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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

17 Jun 2021 - 3:23 PM  UPDATED 8 Jul 2021 - 10:44 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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Thursday 1 July 2021

7.35am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Asian Railway Journeys Series 1 / Chiang Mai To The River Kwai (Ep. 2), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo embarks on a two-part rail adventure through Thailand from the northern city of Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi on the River Kwai, and from Bangkok to the southern beach resort of Hua Hin.

1.50pm

NITV – Stolen Glory: The Tale Of Porky Brooke, Documentary, PG

It was always Graeme's dream to follow his famous cousin, Lionel Rose into the ring, and that he did. This is the first time he has spoken about his career, which was tragically cut short.

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – North America With Simon Reeve Series 1 (Ep. 4), Documentary series, M

Simon Reeve continues his journey through the Americas. In this fourth leg of the journey Simon travels from Texas and down the length of Mexico.

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 10 / Warrington To Preston (Ep. 1), Documentary series, G

Armed with his early 20th century Bradshaw's Guide, Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey through Britain's industrial heartland in the footsteps of King George V.

7.30pm

NITV – First Footprints Series 1 / Biggest Estate (Ep. 4), Documentary series, PG

First Footprints is the untold story of how Aboriginal people came to Australia over 50,000 years ago and adapted and thrived in this harsh continent.

9.30pm

WORLD MOVIES – Bleed For This, Movie, M

Champion boxer Vinny Pazienza is told he may never walk again after a car accident leaves him with a broken neck. Against all odds, trainer Kevin Rooney agrees to help Vinny return to the ring.

 

Friday 2 July 2021

1.00pm

NITV – Who Killed Malcolm Smith, Documentary, PG

A heart breaking, award winning film written and presented by Richard Frankland, which tells the story of Malcolm Smith, an Aboriginal man who died while in custody in 1982.

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – North America With Simon Reeve Series 1 (Ep. 5), Documentary series, M

In this fifth leg of the journey Simon travels across Central America, from the Caribbean to the Pacific. He begins diving on a coral reef on the coast of northern Belize.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Dynamo: Magician Impossible Series 4 (Ep. 1), Entertainment series, M

Dynamo touches down in the land of sun, surf, and dreams, California. Dynamo takes us along the pacific highway, mystifying and amazing everyone along the way.

9.25pm

NITV – Torres To The Thames, Documentary, PG

Torres To The Thames follows the Purple Spider Dance troupe as they perform at a prestigious Festival in England.  The experience will strengthen their connection and belief in their Culture.

9.55pm

WORLD MOVIES – Bend It Like Beckham, Movie, PG

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, this movie follows 18-year-old Jesminder who goes against her family's Sikh cultural values to play women's football. Stars Parminder Nagra.

10.25pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 1), Drama series, MA

The Clark family find themselves in a dire predicament. They must work together to discover a path to safety.

11.25pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 2), Drama series, MA

Following a harrowing journey, the Clark family arrive at their new home. Strand faces resistance as he attempts to hold power over his domain.

 

Saturday 3 July 2021

1.00am

VICELAND – Australiana: Island Queens, Documentary, PG

The remote community of the Tiwi islands, located 80 kilometres north of the Australian mainland, has a thriving LGBT community known as the Sistergirls.

8.20am

WORLD MOVIES – Bend It Like Beckham, Movie, PG

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, this movie follows 18-year-old Jesminder who goes against her family's Sikh cultural values to play women's football. Stars Parminder Nagra.

11.45am

NITV – Torres To The Thames, Documentary, PG

Torres To The Thames follows the Purple Spider Dance troupe as they perform at a prestigious Festival in England.  The experience will strengthen their connection and belief in their Culture.

 

Sunday 4 July 2021

4.30pm

WORLD MOVIES – Bend It Like Beckham, Movie, PG

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, this movie follows 18-year-old Jesminder who goes against her family's Sikh cultural values to play women's football. Stars Parminder Nagra.

6.25pm

NITV – First Australian Series 1 (Ep. 1), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

This landmark series chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. The story begins in 1788 in Sydney.

7.45pm

NITV – When The River Runs Dry, Documentary series, PG

In January 2019 videos of grown men near Menindee weeping as they held decades old Murray Cod that perished in the green oxygen starved soup that is all that remained of the Darling River went viral.

