• (L - R) 'Alone', 'The Curse of Oak Island', 'Family Rules' and 'Forged in Fire'. (SBS)Source: SBS
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SBS Guide

10 Feb 2021 - 10:17 AM  UPDATED 10 Feb 2021 - 10:17 AM

The Curse of Oak Island

Off the coast of Nova Scotia sits a small island that is a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina spare no expense in their attempt to find the fabled treasure buried under Oak Island. But can they avoid the deadly curse that has befallen several treasure hunters before them? Through the series local experts help them explore the history, mythology and geography of the island.

‘The Curse of Oak Island’: Where did this all start?
Two brothers and a magazine article led to all this…

The Curse of Oak Island season 5 has landed at SBS On Demand. (You can also catch up on season 4). Start here with episode one of season 5:



Ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Patagonian wilderness – no camera crew, no teams, no producers – on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 for the person who can last the longest. However, unlike genre progenitor Survivor, whose DNA is all through this thing, these guys are really, as the title indicates, alone; each contestant is in their own patch of wilderness and self-recording their efforts to live in the wild (everyone has a satellite phone they can use to call for evacuation). It’s a tough gig; competitors regularly lose around 30 per cent of their body mass due to low caloric intake, and medical evacuations are common.

Alone seasons 1–6 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.


Going Places with Ernie Dingo

Join Ernie Dingo in this captivating series as he explores Australia’s most iconic destinations. This is no ordinary travel show. Ernie introduces us to the traditional owners and others who live, breathe and work among these incredible places. With no better time to explore our own backyard, Ernie is back with season 4. In episode 1, he takes a trip to Bowen to meet traditional owners taking on sea turtle research before meeting up with a couple who show him the stunning Whitsunday passage. Time to start planning a local holiday.

Stream seasons 1–3 of Going Places with Ernie Dingo at SBS On Demand now. Season 4 is airing on NITV Thursday nights at 7:30pm with episodes available at SBS On Demand after broadcast. Stream episode 1 of season 4 now:


One Star Reviews

Sweet and charming host Taji Ameen undergoes various experiences that’ve received one-star reviews in this quirky series. Is the dating coach really ‘a full-blown scam artist’? Will New York’s worst-rated driving instructor lead him to crash? How bad could the teeth whitening person really be? Taji’s curiosity leads to awkwardness and LOLs in our world where reviews can make or break a business.

'One Star Reviews' is awfully addictive television
A review can make or break a business. Taji Ameen experiences the lowest-rated spots to see if they're as bad as the internet says, or if they're just misunderstood in 'One Star Reviews' airing on SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand.

One Star Reviews is now streaming at SBS On Demand.


The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2020

It’s the ultimate pub quiz that you can enjoy in your living room. Question master Jimmy Carr is joined by a panel of celebrity guests including Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty, Nish Kumar, Katherine Ryan, Oti Mabuse and Rob Brydon, as they go head to head to see who knows the most, about everything.

The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2020 is now streaming at SBS On Demand.


Family Rules

Daniella Rule is mother to nine daughters – Angela, Shenika, Helen, Kelly, Kiara, Sharna, Aleisha, Jessica and Hannah. Navigating life through its various stages and ages, Family Rules gives us an insight into a modern Indigenous family.

‘Family Rules’ matriarch Daniella Borg on motherhood, resilience and the importance of laughter
As ‘Family Rules’ returns for season two, Borg says the show is challenging perceptions of Indigenous Australians.

Family Rules seasons 2 and 3 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.


Takeshi’s Castle Thailand

You might remember the colourful and bonkers cult Japanese game show Takeshi’s Castle that originally aired between 1986 and 1990 in Japan and was aired in Australia as a dubbed comedy game show. When it was shown in Thailand originally it was called Hod, Mun, Ha (โหด มัน ฮา), or Cruel, Thrilling, Fun. It happened to be so much fun, Thailand decided to reboot the show using the original Japanese format (with a few slight changes). Contestants must attempt to get through crazy obstacle courses to save Princess Woosenko who is being kept prisoner in Shogun Takeshi’s castle.  

Takeshi’s Castle Thailand seasons 1–4 are now streaming at SBS On Demand (but hurry they will be leaving by 31 March).


Takeshi’s Castle Indonesia

Similar to Thailand, the original Japanese version was being aired on Indonesian television and they decided to remake the show. Roman Kemp hosts Takeshi’s Castle Indonesia (a.k.a. Benteng Takeshi Indonesia) where one hundred contestants brave challenges including the hilarious Stepping Stones, and attempt to storm Takeshi’s Castle. Have they got what it takes to defeat the guards and win a grand prize of Rp 100.000.000?

Taskeshi’s Castle Indonesia seasons 1–4 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.


Forged in Fire

This is the show you never knew you needed. In Forged in Fire the best bladed weapon-makers in America go head to head, building everything from Viking battle axes to Samurai swords to Indian claw daggers. The contestants have everything at their disposal at The Forge to make these weapons including propane forges, coal forges, grinders, power hammers and hydraulic presses. But safety is a concern as well. Medical personnel are present to treat any injuries or other health problems and may, at their discretion, disqualify smiths who are unable to continue safely. The weapons created are tested against objects and environments similar to the historical scenarios in which they were typically used. The winner leaves with $10,000 cash and the coveted title of Forged in Fire Champion. 

Forged in Fire seasons 2–4 are now streaming at SBS On Demand. Plus keep an eye out for Forged in Fire Latin America coming 1 March to SBS On Demand.


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