A South African version of the hit British series, Who Do You Think You Are?, tracking the ancestry of South African personalities.
Personalities will be going in search of their family history, bringing them face to face with the hidden stories of their ancestors.
These personalities will have a pivotal role in the series. Their stories will be used as "emblems" of the historical trends that have created modern South Africa and their experiences are likely to encourage viewers to think about exploring their own family ancestry.
"Each episode is presented as a highly personalised film, yet the wider historical themes they reveal situates the audience in the broader South African historical context,"
Runtime: 60 minutes
Who Do You Think You Are? - Who Do You Think You Are (Spice Girls song) - Netflix
“Who Do You Think You Are” is a song performed by British pop group Spice Girls. It was written by the group members with Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins—also known as Absolute—for the group's debut album Spice, released in November 1996. The song is heavily influenced by early 1990s Europop, and has a nu-disco-style beat that resembles the music of the late 1970s. Its lyrics are about the superstar life, and how someone can get trapped in the world of fame. In February 1997, the group opened the BRIT Awards with “Who Do You Think You Are”. The Union Jack dress that Geri Halliwell wore during the performance made the front page of various newspapers, and is now remembered as one of the most iconic symbols of Cool Britannia. “Who Do You Think You Are” became the official single of the 1997 Comic Relief, a video with the Sugar Lumps—a satirical version of the group—was released to help raise money for charitable causes and donated all the proceedings from the single. “Who Do You Think You Are” was a commercial and critical success, with Melanie Chisholm's vocals receiving praise from pop music critics. Released with “Mama” as a double A-side single in March 1997, it became the group's fourth consecutive number-one single in the United Kingdom, making them the first act in UK chart history to have its first four singles reach number one. Additionally, it was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), and performed well internationally, reaching the top ten in many European countries and New Zealand, and the top twenty in Australia, France, and Norway.
Who Do You Think You Are? - Chart performance - Netflix
“Who Do You Think You Are” was released in the UK as a double A-side single with “Mama” on 3 March 1997. It debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number one, with sales of 248,000 copies, becoming the group's fourth consecutive chart-topper. This made the Spice Girls the first act in UK chart history to have its first four singles reach number one, breaking the record set by Gerry & The Pacemakers, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers and Robson & Jerome with three number ones each. It spent three weeks at number one, nine weeks in the top forty, fifteen weeks in the top seventy-five, and sold 732,000 copies as of March 2017, earning a platinum certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). “Who Do You Think You Are” was commercially successful in Europe. It peaked at number three on the Eurochart Hot 100, and performed similarly in other European charts. It became the group's third number-one single in Ireland, and peaked inside the top ten in Belgium (both the Flemish and French charts), Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. In France, “Who Do You Think You Are” was released as a standalone single in June 1997. It debuted and peaked at number sixteen, and stayed ten weeks on the chart. In December 1997, it was certified silver by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP). In New Zealand, it debuted on 23 March 1997 at number ten, while their three first singles were slowly descending from the chart. It peaked at number six and stayed fifteen weeks on the chart. In Australia, it did not perform as well as their previous releases. In July 1997, it debuted on the singles chart at number thirteen, but was unable to reach a higher position and dropped off the chart after fourteen weeks.
Who Do You Think You Are? - References - Netflix