Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Great news for fans of hit TV drama Who Do You Think You Are? The show returns for a fourth series in March as six more Australian celebrities trace their family tree, uncovering secrets and stories from the past.

Shaun Micallef, Kerry O’Brien, Melissa George, Vince Colosimo, John Wood and Michael O’Loughlin travel to all corners of Australia and the globe to find the definitive answer to where they came from. Along the way secrets are uncovered and histories revealed – from heroic tales of military battles to harrowing tales of war’s legacy, from nineteenth century brothels to twentieth century child abandonment – with each celebrity discovering that their ancestors form an integral part of not only their own identity, but that of the nation.

Combining emotional and personal journeys with big-picture history, these inspiring and sometimes challenging stories remind us how Australians have come to be the people that we are today.

With Australia’s multicultural background, this is a global story, with each celebrity tracing their ancestors around the world. They travel to the places where their forebears would have lived, loved and died, and learn about the hardships and hurdles their ancestors overcame.

This is a fascinating chronicle of the social, ethnic and cultural evolution of Australia’s national identity.

Episodes

Shaun Micallef – 7:30pm Tuesday 27 March on SBS ONE

Kerry O’Brien – 7:30pm Tuesday 3 April on SBS ONE

Melissa George – 7:30pm Tuesday 10 April on SBS ONE

Vince Colosimo – 7:30pm Tuesday 17 April on SBS ONE

John Wood – 7:30pm Tuesday 24 April on SBS ONE

Michael O’Loughlin – 7:30pm Tuesday 1 May on SBS ONE

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2 Comments

Sue 

Fantastic news! We’re off exploring family history in England. We fly out the day the first episode screens and when we come back we’ll have the whole series to indulge in!

March 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Jann 

I have always thoroughly enjoyed watching each series with all the Stars. At our History Centre we do have to tell newcomers not to expect to be met at the Archive door by the Head Curator who has white gloves and a pile of documents all ready.

I wonder if you could run some sort of competition or other selection mode so that ordinary family researchers might also enjoy what the Stars are enjoying – perhaps one person with a brick wall could be chosen.
Regards, Jann

March 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm