A summary of which programs which be more accessible to those who are blind or vision-impaired.
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10 Aug 2020 - 12:16 PM  UPDATED 10 Aug 2020 - 12:16 PM

SBS is making its programming more accessible for audiences with the full launch of audio description (AD) across a range of SBS and SBS VICELAND content on TV.

Audio description – the narration of visual and non-verbal elements of a program during gaps in dialogue – offers people who are blind or vision-impaired an understanding of what is being shown on screen. Flagship documentaries, compelling dramas, world-class movies, and cult classics that SBS is known for will feature in the selection of programming available on the live broadcast of SBS and SBS VICELAND channels. 

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SBS launches audio description service for blind or vision-impaired audiences
The service will give those who are blind or vision-impaired a description of what is being shown on screen.

 

Here's a round-up of content available for audio description across the rest of this month:

 

 

Monday 10 August 2020

4.00pm

SBS ONE – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Athlone To Galway (Ep 25), Documentary series, PG

Michael is on the final leg of his Irish journey and discovers historic jewellery with royal connections in Galway. He also meets a people's king, and finds his voice with an Irish singing group.

7.35pm

SBS ONE – Blitz: Britain On Fire Series 1, The, Documentary series, PG

 

Tuesday 11 August 2020

3.30pm

SBS ONE – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 / John Jarratt (Ep 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

From his portrayal of bushranger Ned Kelly to the sinister Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek, actor John Jarratt has carved a career out of playing quintessential Aussie characters.

 

Wednesday 12 August 2020

7.30pm

SBS ONE – Britain's Ancient Tracks Series 1 / The Icknield Way (Ep 1), Documentary series, PG

The Icknield Way is unique among long-distance tracks because it can claim to be 'the oldest road in Britain'.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – The East, Movie, M

A suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling, The East stars Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss.

9.30pm

SBS ONE – Luther Series 5 / Luther Series 5 Ep 3, Drama series, MA

 

Thursday 13 August 2020

3.00pm

SBS ONE - First Australians Series 1 / Freedom For Our Lifetime (Ep 3), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

The threat of extinction hovers over the first Australians of Victoria at the time Wurundjeri clan leader Simon Wonga seeks land from the authorities.

 

Friday 14 August 2020

7.30pm

SBS ONE – Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 Ep 1, Documentary series

 

Saturday 15 August 2020

8.30pm 

SBS ONE – Florence Foster Jenkins, Movie, PG

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

9.25pm 

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Ouroboros (Ep 3), Drama series, MA

10.15pm 

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Blood In The Streets (Ep 4), Drama series, MA

 

Sunday 16 August 2020

8.30pm 

SBS VICELAND – Star Trek: Generations, Movie, PG

Stardate: the 23rd Century. Retired Starfleet officers James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Montgomery Scott (James Doohan) and Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) are guests of honour aboard the Enterprise-B.

 

Monday 17 August 2020

7.35pm 

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Blitz: Britain On Fire Series 1 Ep 2, A documentary series, PG

 

Tuesday 18 August 2020

3.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 / Justine Clarke (Ep 5), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Actor and performer, Justine Clarke, was raised almost entirely by her mother Beverley after her parents separated when she was just nine months old. Justine goes on a quest to learn about her family.

 

Wednesday 19 August 2020

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Where Are You Really From? Series 1 (Ep 1), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

The Chinese migrated to regional Victoria in the late 1800s in search of gold. Instead they often found persecution and violence. Today, Bendigo is a city of contrasts.

 

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Britain's Ancient Tracks Series 1 / The Ridgeway (Ep 2), A Documentary Series, G

The Ridgeway is the oldest continuously used road in Europe, dating back to the Stone Age. Situated in southern England, travelled by our Neolithic ancestors, it's at least 5,000 years old.

 

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Luther Series 5 Ep 4, A Drama series, MA

 

Thursday 20 August 2020

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – First Australians Series 1 / There Is No Other Law (Ep 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Supported by pastoralists keen to make their fortune, the homicidal police officer Constable Willshire brings mayhem to the Arrernte nation in Central Australia.

 

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Where Are You Really From? Series 1 (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Hing travels to Woolgoolga, a town with a population of around 4,500 people, and home to the largest regional settlement of Sikhs in Australia.

 

Friday 21 August 2020

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Where Are You Really From? Series 1 (Ep 3), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

In regional Queensland, one community has made a very big impression in a very short time. Fleeing decades of war and unrest, Toowoomba's South Sudanese community started nearly 20 years ago.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 Ep 2, A Documentary series, PG

 

Saturday 22 August 2020

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Platoon, Movie, MA

Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger star in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning film about the psyche of young soldiers who fought in Vietnam.

9.25pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Captive (Ep 5), Drama series, MA

10.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Sicut Cervus (Ep 6), Drama series, MA

 

Sunday 23 August 2020

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Star Trek: First Contact, Movie, M

Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species.

 

Monday 24 August 2020

7.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Blitz: Britain On Fire Series 1 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

9.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Hungry Ghosts Series 1 Ep 1, An SBS Original Drama series, M

 

Tuesday 25 August 2020

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 / Todd McKenney (Ep 6), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Perth-born entertainer and performer Todd McKenney is keen to know where the McKenney name comes from and is on a quest to uncover traits passed down to him by his father's forebears.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Hungry Ghosts Series 1 Ep 2, An SBS Original Drama series, M

 

Wednesday 26 August 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Britain's Ancient Tracks Series 1 / The North Downs Way (Ep 3), Documentary series, PG

The Pilgrims' Way is a series of tracks in the south of England following the ancient track of the North Downs, which bore many a pilgrim to the shrines of Winchester and Canterbury.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Free Fire, Movie, MA

9.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Hungry Ghosts Series 1 Ep 3, An SBS Original Drama series, M

 

Thursday 27 August 2020

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – First Australians Series 1 / An Unhealthy Government Experiment (Ep 5), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Many first Australians are born into hybrid lives, strictly controlled by white society. It is hard for them to find their feet in the new world or the old.

9.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Hungry Ghosts Series 1 Ep 4, An SBS Original Drama Series, M

 

Friday 28 August 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

 

Saturday 29 August 2020

9.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Shiva (Ep 7), Drama series, MA

10.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Grotesque (Ep 8), Drama series, MA

 

Sunday 30 August 2020

3.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 5 / Cheltenham To Wolverhampton (Ep 15), Documentary series, G

On the final leg of his journey from Southampton to Wolverhampton, Michael Portillo's first destination is the elegant spa town of Cheltenham, where he discovers a very early locomotive carriage.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Star Trek: Insurrection, Movie, PG

Captain Picard leads his multicultural starship crew in a rebellion to save a planet from the very Federation they serve so proudly.

10.25pm

SBS VICELAND – 127 Hours, Movie, MA

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.