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Who Do You Think You Are?

Wednesdays at 8.30pm

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Well-known Australians 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 six stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to where they came from.

Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history

Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history

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Well-known Australians 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 six stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to where they came from.

Along the way, secrets are uncovered and struggles overcome, but most of all, each person is going to discover that the stories of individuals is inextricably linked to the story of the nation - that their identity, just like all of ours, is part of Australia¹s identity.

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

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Episode 8, Series 3

Saturday January 20 at 4:30am

Julia Sawalha

Episode 8 | Series 3

As Julia delves into her multicultural family history, she unearths clues that seem to prove her mothers French Huguenot heritage, and explores the role of Bedouin women.

Episode 9, Series 12

Saturday January 20 at 1:40pm

Mark Gatiss

Episode 9 | Series 12

Actor and writer Mark Gatiss untangles a tale of rags to riches in his family history.

Episode 9, Series 12

Sunday January 21 at 12:00am

Mark Gatiss

Episode 9 | Series 12

Actor and writer Mark Gatiss untangles a tale of rags to riches in his family history.

Episode 1, Series 12

Monday January 22 at 3:35pm

Paul Hollywood

Episode 1 | Series 12

Baker Paul Hollywood finds out about his grandfather's experiences in World War II.

Episode 2, Series 12

Tuesday January 23 at 3:40pm

Jane Seymour

Episode 2 | Series 12

Actress Jane Seymour discovers what happened to her Polish relatives during World War II.

Episode 3, Series 12

Wednesday January 24 at 3:35pm

Derek Jacobi

Episode 3 | Series 12

Actor Derek Jacobi discovers that he is descended from a Huguenot fleeing persecution.

Episode 10, Series 12

Wednesday January 24 at 6:30pm

Frances De La Tour

Episode 10 | Series 12

Frances de la Tour's family tree holds a clue which hints at aristocratic ancestors.

Episode 10, Series 12

Thursday January 25 at 4:50am

Frances De La Tour

Episode 10 | Series 12

Frances de la Tour's family tree holds a clue which hints at aristocratic ancestors.

Episode 4, Series 12

Thursday January 25 at 3:25pm

Jerry Hall

Episode 4 | Series 12

Jerry Hall wants to find out how her family, originally from Oldham, ended up in America.

Episode 5, Series 12

Friday January 26 at 3:40pm

Gareth Malone

Episode 5 | Series 12

Gareth Malone sets out to find out how far back his family's passion for music goes.

Episode 6, Series 12

Monday January 29 at 3:35pm

Anne Reid

Episode 6 | Series 12

Actress Anne Reid sets out to find out more about the history of her father's family.

Episode 7, Series 12

Tuesday January 30 at 3:40pm

Frank Gardner

Episode 7 | Series 12

Journalist Frank Gardner learns more about his mother's side of the family.

Episode 8, Series 12

Wednesday January 31 at 3:40pm

Anita Rani

Episode 8 | Series 12

Anita Rani find out what happened to her grandfather during the Partition of India.

Episode 1, Series 11

Wednesday January 31 at 6:30pm

Julie Walters

Episode 1 | Series 11

Actress and national treasure Julie Walters follows her roots back to rural Ireland.

Episode 1, Series 11

Thursday February 1 at 4:30am

Julie Walters

Episode 1 | Series 11

Actress and national treasure Julie Walters follows her roots back to rural Ireland.

Episode 9, Series 12

Thursday February 1 at 3:25pm

Mark Gatiss

Episode 9 | Series 12

Actor and writer Mark Gatiss untangles a tale of rags to riches in his family history.

Episode 10, Series 12

Friday February 2 at 3:40pm

Frances De La Tour

Episode 10 | Series 12

Frances de la Tour's family tree holds a clue which hints at aristocratic ancestors.

Episode 1, Series 13

Monday February 5 at 3:35pm

Danny Dyer

Episode 1 | Series 13

Actor Danny Dyer sets out to discover the history of his family in the East End of London.

Episode 2, Series 13

Tuesday February 6 at 3:40pm

Amanda Holden

Episode 2 | Series 13

Amanda Holden explores her French ancestry.

Episode 3, Series 13

Wednesday February 7 at 3:25pm

Liz Bonnin

Episode 3 | Series 13

Liz Bonnin investigates her parents' lineages on the islands of Trinidad and Martinique.

Episode 2, Series 11

Wednesday February 7 at 6:30pm

Brian Blessed

Episode 2 | Series 11

Brian Blessed has always loved his name - but has no idea where his ancestors came from.

Episode 2, Series 11

Thursday February 8 at 4:15am

Brian Blessed

Episode 2 | Series 11

Brian Blessed has always loved his name - but has no idea where his ancestors came from.

Episode 4, Series 13

Thursday February 8 at 3:25pm

Cheryl

Episode 4 | Series 13

Singer Cheryl tracer her roots and discovers a sea-faring ancestor and a family tragedy.

Episode 5, Series 13

Friday February 9 at 3:40pm

Ricky Tomlinson

Episode 5 | Series 13

Ricky Tomlinson traces his roots and discovers that he comes from generations of carters.

Episode 6, Series 13

Monday February 12 at 3:35pm

Sir Ian McKellen

Episode 6 | Series 13

Sir Ian McKellen uncovers a theatrical ancestor and a Victorian political activist.

Episode 7, Series 13

Tuesday February 13 at 3:40pm

Greg Davies

Episode 7 | Series 13

Greg Davies uncovers the deepest Welsh roots anyone could wish for.

Episode 8, Series 13

Wednesday February 14 at 3:25pm

Warwick Davis

Episode 8 | Series 13

Warwick Davis uncovers the story of his three times great grandfather - a postman who lived a double life.

Episode 3, Series 11

Wednesday February 14 at 6:30pm

Tamzin Outhwaite

Episode 3 | Series 11

New Tricks star Tamzin Outhwaite investigates her Italian ancestry.

Episode 3, Series 11

Thursday February 15 at 3:55am

Tamzin Outhwaite

Episode 3 | Series 11

New Tricks star Tamzin Outhwaite investigates her Italian ancestry.

Episode 9, Series 13

Thursday February 15 at 3:25pm

Sunetra Sarker

Episode 9 | Series 13

Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore the Bengali heritage she ignored when she was growing up in Liverpool.

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