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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

28 Dec 2020 - 10:50 AM  UPDATED 18 Jan 2021 - 11:10 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:

Friday 1 January 2021

6.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3 / North Stradbroke Island (Ep 9), Documentary series, G

Ernie visits Queensland's Stradbroke Island and meets up with traditional owners, spends time with a talented artist, and gets up close and personal with Manta Rays.

 

Saturday 2 January 2021

2.15pm

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

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.

3.05pm

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

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.

8.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Godfather, Movie, MA

The winner of three Academy awards including Best Picture, The Godfather is the compelling story based on the novel by Mario Puzo about the life and times of Mafia head Don Corleone and his family.

 

Sunday 3 January 2021

12.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Inside Heston's World Series 1, Ep 2, An SBS Original Food series, PG

The entire Fat Duck restaurant, all of its staff and seven tonnes of specialist equipment land in Australia and prepare for opening day.

5.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Paradise Soldiers, Documentary, PG

As far back as World War I, through Vietnam and up to present day, young Cook Islanders have served and sacrificed alongside New Zealanders in military conflicts and combat.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Why Women Kill Series 1 / Murder Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry (Ep 1), Drama Series, M

One Pasadena house serves as the focal point for three decades worth of marital strife. In 1963, Beth Ann's life as a doting housewife is upended when she learns of her husband Rob's infidelity.

9.40pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Pluto – Back From The Dead, Documentary, PG

In 2015, a tiny spacecraft called New Horizon has arrived at the very edge of the Solar System and took close-up images of the Dwarf Planet Pluto. The data sent back left scientists speechless.

10.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Marry Me Marry My Family Series 2/ Ep 3, An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Iranian Australian Pariya has found her perfect match in Macedonian migrant, Viktor. Pariya's mother is expecting a full Persian wedding for her only child, and Viktor is keen to oblige.

 

Monday 4 January 2021

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 4 / Tony Three Pies Ep 8, Entertainment series, M

Alex Horne keeps the tasks running fairly smoothly as Noel Fielding finds an unlikely soul mate. Lolly Adefope shows everyone the money while Mel Giedroyc regrets putting M&Ms on her shopping list.

 

Tuesday 5 January 2021

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Stutter School, An SBS Original Documentary, PG

This documentary follows four brave Australian stutterers, the youngest aged just 12 and the oldest 64, on a once-in-a-lifetime make-or-break journey to find their voice. 

11.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The A Word Series 2 Ep 1, Drama series, M

Two years on, in the idyllic landscape of the Lake District, Joe is growing up and changing. He has started to notice he’s different from other kids.

 

Wednesday 6 January 2021

3.20pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Vikings Uncovered, Documentary, PG

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak travels from the east coast of Scotland to Iceland, Greenland and North America to unlock the secrets of the vast Viking Empire.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Vikings Series 6b / King Of Kings (Ep 1), Drama series, MA

The final instalment begins as Ubbe learns the truth about Kjetill. Meanwhile, back in Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences.

8.30pm

VICELAND – The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Movie, M

Disillusioned film director Toby is pulled into a time-jumping fantasy when he is mistaken for Sancho Panza, Don Quixote's sidekick.

9.20pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Vikings Series 6b / All Change (Ep 2), Drama series, MA

The final instalment begins as Ubbe learns the truth about Kjetill. Meanwhile, back in Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences.

 

Thursday 7 January 2021

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.

3.25pm

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

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – World On Fire Series 1 Ep 1, Drama, M

Young lovers Harry Chase and Lois Bennett protest a Blackshirts rally in Manchester, and amidst the excitement, Harry declares his love for Lois. However, she is unwilling to reciprocate.

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – World On Fire Series 1 Ep 2, Drama, M

In devastated Warsaw, Kasia makes plans to flee with grief-stricken mother Maria, but gets caught in a resistance cell’s attack on German soldiers. 

 

Saturday 9 January 2021

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Godfather Part II, Movie, MA

In this gripping film – the winner of seven Academy Awards – the saga of the two Corleone generations continues with De Niro as the ambitious, immoral immigrant.

 

Sunday 10 January 2021

8.30pm

VICELAND – Why Women Kill Series 1 / I'd Like To Kill Ya But I Just Washed My Hair Ep 2, Drama Series, M

A usually reserved Beth Ann attempts to spice up her marriage. Simone turns to Naomi's son Tommy for solace after finding out Karl hasn't been as good at covering his adulterous tracks as he let on.

