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

29 Oct 2020 - 8:45 AM  UPDATED 5 Nov 2020 - 11:31 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:

 

Monday 2 November 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Flare Up (Ep 9), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 3 / A Very Nuanced Character (Ep 4)

 

Tuesday 3 November 2020 

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / My Brother's Keeper (Ep 10), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 Ep 1, Documentary series, PG

8.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 Ep 2, Documentary series, PG

 

Wednesday 4 November 2020 

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Charleville To Waterford (Ep 22), Documentary series, G

Portillo is on a railway journey through the Republic of Ireland travelling from the rugged beauty of County Kerry, across the rural Irish Midlands.

6.10pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 4 / Flesh And Blood (Ep 11), Entertainment series, PG

8.25pm

SBS VICELAND – The Fifth Element, Movie, PG

In the colourful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Good Fight Series 4 / The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein (Ep 7), Drama series, M

 

Thursday 5 November 2020 

6.15pm

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

9.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / Layaway (Ep 7), Drama series, MA

10.35pm

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

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

 

Friday 6 November 2020 

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Kilkenny To Athy (Ep 23), Documentary series, G

Michael tries his hand at cutting marble Victorian style, uncovers 19th century Ireland's surprising industrial heritage and learns how the railways helped bring motorsport to the masses.

6.15pm

SBS VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / The Haunting (Ep 3), Entertainment series, PG

10.20pm

SBS VICELAND – Vagrant Queen Series 1 Ep 4, Drama series, M

 

Saturday 7 November 2020 

12.00pm

SBS VICELAND – Venus, Movie, M

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Railways And Culture (Ep 5), Documentary series, PG

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Front Runner, Movie, MA

The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.

 

Sunday 8 November 2020  

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Tour De Legacy: The Western Front, Documentary, PG

23 cyclists from all walks of life set out on a gruelling odyssey, cycling over 100 kilometres per day, over 8 days, riding from London to the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Brentonneux.

9.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Filthy Rich And Homeless Series 3 Ep 1, An SBS Original Documentary, M

Five high-profile Australians agree to swap their privileged lifestyles for 10 days of being homeless in NSW. They find out what it's like to go from having everything to having absolutely nothing.

 

Monday 9 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / The Serpent (Ep 4), Entertainment series, PG

The brutal Mongolian winter looms ever closer as the survivalists work to finish their shelters. One participant risks everything on an enormous build, but they all continue to face threats.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1 Ep 1, Documentary series, M

Channelle wants an intervention free birth, Jodie’s baby arrives eight weeks early, and there’s joy for Ashleigh after a dramatic delivery.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 3 / The F.I.P. (Ep 5), Entertainment series, M

Greg Davies needs several questions answered before awarding the winner with the Taskmaster trophy. Who has the most handsome relative? How much money is Al Murray willing to spend to win?

 

Tuesday 10 November 2020

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Always Was: Widi Homeland, Documentary, PG

This important documentary features stories and interviews by important Widi Elders and relatives of native title applicants. Special events of the Determination day were filmed.

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 / Ernie Dingo (Ep 7), An SBS Original Documentary, PG

All his life, Ernie Dingo has been estranged from his father's family, on account of feeling abandoned by his own father, Tom Pepper. Ernie is brought face to face with his father's ancestors.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Mongolia's Wrath (Ep 5), Entertainment series, PG

A powerful storm sweeps into the area, bringing relentless wind and rain that pummels the participants. The survivalists look for ways to protect themselves against Mongolia’s punishing elements.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

Michael's railway journey through 1930s Britain from Newcastle to Loch Ness reaches Falkirk in Scotland. Here he discovers the Westerglen Transmitting Station.

8.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 Ep 4, Documentary series, PG

Stopping at Dundee, Michael heads for Glamis Castle, where Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother, grew up. Michael hears about her happy childhood and how she later found sanctuary there.

8.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Addicted Australia Series 1 Ep 1, An SBS Original Documentary, M

The treatment program begins. The ten participants must be physically and psychologically examined by the Turning Point team to determine the bespoke care they need.

