SBS is giving viewers the chance to catch up on the best moments of award-winning genealogical series Who Do You Think You Are? 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.
The special will air on Tuesday 6th September at 7.30pm on SBS, one week before the brand new season commences.
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
“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
The Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are? has delivered 48 stories, now available on SBS On Demand, since it first launched on SBS in January 2008. It has won critical acclaim, achieved strong 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