Hindu world of Gods, Gurus and the Ganges, on his quest for the meaning of life.
Corryn Rayney's murder tore a family apart and divided a city. Silent during his trial, for the first time, Lloyd Rayney speaks out - of being accused, of losing his wife and the mother to his daughters, and the on-going backlash from his home town.
In this refreshing series, 3 young adults with intellectual disabilities fly the nest and move into a new home for 10 weeks. Experiencing life away from parents and learning to live more independently is a dream for all of them. And if it works out, they can stay on and call The Dreamhouse home.
Eight more prominent Australians trace their family trees in a new series of the hit TV genealogy program ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Featuring Andrew Denton, Jacki Weaver, Rebecca Gibney, Lisa McCune, Richard Roxburgh, Adam Goodes, Paul McDermott and Amanda Keller.
Eight more prominent Australians trace their family trees in a new series of the hit TV genealogy program ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Featuring: Adam Hills, Asher Keddie, Don Hany , Michael Caton, Lex Marinos, Susie Porter, Rove McManus and John Howard
The true story behind Australia’s worst disaster, the bombing of Darwin during World War 2.
Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past Featuring: Shaun Micallef, Kerry O'Brien, Melissa George, Vince Colosimo, John Wood and Michael O'Loughlin
The series delves into the shortage of the doctors’ crisis in Australia to follow the experiences of an overseas-trained doctor from Scotland who responds to advertisements and 2 new graduates to take up G.P. positions in remote outback communities in the vast expanse of Western Australia.
Belinda Wardlaw-Jones is one of the few women in Australia to be born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, an incurable muscle-wasting disease which can drastically reduce life expectancy. Despite her condition and against the advice of many, she and her husband Andrew decide to have a child.
Bridge Between Two Worlds is an intimate portrait of the struggles and triumphs of three refugee children, Filimon, Martin and Mujtaba as they prepare to leave the safety of an intensive English language primary school and take their first tentative steps into mainstream Australian society.
Burning Daylight is a dance/film project. The performance is set from late one night until dawn in a transit zone outside a notorious pub on a Broome-style Karaoke night. A series of contemporary dance scenes unfold expressing the friction, local humour and cultural collision in the streets at night in the part of Broome known as ‘The Bronx’.
In the witty and highly successful Desperately Seeking Sheila series lonely bush bachelors looking for love were introduced to women from Australia and the UK. Two years later we go back to find out if their love has lasted. For those that did strike lucky it was only the beginning. Once you've found your Sheila, the challenge is keeping her. Watch the results in Desperately Keeping Sheila.
Outspoken and zealous, Dr Mary Fortune leaves Scotland to take up the challenge of working in one of the most remote medical posts on the planet.
Desperately Seeking Sheila takes a warm-hearted, affectionate and amusing look at a little known crisis affecting our blokes in the bush: an outback love drought. In rural Western Australia alone, single men outnumber single women three times over.
By the early 1980s one in three Australian homes contained asbestos. In creating them, thousands unwittingly exposed themselves to microscopic time bombs. Robyn Unger is 54 and has been diagnosed with the most virulent of asbestos diseases. Her inspiring and tender story introduces us to an epidemic that has cut a swath though an industry, and is now beginning its journey through our suburbs.
A day in the life of wild dolphins sharing the waters of a busy harbour with the local community. Steve Honnor has followed three wild bottlenose dolphin pods for seven years. Their rare willingness to interact with humans reveals a daily routine as complex as our own.
In the jungles and villages of Thailand, people with passion and commitment take on the enormous task - to save the remaining tigers that have survived a long history of poaching. It is a race against the clock for the conservation of this endangered species.
Four people are given the chance to change their life by experiencing a job they’ve dreamed about under the watchful eye of a mentor.
On a vast salt lake surrounded by red earth, renowned British sculptor Antony Gormley embarks on a sculptural installation that awakens a small Goldfields town in remote Western Australia. 51 sculptures stand silently in the hot desert wind, capturing a moment in time.
A wry and celebratory, 55 minute, ‘animal meets people’ documentary about the mysterious Western Australian Rock Lobster and the kaleidoscope of fisherfolk whose livelihood depends on them.
An Aboriginal history of Western Australia from the Dreaming to reconciliation - Old Country, New Country touches on the forces that have shaped the lives of Aboriginal people, and promotes an understanding of Aboriginal traditional and contemporary culture.
One Sky documents the combination of the best contemporary Western dance performance and music with the traditional culture of Indonesia. It explores a successful example of artistic fusion where Eastern culture meets Western movement.
The story of one of the most ambitious counter-attacks on feral wildlife in Australia and the return of native animals, now on the brink of extinction.
This docudrama explores the troubled life of Rosalie Fraser, a child who suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her foster mother. As Rosalie recounts the key points in her relationship with her foster family, her sister and her husband, we experience her pain, anguish and finally joy at being able to confront and accept the past.
