A summary of which programs which be more accessible to those who are blind or vision-impaired.
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3 Sep 2020 - 5:55 PM  UPDATED 3 Sep 2020 - 5:55 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 this month:

 

Tuesday 1 September 2020

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 5 / Norwich To Brandon (Ep 16), Documentary series, G

Guided by his 19th century Bradshaw's guide, Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey from Norwich to Chichester.  On this first leg he explores Norwich's medieval heart.

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 / Patti Newton (Ep 8), An SBS Original Documentary Series, PG

Patti Newton is one of Australia's most recognisable faces. She's been performing since the age of four and has always wondered where her love of performing has come from.

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 5 / Ipswich To Chelmsford (Ep 17), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo continues his journey from the East Coast to the South Coast beginning today in the port of Ipswich, capital of the farming county of Suffolk.

 

Wednesday 2 September 2020

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 5 / Ilford To Rochester (Ep 18), Documentary series, G

Steered by his Bradshaw's, Michael Portillo heads along the Essex bank of the Thames before crossing the river into the Garden of England, Kent. He begins today's leg at Barkingside.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Battlegrounds (Ep 1), Documentary series, M

Levison’s epic Arabian journey starts at the Kurdistan border town of Bajid, where he meets his Kurdistan guide and old friend, Omar, on eastern banks of the Tigris.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – One Hour Photo, Movie, M

Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) has lovingly and painstakingly developed photographs for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier.

10.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Black Sea, Movie, M

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumoured to be loaded with gold.

 

Thursday 3rd September, 2020

3.05pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – First Australians Series 1 / Fair Deal For A Dark Race, A (Ep 6), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

A mass political movement helps win constitutional rights in 1967, but it was built on successive, strategic campaigns conducted by the first Australians from the 1930s.

4.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – First Australians Series 1 / We Are No Longer Shadows (Ep 7), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Losing control of the land had the most devastating impact on the First Australians. The struggle for land rights continues and one of its heroes is Eddie Mabo.

 

Friday 4 September 2020

4.30pm

Great British Railway Journeys Series 5 / Faversham To Dorking (Ep 19), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo continues his journey from Norwich to Chichester beginning today in Faversham in Kent, at one of the country's oldest surviving breweries, Shepherd Neame.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 / Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 Ep 4, Documentary series, PG

Arriving just as a sea storm hits, Bettany is lucky to reach ‘the big island’ of Crete before the seas become impassable.

 

Saturday 5 September 2020

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Algeria From Above Series 1 / Algeria From Above Series 1 Ep 1, Documentary series, G

Algeria From Above is the first documentary shot of Algeria exclusively from the sky - through the eyes of the famous French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

2.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Algeria From Above Series 1 / Algeria From Above Series 1 Ep 2, Documentary series, G

Algeria From Above is the first documentary shot of Algeria exclusively from the sky, through the eyes of the famous French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

3.40pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 5 / Brighton To Chichester (Ep 20), Documentary series, G

On the final leg of his journey between the cathedral cities of Norwich and Chichester, Michael Portillo discovers the history behind the extraordinary Pavilion at Brighton.

 

Sunday 6 September 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Lost Worlds And Hidden Treasures Series 1, Documentary series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Star Trek: Nemesis, Movie, M

After the Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan planet of Romulus, the Federation soon find out the Romulans are planning an attack on Earth.

 

Monday 7 September 2020

4.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Rome's Invisible City, Documentary, G

With exclusive access deep beneath Rome's streets, classicist Dr Michael Scott leads a team of experts to reveal the full story of the ancient world's most awe-inspiring city.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 2 / Fear Of Failure (Ep 1), Entertainment series, M

 

Tuesday 8 September 2020

2.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / High Wycombe To Stratford Upon Avon (Ep 1), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo looks ahead to his trip from High Wycombe to Stratford. He meets the remarkable craftsmen behind the Victorian furniture trade.

2.55pm

SBS VICELAND –  Our Guy In China Series 1 Ep 1, Documentary series, PG

The Lincolnshire lorry mechanic heads to Chongqing, the fastest growing city in the world, to work in a factory and build his own electric motorbike.

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 /  Birmingham To Stafford (Ep 2), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo learns how the railways helped to make Birmingham the pen-making capital of the world, and hears the chilling tale of one of 19th century Britain's most notorious murderers.

 

Wednesday 9 September 2020

3.00pm

SBS VICELAND –  Our Guy In China Series 1 Ep 2, Documentary series, PG

Lincolnshire lorry mechanic and motorcycle racer Guy Martin explores China's capital, Beijing.

7.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / The Empty Quarter (Ep 2), Documentary series, M

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Under The Silver Lake, Movie, MA

When his beautiful and mysterious neighbour disappears without a trace, an aimless young man attempts to find her and uncovers a string of strange crimes, unsolved murders, and bizarre coincidences.

Why you should watch the peculiar Under The Silver Lake  

 

Thursday 10 September 2020

3.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Our Guy In China Series 1 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

Guy Martin's adventures in China finish with his toughest ever physical challenge. He wants to break the record for the fastest crossing of the Taklamakan Desert on a bicycle.

 

Saturday 12 September 2020

9.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Pablo And Jessica (Ep 11), Drama series, MA

10.10pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Pillar Of Salt (Ep 12), Drama series, MA

'Fear the Walking Dead' could not be more 2020 if it tried
Work through your anxieties by charting the origins of a zombie apocalypse.

 

Sunday 13 September 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Lost Worlds And Hidden Treasures Series 1, Ep 2, Documentary series, PG

8.55pm

SBS VICELAND – Concussion , Movie, MA

Abby, a lesbian housewife, becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating until a woman from her own social circle becomes a client.

