Ahead of the season premiere of Who Do You Think You Are? SBS will screen a one hour special Who Do You Think You Are? Australia in which previous participants will reflect on what it was trace their genealogy.
This will include never before seen footage and interviews.
Amongst those who will look back are Adam Hills, Magda Szubanski, Adam Goodes, Richard Roxburgh, Kerry O’Brien, Tina Arena, Maggie Beer and Vince Colosimo.
The 2017 season begins a week later on SBS.
“Interestingly, I think the program really impacted on my coming out actually . . . seeing the example of my Grandparents who risked everything to hide Jewish people in the war in Poland, it just left me with this sense of, I’m made of them and I have to do the right thing . . .” – Magda Szubanski
“What is great about the show is… I think that it tells so many beautiful, heart-breaking, funny stories about who we are as a people, the tribe that we are… that we have made here… I think that’s a great gift.” – Richard Roxburgh
Who Do You Think You Are? Australia is a candid one hour retrospective special featuring forty of Australia’s most-loved celebrities and many favourite moments from the series’ ten year history.
Who Do You Think You Are? Australia features exclusive, never-seen-before interviews with leading Australian faces and highlights of the hit history series to reveal the life-changing impact the show had on its high profile participants. It also uncovers the rich, surprising and moving immigration tapestry of Australia’s past.
The program will air on Tuesday 6th September at 7.30pm on SBS before delving into the brand new series of Who Do You Think You Are? beginning Tuesday 13 September. Catch the best moments of this award-winning genealogical series combined with revealing insights on what it was like to take part in the show from Adam Hills, Magda Szubanski, Adam Goodes, Richard Roxburgh, Kerry O’Brien, Tina Arena, Maggie Beer and Vince Colosimo.
Who Do You Think You Are? has been a smash hit on Australian TV for almost a decade. This one hour special features highlights from 40 episodes from Who Do You Think You Are? series 1-6 and uncovers the life changing impact the show had on its famous participants.
“Something definitely, definitely shifted in me because of the journey; it enabled me to answer those questions that I really wanted answered.” – Tina Arena
The Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are? has delivered 48 exceptional stories, now available on SBS On Demand, since it first launched on SBS in January 2008. It has won critical acclaim, achieved record breaking ratings for the network and ignited a passion for family history. Now for the first time some participants speak about what it was like to take part, revealing powerful emotions and reactions that will surprise and delight.
“To go on the journey with ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ really opened me up to my culture . . . it just makes such a difference to who I am as a person.” Adam Goodes
“It did make me quite angry . . . for my Grandmother who had to sit there and sit through this and be told no, you’re not good enough – go away, learn some English and come back.” Vince Colosimo
Who Do You Think You Are? is produced by Artemis International and Serendipity Productions for SBS.
7:30pm Tuesday on SBS.