Happy Queen’s Birthday everybody. I’m actually off to our head of state’s homeland this week for Sheffield Doc/Fest and I hope to pick up some great films for SBS. More news on that when I’m back. Bit of a short one then this week although there’s still plenty going on:
Time for the Insight and Dateline teams to take a mid-year break – in other words a chance for more great docos! Death Unexplained (SBS ONE 8:40pm) is a must-see look into the real life workings of a coroner’s court as they try to determine unknown causes of death. Headed up by the charismatic coroner Alison Thompson, the team must investigate a rare case of suspected poisoning, a possible prescription drug overdose and the case of a man whose body lay undiscovered for months.
Into the Dragon’s Lair (SBS ONE 7:30pm) is a real life story of two men who decided to swim with crocodiles. With an Emmy nomination for best cinematography, the men discovered that beneath the water the crocodiles did not consider them prey. Do not try this!
A new three-part series launches this week with actress Caroline Quentin deciding to make her first trip to India after turning 50 (Caroline Quentin: A Passage to India SBSONE 7:30pm). What makes the series work is that there’s no grandstanding, Caroline is often out of her depth and she knows it. But she has a great sense of humour and a willingness to embrace everything that’s thrown at her.
Ever seen a giant squid? Ever seen inside of one? Inside Nature’s Giants returns to SBS ONE with this special on an astonishing creature as the team of animal experts see what we can learn from its anatomy (8:30pm).
Next Week: Speed of Life and Sex Magic: Manifesting Maya
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