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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.

Next On

Episode 10, Series 10

Tuesday October 24 at 2:10pm

John Simpson

Episode 10 | Series 10

John Simpson always thought his great grandfather was Samuel F Cody. It was only later that John discovered that his great grandmother had run off with Cody.

Episode 1, Series 11

Wednesday October 25 at 2:05pm

Julie Walters

Episode 1 | Series 11

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

Episode 5, Series 12

Wednesday October 25 at 9:30pm

Gareth Malone

Episode 5 | Series 12

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

Episode 5, Series 12

Thursday October 26 at 7:00am

Gareth Malone

Episode 5 | Series 12

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

Episode 2, Series 11

Thursday October 26 at 2:00pm

Brian Blessed

Episode 2 | Series 11

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

Episode 3, Series 11

Friday October 27 at 2:05pm

Tamzin Outhwaite

Episode 3 | Series 11

New Tricks star Tamzin Outhwaite investigates her Italian ancestry.

Episode 6, Series 13

Friday October 27 at 9:25pm

Sir Ian McKellen

Episode 6 | Series 13

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

Episode 6, Series 13

Saturday October 28 at 6:55am

Sir Ian McKellen

Episode 6 | Series 13

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

Episode 4, Series 11

Monday October 30 at 2:20pm

Brendan O'Carroll

Episode 4 | Series 11

Brendan O' Carroll attempts to track down the men who murdered his grandfather.

Episode 5, Series 11

Tuesday October 31 at 2:20pm

Sheridan Smith

Episode 5 | Series 11

Actress Sheridan Smith is keen to know where her musical talent comes from.

Episode 6, Series 11

Wednesday November 1 at 2:00pm

Mary Berry

Episode 6 | Series 11

Bake Off star Mary Berry sets off on a journey to find out more about her father's family.

Episode 7, Series 11

Thursday November 2 at 2:05pm

Martin Shaw

Episode 7 | Series 11

Actor Martin Shaw investigates the story of his grandfather, who walked out on his family.

Episode 8, Series 11

Friday November 3 at 2:10pm

Reggie Yates

Episode 8 | Series 11

Presenter and DJ Reggie Yates sets out on the trail of his grandfather.

Episode 7, Series 13

Friday November 3 at 9:30pm

Greg Davies

Episode 7 | Series 13

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

Episode 7, Series 13

Saturday November 4 at 7:20am

Greg Davies

Episode 7 | Series 13

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

Episode 9, Series 11

Monday November 6 at 2:15pm

Billy Connolly

Episode 9 | Series 11

Billy Connolly travels to India in the footsteps of his army ancestors.

Episode 10, Series 11

Tuesday November 7 at 2:15pm

Twiggy

Episode 10 | Series 11

Twiggy sets off to investigate her Mum's family in Victorian London.

Episode 1, Series 12

Wednesday November 8 at 2:20pm

Paul Hollywood

Episode 1 | Series 12

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

Episode 2, Series 12

Thursday November 9 at 2:15pm

Jane Seymour

Episode 2 | Series 12

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

Episode 3, Series 12

Friday November 10 at 2:15pm

Derek Jacobi

Episode 3 | Series 12

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

Episode 8, Series 13

Friday November 10 at 9:30pm

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 8, Series 13

Saturday November 11 at 7:00am

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 4, Series 12

Monday November 13 at 2:10pm

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

Tuesday November 14 at 2:05pm

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

Wednesday November 15 at 2:00pm

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

Thursday November 16 at 2:05pm

Frank Gardner

Episode 7 | Series 12

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

Episode 1, Series 2

Thursday November 16 at 6:30pm

Stephen Fry

Episode 1 | Series 2

This beautifully crafted programme climbs the family tree of Stephen Fry, following the branch of his Slovakian grandfather, a war hero who took his beet farming expertise to the UK…

Episode 8, Series 12

Friday November 17 at 2:10pm

Anita Rani

Episode 8 | Series 12

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

Episode 2, Series 2

Friday November 17 at 6:35pm

Jane Horrocks

Episode 2 | Series 2

Actress & comedienne Jane Horrocks explores her family tree, delving into the lives of her family during the industrial revolution, & discovers a great uncle who ended up in Toowoomba…

Episode 9, Series 13

Friday November 17 at 9:30pm

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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