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A summary of which programs which be more accessible to those who are blind or vision-impaired.
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SBS Guide

8 Oct 2020 - 11:17 AM  UPDATED 8 Oct 2020 - 11:17 AM

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:

 

Thursday 1 October 2020

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / Brokedown Palace (Ep 10), Entertainment series, PG 

 

Friday 2 October 2020

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Annie Hall, Movie, M

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 1 / Triumph (Ep 11), Entertainment series, PG

8.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mediterranean Odyssey With Bettany Hughes Series 1 Ep 6, Documentary series, M

 

Saturday 3 October 2020

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, Movie, M

A bold and illuminating true superhero origin story. It is also a tale of invention, perseverance and courage against the forces of oppression.

 

Monday 5 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / Once More Unto The Breach (Ep 2), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 2 / There's Strength In Arches (Ep 5)  Entertainment series, M

 

Tuesday 6 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / The Knife's Edge (Ep 3) Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Every Family Has A Secret Series 2 / Elizabeth Brierley & Paul Morris (Ep 3) An SBS Original Documentary series, M

 

Wednesday 7 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / Beasts Of The Night (Ep 4) Entertainment series, PG

9.40pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Series 4 / The Gang Gets A Call From Hr (Ep 3), Drama series, MA

 

Thursday 8 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / Hungers Grip (Ep 5) Entertainment series, PG

8.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / Welcome To The Alternate Economy (Ep 1), Drama series, M

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / The Land Of Talking And Killing (Ep 2), Drama series, M

 

Friday 9 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / Storm Rising (Ep 6) Entertainment series, PG

 

Saturday 10 October 2020 

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Political Railways (Ep 1) Documentary series, PG

Michael explores how politics, domestic and international, have shaped the railways. He recalls the political decisions which green-lit the great North American transcontinental railways.

 

Monday 12 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2, Adrift (Ep 7) Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 3 / A Pea In Haystack (Ep 1), Entertainment series, M

 

Tuesday 13 October 2020 

6.10pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2, Trial By Fire (Ep 8) Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

Every Family Has A Secret Series 1 / Angela Hamilton & David Field (Ep 1), An SBS Original documentary series, PG

Angela Hamilton searches for the truth about her brutal father, whom she suspects had collaborated with Nazis during World War II.

 

Wednesday 14 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2, The Ascent (Ep 9), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Australia Come Fly With Me Series 1 (Ep 1), An SBS Original Documentary series, M

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Series 4 / The Gang Is Satirized And Doesn't Like It (Ep 4), Drama series, MA

 

Thursday 15 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2, The Madness (Ep 10), Entertainment series, PG

8.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / Raddoppiario (Ep 3), Drama series, MA

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / The Pretend War (Ep 4), Drama series, MA

 

Friday 16 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2, The Gamble (Ep 11), Entertainment series, PG

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Wellington Paranormal Series 1 / Demon Girl (Ep 1), Comedy series, M

Officers Minogue and O'Leary bring in what appears to be a projectile-vomiting drunk teenager. Sergeant Maaka delves deeper and invites the officers to join his Paranormal Unit.

10.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Wellington Paranormal Series 1 / Cop Circles (Ep 2), Comedy series, M

Minogue and O'Leary travel to the rural outskirts to investigate photographic evidence of a cow up a tree. Maaka suspects alien activity.

10.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Vagrant Queen Series 1 / Vagrant Queen Series 1 (Ep 1),  Drama series, MA

 

Saturday 17 October 2020 

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mission Galapagos Series 1 / Cauldron Of Life (Ep 1), Documentary series, G

Liz Bonnin joins a scientific team aboard the research vessel, the Alucia, on a mission across the Galapagos Archipelago.

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mission Galapagos Series 1 / Secrets Of The Deep (Ep 2), Documentary series, G

Liz Bonnin and a team of scientific experts set off beneath the waves to explore this spectacular archipelago.