 

Monday 14 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – World Series 1 / Orlando (Ep 1), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Meet Eddie Huang. We went to law school, told jokes, opened a restaurants, wrote a bestseller, and now he's here, drinking burgundy in Burgund and eating ancient foods in Istanbul.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 2 / Pork Is A Sausage (Ep 2), An Entertainment series, M

10.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Dynamo: A-Z, Entertainment, M

 

Tuesday 15 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Huang's World Series 1 / Burgundy (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang spends a weekend drinking wine and embracing the culture in Burgundy, France, and learns about the history of the region that makes some of the best wine in the world.

 

Wednesday 16 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Huang's World Series 1 / Borderlands (Ep 3), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang travels along the border of Mexico to learn about the dynamic between a developing country and a first world super power, and the cultural exchange between the two.

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Stoke-On-Trent To Winsford (Ep 3), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo explores one of the greatest locomotive factories in railway history, and discovers the dark side of the industrial revolution.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Valley Of The Past (Ep 3), Documentary, M 

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Always Shine, Movie, MA

Two women, both actresses with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend vacation in Always Shine, Sophia Takal’s twisty, psychological thriller.

10.05pm

SBS VICELAND – Fatal Attraction, Movie, MA

 

Thursday 17 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Huang's World Series 1 / Sicily (Ep 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang travels to Sicily to discover the ancient Arabic and African influence on Sicilian culture and cuisine; and finds a new wave of immigrants changing Sicily once again.

5.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Larping Saved My Life, Documentary, PG

A group of teenagers attend weekend role-playing retreats that create a fantasy world where they can live out their dreams, make friends and improve their mental health.

 

Friday 18 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Huang's World Series 1 / Istanbul (Ep 5), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang travels to Istanbul to eat the diverse food of the region, and ends up experiencing firsthand the changing religious landscape of a once cosmopolitan society.

2.55pm

SBS VICELAND – Outback Rabbis, Documentary, PG

Orthodox Chabad Rabbis hit the Aussie bush on a road trip like no other. Dressed in their traditional black suits and fedora hats, the Outback Rabbis embark on a journey.

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Dudley To Bridgnorth (Ep 4), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo learns how Victorian blacksmithing was not for the faint-hearted, rides one of Britain's most modern trains and traverses the remarkable Victoria Bridge.

 

Saturday 19 September 2020

9.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Date Of Death (Ep 13), Drama series, MA

10.05pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / Wrath (Ep 14), Drama series, MA

 

Sunday 20 September 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Lost Worlds And Hidden Treasures Series 1 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Child's Play, Movie, M

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer.

 

Monday 21 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND - Huang's World Series 1 / Taiwan (Ep 6), Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang heads to his parents' homeland and explores the complex history of the Taiwanese people to try and understand his own cultural identity as a Chinese-Taiwanese-American.

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Welshpool To Aberystwyth (Ep 5), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo experiences Victorian entertainment in one of Wales' best-loved resorts, and hears how the railways took Welsh textiles into the most exclusive households.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / And So It Begins (Ep 1), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 2 / A Pistachio Eclair (Ep 3), Entertainment series, M

Why you're going to love 'Taskmaster'
SBS VICELAND channel manager John Beohm has been telling anyone who will listen how good 'Taskmaster' is. Listen to him yourself, in a new episode of The Playlist podcast.

 

Tuesday 22 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Huang's World Series 1 / China (Ep 7), Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang travels to China with his parents to explore his heritage as a Taiwanese-Chinese-American, and to discover the most important dish of his life: Red Cooked Pork.

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Portsmouth To Gomshall (Ep 6), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo feeds the crew of Britain's newest battleship, and discovers how the Victorians planned to repel a possible French invasion.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / Of Wolf And Man (Ep 2), Entertainment series, PG

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Every Family Has A Secret Series 2 / Ellis Treleaven & Marie O’Connor (Ep 1), An SBS original Documentary series, PG

 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Huang's World Series 1 / Jamaica (Ep 8) Documentary series, PG

Eddie Huang heads to Jamaica to learn about the country's economic struggles after its independence from Britain in 1962, and what it means to be free in a developing country.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / The Talons Of Fear (Ep 3), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Holy Lands (Ep 4), Documentary series, M

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Take Shelter, Movie, M

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Series 4 / The Gang Deals With Alternate Reality (Ep 1), Drama series, MA

The series returns for its fourth instalment, which finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape.

 

Thursday 24 September 2020

3.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Working To Clapham Junction (Ep 7), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo gets close to some precious Victorian botany at Kew Gardens, tries his hand at croquet and discovers a very surprising 19th century place of worship.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / Stalked (Ep 4), Entertainment series, PG

 

Friday 25 September 2020

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / Winds Of Hell (Ep 5), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 (Ep 5), Documentary series, PG

 

Saturday 26 September 2020

9.05pm

SBS VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 2 / North (Ep 15), Drama series, MA

Travis' rage causes unrest at the RBH. Madison must decide if she will stand by Travis. Nick takes on leadership of the Colonia as Narcos close in.

 

Sunday 27 September 2020

7.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Lord Of The Flies, Movie, M

 

Monday 28 September 2020

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / Rain Of Terror (Ep 6), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 2 / Welcome To Rico Face (Ep 4), Entertainment series, M

 

Tuesday 29 September 2020

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / The Hunger (Ep 7), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Every Family Has A Secret Series 2 / Matthieu Heimel & Kerry Stevenson (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, M

 

Wednesday 30 September 2020

5.40pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / The Freeze (Ep 9), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series,  Dangerous Legacy (Ep 5), A Documentary series, M

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Season 4 / The Gang Tries To Serve A Subpoena (Ep 2), Drama series, MA

The series returns for its fourth instalment, which finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape.