Who Do You Think You Are? Ė Series Two
This excellent SBS
genealogy series returns for a second season, featuring another six
Australian celebrities in search of their family histories and ancestral
The current season
features football legend Ron Barassi, actress Sigrid Thorton, actor Ben
Menelsohn, singer Christine Anu, celebrity chef Maggie Beer and folk
musician John Butler. Each of the well-known Australians is given their
own one-hour episode, which features them seeking answers from
relatives, examining old photos and documents and making significant and
often emotional personal journeys in the process.
If this all seems a
little dry, rest assured itís more interesting than it sounds. The
series has been deftly edited and features some moments of real
poignancy, such as when Barassi learns the details of his fatherís death
in World War II, or when John Butler sits and reads the journal of the
grandfather he never had a chance to know.
An intriguing glimpse
into the individual search for identity, and of what it means to be
Australian, this is a novel and compelling series that will engender an
appreciation of oneís own roots, and may just make you want to begin
charting your own ancestral voyage as well.
25 minutes of additional
A bonus track by John