3.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Mission Galapagos Series 1 / Final Frontier (Ep 3), Documentary series, G

In the culmination of this 1000km scientific research mission aboard the Alucia, Liz Bonnin and a team of scientific experts journey south to visit the oldest islands in the Galapagos.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Railways And Tourism (Ep 2), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo celebrates over a decade of railway adventures across the world. In this episode, he looks at how railways gave birth to modern tourism.

 

Sunday 18 October 2020 

6.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Australia Come Fly With Me Series 1 Ep 1, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

Justine Clarke tastes the dangers of flying in the 1920s and discovers how daredevil aviators lifted the spirits of Australians bereft by war.

 

Monday 19 October 2020 

5.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / Derby Beirut (Ep 1), A Documentary series, PG

Lebanon is a nation defined by religious and political rivalry. And when it comes to the courts, the game between the country's two best basketball clubs is no exception.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / Winter's Fury (Ep 12), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 3 / The Dog And The Gong (Ep 2), Entertainment series, M

 

Tuesday 20 October 2020 

4.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / London Paddington To Warminster (Ep 16), A Documentary Series, PG

Michael is following in the footsteps of the master engineer of the Great Western Railway, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, beginning at the line's London gateway, Paddington Station.

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / Battle Of Algiers (Ep 2), A Documentary series, PG

Algeria is home to North Africa's biggest soccer derby. This all-consuming rivalry is rooted not in hate, but love – love for the game that forged their country through revolution.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / Into The Abyss (Ep 13), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Every Family Has A Secret Series 1 / Li Ying Andrews & Marie-Anne Keeffe (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, M

Sydney woman Li Ying Andrews searches for her lost past. Abandoned by an Uncle at an acrobatic school in Taiwan when she was just a small child, Li Ying grew up never even knowing her real name.

 

Wednesday 21 October 2020 

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Salisbury To Castle Carey (Ep 17), A Documentary Series, PG

Michael visits a world famous tourist hotspot that's been captivating visitors since the Victorian era, takes to the air in Yeovil and tries his hand at cloth making, the 19th century way.

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / Aussie Rules (Ep 3), A Documentary series, PG

Australia plays football one way: their way. And the most heated rivalry in the country's most cherished game is marked by broken jaws, foul mouths and phallic tattoos.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 2 / The End Game (Ep 14), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Australia Come Fly With Me Series 1 Ep 2, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Series 4 / Gang Goes To War (Ep 5), Drama series, MA

 

Thursday 22 October 2020 

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / Calcio Storico (Ep 4), A Documentary series, PG

On most days, Florence is overrun by tourists. But once each year, the locals reclaim their city through an ancient game where the roots run deep and the blood flows freely.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Divide And Conquer (Ep 2), Documentary series, PG

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / The Birthplace Of Civilisation (Ep 5), Drama series, MA

 

Friday 23 October 2020 

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Taunton To Minehead (Ep 18), A Documentary Series, PG

Michael explores a church that moves in mysterious ways, finds out just what it takes to run a 19th century signal box and summons all his strength.

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / Aphromoo Vs Doublelift (Ep 5), A Documentary series, PG

The arena might be online, but in the world of E-sports, this story of teammate-turned-enemy is as real as it gets.

6.10pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Hell On Earth (Ep 3), Documentary series, PG

9.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Wellington Paranormal Series 1 / Things That Do The Bump In The Night (Ep 3), Comedy series, M

Minogue and O'Leary get a fright attending a noise complaint at what appears to be a 70s-themed party in Kandallah: when they pull the plug on the record player, everyone disappears.

9.45pm

SBS VICELAND – Wellington Paranormal Series 1 / The She Wolf Of Kurimarama Street (Ep 4), Comedy series, M

Responding to a callout from a freaked out pizza delivery guy who was attacked by a big dog wearing jeans, Minogue and O'Leary soon discover that a werewolf is on the loose in Lower Hutt.

10.10pm

SBS VICELAND – Vagrant Queen Series 1 / Vagrant Queen Series 1 Ep 2, Drama series, MA

 

Saturday 24 October 2020 

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Lord Of The Flies, Movie, M

The 1980s adaptation of the classic novel by Nobel Prize winner Sir William Golding is the powerful drama of a group of young American military school cadets stranded on a remote island.

