Daily picks: Who Do You Think You Are?

Daily picks:  Who Do You Think You Are?

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Who Do You Think You Are? Marta DusseldorpCredit:

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? ★★★ 

7.30pm, SBS

Fortunately this genealogy series hasn’t yet turned up a lineage of blameless bakers. Everybody profiled here has a noteworthy ancestor or skeleton in the family closet. Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Janet King) is such an endearingly familiar face that her ancestry seems almost as interesting as one’s own. Her maternal roots stretch to Germany and Switzerland, thrilling her with stories of strong, compassionate women.

The recording StudioCredit:

THE RECORDING STUDIO ★★★½

8pm, ABC

This mix of total amateurs and semi-professionals in this touching project makes for a surprising mix of end products. Oftentimes, the more raw the performance, the better. The practised voice of a young pregnant woman singing Fleetwood Mac’s Songbird to her baby is indeed a delight, and the original country composition a musical family sings to their late father is moving. But it’s an 88-year-old crooner with dementia who slays with a Sinatra classic.

House RulesCredit:

HOUSE RULES ★★½

7.30pm, Seven

Isn’t it amazing how two pro-surfer sisters from WA who, before their introduction to the renovation reality world, could barely tell the difference between a drill and a screwdriver, are rapidly climbing the leaderboard with their room makeovers? Not really, considering there are real tradies to do the actual work. Tonight, the beguiling Mikaela and Eliza get to clock off and watch their competitors transform their mother’s Margaret River home.

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