Insight, Dateline and The Feed are back for 2020 (Tuesdays on SBS from 8.30pm) with brand new episodes that explore global issues and events, deliver hard-hitting investigations, connect audiences with first person stories from across Australia and also take a lighter look at life.
As we await new episodes, let's take a look back at some of the best episodes from 2019 that are now available to stream at SBS On Demand.
New episodes: Tuesdays 8:30PM on SBS.
Enjoy some of the best 2019 conversation starters:
One in 25 Australian adults will be estranged from their family at some point. It’s a difficult, often-hidden experience that can elicit many emotions: shame, heartache, even happiness. This week Insight hears what it’s like to be estranged from a family member, and under what circumstances reconciliation might be possible.
Quads and Quins
What happens after four or more siblings share a womb? Insight considers the challenges and triumphs in multiples families, from pregnancy and birth, to parenting and growing up. This episode explores the hype, trauma and logistics; and the incomparable bonds between siblings whose lives are linked from womb to adulthood.
Wrongfully Convicted Part 1 and Part 2
In criminal law it’s said that ‘it’s better that ten guilty men go free than one innocent man be wrongly convicted.’ Tonight, in the first of our 2 part special, we meet men and women who have been sent to jail only to have their conviction later quashed.
Preventing Bowel Cancer
Jenny Brockie takes a look at why there are so many Australians getting bowel cancer, and discusses what people can do to prevent it.
Weight Loss Surgery
Nearly two thirds of Australians are overweight or obese and more of us are turning to surgery to deal with the problem. Insight explores how medical professionals decide who should be eligible for the life-changing surgery and how we measure its success.
A Stranger Saved My Life
There’s a unique and lifelong bond between a person whose life was saved by a stranger, and the stranger who, through chance, compassion or extraordinary generosity, has saved them. What happens when a stranger saves your life?
Jenny Brockie takes a look at whether it’s possible for a divorce to end well. She chats to couples who have divorced, and looks at how cases can differ in some situations.
For generations of professional footballers, it was not uncommon to return to the playing field straight after a big hit to the head. Years on, some are suffering from serious neurological problems. Insight talk to these players and find out what the science is saying about long-term impacts of concussion.
Vitamins and Supplements
More and more of us are turning to vitamins and dietary supplements to treat specific ailments, or boost overall health and wellness. The industry has doubled over the last 10 years – we’re now spending more money on complementary medicines than we do on prescription ones, an estimated $4.9bn each yeah. But while some medical professionals say they work to treat ailments and deficiencies, or boost overall health and wellness, others say the scientific.
New episodes: Tuesdays at 9:30PM.
Dateline brings you the most inspiring reports from across the globe. 2019 took us to America, Libya and Sweden to name a few.
Dying for Medicine in America
In the lead up to the 2020 presidential election, the US is caught in a ferocious battle over prescription drug prices. With some life-saving medications rising in cost by more than 5000%, Dateline meets the Americans begging and borrowing to stay alive and turning to Australia for help.
Hong Kong’s Crazy Rich and Mega Poor
Hong Kong has more ultra-rich people than any other country, yet 1 in 5 people still live in poverty. Dateline asks - why is the gap between rich and poor is so extreme?
Hong Kong Behind the Frontline
What does it take to stage the most coordinated mass protests in history? Dateline looks at how Hong Kongers are orchestrating civil unrest, and find out why the protest movement is taking a new turn.
With unprecedented access aboard MSF’s new migrant rescue ship, we meet the volunteers on a perilous search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya. Can they navigate the difficult waters of changing migrant policy in Europe?
Why Singapore is Top of the Class
Dateline travels to Singapore to find out why its education system tops the global leader board. We look at high-stakes testing, and ask if the culture of competition puts too much pressure on kids. Janice Petersen follows some of Australia’s top teachers to Singapore, to find out how its education system, and culture, creates the world’s smartest students.
Sweden’s Crisis Preppers
Dateline explores why disaster prepping has become a government sanctioned pastime in Sweden - but who or what are they afraid of?
Now on SBS, new episodes: Tuesdays at 10PM
The Feed is bringing you unique stories closer to home. Previously airing on SBS VICELAND these 2019 episodes bring you a variety of local stories.
Get Rich Quick
Can you really make thousands selling makeup, protein powder or vitamins on Facebook? Which 'get rich quick' schemes are legit and which are bogus?
What's actually in your drugs? This exclusive investigation traces the precursor chemicals from China to Europe where the drugs are 'cooked' and then into the hands of Australian dealers and punters.
Former teenage model Jenna Owen comes to grips with the dark side of the modelling industry. Sold on the promise of fame and fortune, teenage girls - often from regional areas - are sent to the big city and trapped with exploitative contracts. They work for free, in often sexually explicit situations, with very little power and uncertain reward.
Reality TV Survivors
Thousands flock to auditions for reality TV shows hoping for fame, fortune and a career in commercial radio. But after the series finale, does Reality TV leave a legacy of trauma on the contestants?