 

Monday 5 July 2021

10.30am

NITV – When The River Runs Dry, Documentary series, PG

In January 2019 videos of grown men near Menindee weeping as they held decades old Murray Cod that perished in the green oxygen starved soup that is all that remained of the Darling River went viral.

2.00pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ North Stradbroke Island (Ep. 9), An SBS Original 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.

2.30pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Lake Mungo (Ep. 10), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

The dry and remote Lake Mungo in New South Wales west is Ernie's destination. He meets up with a traditional owner, a guide, and an AFLW footy player working on her farm.

3.00pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Gold Coast Hinterland (Ep. 11), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie explores the Queensland's Gold Coast Hinterland region first with a hot air balloonist, then through eyes of an artist, and lastly with the experiences of a young traditional owner.

7.30pm

NITV – Buwarrala Aryah, Documentary, PG

Buwarrala-Journey is a traditional walk for the Karrwa, Yanyuwa, Mara and Kurdanji peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 8 (Ep. 7), Entertainment series, M

Joe Thomas grapples grumpily with some awkward hand-wear, Sian Gibson seems to find proof that she may be psychic, and Iain Stirling shows some tasty shortbread who’s boss.

9.20pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 8 (Ep. 8), Entertainment series, M

The tasks in this episode feature sand, beach balls, water and an angler’s keepnet. There are also coffee pots, which don’t help Joe Thomas, and a trumpet, which doesn’t help Lou Sanders.

 

Tuesday 6 July 2021

1.30pm

NITV – Buwarrala Aryah, Documentary, PG

Buwarrala-Journey is a traditional walk for the Karrwa, Yanyuwa, Mara and Kurdanji peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia.

6.30pm

NITV – Saving Seagrass, Documentary, PG

An exploration of the priceless environment of Roebuck Bay, Western Australia – the traditional lands of the Yawuru people – now under threat on many fronts.

6.30pm

WORLD MOVIES – Belle, Movie, PG

The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a British admiral plays an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in England. Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson and James Norton.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are Series 12/ Uncle Jack Charles (Ep. 5), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Actor, former self-described 'serial pest', and member of the Stolen Generation, Uncle Jack Charles has never known the love of a parent. He will uncover details of the father he never knew.

7.30pm

NITV – Lagau Danalaig – An Island Life, Documentary, PG

With an idyllic island lifestyle as the backdrop, we find out what makes Badu unique through the stories of the people as expressed in their art and culture.

8.30pm

VICELAND – The Surrogate Diaries Series 1 (Ep. 3), Documentary series, M

Maddie, Alex, and Rich agree to give themselves six months to try to get pregnant, and single man David has his embryo transferred into his new surrogate, Faye

8.30pm

NITV – Island Paradise: Living In The Torres Strait, Documentary, PG

Explore the history, culture, and everyday lives of people living and working in a remote paradise – The Torres Strait Islands.

 

Wednesday 7 July 2021

11.00am

NITV – Lagau Danalaig – An Island Life, Documentary, PG

With an idyllic island lifestyle as the backdrop, we find out what makes Badu unique through the stories of the people as expressed in their art and culture.

1.30pm

NITV – Island Paradise: Living In The Torres Strait, Documentary, PG

Explore the history, culture, and everyday lives of people living and working in a remote paradise – The Torres Strait Islands.

2.00pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Gold Coast (Ep. 12), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie visits Queensland's Gold Coast and learns how life is there through the eyes of an actor, a young man embracing his culture, and an ex iron-woman and mother.

2.30pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Strahan (Ep. 13), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie lands in the rugged North West Coast of Tasmania and meets a steam train driver, explores the Macquarie Harbour with a skipper and visits thousand year old Huon Pines with a conservationist.

9.30pm

VICELAND – 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.

 

Thursday 8 July 2021

2.00pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Port Lincoln (Ep. 14), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie visits Port Lincoln and meets an ex- oyster farming couple, he swims with wild sea-lions with a chilled marine biologist and learns about great white pointer sharks from a passionate skipper.

2.30pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Bruny Island (Ep. 15), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie explores the rugged coastline of Bruny Island, Tasmania with a skipper, is taken birdwatching by a local enthusiast and shown Country by an Aboriginal leader.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Asian Railway Journeys Series 1/ Bangkok To Hua Hin (Ep. 3), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo continues his exploration of Thailand by rail, steered by his 1913 Bradshaw's guide. He steps into the ring under the guidance of champion trainer, Master Toddy, to learn Muay Thai.

