Noni Hazlehurst returns to uncover eight gripping family stories, with season 3 premiering Thursday 24 March at 7.30pm on SBS.
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24 Feb 2022 - 8:57 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2022 - 12:47 PM

Noni Hazlehurst returns to present the acclaimed documentary series Every Family has a Secret on Thursday 24 March with season 3 featuring more secrets than ever before.

Over four weeks, eight families find answers across the world, revealing the dark pasts, lies and buried scandals that have been hidden from them for decades.

Noni Hazlehurst says: “This program changes lives. It’s my privilege and pleasure to be invited back for season 3, and to play a small role in helping our participants as they bravely attempt to make sense of secrets that have haunted them for years. Their stories are incredible, and their responses, truly moving.”

From Sydney to Darwin and then onto Alice Springs, Arrernte police officer Danielle Chisholm is on a journey to find out the answer to a 100-year-old secret – is she a member of the British royal family? South Australian woman Linda Lawless goes in search of information about her father, a Roman Catholic priest who she believes may have broken his vow of chastity numerous times, and Perth businesswoman Lisa Bird investigates her grandfather’s life in the Bahamas and his relationship with one of the 20th Century’s most notorious mob bosses.

From Adelaide to Sydney to Hungary, South Australian businessman Peter Eden grew up trusting his father’s grandiose stories, which cast him as a hero during World War II, but now he’s questioning whether his father was actually responsible for a horrific Hungarian war crime. Adelaide journalist and author Derek Pedley returns to his hometown, Perth in a bid to discover his dad’s identity. Melbourne siblings Priti and Prashant Ieracci have spent their lives trying to find out the circumstances surrounding their mother’s death in India – did their father murder her?

At four years of age West Australian Dawn Slater was abandoned at a London train station. Decades later she is discovering why her mother took the drastic action and what became of her missing siblings. And, after 40 years of searching, with many missteps, Perth adoptee Heather Horne returns to her birthplace in New Zealand to finally reunite with her mum.

Every Family Has a Secret is a four-part series produced by Artemis Media for SBS, with funding from Screen Australia and Screenwest in association with Lotterywest. 

Every Family Has a Secret season 3 premieres Thursday 24 March at 7.30pm on SBS and will air over four weeks. Every Family has a Secret will be subtitled in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean and will be added to the subtitled collection at SBS On Demand, available immediately after its premiere. Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now at SBS On Demand. Start with season 1: