• Fumie Takino cheerleading with her team, Japan Pom Pom. (SBS Dateline)Source: SBS Dateline
With the 2021 season of ‘Dateline’ now airing Tuesdays at 9:30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand, we take a look back at some of the most compelling episodes now streaming at SBS On Demand.
SBS Guide

15 Apr 2021 - 2:36 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2021 - 2:36 PM


Losing Greg: A Dementia Journey

In 2015 Janet Kelly’s husband Greg was diagnosed with young onset dementia at the age of 59. Transitioning from wife to carer was uncertain and deeply personal. Before he passed away, Dateline followed Greg to Denmark to experience a unique care alternative – a dementia village.

Read more about Janet and Greg Kellys journey.


Hong Kong: Behind The Frontline

What does it take to stage the most coordinated mass protests in history? Dateline looks at how Hong Kongers are orchestrating civil unrest, and find out why the protest movement is taking a new turn.



The Best Place to be a Woman

The Viking nation of Iceland has become a feminist utopia. SBS World News Janice Petersen looks at how the island country became the best place on Earth to be a woman.


Cheerleading Grannies

Whats the secret to living large in old age? In this episode of Dateline we meet a squad of octogenarian Japanese cheerleaders and a famous TV writer challenging assumptions about people in their nineties.

Read more about Japans cheerleading grannies.



Fijis High Tide

In Fiji, reporter Evan Williams gains exclusive access to law enforcement officials, drug dealers and social workers on the frontline of Fiji’s drug war, exploring its devastating impact.


Digital Predators

This is a story no parent can afford to miss. During global COVID-19 lockdowns police reported a huge increase in the number of people viewing and sharing child sexual abuse images online. This episode is the first for the 2021 season of Dateline.


Deadly Trip of a Lifetime (Parts 1 & 2)

It started out as the holiday of a lifetime and quickly turned into a ship in lockdown, searching for a port in a COVID-19 storm. Dateline charts the story of the MV Greg Mortimer cruise ship that left Argentina four days after coronavirus was declared a pandemic.

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Human Cargo

With unprecedented access aboard Médecins Sans Frontières’ new migrant rescue ship, we meet the volunteers on a perilous search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya. Can they navigate the difficult waters of changing migrant policy in Europe?


Vanished: Canada’s Missing Women

Canada and Australia share a dark secret: in recent decades thousands of Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing. What can Australia learn from Canada’s attempts to address the problem?

Read more about Canada’s missing women.


Thailand on the Brink

With unprecedented access to the leaders of Thailand’s protest movement, Dateline follows their risky campaign for change. Why are thousands challenging the King, and why are some risking jail time?


Dateline airs on SBS weekly at 9:30pm Tuesdays with episodes available at SBS On Demand after broadcast. Episodes are also available with Arabic and Simplified Chinese subtitles. Catch up on the latest episode (episode 5: Covid-19: Fashion’s Great Unravelling) here:



It's almost here: Watch the new trailer for 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 4
Fast-tracked from the US and exclusive to SBS and SBS On Demand, 'The Handmaid's Tale' returns on Thursday 29 April.
Join Adam Liaw and friends for 'The Cook Up with Adam Liaw'
SBS Food has been busy cooking up a fresh new food show, The Cook Up with Adam Liaw, and with 200 episodes, it’s the biggest commission in the network’s history.
'Patriot Brains' is here to test the Trans-Tasman bubble, in a battle of wits
It's a test of wits across the ditch, and it premieres on SBS VICELAND Tuesday 13 April.
Dr Kim Le asks ‘Are You Addicted To Technology?’ in this world-first interactive documentary
Psychiatrist Dr Kim Le hosts ‘Are You Addicted To Technology?’, an interactive experience which will reveal just how dependent you really are. The first of its kind, this experiment is coming exclusively to SBS On Demand.
‘See What You Made Me Do’ confronts our domestic abuse crisis
Investigative journalist Jess Hill hosts this landmark three-part series, during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Premieres Wednesday 5 May on SBS, NITV and SBS On Demand.
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From award winners to boundary breakers, you'll find gripping stories waiting for you in these acclaimed series.
Unmissable stories: the Investigative Journalism collection at SBS On Demand
New in-depth investigative series from VICE are now streaming at SBS On Demand. Plus the 2021 season of our flagship news and current affairs programming has begun.