SBS (main channel) - Programs and Schedules

Week commencing 7 March 2021


Sunday 7 March
07:30 pm Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime S01 E05
08:30 pm Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime S01 E06
09:20 pm Killer Bridges Rpt
10:20 pm Michael Mosley: Coronavirus Special Rpt
11:20 pm Contagion Rpt

Monday 8 March
07:35 pm The Secret Life Of Lighthouses Series Premiere Rob Bell explores the rugged east coast of Scotland to discover how the Bell Rock lighthouse earned its reputation as a wonder of the industrial world.
08:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S16 E11
09:25 pm The Story Of The Songs: Aretha Franklin S01 E07
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlander Rpt
11:55 pm Butter Lamp Rpt
12:14 am AEDT Cycling: Paris-Nice 2021

Tuesday 9 March
07:30 pm Great Australian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S16 E12
09:35 pm Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain Rpt
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm The Pier S02 E04
12:00 am AEDT Cycling: Paris-Nice 2021

Wednesday 10 March
07:35 pm Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks Rpt
08:30 pm Australia In Colour Season 2 Premiere
09:20 pm Departure FTA Series Premiere
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Romulus S01 E03
11:50 pm Oh Lucy! Rpt
12:15 am AEDT Cycling: Paris-Nice 2021

Thursday 11 March
07:35 pm The World’s Greatest Palaces S01 E10
08:30 pm Michael Mosley: What’s My Diagnosis
09:35 pm Shadowplay S01 E03
10:40 pm SBS World News Late
11:10 pm 24 Hours In Police Custody Rpt
12:00 am Julian Rpt
12:15 am AEDT Cycling: Paris-Nice 2021

Friday 12 March
07:30 pm Mystery Of Rome’s Sunken City Rpt
08:30 pm Going Places With Ernie Dingo S04 E07
09:00 pm Who Do You Think You Are? Rpt
10:10 pm The Royals And The Nazis
11:10 pm SBS World News Late
11:40 pm Travel Man Rpt
12:15 am AEDT Cycling: Paris-Nice 2021

Saturday 13 March
07:30 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys
08:30 pm Movie: Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
10:10 pm Kubrick By Kubrick Rpt
12:20 pm AEDT Cycling: Paris-Nice 2021

Season 4 will premiere in the US on Wednesday, April 28.

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SBS announces successful Australia Uncovered documentaries for 2022

SBS has selected four productions which will receive development funding, and is also exploring commissioning of a fifth program, as part of its Australia Uncovered single documentary strand, exploring diversity and equality in contemporary Australia.

Five projects were shortlisted from a high number of submissions received, with production teams participating in a live pitching session at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2021 on Wednesday 3 March for a chance to share in development funds for documentaries, to be broadcast on SBS in 2022.

Australia Uncovered documentaries can range from one-hour to feature length, must have something compelling to say about Australia, and align with the SBS Charter. Filmmakers are encouraged to be creative in their approach to style, form and construct. Australia Uncovered launched with an inaugural call out for projects in 2020, and the first season of the strand will broadcast on SBS this year.

Joseph Maxwell, Head of Documentaries, SBS, said: “We’re thrilled to be investing in the development of this exciting and compelling mix of documentaries through Australia Uncovered, showcasing diversity and tackling issues in ways that connect so beautifully to our unique purpose at SBS.

“The calibre of the projects shortlisted this year was incredibly impressive, and the projects were brought to life through another successful live pitching session at AIDC 2021. We’d like to thank all of those who made submissions this year, and we look forward to seeing what untold stories we uncover through the Australia Uncovered strand in the future .”

Development funding has been awarded to the following projects:

The Carnival

You gotta thrill ‘em, not kill ‘em… The Carnival takes us into a curious, parallel world from another time as four generations of Bell’s family carnival take their show on the road.

Production company: Pony Films.

Key creatives: Isabel Darling (Director) and Dylan Blowen (Producer).

Hard-Ons

This is the story of Australian multiculturalism and racism, with Sri Lankan, Korean and Croatian kids from Punchbowl in the 1980s. It’s very much a positive story about the changing face of Australia. In short, the Hard-Ons are not just a band, they are Australian multicultural icons.

Production company: Living Eyes Pty Ltd.

Key creatives: Jonathan Sequeira (Producer/Director) and Wade Jackson (Producer).

Reprotech

Over a casual dinner, investigative journalist Sarah Dingle learns that the much-loved man who raised her, and died when she was just 15, was not her biological father. Not only does she realise she’s a product of donor conception - she finds that the records of her conception have been deliberately destroyed - her biological father’s donor code has literally been cut out of medical paperwork.

Production company: SAM Content Pty Ltd.

Key creatives: Sally Aitken (Director) with Aline Jacques and Marianne Leitch (Producers).

Kids Raising Kids

Exclusive access inside a one-of-a-kind high school for teen parents.

Production company: Only Human.

