• (L–R) ‘Tin Star’ season 3, ‘The Responder’, ‘Life on the Outside’ and ‘Atlanta’ season 3. (SBS)Source: SBS
March presents crime, comedy, Australian documentary series, the supernatural, plus a comedy musical and the return two of your favourite cooking shows. Let’s get stuck in.
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24 Feb 2022 - 5:26 PM  UPDATED 31 Mar 2022 - 12:09 PM

Iron Chef

Yes, this is the Iron Chef you know and love! All the action of this seminal cooking competition show from Japan, hosted by the fabulous Chairman (Takeshi) Kaga, takes place in Kitchen Stadium. A challenger takes on one of three of Japan’s top chefs, aka, Iron Chefs. Both chefs have one hour to prepare as many dishes as they can, and all must feature a special ingredient, dramatically unveiled by Chairman Kaga. A panel of judges then scrupulously samples all the dishes to decide the winner. It’s all so exciting! Remember the commentators and the roving reporter? We cannot wait to welcome back the unique brilliance of the one and only Iron Chef!

Seasons 1­–3 of Iron Chef are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

 

Tin Star

Tim Roth plays former detective Jim Worth in this intense and compelling Canadian crime drama. Having fled Liverpool for a new life with his wife and daughter, this third and final season sees the family return to the UK and face the sinister truth they ran from. The UK and all that awaits them there makes their life in the Rockies seem very faint, very quickly, but twenty years away is long enough. Fans of this show will be sad it’s the final season, but what quality it’s given us.

Season 3 of Tin Star premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand. (Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming for catch-up till 18 May.) 

 

‘The Feed’ Special – ‘Time To Buy: A Musical About The Property Market’

This special episode of The Feed is given over to a comedy musical – you read that right – about the Australian property market, starring some of our brightest music and comedy talents.

Jo and Erin are millennials keen to buy their first home, but a pair of Baby Boomers have their eye on the same prize. Who will win at auction? Will Jo and Erin survive the stress of it all? In an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza featuring dodgy landlords, predatory lenders, fawning real estate agents and existential crises, The Feed regulars Vic Zerbst, Jenna Owen and Alex Lee are joined by Montaigne (Eurovision), Tom Cardy (Triple J Hottest 100) who wrote all the music and songs, Susie Youssef (The Project), Marty Alix (Hamilton) and Rob Carlton (Paper Giants). It had to happen, really.

Stream the musical in full exclusively at SBS On Demand.

 

Letterkenny special – season 7 final episode

Season 7 of Canadian oddball comedy Letterkenny landed just last month, but the final episode was held back. Now, episode 7 of season 7is coming, and it’s a little bit special; the theme is International Women’s Day. We are that curious about what the small towners will make of it.

This special episode of Letterkenny premieres exclusively in Australia at 9pm, Wednesday 9 March on SBS VICELAND and at SBS On Demand. Seasons 1–7 are now streaming.

Watch the special International Women’s Day season 7 episode:

Or start at the very beginning:

 

Life on the Outside

With half the 40,000 people incarcerated in Australia ending up back in jail within two years of release, Life on the Outside tries something to prevent that happening: prisoners are placed into ordinary households for the first 100 days of their release. This ground-breaking three-part series commissioned by SBS is hosted by actor and Shine for Kids Ambassador, Danielle Cormack.

New SBS documentary 'Life on the Outside' follows a unique initiative to tackle recidivism
This ground-breaking new documentary series puts forward a question that could change someone’s life: would you let a formerly incarcerated person stay in your home?

Life on the Outside premieres exclusively in Australia on SBS and at SBS On Demand at 8.30pm, Wednesday 16 March. Episodes air weekly. SBS On Demand is streaming episodes in Arabic, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

 

The Responder

Chris (Martin Freeman) works the nightshift as a first responder in Liverpool, UK. Night after night, he’s faced with crime, violence and addiction. His own mental health is suffering, and he throws himself into helping others as a way to help himself, and maintain a semblance of a healthy work and personal life. But as the crises pile on, it’s tough going.

Inspired by the real-life experiences of former police officer, creator Tony Schumacher, The Responder gives us an authentic insight into facing society’s underbelly. Freeman’s gritty performance as Chris is one of his most compelling. Adelayo Adedayo, Ian Hart and MyAnna Buring also star.

Martin Freeman is hauntingly good in gritty police drama ‘The Responder’
Freeman slips out from funny man side-kick roles to depict a beleaguered cop in an outstanding new drama series.

The Responder premieres exclusively in Australia at 9.30pm, Wednesday 16 March on SBS and at SBS On Demand. Episodes air weekly.

