Who Do You Think You Are?

July 2020

S7 Ep1

Expired 3.3 7 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...

Season 11 Episode 8 - Troy Cassar-Daley

4.0 30 x
On a quest to to find his ancestral homeland, country music icon Troy Cassar Daley will finally bridge the gap between his two cultural worlds.
June 2020

S7 Ep7

Expired 3.0 7 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 Ep5

Expired 3.0 7 x
Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser is on the trail of the grandparents she never knew. Her search takes her back to her childhood home, in Balmain, Sydney. There, Dawn discovers the story of her grandmother - who was widowed young and who then married her former husband’s best friend. Next, Dawn’s investigation takes her...

Denise Scott Season 11 Episode 5

3.0 32 x
Comedian Denise Scott’s search to find the truth about a dark family secret brings surprising results, while her Dad’s family tree produces a highly unconventional ancestor. On her maternal side, she uncovers dark secrets, and closes a chapter on a long-standing family cover-up.
May 2020

Bert Newton Season 11 Episode 2

4.0 22 x
Veteran entertainer Bert Newton discovers the father he never knew was a true patriot who devoted his life to his country. His maternal grandmother Alice leaves a lasting impression of a woman of great fortitude who fought for women’s rights and was surrounded by the love of her children, despite the criminal neglect of he...

Lisa Wilkinson Season 11 Episode 1

4.0 17 x
Journalist and television personality, Lisa Wilkinson, is on a deeply personal quest to unearth the truth about her maternal ancestors. Lisa’s mother, Beryl, was born illegitimately, and right up until her recent death, had many unanswered questions about her identity. Lisa encounters her Irish three-times great grandmothe...

S8 Ep6 - Shane Jacobson

4.0 3 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 10 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 19 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 ...