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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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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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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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Geoffrey Rush uncovers fighting spirit in his ancestry

Monday, July 20, 2015

“I can identify with the uncertain nature of what’s going to come next in the life of a creative person. The artist is always at the mercy of the people in power, the people with money, the people who are dishing out the funds.” – Geoffrey Rush ..

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Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7 Full Cast Announced

Thursday, July 02, 2015
Toni Collette, Dawn Fraser, Ray Martin join cast for new season of Who Do You Think You Are?
New season begins Tuesday 4 August, 7.30pm on SBS ..
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Diversity matters - SBS unveils 2015 line-up

Friday, November 14, 2014

Australia’s most unique broadcaster today unveiled a 2015 programming slate which goes to the heart of its Charter to reflect the changing face of the nation.  ..

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