• (L–R) ‘Das Boot’ season 3, ‘Don’t Leave Me’, ‘True Colours’, ‘Tour de France Femmes’. (SBS On Demand)Source: SBS On Demand
Winter’s heating up with new and returning series, including two new Australian series airing during NAIDOC Week. Plus, July brings the Tour de France and the inaugural Tour de France Femmes.
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SBS Guide

30 Jun 2022 - 5:35 PM  UPDATED 28 Jul 2022 - 11:45 AM

2022 Tour de France 

Live stream all 21 stages of the Tour de France from Friday 1 July. Starting in Denmark, Le Tour wraps up, as is tradition, at Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. The momentous month of cycling doesn’t end there, as this year we also bring you the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. For how and when to watch, daily highlights and much more, stay tuned to SBS Sport

Tour de France live streams exclusively in Australia on SBS and SBS On Demand from 11.50pm (AEST), Friday 1 July. Stage 2 airs from 8.30pm (AEST), Saturday 2 July. SBS On Demand has daily highlights, two-hour and full replays, and more.

 

2022 Tour de France Femmes

SBS is proud to be streaming the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, comprising 8 stages. For how and when to watch, daily highlights and much more, stay tuned to SBS Sport.

Tour de France Femmes live streams exclusively in Australia at SBS On Demand from 9.30pm (AEST) Sunday 24 July.

 

The Village S1 & S2

From creator Peter Moffat (Your Honour, Silk) this English drama sets itself the sweeping task of charting the whole of the 20th century, through the lives of the residents of a rural Peak District village. Farming families, landed gentry, lords and ladies, rub along together as community and world events shape their lives. Sometimes grim, sometimes humorous, this ambitious series’ cast includes John Simm, Maxine Peake, Emily Beecham, Ainsley Howard and Jim Cartwright.

Seasons 1 and 2 of The Village premiere exclusively in Australia and are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

True Colours

Detective Toni Alma (Rarriwuy Hick, Wentworth) returns to her hometown to investigate a suspicious car accident. The trouble is getting people to talk to her. Toni must navigate both cultural and Western law to solve the case, alongside her police officer uncle Samuel Alma (Warren H. Williams) and ex-boyfriend Detective Nick Gawler (Luke Arnold). True Colours was filmed on country in the East Macdonnell Ranges – Yeperenye – and also stars Miranda Otto. This must-see new Australian drama is airing as part of our NAIDOC Week line-up

SBS & NITV's new crime drama 'True Colours' is a murder mystery like no other
A powerful collaboration between NITV and SBS, 'True Colours' is a mystery that twists and turns between two laws to find a killer very close to home.

True Colours airs at 8.30pm on SBS, NITV and SBS On Demand over four consecutive nights from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July. Episodes will be available at SBS On Demand as a box set from Thursday 7 July. Start with episode 1:

 

 

Das Boot S3

“While the big explosions are taking place out at sea, a good slice of this series’ drama takes place back on dry land, where it soon becomes clear the situation can rapidly turn just as deadly.” That set the scene of season 1 of Das Boot. Now, season 3 is here, and we’re nearing the tail end of the war. We can guarantee plenty of drama is yet to unfold.

Loyalty, love and betrayal in season 3 of ‘Das Boot’
We follow three storylines across Europe as the war rages on in this gripping new season.

Seasons 1–3 of Das Boot are now streaming at SBS On Demand. Jump into new season 3:

Or start at the beginning with season 1:

 

Off Country

Australian docu-series Off Country follows seven Indigenous teens over the course of a year, studying at Geelong Grammar, thousands of kilometres away from their homes. Their families are determined to give them the best education, but their separation from home takes its toll. “Sometimes you need to think, are we doing the best thing?” With great courage, the children allow us to take part in their journey, sharing the highs and lows of their life-changing experience.

Off Country premieres during NAIDOC Week. See the full NAIDOC Week program here.

Off Country premieres exclusively in Australia at 8pm on NITV on Thursday 7 July. Episodes air weekly. Catch up at SBS On Demand, including with subtitles in Arabic, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese. Watch episode 1 now:

 

Lost Luggage

Soon after the March 2016 attack on Brussels Airport, a police officer must return the personal belongings left behind. Creator Tiny Bertels was inspired by the real-life woman in charge of this task. Reading about her, she “was instantly gripped. Her stories deal with comfort, powerlessness, solidarity.”