Key creatives: Patrick Abboud (Director) and Marcus Costello (Associate Producer).

In addition to the selected projects receiving development funding, SBS would like to offer a commission to After Trauma, from Walking Fish and Good Thing Productions (with Lachlan Mcleod, Director, and David Elliot-Jones and Charlotte Wheaton, Producers), pending financing and release strategy details. After Trauma is a fly-on-the-wall insight into the world of trauma cleaning through the journey of charming transgendered business owner, Sandra Pankhurst, and the lives of a motley crew of workers at Frankston’s Specialised Trauma Cleaning Services (STC).

Hopefully this gets some funding, Sandra is a real storyteller and I think this would be interesting.

Week commencing 14 March 2021


Sunday 14 March
07:30 pm Michael Palin In North Korea Rpt
08:30 pm Michael Palin In North Korea Rpt
09:20 pm Burger Wars: Burger King Vs McDonalds Rpt
10:10 pm Meat: A Threat To Our Planet? Rpt
11:15 pm Police Custody: Vigilante Justice Rpt

Monday 15 March
07:35 pm The Secret Life Of Lighthouses S01 E02
08:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S16 E13
09:25 pm The Story Of The Songs: Rod Stewart S01 E06
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlander Rpt
11:50 pm Berlin Station x 4 Rpt

Tuesday 16 March
07:30 pm Great Australian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight Season Premiere
09:30 pm Dateline Season Premiere
10:00 pm The Feed Season Premiere
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm The Point 2021 NITV Encore Season Premiere

Wednesday 17 March
07:35 pm Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks Rpt
08:30 pm Australia In Colour S02 E02
09:20 pm Departure S01 E02
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Romulus S01 E04
11:50 pm Romulus S01 E05

Thursday 18 March
07:35 pm The World’s Busiest Stations Rpt
08:30 pm Michael Mosley: What’s My Diagnosis S01 E02
09:35 pm Shadowplay S01 E04
10:40 pm SBS World News Late
11:10 pm 24 Hours In Police Custody Rpt

Friday 19 March
07:35 pm The Crucifixion Mystery
08:30 pm Going Places With Ernie Dingo S04 E08
09:00 pm The Royals In Wartime
09:55 pm Secrets Of Britain Rpt
11:05 pm SBS World News Late
11:35 pm Elvis Presley: The Searcher Rpt

Saturday 20 March
07:30 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys
08:30 pm Movie: Blues Brothers: Aretha Franklin Tribute
10:50 pm Movie: No Country For Old Men

SBS has acquired the rights to 3-part BBC documentary The Surrogates, which debuts on BBC3 via iPlayer on March 14.

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Mardi Gras

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Way too much green. They could have had the green grassy image at the front of the desk but made the rest of the set other colours.

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Agree. A bit too much green.

SBS does know how to make these special events work. Mardi Gras, Eurovision, Soccer World Cups etc. Good thing is that the Mardis Gras was simulcasted on NITV also. Extra eyeballs, and also boosts the evemt too.

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The set used one of the commentary boxes at the Noble Stand at the northern end. The green should have been stripped back so we could see a wider view of the ground.

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Historic House Rescue

From Monday 29 March at 07:30 PM

Anna Keay and The Landmark Trust begin the restoration of a medieval masterpiece in Wales. Is the ruin of Llwyn Celyn as important as they believe?

Week commencing 21 March 2021


Sunday 21 March
07:30 pm Inside The Orient Express Rpt
08:25 pm Inside The Orient Express Rpt
09:10 pm Railways Of The Western Front Rpt
10:25 pm Prince Albert’s Secret Papers Rpt
11:20 pm Police Custody: A Complaint of Rape Rpt

Monday 22 March
07:35 pm The Secret Life Of Lighthouses S01 E03
08:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S16 E14
09:25 pm The Story Of The Songs: Cher S01 E08
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlander Rpt
11:50 pm Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games Rpt

Tuesday 23 March
07:30 pm Great Australian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm The Point 2021

Wednesday 24 March
07:35 pm Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks Rpt
08:30 pm Australia In Colour S02 E03
09:20 pm Departure S01 E03
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Romulus S01 E06
11:50 pm Romulus S01 E07

Thursday 25 March
07:35 pm The World’s Busiest Stations Rpt
08:30 pm Michael Mosley: What’s My Diagnosis S01 E03
09:35 pm Shadowplay S01 E05
10:40 pm SBS World News Late
11:10 pm 24 Hours In Police Custody Rpt

Friday 26 March
07:35 pm Gangs Of Pompeii Rpr
08:30 pm The Royals In Wartime
09:25 pm The Blitz: Britain On Fire Rpt
10:15 pm Going Places With Ernie Dingo Rpt
10:45 pm SBS World News Late
11:15 pm Elvis Presley: The Searcher Rpt

Saturday 27 March
07:30 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys
08:30 pm Movie: Blues The Big Short
10:50 pm Movie: A United Kingdom

Pretty poor Sundas for SBS for this and the previous week - entire line up of repeats. Surely they can find another Secrets of the Royal Nazi Pyramid Railway :wink:

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SBS will air Bloodlands later this year.

