Who Do You Think You Are?

Oh, I see.

SBS are currently showing repeats at 3pm on Tuesdays. Today was Luke Nguyen from Season 7. If they keep going, they may show Season 8 soon and then Season 9.

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Next week 7 May

Jennifer Byrne


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Caught with the new season premiere (Scott Cam) tonight. Great episode but the product placement that Scott took an Ancestry DNA test was annoying. Amazing discovery that Caminiti’s name (on Scott’s father’s side) went for at least ten generations and 500 years. Plus the episode busted the rumour that his mother’s ancestors had a Gypsy background.

It was. However, aren’t you guilty of often listing the sponsors (and product placement) in reality shows here?

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When Noni Hazlehurst was interviewed on The Project for Every Family Has A Secret, Magda Szubanski mentioned they had both been on Who Do You Think You Are and that Lisa Wilkinson has just done it.

So Lisa Wilkinson will be part of the next season.

SBS is showing repeats from next Tuesday (July 23), starting with David Wenham from season 4.
Meanwhile, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe features in the new season of the BBC series, which premieres next Monday.

Noni Hazlehurst repeat is on Sunday 21 July.

Tuesday 30 July -

A retrospective special featuring 40 of Australia’s most loved celebrities who have appeared on this show.

Looks like SBS is repeating season 9 on 7.30pm Sundays, this week is Charlie Teo which was episode 2 of the season. Gives me an opportunity to tape it on PVR rather than catching up online.

Confirmed by SBS at its 2020 upfronts. Also featuring in season 11 are Troy Cassar-Daley and Bert Newton with more names to come. Patti Newton appeared on the final episode of season 9.

UPDATE 20/4: the complete line-up for season 11 include Lisa Wilkinson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Bert Newton, former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Kat Stewart, Cameron Daddo, Denise Scott and Lisa Curry. It premieres on Tuesday, May 19 at 7.30pm.

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 11

From Tuesday 19 May at 07:30 PM

In Series 11 of “Who Do You Think You Are?”, our inquisitive personalities unlock past mysteries and
unbelievable real-life stories from across the world. In Australia, and across the world, this fascinating
series delivers history that is both personal and universal.

This season, viewers can expect tears, laughter, shocking discoveries, emotional revelations and some intriguing surprises. One of the cast discovers the father they never knew was a true patriot who devoted his life to his country, while another traces lost German roots. One learns about heroic wartime adventures and another gets insights into their Indigenous history. as these renowned Australians travel around the world to explore their family trees and delve back centuries into their ancestry. Through these journeys, a rare insight into their lives behind the cameras emerge.

The emotional and personal stories in Who Do You Think You Are? reveal a bigger picture of Australia’s diverse national identity.

Julie Bishop, Kat Stewart, Cameron Daddo, Denise Scott and Lisa Curry join the cast of the much-loved genealogy series, which investigates the ancestry of prominent Australians. The all-new eight-part season also features previously announced Australian icons Lisa Wilkinson, Bert Newton, and Troy Cassar-Daley

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Next week’s season premiere has been getting a lot of coverage in the media, including this one from The Age Green Guide tomorrow:

The show will return in 2021 for season 12, with first two personalities announced.

Well-known Australians including Celia Pacquola and Uncle Jack Charles, play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. Taking us to all corners of Australia and the globe are eight stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to where they came from. Along the way, secrets are uncovered and histories are revealed, as each person discovers just who their ancestors were.

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 12

From Tuesday 8 June, 8 episodes.

Who Do You Think You Are? takes celebrities on a personal journey into their past, sharing their emotion and surprise as they uncover stories at the heart of their family history. In Series 12, all 8 episodes will be shot exclusively in Australia.

Chris Bath, Celia Pacquola, Malcolm Turnbull, Jack Charles, Grant Denyer, Denise Drysdale, Jeff Fatt, Natalie Bassingthwaighte

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I’m looking forward to the new season especially Chris Bath and Denise Drysdale episodes.

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Synopsis of season 12 premiere

When Celia Pacquola digs into her beloved mum’s family, she finds her three-times Scottish great-grandfather, John Rae, was Sydney’s first Town Clerk, and his talent as a landscape painter was of historic significance. She learns of the romance and tragedy of John Rae’s life in Sydney, and how that spurs him on to create a lasting legacy for future generations of Australians.

Season 12 broadcast schedule (this post updates)
June 8 - Celia Pacquola
June 15 - Malcolm Turnbull
June 22 - Denise Drysdale
June 29 - Jeff Fatt
July 6 - Uncle Jack Charles (NAIDOC Week)
July 13 - Grant Denyer
July 20 - Chris Bath
July 27 - Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is on Stellar magazine today ahead of her episode on July 27.

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