2.10pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Rivers Of Australia: A Journey Along The Murray, Documentary, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Railways And The Economy (Ep 3), Documentary series, PG

Michael examines how railways have shaped the world economy. He recalls how the first tracks were laid to shift coal and iron ore, using animals or winches, long before locomotives were invented.

 

Sunday 25 October 2020 

6.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Australia Come Fly With Me Series 1, Ep 2, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

As Australia reaches 100 years of air travel, Justine Clarke sets off to discover a turbulent history that’s also the story of modern Australia.

 

Monday 26 October 2020 

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / Superclasico (Ep 6), A Documentary series, PG

Boca and River may be the most infamous rivals in the world of soccer. Today, Argentina's most legendary game is known less for the battle on the field and more for the anarchy of it.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Margin Of Error (Ep 4), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 3 / Little Polythene Grief Cave (Ep 3), An Entertainment series, M 

As the series reaches its midway point, Greg Davies’ onslaught of tasks don’t get any easier. When Al Murray is confronted with an eggcup, he goes to extreme lengths to maximise his point potential.

 

Tuesday 27 October 2020 

4.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Lynton And Lynmouth To Exeter (Ep 19), Documentary series, G

Michael gets up close with a piece of natural history, visits a garden used as a viewing platform for public hangings and experiences a timepiece like no other.

5.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Rivals Series 1 / The Mercer Cup (Ep 8), A Documentary series, PG

Buried deep in the Appalachian hills, an old grudge between two fading towns lives on through baseball's best kept secret: a rivalry at the lowest level of the minor leagues.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / The Last Mile (Ep 5), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Every Family Has A Secret Series 1 / Lance Innes & Michelle White (Ep 3), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Sydney businessman Lance Innes sets out to search for the truth about his mysterious father, Al Gorcey, who walked out on his family when Lance was just 18 months old.

10.35pm 

SBS VICELAND – Stacey And The Lifers, Documentary, M

Stacey Dooley’s latest emotional film takes her to Iowa’s Correctional Institute for Women. Stacey is here to get to know one particular group - the 'Lifers'.

 

Wednesday 28 October 2020 

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Exmouth To Newton Abbot (Ep 20), Documentary series, G

Michael is following in the footsteps of the master engineer of the Great Western Railway, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, beginning at the line's London gateway, Paddington Station.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Double Or Nothing (Ep 6), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Australia Come Fly With Me Series 1 Ep 3, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

This episode looks at globetrotting migrants, Australia’s love affair with Bali, and flying billboards for Aboriginal Australia’s genius.

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Series 4 / The Gang Offends Everyone (Ep 6), Drama series, MA

Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart represent an Olympic hopeful who was edged out of a spot on the U.S. women's swim team due to a last-minute change to the eligibility window.

 

Thursday 29 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Thicker Than Water (Ep 7), Entertainment series, PG

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / Camp Elegance (Ep 6), Drama series, MA

 

Friday 30 October 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Hooked (Ep 8), Entertainment series, PG

9.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Wellington Paranormal Series 1 / A Normal Night (Ep 5), Comedy series, M

The Wellington Paranormal crew follow Minogue and O'Leary on a typical night when they encounter a series of incidents including a plastic bag mistaken for a ghost and some creepy clowns.

9.50pm

SBS VICELAND – Wellington Paranormal Series 1 / Zombie Cops (Ep 6), Comedy series, M

We meet Minogue and O'Leary's nemeses in the form of Officers Donovan and Laupepe who have arrested what appears to be a zombie. The zombie infects Donovan, who soon infects his partner.

10.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Vagrant Queen Series 1 Ep 3, Drama series, MA

Elida deals with the life she left behind. Meanwhile, Isaac and Amae find themselves in dangerous territory.

 

Saturday 31 October 2020 

10.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Railways And Nationhood (Ep 4), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo explores how railways have contributed to the creation of countries, linking people across deserts and mountains and binding together different ethnicities and religions.