While Samira shows great care in her job, she begins to teeter more each time she meets a victim, not ready to face her own PTSD. Touted as “a bittersweet story about finding solidarity, love and hope, even in the most difficult moments”, this Dutch-language Belgian drama stars indie rock star Lara Chedraoui as Samira.

When returning ‘Lost Luggage’ can ease the pain of grief
Engrossing Belgian drama puts an empathetic spin on the concept of baggage.

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

  

Paraiso S2

From Spain, this drama series’ protagonists are also teenagers – Alvaro, Javi and Quino – who take on their own investigation into the disappearance of three of their friends, including Javi’s sister, who go missing after a night out. With horror and supernatural elements, this is “a beautifully filmed mix of adventure, genuinely creepy ghost story and nostalgia”. We cannot wait to see what season 2 has in store.

Seasons 1 and 2 of Paraiso are now streaming at SBS On Demand. Jump into season 2:

Or catch up with season 1:

 

Don’t Leave Me

The heinous murder of a child takes investigator Elena and her son back to Venice after decades away. The case reunites Elena with old flame, Daniele. The pair work tirelessly to find the killer, while their personal lives entwine: Daniele is married to Elena’s best friend. The writers’ CVs include Gomorrah, The Newsroom and Narcos so we know we’re in good hands. The Venetian setting is also a major drawcard.

Italian crime drama ‘Don’t Leave Me’ is gilded in gothic beauty even as it plunges into deep waters
Drawn back to Venice after 20 years away to investigate the death of a young boy, detective Elena Zonin faces a complex case – and complex relationships – in a new series from the creators of ‘Gomorrah’.

Don’t Leave Me premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand

 

 

Too Close

Starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough, Too Close is based on the novel of the same name. (It was adapted for television by the novel’s author, Clara Salaman, who published it under the pseudonym, Natalie Daniels.)

Watson plays Dr Emma Robertson, a forensic psychologist tasked with analysing Connie Mortensen, accused of attempted murder of her own and her neighbour’s child. Should Connie be in jail or in a psych facility? As the women talk, Mortensen gives as good as she gets, and as much as their sessions can be combative, they also find common ground. The series was nominated for two BAFTA awards, with the two leads keeping us hooked in for the three-parter.

Superb as always, Emily Watson gets ‘Too Close’ in a tense new thriller
A woman accused of attempted murder claims she can’t remember her crimes. When the psychologist on her case starts to believe her, will a guilty woman go free?

Too Close premieres exclusively in Australia on SBS and at SBS On Demand. Episodes air weekly. Watch episode 1 now:

 

 

Helsinki Crimes

Based on Matti Yrjänä Joensuu’s bestselling novels, this eight-part Finnish drama centres on Detective Timo Harjunpää (Olli Rahkonen) – known for his honesty and empathy for victims, as well as criminals – and his partner Onerva Nykanen (Olga Temonen). Under the full bright sky of summertime, the pair are kept busy investigating a wave of murders rocking the capital city. This is a stylish polished series, as we’ve come to expect from the Nordic region.

‘Helsinki Crimes’ puts a sunny face on a heart of darkness
Detective Timo Harjunpää is known for his caring attitude towards criminals and their victims. But on the streets of Helsinki, empathy will only get you so far.

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

 

 

Nasdrovia S2

In what could be the most unusual sitcom you’ve seen, the premise of this Spanish comedy is that a pair of lawyers and good friends pivot into the restaurant business, opening a Russian eatery to indulge their passion for Russian culture. Trouble ensues when it becomes the favoured spot for the local Russian mafia. If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s an easy entertaining watch, with six half-hour episodes. We’re keen to see what season 2 brings us. Leonor Watling and Hugo Silva star as our lawyers.

It’s a fine line between laughter and pain in ‘Nasdrovia’ and ‘Sextortion’
Spanish and New Zealand sitcoms at SBS On Demand prove that comedy is a universal language.

Season 2 of Nasdrovia premieres exclusively in Australia and is now streaming at SBS On Demand. Dive straight into season 2:

Or catch up with season 1: