• Seasons 1 and 2 of the great British crime drama Fortitude are coming soon to SBS On Demand. (SBS)Source: SBS
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28 Sep 2017 - 2:04 PM  UPDATED 19 Oct 2017 - 10:45 AM

If dark, moody, and thoroughly intense crime dramas are your idea of fun, it's okay - we understand completely. This is why SBS are bringing you 'Crime Time' - a must-watch collection of the world's best crime dramas.

You’ll be obsessed with the complete seasons of these pulse-racing, globe-trotting titles, with the very best from France, Norway, Canada, Sweden and more. All meticulously hand picked for you, a member of our discerning, crime thriller loving audience.

Streaming now at SBS On Demand:


Six episodes

Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, adapted from Giles Blunt's award-winning mystery novel Forty Words for Sorrow. The series stars Billy Campbell as John Cardinal and Karine Vanasse as Lise Delorme, detectives investigating the murder of a young girl.


Eight episodes

Valkyrien centres on a doctor who runs an illegal, underground clinic in an old bomb shelter, where he treats criminals, emergency patients, and others who can't or won't seek medical help in a regular hospital.

Below The Surface

Eight episodes

Copenhagen, 2017. 15 innocent people are held hostage underground in a subway train. As a media frenzy ensues, the country finds itself divided on whether or not to negotiate with terrorists. Over the course of eight days, growing fear and desperation grip Denmark while those trapped underground begin to lose hope of survival.


Eight episodes

Former criminal Rickard has vanished. Fleeing Sweden and the old friends he has testified against, he abandons his name, his life, and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years later and still with a price on his head, Rickard knows that a return home would be a death sentence. And so he ekes out his existence as a small-time crook in the back alleys of Phuket. But when his fifteen-year-old daughter Thyra comes looking for him, Rickard's self-imposed exile in this gritty paradise is soon under threat. 


Season 1 [12 episodes]
Season 2 [10 episodes]

Fortitude is a town in the Arctic that is unlike any other place on Earth. Surrounded by the picturesque polar landscape and filled with residents who form a tight-knit community, the town has never been the site of a violent crime. That changes, though, when a research scientist is killed, which leads to an investigation that prompts police officers begin to suspect and mistrust one another.

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Ouro: Amazon Gold

Eight episodes

Vincent, a 20-year old geology student from Paris, travels deep into the Amazonian jungles of French Guyana for an internship at a gold mining company. Taken under the wing of local gold lord Antoine Serra, Vincent quickly falls into the much more lucrative – and more dangerous – world of gold trafficking.

The Frozen Dead

Six episodes

A horrific discovery in a small town nestled high in the French Pyrenees begins to unravel a dark mystery that has been hidden for years.  

Professor T

Season 2 [13 episodes]

Eccentric psychology professor Jasper Teerlinck, “Professor T”, is back advising the police with his unique style in the second season of this Belgian crime series. Series 1 also available on SBS On Demand.

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The Bureau

10 episodes across 3 seasons

"Malotru", a French intelligence officer, undercover in Syria for 6 years, is called back home. He will face the difficulty to forget his undercover identity, the disappearance of a colleague in Algeria, and the training of a young girl.


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12 episodes

Follows Diego and Simon, research scientists investigating the murder of Diego's wife, Valentina, while she was investigating an environmental disaster in Corrientes. Based on actual events. 

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