Sunday, January 20, 2008

Who Do You Think You Are? Australian Edition

Yes, I am rather slack in posting about this, as the Australian series started last week with Jack Thompson and tonight's episode was Kate Ceberano.

Have no flippin' idea what I'm waffling about?

Who Do You Think You Are? is a UK-based show in which they ask a different celebrity each week to climb their previously unresearched family tree, with warts, skeletons and all being unearthed to viewers.

Having watched the UK version I thought I was prepared for the Aussie series but actually it's better - these Aussie characters everyone knows in Aussie surroundings, brings the history and humanity of distant lives much closer, and helps flesh out what could be (to many) a dull and staid history of Australia into the vibrant, rich tapestry our past truly is.

And should you get the fancy to start shaking the family tree to see what drops out, SBS have online forums with history experts and others hunting ancestors to discuss ideas and answer questions.

Who Do You Think You Are?
7.30pm Sunday SBS


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