10.15pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Untold Australia Season 5, Stutter School, An SBS Original Documentary, PG

This documentary follows four brave Australian stutterers, the youngest aged just 12 and the oldest 64, on a once-in-a-lifetime make-or-break journey to find their voice. 

 

Monday 11 January 2021

2.10pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 1 / The 1920s (Ep 1), Documentary series, M

In the 1920s, the USA undergoes the greatest period of change in its history. In ten years, a country of horse-drawn carriages, modest clothing and saloons is overthrown by cars and liberated women.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 5 / Dignity Intact (Ep 1), Entertainment series, M

Taskmaster returns for a fifth series, toting five new courageous comics all ready to risk humiliation – even if it means lifting Taskmaster Greg Davies' golden head in triumph.

11.40pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outlander Series 4 Ep 1, Drama series, MA

After washing ashore in North Carolina, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) face an important choice about their future.

12.50am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outlander Series 4 Ep 2, Drama series, MA

Claire and Jamie arrive at his Aunt Jocasta's (Maria Doyle Kennedy) North Carolina plantation to face a new future in America. 

 

Tuesday 12 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 1 / The 1930s (Ep 2), Documentary series, M

The 1930s, after the greatest economic shock in history, an ambitious works program and huge infrastructure building pulls America back from the brink.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Continental Railway Journeys Series 7 Ep 1, Documentary series, PG

Michael sports a strikingly modern edition of his Bradshaw's Continental Handbook, dated 1936. His destination lies close to his heart: the ancient kingdom of Spain and land of his father.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Fringe Nation: Extremists In America Series 1 / America's Modern Militias (Ep 1), Documentary series, MA

Gianna Toboni explores the new generation of modern militias, the tactics and ideologies that define them, and the likelihood of them going to war with the government.

11.10pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL - The A Word Series 2 Ep 2, Drama series, M

Joe starts his first day at a specialist school in Manchester. For a boy who finds change the hardest thing of all, life is changing utterly – and Paul and Alison are unprepared for how Joe reacts.

 

Wednesday 13 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 1 / The 1940s (Ep 3), Documentary series, M

This is the decade that transforms America from an isolationist nation into the leader of the free world. For half the decade, WWII rages and Americans fight around the globe.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Vikings Series 6b / The Signal (Ep 3), Drama series, MA

It's Election Day in Kattegat and all eyes are on the voting. But strangers arriving at the harbour may force a very unexpected outcome. Meanwhile, Ivar receives the signal from Prince Dir.

 

Thursday 14 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 1 / The 1950s (Ep 4), Documentary series, M

To Americans, the 1950s are the golden years. The baby boomer generation are children and enjoying peace, economic prosperity and great technological advances. See it all in colour now.

8.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Rise Of The Nazis Series 1, / Politics (Ep 1), Documentary series, M

This episode takes us into the corridors of power where Germany's top political mastermind sees an opportunity to use the sudden popularity of the Nazis for his own ends.

9.20pm

VICELAND – Cocaine – Living With The Cartels Series 1 Ep 1, Documentary series, MA

To discover the truth about how their cocaine gets to them, the four Brits travel to Medellin in Colombia, the number one source of cocaine on British streets.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – World On Fire Series 1 Ep 3, Drama series, M

After enlisting in the Navy, Tom finds himself on board the HMS Exeter in pursuit of the notorious Graf Spee, a German pocket battleship which has been picking off British Merchant ships for months.

 

Friday 15 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 1 / The 1960s (Ep 5), Documentary series, M

This is a decade of revolution that delivers the modern America we recognise today. The civil rights struggle and Vietnam War divide the nation, and assassinations rock the world.

 

Sunday 17 January 2021

7.30pm

VICELAND – The Last Man On Earth Series 1 / Alive In Tucson (Ep 1), Comedy series, M

After searching for any form of company, Phil's happiness at finding somebody else alive is short-lived, as he and newly found Carol have nothing in common.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Why Women Kill Series 1 / I Killed Everyone He Did But Backwards And In High Heels (Ep 3), Drama series, M

Beth Ann comes up with a scheme to keep Rob away from April but ends up growing closer to her husband's mistress in the process. Simone and Karl try to keep up appearances at a gala.

10.45pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Turban Legend: Untold Australia, An SBS Original Documentary, M

With a respected patriarch nearing retirement and two ambitious sons challenging him to modernise, family ties and business ambitions are about to collide.

 

Monday 18 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 2 / Organised Crime And The Mafia (Ep 1), Documentary series, M

Between 1919 and 1963 America's criminals build a vast empire, finding money-making opportunities everywhere. Using rare archival footage, their stories will be seen in colour for the first time.

