Who Do You Think You Are? is a British genealogy documentary series produced by Wall to Wall Television which delves into the family history of celebrities, tracing their ancestry and revealing secrets and surprises from their pasts.
The series premiered in the UK on the BBC on 12 October, 2004. An eighth season premieres in the UK in 2010. Episodes are an hour in length.
Who Do You Think You Are? originally premiered in South Africa on DStv's Zone Reality channel on Monday 5 March 2007, at 19h00. It later aired on DStv's BBC Knowledge channel, beginning with the fourth season (the first three seasons did not air on BBC Knowledge).
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 did not air in South Africa.
Season 3 delves into the family history of eight familiar 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.
The emotionally-charged season traverses the globe as each celebrity - from Robert Lindsay and David Tennant to Nigella Lawson and Jeremy Irons - explores their personal history and discovers fascinating facts that had been hidden by the passage of time.
1. Barbara Windsor
2. Robert Lindsay
3. Colin Jackson
4. David Tennant
5. David Dickinson
6. Nigella Lawson
7. Jeremy Irons
8. Julia Sawalha
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Channel: Zone Reality | Premiere: 5 Mar 2007 | Finale: 16 Mar 2007 | Weekdays, 19h00
Season 2 (6 episodes)
Channel: Zone Reality | Premiere: 14 May 2007 | Finale: 30 May 2007 | Mon/Wed, 20h00
Season 3 (8 episodes)
Did not air in South Africa
Season 4 (7 episodes)
Channel: BBC Knowledge | Premiere: 3 Sep 2008 | Finale: 15 Oct 2008 | Wednesdays, 17h30
Season 5 (8 episodes)
Channel: BBC Knowledge | Premiere: 14 May 2009 | Finale: 2 Jul 2009 | Thursdays, 21h30
Season 6 (5 episodes)
Channel: BBC Knowledge | Premiere: 2 Mar 2010 | Finale: 30 Mar 2010 | Tuesdays, 20h30