7.50pm

WORLD MOVIES – Teen Spirit, Movie, M

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition. Stars Elle Fanning.

9.30pm

WORLD MOVIES – Samson & Delilah, Movie, M

Samson and Delilah's world is small. An isolated Aboriginal community in the Central Australian Desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival.

 

Friday 9 July 2021

2.25pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Ceduna (Ep. 16), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie visits Ceduna in South Australia and meets Felicity, a softly spoken pilot, Peter a dedicated footy fan, and Perry, a passionate fisherman, and learns all about life in this small coastal town.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Dynamo: Magician Impossible Series 4 (Ep. 2), Entertainment series, M

Dynamo heads to India on an epic adventure which sees him travel from the streets of Mumbai to the sacred city of Varanasi for the annual Holi festival.

10.25pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 3), Drama series, MA

Still finding their place, Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds while Madison discovers Otto's past mimics that of her own

10.25pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 4), Drama series, MA

A mysterious character searches for purpose and soon becomes tied to the struggle over a key resource in the apocalypse.

 

Saturday 10 July 2021

6.25pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Yirrkala (Ep. 3), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie visits the small community of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory to reconnect with some of the local Yolngu People and to learn more about what's happening on County.

8.30pm

WORLD MOVIES – Blood Ties, Movie, MA

An ex-con tries to pull away from a life of crime, but the temptation proves too strong, bringing his already-strained relationship with his policeman brother to breaking point. Stars Marion Cotillard.

8.40pm

NITV – Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky, Documentary, M

A songline for 21st century Australia – a fresh look at the Cook legend from a First Nations perspective, about connection to Country, resistance and survival. Hosted by Steven Oliver.

 

Sunday 11 July 2021

2.05am

WORLD MOVIES – Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Movie, PG

When young Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) is sent to live with her eccentric aunts, she discovers that she is actually a witch. Like any other girl her age, Sabrina just wants to have fun and be normal.

6.50am

WORLD MOVIES – The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, Movie, PG

A travelling theatre company has more to it than meets the eye. It is an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus and the audience is in for more than just a show. Stars Heath Ledger.

6.25pm

NITV – First Australian Series 1 (Ep. 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

It is a myth that the first Australians were eradicated in Tasmania. It should be their resilience, in spite of the impact of white settlement, which is embodied in myth.

7.30pm

NITV – Robbie Hood, An SBS Original Documentary, M

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.

8.30pm

NITV – History Bites Back, Documentary, M

Trisha Morton-Thomas teams up with Elaine Crombie and Steven Oliver to bite back at negative social media comments. It’s comical, self-aware, and not afraid to launch a rocket into taboo issues.

 

Monday 12 July 2021

5.00am

WORLD MOVIES – Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Movie, PG

When young Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) is sent to live with her eccentric aunts, she discovers that she is actually a witch. Like any other girl her age, Sabrina just wants to have fun and be normal.

10.20am

WORLD MOVIES – The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, Movie, PG

A travelling theatre company has more to it than meets the eye. It is an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus and the audience is in for more than just a show. Stars Heath Ledger.

12.00pm

NITV – History Bites Back, Documentary, M

Trisha Morton-Thomas teams up with Elaine Crombie and Steven Oliver to bite back at negative social media comments. It’s comical, self-aware, and not afraid to launch a rocket into taboo issues.

1.00pm

NITV – First Australian Series 1 (Ep. 2), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

It is a myth that the first Australians were eradicated in Tasmania. It should be their resilience, in spite of the impact of white settlement, which is embodied in myth.

2.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (Ep. 2), Documentary series, G

Michael is in Northumbria en route to the Highlands. On this leg, he explores Kielder Forest, beginning at the County Show in Stocksfield.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 8 (Ep. 9), Entertainment series, M

It’s very much the business end of the series, and nothing says ‘business end’ quite like Alex Horne sucking fresh dust through a makeshift vegetable-based straw.

9.20pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 8 (Ep. 10), Entertainment series, M

One of the five intrepid comics is set to win Greg Davies’s gorgeous golden head. Lou Sanders chews on some stationery, Sian Gibson is crushed by a caravan, and Paul Sinha wrecks a camera.