2.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Stirling To Invergowrie (Ep 11), Documentary series, G

Michael Portillo learns about a Scottish hero, visits a Highland Games and discovers how an impressive piece of Victorian engineering, ended in tragedy.

3.25pm

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

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

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 1, Documentary series, PG

Beginning in the Silver State of Nevada, Michael takes to the skies over the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountain range. At Lake Tahoe, he hears of the first European explorer, known as 'The Pathfinder'.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 5 / The Leprechaun Or The Lesbian (Ep 2), Entertainment series, M

Administrative sidekick Alex Horne watches on as Aisling Bea bleeds on bread, Nish Kumar pretends he's Robin Hood, and Mark Watson feels the wrath of yoghurt.

11.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outlander Series 4 Ep 3, Drama series, MA

After refusing his aunt's plantation, Jamie and Claire set out into the North Carolina wilderness to make a new home.

12.45am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outlander Series 4 Ep 4, Drama series, MA

Jamie and Claire face a series of unexpected challenges as they establish their homestead on Fraser's Ridge.

 

Tuesday 19 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 2 / Titans Of Industry (Ep 2), Documentary series, M

In the first half of the 20th Century, America leads the world in industrial innovation. The nation is embracing a technological revolution that changes its way of life forever.

2.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Dundee To Aberdeen (Ep 12), Documentary series, G

Michael takes to the tracks with his copy of Bradshaw's Victorian railway guidebook, and he travels the length of the British Isles to see what of Bradshaw's world remains.

3.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Shane Jacobson (Ep 6), Documentary series, PG

Shane Jacobson's convinced his family come from Viking stock. His crusade will take him to Finland where the truth behind his Viking roots is answered and he meets extended family.

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 2, Documentary series, PG

Armed with his trusty Appleton's Guide, Michael Portillo reaches San Francisco, where he boards one of the city's iconic cable cars.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Continental Railway Journeys Series 7 Ep 2, Documentary series, PG

Michael travels from the chateaux of the Loire Valley to the heart of the Champagne region at Reims.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Fringe Nation: Extremists In America Series 1 / The Antifa Paradox (Ep 2), Documentary series, MA

As riots and protests spread nationwide, some politicians and news media pointed to violence by Antifa as the culprit. Alzo Slade talks to someone from Antifa to hear their side.

8.40pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Bowled Over: Untold Australia, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

Nine years ago, an eclectic troupe of drag queens rescued North Ipswich Bowls Club from financial ruin, thanks largely to the spectacular success of the monthly drag show – Taboo.

11.05pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The A Word Series 2 Ep 3, Drama series, M

In Manchester, Joe has begun to settle into his new school and new routine at Eddie's flat. With time and energy to spare, Alison begins to wonder what she might do next.

 

Wednesday 20 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 2 / Playtime (Ep 3), Documentary series, M

Early 20th century – leisure and recreation transform American lives. Newly wealthy, society fills free time with wholesome entertainment and sports. A new generation sees an opportunity.

2.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Dufftown To Aviemore (Ep 13), Documentary series, G

Michael learns how Victorian whisky trains were raided by robbers, travels along one of Scotland's most impressive viaducts and discovers that life is not always sweet on a shortbread production line.

3.20pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / Jane Turner (Ep 7), Documentary series, PG

Jane Turner finds a wealthy ancestor losing his fortune in pursuit of a dream, and follows her fighter pilot father's war service all the way to the Demilitarised Zone in North Korea.

4.20pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

Following his Appleton's guide, Michael Portillo makes a trip to the jewel in the crown of America's National Parks, Yosemite, to behold its towering granite cliffs and its giant sequoia trees.

8.30pm

VICELAND – The Death of Stalin, Movie, MA

In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control – some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Vikings Series 6b / Lost Souls (Ep 4), Drama Series, MA

Prince Igor receives a hero's welcome in Novgorod but back in Kiev the mood is darker. Prince Oleg will not be giving up the fight.

 

Thursday 21 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 2 / The Wild West (Ep 4), Documentary series, M

At the start of the 20th Century, The West is still a wild land. Many have tried to tame it and their efforts become the stuff of legend and myth – gunfights at the OK Corral and Indian Wars.

2.50pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Inverness To Plockton (Ep 14), Documentary series, G

Michael explores the stunning scenery of rural and coastal Scotland, travelling from Stirling, through the industrial east coast and dramatic Highland landscapes, to the beauty of the western lochs.

