Who Do You Think You Are? (Australian TV series)

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Who Do You Think You Are?
Genre Documentary
Starring Various
Narrated by Richard Mellick
Country of origin Australia
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 35 (as of 23 July 2014)
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Release
Original channel SBS One
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 13 January 2008 – present
External links
Website

Who Do You Think You Are? is an Australian television documentary series, and an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name, airing on SBS One. SBS first aired six episodes of the BBC series in late 2007, followed by six Australian episodes beginning 13 January 2008, and then six more from the original BBC version.[1] Each episode profiles a celebrity tracing their family tree, and is narrated by Richard Mellick.

The success of the series led to SBS One and the National Archives of Australia jointly organising a Shake Your Family Tree day on 27 February 2008 to promote genealogy.[2]

SBS One renewed the series for a sixth series on 29 August 2012.[3]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2008)[edit]

  1. Jack Thompson (13 January)
  2. Kate Ceberano (20 January)
  3. Geoffrey Robertson (27 January)
  4. Cathy Freeman (3 February)
  5. Dennis Cometti (10 February)
  6. Ita Buttrose (17 February)

Series 2 (2009)[edit]

  1. Ron Barassi (27 September)
  2. Sigrid Thornton (4 October)
  3. Ben Mendelsohn (11 October)
  4. Christine Anu (18 October)
  5. Maggie Beer (25 October)
  6. John Butler (1 November)

Series 3 (2010/11)[edit]

  1. Magda Szubanski (28 November)
  2. Rod Marsh (5 December)
  3. Tina Arena (12 December)
  4. Shane Bourne (19 December)
  5. Paul Mercurio (26 December)
  6. Georgie Parker (2 January)

Series 4 (2012)[edit]

  1. Shaun Micallef (27 March)
  2. Kerry O'Brien (3 April)
  3. Melissa George (10 April)
  4. Vince Colosimo (17 April)
  5. John Wood (24 April)
  6. Michael O'Loughlin (1 May)

Series 5 (2013)[edit]

  1. Adam Hills (2 April)
  2. Asher Keddie (9 April)
  3. Don Hany (16 April)
  4. Michael Caton (23 April)
  5. Lex Marinos (30 April)
  6. Susie Porter (7 May)
  7. Rove McManus (14 May)
  8. John Howard (21 May)

Series 6 (2014)[edit]

  1. Andrew Denton (9 July}
  2. Rebecca Gibney (16 July)
  3. Jacki Weaver (23 July)
  4. Richard Roxburgh (29 July)
  5. Amanda Keller (5 August)
  6. Adam Goodes (12 August)
  7. Lisa McCune (19 August)
  8. Paul McDermott (26 August)[4]

DVD releases[edit]

Series Release dates DVD Extras
and
Bonus Features
Number
Of Discs
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete
First Series
TBA TBA 20 February 2008 [5] None 2
The Complete
Second Series
TBA TBA 21 October 2009[6] 25 minutes of additional scenes, Bonus track by John Butler 2
The Complete
Third Series
TBA TBA 12 January 2011[7] Magda Szubanski & Paul Mercurio - 34 minutes of additional scenes! [7] 2
The Complete
Fourth Series
TBA TBA 9 May 2012 [8] Celebrity Interviews, Additional Scenes: Melissa George & Shaun Micallef, Subtitles include English for the hard of hearing (Episodes Only) 2
The Complete
Fifth Series
TBA TBA 3 July 2013[9] TBA 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (24 September 2007). "Aussie celebs to trace family tree". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 18 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Shake your family tree". National Archives of Australia. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (29 August 2012). "Renewed: Who Do You Think You Are?". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Special Broadcasting Service". SBS. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 1". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 2 (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  7. ^ a b "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 3 (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  8. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 4 (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  9. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 5". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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