 

Tuesday 13 July 2021

10.40am

WORLD MOVIES – Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Movie, PG

When young Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) is sent to live with her eccentric aunts, she discovers that she is actually a witch. Like any other girl her age, Sabrina just wants to have fun and be normal.

12.30pm

NITV – Buwarrala Aryah, Documentary, PG

Buwarrala-Journey is a traditional walk for the Karrwa, Yanyuwa, Mara and Kurdanji peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are Series 12/ Grant Denyer (Ep. 6), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

While looking into his father’s side of the family, television presenter Grant Denyer finds his three times great grandfather, Charles Kennard Ward, at the centre of a shocking secret.

 

Wednesday 14 July 2021

9.30am

WORLD MOVIES – Strange Colours, Movie, MA

Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her estranged, ill father. Lost and alone, she falls into his bewildering world, where men escape society. Soon, he doesn't want her to leave.

2.00pm

NITV – Sisters In League, Documentary, PG

Belinda Miller travels with the Cherbourg women's team "The Hornettes" to compete at the Qld Murri Carnival, a major Rugby League competition, and discovers the humor and the passion of these women.

2.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (Ep. 3), Documentary series, G

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

8.30pm

VICELAND – 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 DeNiro as the ambitious, immoral immigrant, and his son Michael.

 

Thursday 15 July 2021

2.55pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (Ep. 4), Documentary series, G

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.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Asian Railway Journeys Series 1/ Ho Chi Minh To Hoi An (Ep. 4),  Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo boards Vietnam's spectacular Unification Railway to make a one thousand-mile journey from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to the capital, Hanoi.

8.30pm

NITV – Inside Man, Movie, M

The story of a tough cop, Detective Frazier, who matches wits with a clever bank robber, Dalton, in a tense hostage drama.

 

Friday 16 July 2021

9.30am

WORLD MOVIES – The Breaker Upperers, Movie, M

Fifteen years ago, when Mel and Jen discovered they were being two timed by the same man, they formed The Breaker Upperers – a business where they break up couples for cash. Now business is booming.

8.30pm

VICELAND – Dynamo: Magician Impossible Series 4 (Ep. 3), Entertainment series, MA

Dynamo travels across the English Channel to Paris where he stuns residents and visitors in various Parisian landmarks, including Showgirls at The Moulin Rouge.

9.45pm

NITV – Trading Cultures, Documentary, PG

Three artists from Makassar, Indonesia and three artists from Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land reconnect a 400-year-old trade relationship through art.

10.25pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 5), Drama series, MA

A new threat reveals itself to Madison and Troy as they search for answers. Alicia must reconcile with her past decisions.

10.25pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 6), Drama series, MA

News of incoming danger spreads throughout the community as Madison struggles to keep everyone together. Nick grapples with a hard truth.

 

Saturday 17 July 2021

12.25am

WORLD MOVIES – The Man Who Knew Infinity, Movie, PG

When self-taught mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan fails out of college, he does not give up hope. Determined to pursue his passion, he contacts Professor G.H. Hardy at Trinity College.

6.25pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Mount Kosciuszko (Ep. 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

8.30pm

WORLD MOVIES – Macbeth, Movie, MA

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Directed by Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

8.30pm

NITV – History Bites Back, Documentary, M

Trisha Morton-Thomas teams up with Elaine Crombie and Steven Oliver to bite back at negative social media comments. It’s comical, self-aware, and not afraid to launch a rocket into taboo issues.

9.30pm

NITV – The Fringe Dwellers, Documentary, M

Trilby lives on the fringes of 'accepted' Australian society along with her people. Her mother urges her family to escape from squalor and move up to a fashionable all-white suburb.

 

Sunday 18 July 2021

12.40pm

World Movie Channel – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga, Movie, M

Two small-town singers chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.

8.30pm

World Movie Channel – Mean Creek, Movie, MA

 

Monday 19 July 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Battlegrounds (Ep. 1), Documentary series, M

Levison's epic Arabian journey starts at the Kurdistan border town of Bajid, where he meets his Kurdistan guide and old friend, Omar, on the eastern banks of the Tigris.

3.00pm

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

Michael Portillo is in the Scottish Highlands on the last leg of his rail journey through 1930s Britain. He begins in Elgin's port, the coastal town of Lossiemouth.

9.25pm

VICELAND – Taskmaster Series 8 / Clumpsy Swayey Clumsy Man (Ep. 10), Entertainment series, M

One of the five intrepid comics is set to win Greg Davies’s gorgeous golden head. Lou Sanders chews on some stationery, Sian Gibson is crushed by a caravan, and Paul Sinha wrecks a camera.

 

Tuesday 20 July 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Empty Quarter, The (Ep. 2), Documentary series, M

After weeks on the road, Lev is preparing himself mentally for a journey of several hundred kilometres through the heart of one of the most brutal environments on Earth: Omans Empty Quarter.

3.00pm

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

Michael Portillo boards the Great Western Railway at the Cornish seaside resort of St Ives. Steered by his 1930s Bradshaw's Guide, this week he'll explore the West Country between the wars.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are? Series 12 – Chris Bath (Ep. 7), An SBS original documentary series, PG

8.30pm

VICELAND – Wild Things, Documentary, M

8.30pm

NITV – Muhammad And Larry, Documentary, M

October 1980, Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight his fourth heavyweight title against his former sparring partner Larry Holmes. Ali was in the twilight of his career, what was left to prove?

 

Wednesday 21 July 2021

11.00am

NITV – Heroes, Documentary, G

Heroes is a celebration of the history-making first AFL Women's season, from its breathtaking opening night through to its dramatic conclusion – as told by football's new wave of pioneers.

1.00pm

NITV – Muhammad And Larry, Documentary, M

October 1980, Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight his fourth heavyweight title against his former sparring partner Larry Holmes. Ali was in the twilight of his career, what was left to prove?

9.30pm

VICELAND – The Godfather Part III, Movie, MA

A compelling follow up to the classic Godfather I and II films. Michael Corleone has a strong desire to escape the corruption of his 'family business', but fate and circumstance dictate otherwise.

 

Thursday 22 July 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Valley Of The Past (Ep. 3), Documentary series, M

Lev finds himself on a small dhow floating somewhere in the Gulf of Aden. His plan to reach Saudi Arabia directly through Yemen has been scuppered. 

3.00pm

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

Michael is in Cornwall's county town, Truro, with his 1930s Bradshaw's Guide. In the surrounding countryside, he finds the historic estate of Trewithen.

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great Asian Railways Journeys Series 1 / Hue To Halong Bay (Ep. 5), Documentary series, PG

Michael Portillo continues his thousand-mile journey aboard the Unification Railway from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to the capital, Hanoi, and on to the vast northern port of Haiphong.

7.45pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Then Came You, Movie, M

8.30pm

NITV – Precious, Movie, MA

In New York City's Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction.

9.30pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Lost In Translation, Movie, M

Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along.

 

Friday 23 July 2021

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Holy Lands (Ep. 4), Documentary series, M

Lev and Mishael quickly bond over desert survival and how to live comfortably in this unforgiving environment. 

7.40pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – The Catcher Was a Spy, Movie, M

8.30pm

VICELAND – Dynamo: Magician Impossible Series 4 Ep 4, Entertainment series, M

9.30pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Birdman, Movie, MA

Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.

10.05pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 Ep 7, Drama series, MA

10.55pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 Ep 8, Drama series, MA

 

Saturday 24 July 2021

1.00am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Hot Zone Series 1 / Arrival (Ep. 1), Drama series, M

1.55am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Hot Zone Series 1 / Hot Zone (Ep. 2), Drama series, M

2.50am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Hot Zone Series 1 /  Charlie Foxtrot (Ep. 3), Drama series, M

 

Sunday 25 July 2021

1.15am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Death Of Stalin, Documentary, 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.

4.30am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Last B-24, Documentary, PG

In 1944, a smoking, battle-scarred B-24 Liberator bomber known as the Tulsamerican crashed into the choppy seas off the coast of Croatia, entombing three of its occupants under 100 feet of water.

6.30pm

NITV – First Australian Series 1 (Ep. 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Supported by pastoralists keen to make their fortune, the homicidal police officer Constable Willshire, brings mayhem to the Arrernte nation in Central Australia.

10.20pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Anomalisa, Movie, MA

Stop-motion animation film about a disenchanted motivational speaker and his romantic relationship with an enigmatic woman he meets at a speaking engagement. From Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman.

 

Monday 26 July 2021

12.45am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1 (Ep. 1), Documentary series, PG

Channelle wants an intervention free birth, Jodies baby arrives eight weeks early, and theres joy for Ashleigh after a dramatic delivery.

1.50am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1 (Ep. 2), Documentary series, PG

Kirsten's high-risk pregnancy is being closely monitored. Jordan must step up as his partner Sam has their first baby, while Sarah has come in to deliver her fifth.

2.55am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Life And Birth Series 1 (Ep. 3), Documentary series, PG

19-year-old Billie-Joe has surgery to save her baby while she's still in the womb. Kui is rushed to hospital for an emergency C-section, while Connor prepares for fatherhood.

1.30pm

NITV – First Australian Series 1 (Ep. 4), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

Supported by pastoralists keen to make their fortune, the homicidal police officer Constable Willshire, brings mayhem to the Arrernte nation in Central Australia.

2.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Arabia With Levison Wood Series 1 / Dangerous Legacy (Ep. 5), Documentary series, M

Lev crosses into the penultimate country of his journey, Syria, and meets his guide, Nada, a hardened and outspoken Syrian grandmother who puts fear into Syrian soldiers.

3.00pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (Ep. 8), Documentary series, G

Clutching his 1930s Bradshaw's Guide, Michael reaches Bodmin en route to Totnes as he explores the West Country from St Ives to Salisbury Plain.

 

Tuesday 27 July 2021

7.30pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Who Do You Think You Are Series 12/ Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Ep. 8), An SBS Original Documentary series, PG

3.05pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (Ep. 9), Documentary series, G

Michael's exploration of the West Country continues in south Devon. Guided by his 1930s Bradshaw's, Michael arrives in Paignton to investigate an extraordinarily high murder rate.

9.30pm

VICELAND – Limetown Series 1, I Have Heard The Future (Ep. 1), Drama series, M

10.05pm

VICELAND – Limetown Series 1, Redacted (Ep. 2), Drama series, M

 

Thursday 29 July 2021

1.50pm

NITV – Stolen Glory: The Tale Of Porky Brooke, Documentary, PG

It was always Graeme's dream to follow his famous cousin, Lionel Rose into the ring, and that he did. This is the first time he has spoken about his career, which was tragically cut short.

3.05pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (Ep. 10), Documentary series, G

Michael crosses the county line from Devon into Somerset on his rail exploration of the West Country steered by his 1930s Bradshaw's guide.

10.20pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Scarface, Movie, MA

Oscar winner Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

 

Friday 30 July 2021

3.05pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – I Am Black And Beautiful, Short Film, PG

I Am Black And Beautiful is a short film project produced through a documentary film studies program for people with intellectual disabilities.

7.30pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Wildlife, Movie, M

7.30pm

NITV – Kaitangata Twitch, Documentary, PG

A supernatural eco-thriller for young teenagers, by internationally acclaimed New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, about a girl caught up in a fight over a beautiful wild island.

9.30pm

WORLD MOVIE CHANNEL – Born On The Fourth Of July, Movie, MA

An idealistic young American proudly enlists during the Vietnam War and returns a quadriplegic. Based on the true story of Ron Kovic and stars Tom Cruise and Kyra Sedgewick.

10.05pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 9), Drama series, MA

10.05pm

VICELAND – Fear The Walking Dead Series 3 (Ep. 10), Drama series, MA

 

Saturday 31 July 2021

12.55am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Hot Zone Series 1 / Expendable (Ep. 4), Drama series, M

1.50am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Hot Zone Series 1 / Quarantine (Ep. 5), Drama series, M

2.45am

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – The Hot Zone Series 1 / Hidden (Ep. 6), Drama series, M

10.00am

NITV – Kaitangata Twitch, Documentary, PG

A supernatural eco-thriller for young teenagers, by internationally acclaimed New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, about a girl caught up in a fight over a beautiful wild island.

5.35pm

SBS MAIN CHANNEL – Swamp Ghost, Documentary, PG

6.25pm

NITV – Going Places With Ernie Dingo Series 3/ Hervey Bay (Ep. 6), An SBS Original Documentary series, G

Ernie visits the Queensland coastal town of Hervey Bay and meets a Butchulla musician, a couple focused on eco-tourism, and a man who shows off the migrating humpback whales.

10.00pm

NITV – Waru, Movie, M

From eight female Maori directors come eight connected stories, each taking place at the same moment in time during the tangi (funeral) of a small boy, Waru, who has died at the hands of a caregiver.