Franco Di Chiera

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Skin Deep
For hundreds of years, human skin colour has been used as a marker of race. Now, science is uncovering the intricate relationship between skin colour and environment. When our ancient ancestors in Equatorial Africa lost their body hair and ventured…
Catherine Freeman
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Athlete Catherine Freeman goes in search of the source of her drive and determination, unearthing an unexpected family heritage. Gold medallist in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Catherine is an inspiration to many. She possesses an irrepressible pride in her…
Pipe Dreams (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
This is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth. In the late 1800s, two men shared a vision for opening up Western Australia by…
Jack Thompson
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Australian acting icon Jack Thompson unearths more than a couple of surprises--and significant Australian heritage--but where does he come from and who does he think he is? Born John Hadley Pain in Sydney in 1940, Jack took on the name…
Dennis Cometti
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Sports commentator Dennis Cometti finds mystery, murder and a gift for the gab as he follows his family tree back to Australia's settlement. From Meekatharra in Western Australian to northern Italy, Dennis discovers not only the hardship his grandfather faced…
No Milk No Honey
For many Britons the end of the First World War brought a sigh of relief and a period of optimism. However, this optimism quickly faded as thousands of ex-servicemen and unskilled civilians swelled the queues of Britain's Labour Exchanges to…
Geoffrey Robertson
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Barrister and human rights advocate Geoffrey Robertson QC believes that it is nurture not nature that shapes our moral integrity, but does his family history support his theory? Fifth generation Australian Geoffrey has lived in London for decades, but he…
Ita Buttrose
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Media personality and publisher Ita Buttrose discovers determination and drive may be hereditary as she puts her journalistic skills to the test to trace her global family. She knows of a relation named William Butters who sailed from Scotland to…
Who Do You Think You Are?
Australian celebrities play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. Taking us to all corners of Australia and the globe are six stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to…
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Kate Ceberano
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Singer Kate Ceberano is convinced she is descended from 'pirates and bums' but as she delves into her family tree she uncovers links to landed gentry, as well as an artistic past. Kate's expectations are inflated when she learns that…
L’Artista, ll Contadino - The Artist, The Peasant
This is the remarkable story of Guiseppe Mercuri, Italian artist, writer, poet and communist. Guiseppe Mercuri dreamed of emigrating to Australia with his family in the 1950's. He was refused entry on account of his communist party membership and only…