Aired Tuesday 25 August, 7:30pm
17 Jul 2015 - 11:28 AM  UPDATED 15 Aug 2016 - 3:04 PM

Actor David Wenham rose to fame as ‘Diver Dan’ in the long-running TV series SeaChange. He has inhabited countless characters in a 30-year career spanning theatre, TV and film but the characters in David’s own bloodline remain largely unknown to him.

David was very close to his father, now deceased, yet he knows remarkably little about his background. What he does know is that his father’s birth name was not Wenham but Bateup. Delving into the mystery behind his father’s fostered childhood, David uncovers tales of horror and valour in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Somme, the double life of a homecoming hero, and a mother’s desperate struggle to remain connected to her son.

 

Interview with David Wenham 

David Wenham speaks about his experience on Who Do You Think You Are.

 

Interview with the director

Episode director Ili Barè discusses the making of Who Do You Think You Are with David Wenham.

 

Watch the first seven seasons of Who Do You Think You Are in full - streaming now at SBS On Demand.  

Join stars Julia Morris, Peter Garrett, Delta Goodrem, Rachel Griffiths, Mal Meninga, Jane Turner, Shane Jacobson and John Newcombe in Season Eight of Who Do You Think You Are. Starts Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm (AEST) on SBS.

Watch the trailer below: 

See also: Genealogy Resources

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