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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC2 
Show Genre: Documentary Series
Season Premiere: Sunday, May 31, 2009
Season Finale: Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time: 21h00 - 22h00

Show Summary


Who Do You Think You Are? is a South African genealogy documentary series based on the British series of the same name and produced locally by Rapid Blue which delves into the family history of celebrities, tracing their ancestry and revealing secrets and surprises from their pasts.

The series premiered on SABC2 on Sunday 31 May 2009, at 21h00. There are 12 hour-long episodes in the first season that were split into two parts of six.  The show returned for Part 2 on Sunday, 16 August 2009 at 21h00.

New episodes aired weekly.

Synopsis

Who Do You Think You Are? delves into the family history of familiar South African faces, tracing their ancestry and revealing secrets and surprises from their pasts.

The series gives viewers the tools to dig into their own pasts and uncover the part their ancestors played in shaping their lives today.

Based on the international format of the same name, each episode features a celebrity who goes in search of who they are by following their family tree to find out more about their ancestors.

As they discover more about who's who in their family, they get to know themselves better.

The show uses different genealogy investigations to uncover the families' past. These include special DNA testing and archive research and shows how to apply them to any family.

The celebrities featured in the Part 1 line-up are:

1. Nthati Moshesh (Actress)
2. Riaan Cruywagen (Newsreader)
3. Meshack Mavuso (Actor)
4. Candice Moodley (Presenter)
5. HHP (Musician)
6. Kurt Schoonraad (Comedian)

The celebrities featured in the Part 2 line-up are:

7. Dawn Matthews (Actress)
8. Colin Moss (Presenter, Actor)
9. Dion Chang (Trend Analyst)
10. Patricia Glyn (Presenter, Adventurer)
11. Vusi Mahlasela (Jazz Musician)
12. Zapiro (Cartoonist)

Show Trivia


The original format of the show premiered in the UK and has gone on to have versions in Canada, Australia, Ireland and the USA.

Celebrities featured in the UK show include Jerry Springer, Jeremy Clarkson, Nigella Lawson, Jeremy Irons and David Schwimmer.

The UK version was broadcast in South Africa on DStv's Zone Reality and BBC Knowledge channels.

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Narrator - Himself Fezile Mpela
Herself Nthati Moshesh
Himself Riaan Cruywagen
Himself Meshack Mavuso
Herself Candice Moodley
Himself HHP
Himself Kurt Schoonraad
Himself Dion Chang
Herself Dawn Matthews
Himself Colin Moss
Himself Zapiro
Himself Vusi Mahlasela
Herself Patricia Glyn

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