Salam Ziusudras’ father’s remains were recently found in a mass grave in Iraq 26 years after he mysteriously disappeared. Knowing nothing about his father – or what happened – Salam embarks on a mission from Australia to Iraq desperate for answers. What he discovers is a world of underground politics, friendship, betrayal and a family he’s never known before.
70 year old Grace Mallard refuses to believe her son Andrew is guilty of murder. 11 years ago Andrew was put away for life for the murder of a local jeweler. Over the course of a decade, Grace and her devastated family doggedly fight on to set him free. Along the way they recruit investigative journalist Colleen Egan, charismatic MP John Quigley and top QC Malcolm McCusker to help them.
Follows the story of Harry Carmody, one of the 'Stolen Generation' and his two daughters Libby and Debbie as they search for links to his past and his family.
Sissy is an expression of gay black identity, taking you behind the scenes to give a rare insight into a sub culture that has created its own space within the gay culture. It explores the bond that sets the black 'sisterhood' apart from the white gays.
Dr Niki Ellis is a world expert on well being at work and a leading trouble-shooter in workplaces with big problems. In each programme she enters a different workplace with a specific stress problem and uses her experience in medicine and organisational health to discover what has gone wrong and why. An action plan is agreed and we follow the progress as organisations attempt to implement it.
The story of one woman's insatiable crusade to build the best sex empire in Australia. Millionare Mary-Anne Kenworthy is a woman of many titles: Mother, Rotarian, Entrepreneur and Brothel Madam. However, she is mostly known for owning two of the largest illegal brothels in Western Australia.
There is a growing awareness and global interest in alternative solutions to age old problems. Health is no exception…every day people are re-discovering methods and cures that have existed for centuries. In this series, Dr. Serene focuses on six different forms of healing, from her position as a general practitioner as well as a 'natural healer'.
The beautiful island of Kastellorizo marks both the beginning and the end of Europe. It's history is turbulent - waves of conquest: Turkish, Italian, French and British. This documentary traces the fascinating story of this tiny island - the invasions, the migration, and the resilience of a culture under attack.
“Surprising, raunchy, hilarious, crazy! Expect the unexpected!” Reactions to the 20th World Puppetry Festival are as varied as the puppets themselves. If you thought puppetry was only about a hand up a sock , you’re only half right.
Each series explores the works of Australia's contemporary photographers. It also includes 'After Two Hundred Years' which documents the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life in the late 1980's.The series features talented photographers Fiona Hall, Emmanuel Angelicas, Jon Lewis, Max Pam and Grant Mudford.
Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. Featuring: Jack Thompson, Kate Ceberano, Geoffrey Robertson, Catherine Freeman, Dennis Cometti, Ita Buttrose
Six more prominent Australians trace their family trees in a new series of the hit TV genealogy program ‘Who Do You Think You Are?' Featuring: Ben Mendelsohn, Christine Anu, John Butler, Ron Barassi, Sigrid Thornton and Maggie Beer
Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. Featuring: Magda Szubanski, Rodney Marsh, Tina Arena, Shane Bourne, Paul Mercurio and Georgie Parker
Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7 Tuesday 11 August, 7.30pm on SBS
Acclaimed actress Toni Collette uncovers a stunning family secret in an intensely personal Who Do You Think You Are, Tuesday 11 August, 7.30pm on SBS.
With a question mark over her dad’s parentage and her mother abandoned as a young child, Toni Collette’s grandparents are a mystery she is hoping to solve.
Toni Collette added an ‘e’ to her surname during her teen years, but for the first time Toni publicly reveals her birth name ‘Collett’ may not represent her true biological line.
Toni’s father Bob Collett has long questioned whether the man listed on his birth certificate Harold Stanley Collett, was actually his father. A letter to an old flame marked ‘return to sender', divorce papers and an intriguing photo of Toni’s grandmother Norma McWhinney with a striking American serviceman during wartime deepen the mystery for Toni.
In a first for Who Do You Think You Are? a DNA test is undertaken and Toni Collette opens the results on screen.
Toni also investigates her mother’s side of the family tree and discovers an emotional tale of abandonment and tragedy.
Toni’s maternal grandmother Myrtle Fowler died in childbirth when Toni’s mum Judy was just six. Her father Joseph William Cook abandoned the family, leaving his three children to be fostered out to relatives. Toni’s search for answers about her absent grandfather Joseph’s life turns up unexpected results.
Season seven of Who Do You Think You Are? stars Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Luke Nguyen, Toni Collette, Dawn Fraser, Ray Martin, Greig Pickhaver (HG Nelson) and Peter Rowsthorn.
Who Do You Think You Are? is produced by Artemis International and Serendipity Productions for SBS.
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Artemis International provides television content for national and international distribution and exhibition in all forms of visual media. We specialise in thought-provoking, entertaining television for Australia and the international market and are renowned for making stories that inspire, delight and inform. We are passionate about our programs, and believe we can genuinely make a difference.
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