DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Weekly Preview - FIND­ING YOUR ROOTS, SBS One, 7.30pm

ROBERT Downey Jr and Mag­gie Gyl­len­haal aren’t re­lated, but they have sev­eral things in com­mon. Apart from be­ing ac­tors. Their an­ces­tors also came from Europe. Yeah, well them and how many hun­dred mil­lion other Amer­i­cans, you’re think­ing. But this isn’t some scratch the sur­face episode of Who Do You Think You Are? The work is done for them here, and the host, aca­demic, writer and gen­eral over-achiever Henry Louis Gates, un­veils the ev­i­dence, cul­mi­nat­ing with the elab­o­rate fam­ily tree. It’s gen­uinely ex­cit­ing, for them and for us, es­pe­cially when the tree looks like this pair’s tonight.

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