Who Do You Think You Are Series 5
documentary series Who Do You Think You Are returns to DVD,
thanks to a successful run on SBS. The premise behind the series is
simple, investigate the lives of popular Australians such as Adam Hills
or Lex Marinos and uncover their ancestry that may hold secrets and
stories that these Australians never knew. It's also quite an emotional
journey as these Australian identities let you into their lives and in
essence tell the story that helped shape who they are today.
Series 5 of
Who Do You Think You Are features 8 episodes which is included on this
2-disc release from Madman with the following Australian identities;
episode focuses on Adam Hills, comedian and former host of Spicks and
Specks who is given a real history lesson on his ancestry. Although
his mother is of Maltese descent, we learn that he had nobility in his
lineage and the show manages to trace back his heritage to 1460 to that
of Matteo Vassallo. That's quite an impressive feat!
highlight of the series was Don Hany who knew virtually nothing of his
Hungarian heritage. However as the episode continues, both Don and the
viewer discover the dark history of his Hungarian grandfather, Jozsef
Szabo and due to the show, he managed to reunited his mother with her
sister who have not spoken for over 30 years. Quite a touching episode.
Who Do You Think You Are so compelling is the journey that these
identities are taken on. Not only is it an emotional rollercoaster ride
but we learn some hidden secrets that they have allowed the Australian
audience to share such as stories of war, depression, health and escape
from prejudice. Running at over 400 minutes, this series will
captivate you, sometimes make you cry, laugh and experience a truly
emotional journey that helped create these amazing individuals.