Julia Morris, Peter Garrett, Delta Goodrem and Rachel Griffiths join the cast of the new season of Who Do You Think You Are?
New season begins Tuesday, 13 September, 7.30pm on SBS
Join eight much-loved Australians for an emotional journey of surprising self-discovery, as they find out who they are. Julia Morris, Peter Garrett, Delta Goodrem, Rachel Griffiths and Mal Meninga join the cast for season eight of the celebrated genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? which delves into the ancestry of prominent Australians.
This all-new eight part season, also starring Jane Turner, Shane Jacobson and John Newcombe, sees eight of Australia’s most respected and recognisable faces follow the trail of their own
ancestors, striving to make sense of the present by connecting with their family’s past. It’s also a rarely seen and unique insight into the personal family lives and pasts of these famous faces revealing them as ordinary sons, daughters and parents.
These prominent Australians trace their genealogy to astonishing and unexpected locations both here and abroad. Along the way, tales of triumph and tragedy are uncovered including heart-stopping and intriguing stories that involve slavery, kidnapping, cannibalism and the IRA. One celebrity finds family connections they didn’t know existed and another applauds their racy relative’s courage.
The series reflects the countless different paths that led the way to modern Australia, with tales from the grandeur of the Prussian court to the swelter of Pacific Islands, via the midnight sun in Scandinavia and the vaults of the Bank of England. The illustrious protagonists learn of the sacrifices their forebears made, overcoming hurdles and heartbreak to allow their offspring to shine and
help make up the proud patchwork of diversity that is Australia in the 21st century.
Who Do You Think You Are? is a fascinating chronicle of the social, ethnic and cultural evolution of Australia and these emotional and personal stories reveal a bigger picture of Australia’s diverse national identity and how Australians have become the people they are today.
Who Do You Think You Are? is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia for SBS.
You can watch a sneak peek here
Interesting that Warner Bros. has taken over production of the show (similar to The Bachelor/ette on Ten) after Perth-based Artemis International produced the first seven seasons. WB produces the original UK version and licenses the format internationally.