Who Do You Think You Are?

April 2019

S7 Ep1

4.3 9 x
Celebrated actor Geoffrey Rush believes he hails from a long line of farmers, but an exploration of his heritage sees him discover an ancestor fighting for justice in the face of corruption and another desperate to succeed in a golden age of creativity. Geoffrey can trace his paternal line back to his great, great-grandfat...

S7 Ep7

3.0 1 x
Iconic entertainer Greig Pickhaver, known for his comedic alter ego HG Nelson, investigates the leading characters in his family history. His search uncovers a great-grandfather, Samuel Rinder, who in the late 19th century, made his fortune as a sheep trader in Bendigo. As a wealthy man Rinder spent much of his time and mo...

S7 Ep8

3.0 2 x
A lifetime spent in journalism has seen Ray Martin witness some of the defining moments of his time. Looking into his own history, he finds his forebears too were on the frontline of nation shaping events - discovering an ancestor at the scene of Australia's greatest armed rebellion. On his maternal side, he walks in the f...

S8 Ep1 - Julia Morris

3.0 5 x
In this new season, eight of Australia's most respected and recognisable faces retrace the footsteps of their ancestors across the country and around the world, as they strive to make sense of the present by connecting with their family's paths. Award-winning stand-up comedian and host of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of ...

S8 Ep6 - Shane Jacobson

4.0 2 x
Shane Jacobson's father, Ron, was born into a family of carnival workers and lived in a tent until he was 21. They know nothing of their ancestry, but Shane's convinced they come from Viking stock. His crusade will take him to Finland where Shane's great grandfather took drastic steps that echo down the Jacobson line. His ...

S8 Ep7 - Jane Turner

4.0 0 x
Best known for her alter ego Kath Day-Knight from the hugely popular Kath and Kim series, Jane Turner is an icon of Australian comedy. Her paternal line takes Jane back to her three-times-great grandfather, who was one of Western Australia's pioneering British settlers. Jane will uncover the desire that drove her wealthy a...

Season 8 Episode 8 - John Newcombe

4.0 1 x
John Newcombe's search will propel him back to a pivotal time in NSW when the penal colony was transforming into a democracy. John's paternal ancestor played an important role in the fight for freedom of the press. But behind the facade of middle-class respectability, John will discover his two-times-great grandmother was ...

Season 9 Episode 1

4.0 2 x
Veteran performer, Noni Hazlehurst, goes in search of the secrets her parents held so tightly. This journey will be a revelation to Noni. She’ll come to understand the impact of war on her immediate family, and why she knows so little about her world-renowned performing ancestors.

Season 9 Episode 2 - Charlie Teo

4.0 0 x
Having always struggled to understand culturally who he is, renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo is looking for answers. Exploring his mother’s side of the family, Charlie’s journey will take him to Malacca, where he discovers a culture he’s never heard of, but one with which he can now clearly identify. On his father’s side,...

Season 9 Episode 3 - Natalie Imbruglia

3.0 0 x
Natalie Imbruglia has always taken pride in her father’s Italian ancestry, but she knows very little regarding her mother’s Australian heritage. Although family folklore points to strong-willed and independent women on this side of the family, Natalie wants to know more about these women and their stories. This journey wil...