Fear the Walking Dead
Set in the same world as the post-apocalyptic horror of The Walking Dead, sister series Fear the Walking Dead explored the onset of the undead apocalypse. While the first three seasons served as a prequel, season four sees the action converge.
Morgan Jones (Lennie James) from The Walking Dead joins Fear, and we see former school counsellor Madison’s world through his eyes. Their immediate pasts mix with their uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes and threats. They fight for and against each other, and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence amid the crushing pressure of lives coming apart.
This season of Fear The Walking Dead promises darkness and light, terror and grace, the heroic, mercenary and craven, all crashing together towards a new reality.
Double episodes of season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead air weekly on Sunday nights at 9.15pm on SBS VICELAND. All episodes of season 4 are also at SBS On Demand, so you can now stream all four seasons (seasons 1–2 are only available until 30 June). If you’ve seen seasons 1–3, start here with season 4:
The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
When the world is too much, escape into the meditative peace of painting with Bob Ross. Guided by his mellifluous voice gently instructing you, you’ll move as one with your paintbrush.
The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross airs weeknights at 5.40pm on SBS VICELAND. You can also stream episodes at SBS On Demand.
Haramain: The Train of the Desert
The pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the most important religious journeys for millions of people around the world. But how to get there? This documentary shows us how 12 companies met the immense challenge of running a high-speed train through Saudi Arabia’s sandy rocky desert in temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius. A true marvel of engineering and cooperation, and together, overcoming obstacles.
Haramain: The Train of the Desert premieres at 9.30pm, Tuesday 3 May on SBS VICELAND. You can stream it anytime at SBS On Demand.
Sex, Drugs and Bicycles
Putting a spotlight on Holland, this US documentary provocatively asks, ‘Is having month-long paid holidays, no fear of homelessness and universal healthcare the nightmare we’ve been warned about?’ Not just windmills and tulips, The Netherlands is at the forefront of LGBTI equality, free speech laws and animal rights. The Dutch economy is one of the best in the world, and the country ranks in the top 5 of almost every quality of life index. It sounds like they’re doing something right.
Sex, Drugs and Bicycles premieres exclusively in Australia at SBS VICELAND at 10.20pm, Friday 6 May. You can stream it anytime at SBS On Demand.
Meeting The Beatles In India
When he was just a 23-year-old on holiday at the Maharishi’s ashram in India, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Saltzman met some fairly famous blokes. With first-hand details and over 40 personal photos never before seen in a film about The Beatles, Saltzman shares his album, recounting an extraordinary experience in vivid detail. His life-changing journey began with a broken heart and ended up with his learning transcendental meditation and spending hours with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the documentary also gives an insight into the birth of some of the most famous songs from the White Album.
Meeting The Beatles In India premieres at 6pm, Sunday 7 May on SBS VICELAND. You can stream it anytime at SBS On Demand.
Travel Man: 96 Hours In Iceland
Returning after an enforced mini-break of its own, Travel Man has a new host in comedian Joe Lycett. For this voyage Joe heads to Iceland with comedian and dance champion Bill Bailey. In a packed four-day itinerary they embrace local cuisine, alfresco bathing and some of Iceland’s festive folklore. There’s a visit to a punk museum, lunch at a tomato-themed restaurant and sled ride through the snow.
Travel Man: 96 Hours In Iceland premieres at 8.30pm, Tuesday 10 May on SBS VICELAND. You can stream it anytime at SBS On Demand.
Eurovision Song Contest
The Sound of Beauty is the theme of this year’s Eurovision contest, coming to us live from Turin, Italy. Catch Australia’s Sheldon Riley competing in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in live broadcasts and party-friendly prime time broadcasts on SBS, and replays on SBS VICELAND. Check out the full details of how to watch and vote in the Eurovision Song Contest:.
See The Eurovision Song Contest across SBS from May 11.
Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun
Ever wondered what it takes to become a real top gun? This exclusive access documentary takes us to the Royal Air Force’s brand new £100 million F35 Lightning jet fighter program and lets us in on the fast jet recruitment process. We go inside the cockpit to gain a vivid insight into the challenges faced by the men and women hoping to become the next UK military’s top guns.
Three-part series Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun premieres at 8.30pm, Thursday 19 May on SBS VICELAND and at SBS On Demand. Episodes air weekly.
Season 3 of The Orville will be landing at SBS VICELAND soon, so now’s the time to jet forward to the year 2417 and join the first two seasons of interplanetary action with Seth MacFarlane and his crew, now back at SBS On Demand.
All episodes of seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now:
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