3.20pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 / John Newcombe (Ep 8), Documentary series, PG

John Newcombe's search will propel him back to a pivotal time in NSW when the penal colony was transforming into a democracy.

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 4, Documentary series, PG

Steered by his late 19th century Appleton's guidebook, Michael Portillo continues through southern California aboard the Coast Starlight rail service.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Rise Of The Nazis Series 1 / The First Six Months In Power (Ep 2), Documentary Series, M

At the start of 1933, Hitler is the chancellor of Germany but he does not have absolute power – there is still a democratic parliament beneath him, a head of state above him, and the rule of law.

9.20pm

VICELAND – Cocaine – Living With The Cartels Series 1 Ep 2, Documentary series, MA

In Colombia, Chanel and Troi witness the drug's startling origin in the Amazon rainforest, while Louis encounters a cocaine smuggler hiding from the navy.

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – World On Fire Series 1 Ep 4, Drama Series, M

Harry and his Unit fight for their lives in the Town of Louvain where German troops in Belgium far outnumber those of the Allied forces. Harry is desperate to prove himself as a leader.

 

Friday 22 January 2021
2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 2 / American Royalty (Ep 5), Documentary series, M

2.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Invergordon To John O'groats (Ep 15) Documentary series, G

Michael learns how one man's vision helped bring train travel to the Highlands, discovers how farming has changed since Bradshaw's day.

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 5, Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo strikes oil in the suburbs of Los Angeles, contemplates his navel in the orange groves of Riverside, makes a California Roll, and paints a pretty picture in Laguna Beach.

 

Saturday 23 January 2021

2.00pm

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

2.35pm

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

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.

3.10pm

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

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.

7.30pm

VICELAND – The Last Man On Earth Series 1 / The Elephant In The Room (Ep 2), Comedy series, M

Carol moves into the house next to Phil's and broaches the subject that it is their responsibility to repopulate the world – a prospect that brings no pleasure to either of them.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – American Gangster, Movie, MA

Russell Crowe plays an honest cop battling drugs and police corruption in 1970s New York. 

 

Sunday 24 January 2021

12.00pm

VICELAND – Inside Heston's World Series 1 Ep 1, An SBS Original Food Series, PG

World-famous chef, Heston Blumenthal, prepares to move his three Michelin-starred restaurant, The Fat Duck, 10,000 miles from England to Australia.

7.35pm

VICELAND – The Last Man On Earth Series 1 / Raisin Balls And Wedding Bells (Ep 3), Comedy series, M

Despite his gnawing feeling (or desperate hope) that someone better may still come along, Phil finds himself engaged to Carol.

8.35pm

VICELAND – Why Women Kill Series 1 / You Had Me At Homicide (Ep 4), Drama series, M

Beth Ann takes a walk on the wild side with April, leading to an interesting evening at a dinner party with Rob’s boss. Tommy wants to put a label on his relationship with Simone.

10.15pm

VICELAND – Bowled Over: Untold Australia, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

Nine years ago, an eclectic troupe of drag queens rescued North Ipswich Bowls Club from financial ruin, thanks largely to the spectacular success of the monthly drag show – Taboo.

10.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Secret Life Of Death: Untold Australia, An SBS Original Documentary series, M

Told through the eyes of two young women – one who works with the dead, the other who works with the living – this documentary lifts the lid on one of the last great taboos: death.

 

Monday 25 January 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – America In Colour Series 2 / Hollywood's Golden Age (Ep 6), Documentary series, PG

From humble beginnings, Hollywood becomes the worlds leading industry of glitz, glamour, money, and fame. Powerful studio moguls control the business, and stars become global icons.

2.50pm

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.

3.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 / Charlie Teo (Ep 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Having always struggled to understand culturally who he is, renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo is looking for answers

4.25pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 6, Documentary series, PG

Armed with his nineteenth century Appleton's guidebook to the United States and Canada, Michael Portillo embarks on a 1100 mile railroad journey.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 5 / Phoenix (Ep 3), Entertainment series, M

Greg continues to rank five comics in order of competency as they attempt complex assignments such as jelly-balancing and coconut costumery.

12.00am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outlander Series 4 / Outlander Series 4 Ep 5, Drama series, MA

As Jamie's trip to enlist settlers for Fraser's Ridge reveals the depth of local anti-British sentiment, Claire struggles to keep the peace between their neighbours and the Cherokee.

