• L–R: ‘Home Ground’, ‘Years And Years’, ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ and ‘I Know Who You Are’. (SBS)Source: SBS
Clear the slate to watch these brilliant documentaries, films and series from around our world before they leave SBS On Demand this month.
SBS Guide

25 Sep 2020 - 9:55 AM  UPDATED 25 Sep 2020 - 9:55 AM

1 October

A Monster Calls

Away From Country S1 Ep2 – Brendan Williams: Dingo

Great British Railway Journeys S5 Ep16 – Norwich To Brandon

Great British Railway Journeys S5 Ep17 – Ipswich To Chelmsford

Harlots S3 Ep6

Hunting Aotearoa S11 Ep13 – Cheviot

Karla Grant Presents S2019 Ep33 – Lady Lash

Our Stories S2019 Ep21 – The 50,000-Year-Old Silk Road

The Tree Of Life

Vanity Fair

Fantasy film A Monster Calls is available till 1 October:


2 October

Asterix And Obelix Vs Caesar

Chernobyl: Guy Martin S1 Ep3


Great British Railway Journeys S5 Ep18 – Ilford To Rochester

Hunter Moore – The Revenge Pornographer

Our Guy In Russia S1 Ep1

Saint Laurent

Soul On Ice: Past, Present And Future

The Real Rocky

3 October

Black Sea

Florence Foster Jenkins

Our Stories S2019 Ep24 – Aunty June Murray

Taboo S9 Ep7 – Old Enough?

The Joy Of Painting With Bob Ross S4 Ep1–13

The Plastic Surgery Capital Of The World

Vicky Donor

Florence Foster Jenkins starring the indomitable Meryl Streep is on till 3 October:


4 October

Footprints On Our Land

Great British Railway Journeys S5 Ep19 – Faversham To Dorking

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Latvia With Guy Martin

Pompeii’s Living Dead

5 October

Australia In Colour S1 Ep1 – Outpost Of Empire

Australia In Colour S1 Ep2 – Shifting Allegiances

Australia In Colour S1 Ep3 – Populate Or Perish

Australia In Colour S1 Ep4 – The Decade Of Protest

Great British Railway Journeys S5 Ep20 – Brighton To Chichester


New Girl S1 Ep19 – Secrets

In The Shadows

Remaking The Pathway

Running Wild With Derek Hough

Running Wild With Roger Federer

Running Wild With Scott Eastwood

Running Wild With Uzo Aduba

Stunning documentary series Australia In Colour is streaming till 5 October:


6 October

A United Kingdom

Knightfall S1 Ep6–10

Lost Worlds And Hidden Treasures S1 Ep1

New Girl S1 Ep20 – Normal

Power And Paranoia In The Third Reich


Waru is a New Zealand film from eight female Maori directors, weaving together eight different stories. Till 6 October:

7 October

24 Hours In Emergency S15 Ep4 – Do The Right Thing

8 October

A Perfect Day

Chalet Girl

Deebing Creek

Front Up 1998 S1998 Ep1–23

Great British Railway Journeys S2 Ep17 – Aylesford To Tunbridge Wells

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep1 – High Wycombe To Stratford Upon Avon

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep2 – Birmingham To Stafford

Harlots S3 Ep7

Hector and the Search For Happiness

Hunting Aotearoa S11 Ep14 – Waikato Poaka

Naked City: Freedom Or Lust?

Our Stories S2019 Ep26 – Deebing Creek

Someone Else’s Happiness

The Falcon And The Snowman

Vitamin Pills: Miracle Or Myth?


9 October

Beauty And The Beast


10 October

Adam Goodes – The Final Quarter


Our Guy In China S1 Ep1–3

School’s Out

Songlines on Screen – Desert Dingo

Taboo S9 Ep8 – Private Passions

The Importance Of Being Earnest

11 October

First Australians S1 Ep1–7

Hand Talk Trilogy

Labyrinth Of Lies

Lord Of The Flies

Midnight In Paris

Russia’s Wild Sea S1 Ep2

First Australians season 1, directed by Beck Cole, is essential viewing. Available till 11 October:


12 October




Hearts Beat Loud

Sunny And The Dark Horse

Travel Man S1 Ep4 – Marrakech

Watch Australian documentary Sunny And The Dark Horse about an Aboriginal stockman and his family in Collum Collum, NSW, till 12 October:


13 October

Closed Curtain

Hand Talk Bush Hunt

Lost Worlds And Hidden Treasures S1 Ep2

New Girl S1 Ep21 – Kids

Otelo Burning

Porn Laid Bare S1 Ep1–3

V. Johnson & Johnson

14 October

24 Hours In Emergency S15 Ep5 – Man Down

Step By Step (Patients)

The Big Wet

15 October

50 Is The New 30

Ask Us Anything

Great Asian Railways Journeys S1 Ep1–10

Great British Railway Journeys S2 Ep18 – Canterbury To Margate

Harlots S3 Ep8

Hunting Aotearoa S11 Ep15 – Haast

Karla Grant Presents Firekeepers S2019 Ep30 – Firekeepers Of Kakadu

Our Stories S7 Ep1 – Inside Out

Our Stories S7 Ep2 – Rapping It Up


The NRL Rookie S1 Ep8–10

Untold Australia S2 – Outback Rabbis

You Disappear

Catch Untold Australia episode, ‘Outback Rabbis’ till 15 October:


16 October

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep3 – Stoke-On-Trent To Winsford