 

Pagan Peak

As per The Bridge, German series Pagan Peak kicked off with a mangled body found positioned on either side of the border with Austria. The investigators, one from each country, hunted down the killer in the end. But crime never sleeps, so our odd coupling of dedicated professional, German officer Ellie Stocker (Julia Jentsch) and scruffy gruff Austrian inspector Gedeon Winter (Nicholas Ofczarek) are back. There’s a new kid in police town, learning from Ellie, and another serial killer to be brought to justice.   

A broken cop faces a brutal serial killer in the return of ‘Pagan Peak’
After the devasting events of season 1, another serial killer is stalking the Alps – and detective Ellie Stocker is waiting for him.

Season 2 of Pagan Peak premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand. (Season 1 is also streaming.)

 

Teachers

With a similar premise to New Zealand’s EducatorsTeachers is a UK sitcom about four teachers more interested in after-work drinks and locating a love life than their high school students. Made from 2001–04, we follow workmates Simon (Andrew Lincoln), Susan (Raquel Cassidy, Downton Abbey), Kurt (Navin Chowdhry) and Brian (Adrian Bower) and Simon’s crush, the humourless super-teacher Jenny (Nina Sosanya). Look out for a baby-faced James Cordon as dedicated student Jeremy. It’s a good laff.

A must-watch Brit comedy, ‘Teachers’ still brings the belly laughs 20 years later
The launching pad for several successful careers and with a killer soundtrack, ‘Teachers’ is a gem in more ways than one.

Seasons 1–4 of Teachers are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

 

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw

Join Adam and his special guests who cook a variety of meals together all while sharing their favourite culinary tips. Expect just as much fun, culture and delicious food as Adam offered up in season 1.

Season 2 of The Cook Up with Adam Liaw premieres exclusively in Australia on SBS Food and at SBS On Demand at 7pm, Monday 21 March. Episodes air weekly. Season 2 kicks off with mozzarella!

 

Unseen

With a sci-fi bent, Belgian series Unseen brings the supernatural vibes when people start becoming invisible. While that may be a dream come true at times, here, the unseen are soon perceived as a threat, with the authorities desperate to control them. With other mysteries occurring in the village, such as birds falling from the sky, the community is deeply affected by this phenomenon. The eight-part show asks, are they invisible or are you blind?

In 'Unseen', people are becoming invisible, but is it a gift or a curse?
This Belgian series examines how ordinary people deal with loved ones who develop an extraordinary power.

Unseen premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Every Family Has A Secret

In this new season of Every Family Has A Secret host Noni Hazlehurst returns to help eight Australians sort through the skeletons in their closet. With ancestry and family secrets an endlessly fascinating topic, there is no shortage of drama and intrigue that comes from delving into the past. As painful and confronting as some of the truths can be, facing them helps our participants move with clarity into their future. 

From the British Royal Family to the Mob: ‘Every Family Has a Secret’ returns
Noni Hazlehurst returns to uncover eight gripping family stories, with season 3 premiering Thursday 24 March at 7.30pm on SBS.

Season 3 of Every Family Has A Secret premieres exclusively in Australia on SBS and at SBS On Demand at 8.30pm, Thursday 24 March. Episodes air weekly. Seasons 1 and 2 are also streaming at SBS On Demand, including with subtitles in Arabic and Simplified Chinese. Watch season 3 episode 1 now:

 

Atlanta

Fans, you have waited 3 long years, but now, season 3 is here! We’re fast-tracking it from the US, kicking off with a double episode. Winner of multiple Golden Globe awards, if you haven’t seen Atlanta yet, now is the time.

Musician and actor Donald Glover (Community) stars as Earn Marks. While languishing at a job he’s over-qualified for yet no good at, he discovers his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) is up-and-coming rap star, Paper Boi. Earn is determined to better his life through managing Alfred’s career. Every step of the way, though, such issues as race, poverty and status, and navigating relationships and parenthood, face and challenge the men. Glover’s creation is one of a kind.

Season 3 of Atlanta premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand. (Seasons 1 and 2 are also streaming.) The season launched with a double episode. Following episodes land weekly on Fridays. Here is season 3 episode 1:

 

The Spectacular

In the 1980s, the IRA attacked British military personnel stationed in the Netherlands. At the same time, an IRA volunteer infiltrated the inner circle of legendary bomber Declan Moore, at the behest of MI5, in an attempt to quell further imminent attacks on mainland Europe. This four-part Dutch spy thriller is inspired by those true events, and features Dutch, German, English and French languages. The two women leads – investigator Jeanine Maes (Hadewych Minis) and IRA member Fiona Hughes (Aoibhínn McGinnity), guide us through the gripping tension. Riveting stuff.

The Spectacular premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

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