1.05am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Outlander Series 4 Ep 6, Drama series, MA

Jamie encounters some shadows from his past when he returns to Fraser's Ridge with Murtagh.

 

Tuesday 26 January 2021
3.15pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

A one-hour retrospective special featuring 40 of Australia's most loved celebrities, from Adam Hills, Magda Szubanski, Adam Goods, Maggie Beer and more.

4.20pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 7, Documentary series, PG

Guided by his Appleton's and tracing the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers, Michael Portillo heads for Plymouth, the 'home town' of America.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Continental Railway Journeys Series 7 Ep 3, Documentary series, PG

Michael embarks on a rail journey through Germany, steered by a Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide published in 1936.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Fringe Nation: Extremists In America Series 1 / America's New Nazis (Ep 3), Documentary series, MA

Ben Makuch travels the U.S. to investigate the spread of the growing American neo-Nazi movement, which has already proven deadly.

11.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The A Word Series 2 Ep 4, Drama series, M

Worried that her parents are starting to pull apart, Rebecca packs Paul and Alison off for the weekend. It’s only to Eddie’s flat, but Rebecca hopes they can spend some time together away.

 

Wednesday 27 January 2021

3.00pm

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.

3.25pm

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

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.

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 8, Documentary series, PG

Armed with his Appleton's guide, Michael Portillo continues his rail journey through Connecticut and New England. He takes a crash course in rowing in New Haven.

9.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Vikings Series 6b / All At Sea (Ep 5), Drama series, MA

Fighting erupts in Greenland and Ubbe, Torvi, and Othere barely escape with their lives – in a leaking boat with no supplies.

 

Thursday 28 January 2021

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Killarney To Cobh (Ep 21), 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.

3.30pm

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.

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 9, Documentary series, PG

Following a special 1899 Canadian edition of his Appleton's guide, Michael Portillo leaves the United States to embark on the next leg of his rail journey in Canada.

8.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Rise Of The Nazis Series 1 / Night Of The Long Knives (Ep 3), Documentary series, M

Adolf Hitler has been chancellor of Germany for just under a year. It is a challenging balancing act.

9.20pm

VICELAND – Cocaine – Living With The Cartels Series 1 Ep 3, Documentary series, M

Four casual cocaine users discover the effect Colombia's super-strength cocaine is having on Britain, from an increase in first-time addicts, to a sharp rise in overdose deaths.

9.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – World On Fire Series 1 Ep 5, Drama series, M

As thousands flee Nazi occupied Belgium, Harry, Stan and the rest of their unit take the last route out of France - the road to Dunkirk.

 

Friday 29 January 2021

3.00pm

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.

3.35pm

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.

4.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great American Railroad Journeys Series 3 Ep 10, Documentary series, PG

Steered by his 1899 Appleton's guide, Michael Portillo's rail journey through eastern Canada continues along the Grand Trunk railway, following the route of the St. Lawrence River.

 

Saturday 30 January 2021

2.00pm

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.

2.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / New Bridge To Roscrea (Ep 24), Documentary series, G

Michael visits the Irish National Stud, discovers how harsh life was for the Irish poor and uncovers an astronomical feat of Victorian engineering.

3.10pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 4 / Athlone To Galway (Ep 25), Documentary series, G

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.

7.30pm

VICELAND – The Last Man On Earth Series 1 / Sweet Melissa (Ep 4), Comedy series, M

Phil is shocked by the sudden appearance of Melissa, a beautiful, funny, kind, fellow survivor, and it quickly becomes evident he regrets marrying Carol.

9.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Once Upon A Time In America, Movie, MA

The life of Jewish gangster David 'Noodles' Aaronson (Robert De Niro) and his friends, from their childhoods in 1920s New York through Noodles' return to New York in 1968 after a long absence.

12.25am

VICELAND – Venus, Movie, M

Sid, a South Asian transgender woman, is shocked to discover that she is the father of a 14-year-old boy.

 

Sunday 31 January 2021

7.30pm

SBS VICELAND – The Last Man On Earth Series 1 / Dunk The Skunk (Ep 5), Comedy series, M

After Melissa's drunken confession of loneliness and horniness, a desperately horny Phil begins working on arguments to convince Melissa to have sex with him – and convince Carol to allow it.

8.30pm

SBS VICELAND – Why Women Kill Series 1 / There's No Crying In Murder (Ep 5), Drama series, M

Beth Ann’s budding friendship with April leaves her feeling conflicted, just as she is beginning to win back Rob’s attention. Simone and Tommy get stuck in a precarious situation.