Aired Tuesday 15 September, 7:30pm
17 Jul 2015 - 12:05 PM  UPDATED 15 Aug 2016 - 3:04 PM

Iconic entertainer Greig Pickhaver, known for his comedic alter ego HG Nelson, investigates the leading characters in his family history. His search uncovers a great-grandfather, Samuel Rinder, who in the late 19th century, made his fortune as a sheep trader during Bendigo’s boom years. As a wealthy man about town, Rinder spent much of his time and money down at the racetrack, but when economic recession loomed, he turned to crime.  

Greig also investigates a family secret that lies much closer to home. His childhood was dominated by his parents’ troubled marriage.  For the first time, Greig wants to look behind that relationship and investigate the events that shaped his mother’s life. 

 

Interview with Greig Pickhaver

Greig Pickhaver speaks about his experience on Who Do You Think You Are.

 

Interview with the director

Episode director Russell Vines discusses the making of Who Do You Think You Are with Greig Pickhaver.

 

 

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.

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See also: Genealogy Resources

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