The shows on SBS TV, Viceland, SBS Food and World Movies we believe make for great viewing in the next seven days. Most shows are also available on sbs.com.au/ondemand
Friday at 7.30pm on World Movies - Suffragette
The story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement - women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.
Saturday at 8.30pm on SBS - Call Me By Your Name
In the summer of 1983, in the north of Italy, Elio Perlman, (Timothée Chalamet) a 17- year-old American spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specialising in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever. Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, is based on the novel by André Aciman.
Sunday at 8.30pm on SBS Food - Gino's Italian Escape
Italian chef Gino D’Acampo explores the intriguing region of Puglia where centuries old tradition meets modern day Italy. The region is world-famous for its olive oil and Gino takes a close look at the gnarled olive trees, which have dominated the landscape for thousands of years. In the shade of an old masseria, or farmhouse, Gino dishes up a carpaccio of tender beef fillet, served with a refreshing Italian gremolata dressing and rocket salad. Gino’s culinary quest continues in Puglia’s capital, Bari, where he samples an innovative olive oil ice cream, however he soon finds something even more fascinating. Tucked away in one of Bari’s medieval side streets, Gino discovers a group of local ladies, who spend their day skillfully and rapidly handcrafting orecchiette, or ‘little ears’ pasta. Gino is keen to learn the ancient technique but is better at cooking the pasta than shaping it! He creates a colourful plate of orecchiette with broccoli, cherry tomatoes and chilli - simple yet exceedingly tasty. As he finishes his time in Bari, Gino heads out to the town’s harbour at sunset, to see how the locals spend their evening.
Sunday at 2.10pm on World Movies - Death Defying Acts
On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Sunday at 7.30pm on World Movies – Amistad
In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising.
Sunday at 9.00pm on SBS Food - Gino's Italian Escape
Gino D’Acampo’s Italian Escape continues in the country’s capital. As a chef, Gino has always been inspired by Rome and its cuisine. His first stop is at one of the city’s finest delis, where he is on the hunt for succulent pancetta to make a traditional pasta carbonara. Armed with not only the deli’s pancetta, but with the luscious cured meat ‘guanciale’, Gino decides to cook his pasta at a location he’s thrilled to call ‘the coolest place ever’ - in front of Rome’s iconic Colosseum. Keen to explore the outskirts of the city, Gino travels to Ariccia - a town that is passionate about porchetta - slow roasted, moist, boneless pork stuffed with seasoning and rosemary. Naturally, he has to sample this succulent treat, which must traditionally be enjoyed in rustic bread. Gino’s final port of call outside the city is a restaurant belonging to Anna Dente, a chef who has been keeping authentic Roman recipes alive for 40 years. In Anna’s garden, Gino shows off his Roman-inspired dish of pan-fried lamb in rosemary and honey sauce, with fennel salad.
Thursday at 9.30 on SBS - The Name Of The Rose
Everyone’s anxiety increases as they search for the missing Berengar. Remigio shares his suspicions of Benno with William, claiming a strange connection between him and Berengar and Venantius. William later deciphers the second part of Venantius’s code, leading him once again into the mysterious library.