With a melange of topics, SBS VICELAND covers all bases this October.
SBS Guide

29 Sep 2021 - 5:03 PM  UPDATED 14 Oct 2021 - 2:36 PM

The Bee Whisperer

We’re jetting off to downtown New Braunfels in Texas Hill Country to follow Charlie Agar around. He’s the man behind Charlie Bee Company, and he’s the one Texans call when they need bees moved along from their homes or businesses. Experience the daily challenges of a bee removal expert as we attend house calls onboard the Bee Mobile.

Meet Charlie Agar, the amiable apiarist known as ‘The Bee Whisperer’
Charlie Agar is the man behind bee removal outfit Charlie Bee Company, and the star of a fascinating new reality series.

8-part series The Bee Whisperer premieres at 6.30pm, Saturday 2 October on SBS VICELAND.


Stacey Dooley: Back on the Psych Ward 

With mental health worsening during the pandemic, Stacey Dooley returns to Springfield Hospital over a six-month period that covers the UK’s second lockdown. Stacey meets Coral, whose alcohol dependency pushes her mental health over the edge and leads her into a desperate situation; Ali whose OCD rituals rule and ruin her life; university student Oskar who is struggling with suicidal thoughts; and Suziee who comes to the hospital in crisis after her therapy is stopped.

Season 2 of Stacey Dooley: Back on the Psych Ward premieres at 9.45pm, Tuesday 19 October on SBS VICELAND. (Also catch season 2 of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, premiering at 9.45pm, Tuesday 26 October.)


HIV: The Neglected Pandemic

It’s been 40 years since HIV/AIDS first made itself known in America. In this feature-length documentary, narrated by Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, we hear an array of personal accounts of what it’s like to be HIV-positive in different parts of the US and go behind the statistics to discover the truth of what they mean.

HIV: The Neglected Pandemic premieres at 8.30pm, Wednesday 20 October on SBS VICELAND.


Country Music

If you missed this brilliant documentary series from legendary filmmaker Ken Burns (The Vietnam War), you’ll be glad it’s back. See what everyone’s been raving about as Burns charts the history and evolution of country music – even if you’re not into this style of music, you will fall in love with this fascinating series. With Burns’ trademark meticulous research and good old-fashioned storytelling, over nine episodes, he introduces us to a whole host of country’s unique characters.

In Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’, Dolly Parton is country’s unlikely star
Among the boozing, hard-living outlaws dominating the scene, country icon Dolly Parton stood apart through her camp image and incredible song-writing talents.

Ken Burns’ Country Music airs at 6.30pm on Mondays from 24 October on SBS VICELAND. Catch up with episodes at SBS On Demand.


Dark Side of the Ring Confidential

If you loved Dark Side of the Ring, which exposed pro wrestling’s underbelly, taking a look at the private lives of the public figures and all the drama that ensues, you’ll love companion series, Dark Side of the Ring Confidential. Expanding on stories told in some of the most popular episodes of the main series, it goes even deeper behind the scenes with bonus clips, deleted scenes and new interviews. Hosts Evan Husney, Jason Eisener and wrestling insider Conrad Thompson speak to special guests, including former pro wrestlers.

Dark Side of the Ring Confidential premieres at 10.20pm, Sunday 10 October on SBS VICELAND. It is now streaming at SBS On Demand. Dark Side of the Ring seasons 1–3 are also now streaming at SBS On Demand.


The Devil You Know

This true-crime series is back for season 2. This time, we’re in Pennsylvania, where a bizarre murder reveals the online cult of Sherry Shriner, a wannabe CNN news anchor who leads thousands of Americans to believe that a race of devil-worshipping shape-shifting reptiles from outer space are ushering in a new world order. 

Season 2 of The Devil You Know premieres at 10.30pm, Tuesday 12 October on SBS VICELAND. Seasons 1 and 2 are also streaming at SBS On Demand.


The Curse of Oak Island

What keeps brothers Rick and Marty Lagina so busy up there on Oak Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada? It sounds simple enough: they are determined to find the treasure said to be buried under the island, despite what’s said to be a curse on all treasure hunters, as several before the Laginas have found out the hard way. Clearly these are two very determined treasure hunters because The Curse of Oak Island is now in its seventh season. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that they are still hunting their elusive treasure: it’s a 224-year mystery they are trying to solve. A mystery that’s held onto its secrets for that long takes determination – but as season 7 unfolds there’s plenty of discovery and excitement, including a massive and tantalising anomaly deep below the surface of a swamp, and a curious iron spike that raises questions of a link to the Knights Templar. 

Season 7 of The Curse of Oak Island premieres at 9.20pm, Thursday 21 October on SBS VICELAND. Catch up with seasons 1–6 at SBS On Demand:


Wellington Paranormal

With Halloween rounding out the month, SBS VICELAND is hosting a daytime marathon of season 2 of Wellington Paranormal. Follow our favourite bunch of oddball cops as they investigate the even odder antics that ensue when the paranormal meets downtown Wellington.

The season 2 Wellington Paranormal marathon airs from midday to 3.25pm, Saturday 30 October on SBS VICELAND. Seasons 1–3 are now streaming at SBS On Demand. Start from the beginning:

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