Returning: Who Do You Think You Are? (Aus)
Noni Hazlehurst, Patti Newton, Todd McKenney, Justine Clarke amongst 9th season subjects of SBS genealogy series.
SBS has now confirmed the full cast for the 9th local season of Who Do You Think You Are?
Noni Hazlehurst, John Jarratt (coincidentally both ex-partners), Patti Newton, Todd McKenney, Justine Clarke, Charlie Teo, Ernie Dingo and Natalie Imbruglia will all trace their genealogy when the show returns in mid-April.
High-profile personalities hunt through global archives to uncover the stories of their ancestor’s pasts and piece together their own family tree. As the family histories of these outstanding Australians unfold, a rare insight into their lives behind the cameras, off-stage and outside of the operating room emerges.
The stories in season nine of Who Do You Think You Are? uncover surprising and unlikely tales of child stars performing in 19th Century India, working class heroes fighting battles against Napoleon and how the fall of the iron curtain divided a family. One performer discovers stories of romance and heartbreak in her family of travelling acrobats, while another’s unknown ties to Chinese ancestry is revealed, and another participant is shocked to learn of a dark family secret involving infanticide.
As the trail of their ancestry takes the eight Australian celebrities around the world to Belarus, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK, and closer to home in Norfolk Island and all around Australia, these emotional tales reflect the diversity of Australia and our evolution into the cultural melting pot of today.
Who Do You Think You Are? discovers the unknown ancestry of eight well-known Australian personalities, and in turn the multicultural identity that continues to define Australia.
Tuesday 17 April, 7.30pm on SBS.