 

Wednesday 11 November 2020
3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Homefront – A New Kind Of War Memorial, Documentary, PG

What happens when you destroy a war memorial and what do you put in its place? These questions faced Arts Officer, Colin James, and Project Manager and artist, Amanda Gibson.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / The Bowels Of Hell (Ep 6), Entertainment series, PG

As the Mongolian weather begins to worsen, the remaining survivalists face their biggest challenges yet.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – A Modern Mutiny, An SBS Original Documentary, PG

Norfolk Island, one of Australia's most remote external territories, has a population descended from the Bounty mutineers. Recent hard times have forced the island to reach out for help.

 

Thursday 12 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Of Mice And Men (Ep 7), Entertainment series, PG

A torrential storm forces a retreat to shelter, causing the contestants to confront extended periods of isolation. Solitude and hunger hang over the contestants as they begin to show mental cracks.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / The Nadir (Ep 8), Drama series, MA

Loy plays with fire, Josto wears his heart on his sleeve, Oraetta makes a surprising discovery, and Deafy closes in on Zelmare and Swanee.

9.50pm

VICELAND – Robbie Hood, An SBS Original Comedy program, MA

With no parental supervision, no money, and only each other to rely on, Robbie Hood and his friends spend their days getting around on their BMX bikes and causing headaches for the local police.

 

Friday 13 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Desperate Measures (Ep 8), Entertainment series, PG

It’s feast or famine for the remaining survivalists as some enjoy a bounty of food and others are driven to desperation. One hunter takes to the trees to stalk his prey.

10.15pm

VICELAND – Vagrant Queen Series 1 Ep 5, Drama series, MA

The team arrive on Wix to unexpected revelations. Betrayal leads to a bloody showdown.

 

Saturday 14 November 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Secrets Of Our Cities Series 2 Ep 1: Gold Coast, An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

The Gold Coast hides a past full of bitter struggle and huge enterprise. Greig explores how South Sea Islanders suffered brutal treatment to enable the early sugar boom in the 19th century.

10.55pm

VICELAND – Hungry Ghosts, Series 1 Ep 1, An SBS Original Drama series, MA

When a mine-clearing operation in present day Vietnam disturbs a hidden tomb, a malevolent spirit is released, bringing the dead back with him.

 

Sunday 15 November 2020

10.05pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Filthy Rich And Homeless Series 3 Ep 2, An SBS Original Documentary, M

Five high-profile Australians agree to swap their privileged lifestyles for 10 days of being homeless in NSW. They find out what it's like to go from having everything to having absolutely nothing.

 

Monday 16 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Slayer II (Ep 9), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1, Ep 2, Documentary series, M

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 4 / A Fat Bald White Man (Ep 1), Entertainment series, M

 

Tuesday 17 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Starvation's Shadow (Ep 10), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 Ep 5, Documentary series, PG

8.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 Ep 6, Documentary series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Addicted Australia Series 1 Ep 2, An SBS Original Documentary, M

 

Wednesday 18 November 2020

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Julia Morris (Ep 1), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Eight of Australia's most respected and recognisable faces retrace the footsteps of their ancestors across the country and around the world. This episode features Julia Morris.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Cold War (Ep 11), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

VICELAND – Destroyer, Movie, MA

9.30pm

VICELAND – Strictly Jewish, An SBS Original Documentary, PG

A look into the most ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Australia, who live cheek-by-jowl with Melbourne's trendy latte society and have never been filmed for television before.

 

Thursday 19 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 5 / Reunion Special (Ep 12), Entertainment series, PG

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / East/West (Ep 9), Drama series, MA

 

Friday 20 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / Icebreaker (Ep 1), Entertainment series, PG

10.10pm

VICELAND – Vagrant Queen Series 1 / Requiem For The Republic (Ep 6), Drama series

 

Saturday 21 November 2020

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Secrets Of Our Cities Series 2: Footscray (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Greig travels to Footscray, one of the fastest settlements to develop in Australia. Once the industrial heart of Melbourne, it drew a European workforce from around the country.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Railways And Imperialism (Ep 6), PG

11.10pm

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

When a mine-clearing operation in present day Vietnam disturbs a hidden tomb, a malevolent spirit is released, bringing the dead back with him.