Mary And Max

Our Stories Ep1 – A Photographic Exploration

The Price of Protest

17 October

Afghan Cameleers in Australia


The Gods Of Wheat Street S1 Ep1–6

The Perfect Body S1 Ep1–2

Catch Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving in biopic Loving till 17 October:


18 October

Adventures Of Jojo

Forged In Fire S1 Ep1–4

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep4 – Dudley To Bridgnorth

Leitis In Waiting


Sex Tape S1 Ep1

19 October


New Girl S1 Ep22 – Tomatoes

Student Athlete

Take Our Voices

The Problem With Apu

The Wave


20 October

Karla Grant Presents Utopia Generations S2019 Ep10 – Utopia Generations

Long Story Short

Lost Worlds And Hidden Treasures S1 Ep3

New Girl S1 Ep23 – Backslide

The Look Of Love

This Beautiful Fantastic

Travel Man S2 Ep4 – Moscow

Why Does Everyone Hate The English? S1 Ep1–5

Watch half-hour Australian documentary Utopia Generations till 20 October:


21 October

24 Hours In Emergency S15 Ep6 – Walk On The Wild Side

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep5 – Welshpool To Aberystwyth

How The Victorians Built Britain S2 Ep5–8

Look At Me

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9



Our Stories 2019 – Bima 1 – A Living Legacy: Kaiziâ’s Traditional Coconut Oil

The Keeper S2019 Ep2

The Scarlet And The Black

Water Is Life

22 October

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep6 – Portsmouth To Gomshall

Hunting Aotearoa S11 Ep16 – Queenstown

Lagau Danalaig – An Island Life

Our Stories – Into The Future

Saving Seagrass

Team Spirit

The Joy Of Painting With Bob Ross S5 Ep1–13

Paint yourself a canvas with The Joy Of Painting With Bob Ross season 5 to guide you. Till 22 October:


23 October

A Season In France

Amra And The Second Marriage

Boxing For Palm Island Ep1–2

Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply S1 Ep1–8

Our Stories S2019 Ep9 – Big Al’s Big Dream


Rudy! Rudy?

Segregated City

The Kamilaroi

Vote Yes For Aborigines

24 October

Great British Railway Journeys S4 Ep7 – Working To Clapham Junction

Go Away Mr Tumour

Our Stories S2019 Ep10 - Koomie Country

Rolling To You

The House By The Sea

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys S1 Ep1 – Norway

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys S1 Ep2 – Canada

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys S1 Ep3 – Wales

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys S1 Ep4 – Switzerland

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys S1 Ep5 – Spain

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys S1 Ep6 – New Zealand

Watch Chinese comedy movie Go Away Mr Tumour till 24 October:


25 October

Ash Is Purest White

Drain The Pirate City

Opal Dream

Secrets Of The Railway S1 Ep1–6

Tia And Piujuq

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

26 October

New Girl S1 Ep24 and S2 Ep1

Stargate SG-1 S1 Ep18–21

27 October

Abandoned Engineering S2 Ep1–16

Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games S2 Ep1–6

Cheerful Weather For The Wedding

Inside Hitler’s Bunker The Last Archives

Karla Grant Presents Tayamangajirri S2019 Ep11

New Girl S2 Ep2­–5

Paradise Now

The British In Bed

The Good Doctor S1 Ep1–20

Abandoned Engineering investigates sites left to gather dust all over the world. Till 27 October:


28 October

Jungle Book

29 October

Arsène Lupin

Mythical Beasts Unearthed S2018 Ep1–4

Watch French action adventure film Arsène Lupin starring Romain Duris and Kristin Scott Thomas till 29 October:


30 October

Arabia With Levison Wood S1 Ep1–4

Go Back To Where You Came From Live S1 Ep1–3

Home To Me

James White

My Skinny Sister

Our Stories 2019 – Biiard Uninyee Productions S7 Ep2 – Mikayla Adams

Our Stories 2019 – Biiard Uninyee Productions S7 Ep3 – Dunwich

Sink Or Swim

31 October

11 Minutes

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A Canterbury Tale

Above The Law

Bad Genius

Black Heaven

Black Narcissus

Black Snake Moan


Brotherhood Of The Wolf

Cafe De Flore

Capricorn One


Couples Therapy S1 Ep1–10

Follow the journey of three couples in each episode of documentary series Couples Therapy till 31 October:




Death In Brunswick


Dogs In Space

Catch Australian film Dogs In Space from director Richard Lowenstein and starring Michael Hutchence is on till 31 October:



Focus On Ability Film Festival 2019


Gauguin: Voyage To Tahiti

Golden Kingdom


Holy Motors

Home Ground S1 Ep1–10

I Know Where I’m Going

I Know Who You Are S1 Ep1–16

In The Name Of


News From Planet Mars

On Becoming A God In Central Florida S1 Ep1–10

Kirsten Dunst stars in On Becoming A God In Central Florida. Till 31 October:


One Thousand Ropes

Our Little Sister

Our Time Will Come

Perspective Shift (including Audio Described) S1 Ep1–3


Silent Heart

Small Town Killers

The Door

The Duellists

The Eagle Has Landed

The Idealist

The Lesson

The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp

The Orator

The Past

The Pigeon

The Red Shoes

The Second Mother

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

The Unknown Girl

The X-Files S6 Ep1–22

Top Floor Left Wing

Vampire Clay



Winter Sleep

Years And Years (including in subtitled Arabic and Simplified Chinese) S1 Ep1–6

Years and Years season 1 leaves on 31 October. You can watch it with subtitles in Arabic or Simplified Chinese, too:



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