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

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Who Do You Think You Are?
Genre Documentary
Genealogy
Starring Various
Narrated by Richard Mellick
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 64
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. International Television Production (season 8 - present)
Release
Original network SBS
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 13 January 2008 – present
Chronology
Related shows Who Do You Think You Are? UK
Who Do You Think You Are? US
External links
Website

Who Do You Think You Are? is an Australian television documentary reality genealogy series, part of the international franchise and adaptation of the original British series on BBC 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.

SBS One renewed the series for a sixth series on 29 August 2012.[2] The seventh season aired on the SBS from 4 August 2015.[3] The eighth season aired on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.[4] The ninth season starts Tuesday 17 April 2018. [5]

Series Summary[edit]

Season Episodes Originally Aired
Season Premiere Season Final
1 6 13 January 2008 17 February 2008
2 27 September 2009 1 November 2009
3 28 November 2010 2 January 2011
4 27 March 2012 1 May 2012
5 8 2 April 2013 21 May 2013
6 9 July 2014 26 August 2014
7 4 August 2015 22 September 2015
8 13 September 2016 1 November 2016
9 17 April 2018 12 June 2018

Episodes[edit]

Season One (2008)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
1 1 Jack Thompson 13 January 2008
2 2 Kate Ceberano 20 January 2008
3 3 Geoffrey Robertson 27 January 2008
4 4 Cathy Freeman 3 February 2008
5 5 Dennis Cometti 10 February 2008
6 6 Ita Buttrose 17 February 2008

Season Two (2009)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
7 1 Ron Barassi 27 September 2009
8 2 Sigrid Thornton 4 October 2009
9 3 Ben Mendelsohn 11 October 2009
10 4 Christine Anu 18 October 2009
11 5 Maggie Beer 25 October 2009
12 6 John Butler 1 November 2009

Season Three (2010-11)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
13 1 Magda Szubanski 28 November 2010
14 2 Rod Marsh 5 December 2010
15 3 Tina Arena 12 December 2010
16 4 Shane Bourne 19 December 2010
17 5 Paul Mercurio 26 December 2010
18 6 Georgie Parker 2 January 2011

Season Four (2012)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
19 1 Shaun Micallef 27 March 2012
20 2 Kerry O'Brien 3 April 2012
21 3 Melissa George 10 April 2012
22 4 Vince Colosimo 17 April 2012
23 5 John Wood 24 April 2012
24 6 Michael O'Loughlin 1 May 2012

Season Five (2013)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
25 1 Adam Hills 2 April 2013
26 2 Asher Keddie 9 April 2013
27 3 Don Hany 16 April 2013
28 4 Michael Caton 23 April 2013
29 5 Lex Marinos 30 April 2013
30 6 Susie Porter 7 May 2013
31 7 Rove McManus 14 May 2013
32 8 John Howard 21 May 2013

Season Six (2014)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
33 1 Andrew Denton 9 July 2014
34 2 Rebecca Gibney 16 July 2014
35 3 Jacki Weaver 23 July 2014
36 4 Richard Roxburgh 29 July 2014
37 5 Amanda Keller 5 August 2014
38 6 Adam Goodes 12 August 2014
39 7 Lisa McCune 18 August 2014
40 8 Paul McDermott[6] 26 August 2014

Season Seven (2015)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
41 1 Geoffrey Rush 4 August 2015
42 2 Toni Collette 11 August 2015
43 3 Luke Nguyen 18 August 2015
44 4 David Wenham 25 August 2015
45 5 Dawn Fraser 1 September 2015
46 6 Peter Rowsthorn 8 September 2015
47 7 Greig Pickhaver 15 September 2015
48 8 Ray Martin 22 September 2015

Season Eight (2016)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate[7]
49 1 Julia Morris 13 September 2016
50 2 Peter Garrett 20 September 2016
51 3 Delta Goodrem 27 September 2016
52 4 Mal Meninga 4 October 2016
53 5 Rachel Griffiths 11 October 2016
54 6 Shane Jacobson 18 October 2016
55 7 Jane Turner 25 October 2016
56 8 John Newcombe 1 November 2016

Season Nine (2018)[edit]

No. In series No. In season Celebrity Airdate
57 1 Noni Hazlehurst 17 April 2018
58 2 Charlie Teo 24 April 2018
59 3 Natalie Imbruglia 1 May 2018
60 4 John Jarratt 8 May 2018
61 5 Justine Clarke 15 May 2018
62 6 Todd McKenney 22 May 2018
63 7 Ernie Dingo 29 May 2018
64 8 Patti Newton 5 June 2018

Events[edit]

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.[8]

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 [9] None 2
The Complete
Second Series
TBA TBA 21 October 2009[10] 25 minutes of additional scenes, Bonus track by John Butler 2
The Complete
Third Series
TBA TBA 12 January 2011[11] Magda Szubanski & Paul Mercurio - 34 minutes of additional scenes! [11] 2
The Complete
Fourth Series
TBA TBA 9 May 2012 [12] 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[13] TBA 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (24 September 2007). "Aussie celebs to trace family tree". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 18 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (29 August 2012). "Renewed: Who Do You Think You Are?". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (3 August 2015). "Who Do You Think You Are?: Aug 4". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (1 August 2016). "Delta, Rachel, Julia & Newc to appear in Who Do You Think You Are?". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? S9 Sizzle Reel". YouTube. 4 Mar 2018. Retrieved 5 Mar 2018. 
  6. ^ "All-star cast in 2014 for Who Do You Think You Are?". Australia: Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (24 August 2015). "Who Do You Think You Are? episode guide". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Shake your family tree". National Archives of Australia. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 1". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  10. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 2 (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  11. ^ a b "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 3 (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  12. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 4 (DVD / iTunes Digital Download)". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  13. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Series 5". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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