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 the stories of six 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 are inextricably linked to the story of the nation - that their identity, just like all of ours, is part of Australia-¦s identity. Combining emotional personal journeys with big-picture history, these are inspiring, sometimes challenging, stories which remind us how weGÇÖve come to be the people that we are today. ADAM HILLS Comedian Adam Hills retraces the desperate journeys of his migrant ancestors, torn apart by war and prejudice as they search for a new life. ASHER KEDDIE Actress Asher Keddie sets out to find the origins of her creative passions, discovering a story from the past with eerie parallels to her own life. DON HANY On the trail of his ancestors, actor Don Hany journeys to the heart of Europe to investigate his controversial Hungarian grandfather, who was caught up in a Cold War flashpoint. MICHAEL CATON By retracing his history, iconic actor Michael Caton will uncover a family tragedy and an ancestorGÇÖs involvement in one of AustraliaGÇÖs greatest crime sprees. ROVE McMANUS Entertainer Rove McManus discovers his Great GrandfatherGÇÖs role in the violent Kimberley frontier, and the astonishing source of his own creative gifts. SUSIE PORTER Actor Susie Porter delves into her grandmotherGÇÖs mental illness, unpicking a thread that sends her on an incredible journey of heartache and self-discovery. LEX MARINOS On the trail of his ancestors, actor Lex Marinos journeys into AustraliaGÇÖs colonial past to investigate an ancestor accused of a terrible crime. JOHN HOWARD Actor John Howard follows his GrandfatherGÇÖs trail through the horrors of the Great War; and he finds a kindred spirit, an ancestor fighting for social justice, whilst battling his own demons.
Who Do You Think You Are? - Series 5
Australian celebrities play detective as they go in search of their family history