Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 8 (2016)

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Well we’ve waited, and waited, and waited (longer than usual), but the wait is almost over folks … SBS have just made the announcement about Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 8, together with details of celebrities who’ll be dicovering their family this year. Not to mention giving the all important airing date.

So who’s features in this year’s episodes?

Delta Goodrem – Australian singer-songwriter and actress, and judge on The Voice.

Jane Turner – Australian actress and comedian. Well known for being Kath from the Kath & Kim tv show.

John Newcombe – Former tennis player from Australia who was ranked Number 1 in the world.

Mal Meninga – Former Australian professional rugby league football player, and now head coach of the Australian national team.

Peter Garrett – Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician. Garrett was lead singer of the rock band Midnight Oil from 1976 until it disbanded.

Rachel Griffiths – She is an Australian actress and director. She acting started with the 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding and continues to the present as she’s currently working on both movies and TV shows.

Shane Jacobson – Shane is an Australian actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his character “Kenny”, a plumber working for a portable toilet company.

SBS writes …

“tune in to find out the answers to burning questions like: Is Delta Goodrem’s hair so full and fabulous because she’s actually a direct descendant of Rapunzel? Is Aussie Comedy Legend Jane Turner’s family history noice, different and unusual? Take the journey of discovery with these favourites and more, including acting royalty Rachel Griffiths, sporting legends Mal Meninga and John Newcombe, rocker-turned-pollie Peter Garrett and certified Funny Person Shane Jacobson.”

From Prussia to the Pacific, to Scandinavia and the streets of Sydney, Who Do You Think You Are? Australia will once again highlight how the story of (modern) Australia is a story of immigration and diversity. Without it, we simply wouldn’t be who we are …”

Series 8 of Who Do You Think You Are? Australia begins
Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm (AEST) on SBS

And you can catch up on the previous seasons episodes when series 1-7 lands on SBS On Demand on 9 August.

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5 thoughts on “Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 8 (2016)

  1. It’s great to see WDYTYA coming back. A really great series. I have been doing my family history for nearly 30 years and find the show very interesting. The only thing I would like to see is that WDYTYA do a series on the everyday person instead of the well-known. I know this is done for ratings but would love to see this happen at one stage.

    I have entered my Family Tree Webpage below.

    Thanks for the great previous series and I am sure the next one will be just as good.
    Kindest Regards,

  2. Maxwell Cluff says:

    The series of WDYTYA has been great in showing the diversity of peoples backgrounds and the variety of their stories.

    These stories have been great but have occasionally made me envious of the assistance of professionals in following up ancestors and their stories.

    I hope we will continue to see further stories in the WDYTYA Series


  3. Gabriella Tsiprou says:

    Lucky researchers for Delta’s show as most of her father’s line has been traced to the 1600s and is already on their site. I am looking forward to the show to see if they have found some new and interesting stories. Hope to see to at the upcoming reunion Delta if you have caught the family history bug.

  4. It’s a great show but why can’t you do a series on ordinary people who would love to know where they come from

  5. I love history thus i love your show and have the bug for my family history.
    Would love to hear you are doing a series with a family like mine which have no family titles or famous in anyway.
    I have a family web site but at a stale mate now. Thank you for a great show.


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