12.15am

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

As Phuong is laid to rest, May uncovers the truth about her past and learns that the responsibility for stopping the hungry ghost has now fallen to her.

 

Sunday 22 November 2020

9.45pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Filthy Rich And Homeless Series 3, AN SBS Original Documentary series, M

Five high-profile Australians agree to swap their privileged lifestyles for 10 days of being homeless in NSW. They find out what it's like to go from having everything to having absolutely nothing.

 

Monday 23 November 2020

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / Tainted (Ep 2), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1, Ep 3, Documentary series, M

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 4 / Look At Me (Ep 2), Entertainment Series, M

 

Tuesday 24 November 2020

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Peter Garrett (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Peter Garrett discovers an ancestor at the forefront of social welfare in the NSW colony, and the secret life of his grandmother, a nurse in Western Australia's Lock Hospitals.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / Up In Flames (Ep 3), Entertainment series, PG

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11, Ep 7, Documentary Series, PG

8.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11, Ep 8, Documentary Series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Addicted Australia Series 1, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Where Are You Really From? Series 3 Ep 1, An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Michael starts his journey in Brisbane, home to one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the country, some surviving the trauma of the Vietnam war to thrive in the city's south western suburbs.

 

Wednesday 25 November 2020

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Delta Goodrem (Ep 3), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem has searched for the creative connection in her ancestry – some link that would explain her own abilities.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / The Moose (Ep 4), Entertainment series, PG

9.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outback Rabbis, An SBS Original 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.

 

Thursday 26 November 2020

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Mal Meninga (Ep 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Mal Meninga goes on a deeply personal quest to discover if he's descended from an indentured labourer in a culture replete with racism, kidnapping and slavery.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / The Kill (Ep 5), Entertainment series, PG

9.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Fargo Series 4 / Happy (Ep 10), Drama series, MA

11.10pm

VICELAND – Addicted Australia Series 1, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

 

Friday 27 November 2020

3.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Rachel Griffiths (Ep 5), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Actor Rachel Griffiths' journey into the past takes her back to the re-emergence of Judaism in 17th century England.

6.15pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / Ablaze (Ep 6), Entertainment series, PG

10.10pm

VICELAND - Vagrant Queen Series 1 / Sunshine Express Yourself (Ep 7), Drama series, MA

Elida leaves the team to take a scav job while Isaac and Amae battle hijackers on board a train.

 

Saturday 28 November 2020

12.00pm

VICELAND – Annie Hall, Movie, M

This Best Picture Oscar winner stars Woody Allen as a neurotic, New York comedian who falls for a quirky midwestern girl (Diane Keaton) in an on-again, off-again romance.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Secrets Of Our Cities Series 2 Ep 3: Kalgoorlie, An SBS Original Documentary Series, PG

Greig Pickhaver visits the biggest open pit goldmine in Australia to explore how, even today, Kalgoorlie attracts people from around the world.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Series 1 / Railways And War (Ep 7)

8.30pm

VICELAND – Destroyer, Movie, MA

When a fresh case exposes history from a former investigation, LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) is forced to face her demons.

11.05pm

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

The ghosts get stronger as our families struggle with memories of the past.

 

Sunday 29 November 2020

10.15pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Marry Me, Marry My Family Series 1, Ep 1, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

Explore the chaotic and colourful road to intercultural relationships. Six couples try to straddle the gulf between cultures and the gap between their parents' relationships and their own dreams.

 

Monday 30 November 2020

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Employables Series 1, Ep 1, An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

In the most radical business ventures he's ever undertaken, self-made millionaire Creel Price is in search of six Australians who are more likely to be discriminated against when looking for work.

2.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Perspective Shift Series 1 / Daniel (Ep 1), Documentary series, PG

Daniel Monks is the first Australian to take out the Busan Bank Award for his acclaimed independent feature film, Pulse, a story about a gay, disabled teenager who undergoes a futuristic body swap.

6.20pm

VICELAND – Alone Series 6 / Night Raider (Ep 7), Entertainment series, PG

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1, Ep 4, Documentary series, PG

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 4 / Hollowing Out A Baguette (Ep 3), An Entertainment series, M