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This info has been updated with “Hard-Ons” no longer in the list of funded projects.

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Titanic: Into The Heart Of The Wreck

Sunday 4 April at 8:30 pm

While every expedition gets closer to revealing more clues about the sinking of the infamous ship, one major discovery is concerning Titanic’s world-leading explorers - the boat is disappearing.

Over 100 years ago, Titanic, the revered and ‘unsinkable ship’, struck an iceberg and sank 3,800 metres (12.500 feet) into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. For decades, the legendary ocean liner has fascinated historians, scientists, and the public alike. Since her discovery in 1985, the Titanic is the most investigated shipwreck in history. While every expedition gets closer to revealing more clues about the sinking of the infamous ship, one major discovery is concerning Titanic’s world-leading explorers: The wreck is being engulfed by colonies of bacteria that consume hundreds of kilograms of iron a day, posing a serious risk to the site. Some experts predict that it will disappear in less than 20 years.

Coronavirus Special: What We Know Now

Sunday 4 April at 10:00 pm

Dr Chris Van Tulleken is joined by his brother Xand and Dr Guddi Singh to take us through the latest developments and answer current concerns. Though the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to many, the team reveal the breakthroughs in genetics, medicine and modelling that have provided a way out of this situation and given hope and confidence that, in the event of a future pandemic, we can take it on and win.

[BBC Hozion Special]

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Week commencing 28 March 2021


Sunday 28 March
07:30 pm The Great Plague Part 1 Medic Xand van Tulleken, archaeologist Raksha Dave, and journalist John Sergeant trace the plague back to its source, and look into whether history is repeating itself again (3 parts).


08:20 pm The Great Plague Part 2
09:15 pm The Great Plague Part 3
10:10 pm Mimi Rpt
10:30 pm Cycling: Gent Wevelgem 2021 Men’s Race

Monday 29 March
07:30 pm Historic House Rescue
08:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S16 E26
09:25 pm The Story Of The Songs: Diana Ross S01 E09
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlander Rpt

Tuesday 30 March
07:30 pm Great Australian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm The Point 2021

Wednesday 31 March
07:35 pm Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks Rpt
08:30 pm Australia In Colour S02 E04
09:20 pm Departure S01 E04
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Romulus S01 E08
11:50 pm Romulus S01 E09

Thursday 1 April
07:35 pm The World’s Busiest Stations Rpt
08:30 pm Michael Mosley: What’s My Diagnosis S01 E04
09:40 pm Shadowplay S01 E06
10:40 pm SBS World News Late
11:10 pm 24 Hours In Police Custody Rpt

Friday 2 April
07:35 pm Tutankhamun’s Last Mission Rpt
08:30 pm Secrets Of The Royal Wardrobe Rpt
09:45 pm The Blitz: Britain On Fire Rpt
10:40 pm Going Places With Ernie Dingo Rpt
11:15 pm I Am Johnny Cash Rpt

Saturday 3 April
07:30 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys
08:25 pm Movie: Molly’s Game
10:55 pm Movie: The Workshop

Week commencing 4 April 2021


Sunday 4 April
07:30 pm Titanic: Into The Heart Of The Wreck
09:00 pm Coronavirus Special: What We Know Now
10:00 pm Petra: Secrets Of The Ancient Builders Rpt
11:00 pm Police Custody: The Golden Bracelet Rpt

Monday 5 April
07:30 pm Historic House Rescue
08:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency
09:25 pm The Story Of The Songs: Metallica
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlander Rpt
11:55 pm Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games

Tuesday 6 April
07:30 pm Who Do You Think You Are? Scott Cam Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm The Point 2021

Wednesday 7 April
07:35 pm Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks Rpt
08:30 pm Sydney Harbour Patrol Rpt
09:20 pm Departure S01 E05
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Romulus S01 E10
11:45 pm The Night Manager

Thursday 8 April
07:35 pm The World’s Busiest Stations Rpt
08:30 pm Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor Rpt
09:30 pm Shadowplay S01 E07
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
10:55 pm Baghdad Central
11:50 pm The Good Fight Rpt

Friday 9 April
07:35 pm Egypt’s Apocalypse Volcano Rpt
08:30 pm Secrets Of The Royal Servants Rpt
09:20 pm The Blitz: Britain On Fire Rpt
10:15 pm Going Places With Ernie Dingo Rpt
10:45 pm SBS World News Late
11:15 pm The Last Waltz Rpt

Saturday 10 April
07:30 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys
08:30 pm Britain’s Most Historic Towns
09:30 pm Movie: Their Finest
11:30 pm Movie: West Side Story