This is such a smart and simple premise from the team at Working Dog that it was key they had the right person host the show to ensure the focus was always on the guest. Casting Brian Nankervis to guide and direct the conversation is inspired as he has that rare quality that allows him to connect with people instantly. You can see them warm to him as they share about life and the joy or sadness behind the many pictures they’ve chosen to share. CAN. NOT. WAIT. From the press release:
Flicking through someone’s early photo collection tells us so much about who they are today. Pictures of You is a deceivingly simple idea – and one that the team from Working Dog has wanted to explore for quite some time.
Hosted by Brian Nankervis, it’s about well-known people, or in this case people we assume we know well, sharing photos from their formative years.
Brian discovers there’s something disarmingly honest and revealing about old photos, as guests including Zoe Ventoura, Julia Morris, Anh Do, Peter Helliar, Megan Washington, Layne Beachley, Russell Gilbert and Shane Jacobson share what has shaped them, their family, their childhood hobbies, where they took holidays and even what the hell they were thinking with their Year 12 formal outfit!
Even for well-known Australians who might have reason to be a little guarded about their personal modern day lives, old family snapshots hold no such fears and Pictures of You reaps from the reveal.
While he’s no stranger to Australian television audiences and is most recognized for his role as adjudicator on RockWiz , this is the first time in Brian’s career that he has a show of his own. Guiding guests through their childhood photos and encouraging them to talk openly about their formative years shows Brian at his best – a warm, encouraging, interested yet not intrusive listener.
Pictures of You Special Presentation – Tue 27/3 9:30pm, Ch7.
The series will return after Easter.