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SBS Guide

27 Apr 2018 - 10:08 AM  UPDATED 27 Apr 2018 - 10:32 AM

It's the mistake most of us make - waiting until it's too late. We are all haunted by these mistakes that we've made, yet we never learn our lesson. It's time to stop the cycle.

Consider all of those great dramas that you keep on meaning to watch at SBS On Demand. The absorbing character dramas, the tantalising murder mysteries, the historical epics. They're always on your mind, but the time never feels right.

Well, time is running out. SBS On Demand is always adding exciting new dramas to the service, but to do that, it means we have to say goodbye to other great shows. 

Thankfully you have some time. The following shows are leaving on 30 May. This gives you a full month to dive deep into some of the world's best TV dramas. What are you waiting for?


The second season of this tense mystery drama launches a brand new story. Desecrated graves, dead bodies dug up and left in model homes... Every time, the same ritual: a woman, a man, a teenager, who weren't related but who form a new family. Who is digging up the bodies? Who is leaving them in model homes and why? [Note: Expires 19 May]


French drama set during the Second World War and based on true events, telling the story of a group of young heroes fighting for freedom from Nazi occupation who join forces to produce a newspaper

One Child 

A young Chinese-born woman adopted by a British couple returns to her homeland at her birth mother's request in order to assist the brother she never knew and who has now been charged with murder.


James Nesbitt stars in this powerful, affecting drama that traces the lives of three British soldiers from the first moments of the invasion of Basra in April 2003 to the present. Explores the personal journeys of three friends from the same army regiment, and how they are inspired to return to Basra for different reasons.

Tipping The Velvet

A vibrant and outrageously fun tale of love and life set in the hidden, decadent world of bohemian London in the 1890s, following the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.


The astounding saga of one of history's most extraordinary rulers, Tutankhamun, his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.

Spring Tide

1990. Under the glow of a full moon, a sadistic murder is committed on Nordkoster island - a young pregnant woman is buried in the sand, so that she slowly drowns as the tide rises. 25 years later, the case remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning is assigned the case to work on, as cold-case training at the Police Academy. Olivia becomes obsessed with the murder when she discovers that her father, who died several years ago, worked on the original investigation. She soon realises that she has to find the lead investigator, detective Tom Stilton.


Set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science - the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb - Manhattan follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

The Five

When a missing boy’s DNA turns up at a crime scene, twenty years after his mysterious disappearance, the lives of his family and friends are turned upside down. Jesse’s older brother Mark and childhood friends Danny, Pru and Slade, were the last people to see Jesse alive that day. They all must now come to terms with the fact that Jesse could be back. And as Danny – now a detective - investigates the crime, secrets from the past are about to be unearthed.

Aber Bergen - Season 1

Erik and Elea, two of Norway’s shrewdest and most persistent defense lawyers, used to be married. In this character-driven courtroom drama, the two must work together towards justice for their defendants.

Arne Dahl

High-flying financiers are being murdered and it is beginning to appear like the work of a serial killer. CID inspector Jenny Hultin puts together a team of top detectives to crack the case swiftly before there are more deaths and a national panic. One of the team, Paul Hjelm, is saved from a disciplinary hearing for shooting a hostage taker when he said he was unarmed. Together with his new colleagues he finds himself working 24 hours a day in shifts to find the killer quickly.

Beck - Season 5

Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in the flawed social structure of Stockholm, Sweden.

Lilyhammer - Season 3

Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos) stars as the fish out of water New York gangster turned informant in Scandinavian crime drama Lilyhammer.

The Border

A timely thriller where politics, opportunity and humanity collide. The story starts with a bomb attack which kills officers from a Border Guard unit deployed in the Bieszczady Mountains. Only one of them survives. Captain Rebrow loses his friends and his beloved Ewa in the attack. Shattered, he tries to get to the bottom of the assault and find out who is the mastermind behind the bombing.

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