Footy legend and latter day 'Knight in Shining Armour' Ron Barassi has always believed that actions speak louder than words. In 'WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?' he embarks on a journey into his ancestry tracing the Barassi family line back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Victorian Gold Rush and discovers a heart-rending tale of violence, tragedy and redemption.
Australian film and TV industry luminary, actress Sigrid Thornton has cornered the market in feisty leading roles. She is best known recently for her role as the relationship-challenged magistrate Laura in Sea Change. In "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" she embarks on a journey into her ancestry uncovering a genetic tendency to get into trouble with the law.
Actor Ben Mendelsohn embarks on a journey into his ancestry to find out if he really is related to the famous composer of the Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn. In 'WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?' he traces the Mendelsohn family line back to the heart of Europe and discovers a thread of musical heritage in surprising quarters as well as a heart-rending tale of success, failure and heartbreak of Dickensian proportions.
Singer Christine Anu's ancestry is from the Torres Straits Islands. She would like to understand why music is so important in her life. Her 'WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?' journey takes her to England and the Torres Straits Islands where she discovers a heritage of music and culture, beyond her wildest dreams.
Celebrity "Cook" Maggie Beer is probably best known for being half of the TV duo "The Cook and The Chef". In "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" she embarks on a journey into her ancestry discovering a convict bigamist with a penchant for very tall tales.
Rock star and activist John Butler is searching for his heritage hoping to find poets, musicians and revolutionaries. In "Who Do You Think You Are?" he traces the Butler name back through generations of hardship to a matriarch who sang for her survival. Then he follows his Bulgarian ancestry to the mountain town of Koprivshtitsa and to an ancestor caught up in a violent revolt, central to the birth of a nation.