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Don't miss a special episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 
We hope you can tune into this very special episode on Tuesday 6th September on SBS TV at 7:30pm.
 
“Who Do You Think You Are? Australia”  highlights  40 of the 48 episodes we've produced, revealing  the life changing impact the show had on many celebrities including, Adam Hills, Richard Roxburgh, Tina Arena, Kerry O' Brien and Magda Szubanski: “Interestingly, I think the program really impacted on my coming out".  Through the breadth of family stories that travel the globe and across centuries, a rich, surprising, funny and moving immigration history of Australia is revealed.
 
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WDYTYA available on SBS on Demand

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Every episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Series 1-7 is available to stream for free online at SBS on Demand!
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WDYTYA Series 7 Nominated for a Logie Award

Monday, April 04, 2016
Thank you to everyone who voted for the series. 

Winners are announced on May 8th.


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Remembering Samuel Willenberg

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Who Do You Think You Are? production team are saddened by the passing of Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of the Treblinka Death-Camp.


It was a great honour and privilege to meet and film with Samuel for Andrew Denton’s Who Do You Think You Are? episode. His appearance in this program had a powerful impact on all who watched, stimulating much reflection on this dark chapter in history. Samuel truly was an inspiring and noble man who will never be forgotten. ..

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Ray Martin returns to the land of his Aboriginal ancestors

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I’ve spent my life being fairly tough in stories. I don’t get emotionally involved. I just do it as a ’m talking about my family, I’m trying to find me I’m trying to find who I am.”  ..

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WDYTYA is an ATOM Awards Finalist

Friday, September 11, 2015

Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals. ..
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Peter Rowsthorn’s convict past

Monday, September 07, 2015

“I’m very excited because I was hoping to have a convict and I got one!”- Peter Rowsthorn ..

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David Wenham searches for clues to his father’s past

Monday, August 24, 2015

'My ten year old daughter…came to me and said ‘oh, dad, we’ve got a school project, um, you – you’ll have to help me with the family tree’, and I said ‘well, darling I’d love to but it’s going to be a very small tree, in fact, it’s going to be a shrub.’ - David Wenham


Actor David Wenham rose to fame as ‘Diver Dan’ in the long-running TV series SeaChange. He has inhabited countless characters in a 30-year career spanning theatre, TV and film but the characters in David’s own bloodline remain largely unknown to him.


David may be a household name in Australia but Wenham is a surname that he is not biologically linked to. 


David was very close to his father, Bill Wenham yet he knows remarkably little about his background. In the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? David delves into the mystery behind his father’s fostered childhood and uncovers tales of horror and valour in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Somme, the double life of a homecoming hero, and a mother’s desperate struggle to remain connected to her son.


David knows that about 15 years prior to his father dying he tried to research his own background but believes he learned very little. David’s first port of call is to visit two of his sisters, Kathryn and Anne, to see what they know about Bill Wenham’s late life search for clues to his past.


From his sisters, David learns the names of his birth grandparents Stanley Rupert Bateup and Lillian Violet Kidney,and that his dad Bill, at birth, bore the name of his biological father – Stanley. They also show him a photograph of a couple with a baby and although they presume it’s Bill with his parents, nobody knows for sure. David’s sisters came across one more item from Bill Wenham’s personal archive – a letter written when he was eight years old to his birth grandfather, but which grandfather it is, is unclear.  Why did this letter remain so precious to David’s father, and who is the couple holding the baby? Each new clue seems to throw up more questions for David.


David never understood why family history wasn’t discussed by his father, but he finishes his WDYTYA journey with a new appreciation of secrets and an understanding of why sometimes things are left unsaid.
Season seven of Who Do You Think You Are?stars Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Luke Nguyen, Dawn Fraser, Ray Martin, GreigPickhaver (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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For more information, contact Jessica Parry (02) 9430 3786 || 0428 767 836 jessica.parry@sbs.com.au ..

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Luke Nguyen searches for clues in his own painful past

Monday, August 17, 2015

“I was a bit scared to do this because I wasn’t sure I was going to be proud or if I’mgoing to be embarrassed or ashamed - and I have not felt embarrassed or ashamed one bit. I’ve just been so proud.” – Luke Nguyen ..

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Toni Collette’s family secrets unravel

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
“I can’t believe he’s finally done a DNA test that will bring forth a whole heap of information…”  ..
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