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Coastal Ireland with Adrian Dunbar

From Wednesday 29 September at 07:35 PM 2 episodes

Adrian’s journey starts deep in the South of the Island of Ireland at Mizen Head, where the fierce Atlantic Ocean sees waves reach 67 feet.

Week commencing 26 September 2021


Sunday 26 September
07:30 pm Inside Central Station S01 E03
08:30 pm Australia Uncovered Bowraville Murders
10:15 pm Russia: 1000 Years Of History Rpt
12:00 am 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt

Monday 27 September
07:30 pm The Assassination Of JFK: Ten Mistakes
08:30 pm Secret Scotland S03 E09
09:25 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S17 E03
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlier S01 E07
11:40 pm An Ordinary Woman x 3 Rpt

Tuesday 28 September
07:30 pm Great Alaskan Railroad Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm The Point
11:30 pm Cacciatore: The Hunter

Wednesday 29 September
07:30 pm Coastal Ireland with Adrian Dunbar
08:30 pm Lost for Words
09:30 pm War Of The Worlds S02 E07
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm Hunters S01 E03
11:50 pm The Killing x 2 Rpt

Thursday 30 September
07:35 pm Walking Britain’s Lost Railways Kent
08:30 pm First Stonehenge, The 1
09:40 pm The Victim
10:45 pm SBS World News
11:15 pm Criminal Planet S01 E06
12:05 am Mr Mercedes Rpt

Friday 1 October
07:35 pm Curse Of The Mummy
08:30 pm World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
09:35 pm Inside Marks And Spencer Rpt
10:25 pm SBS World News
10:55 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
11:50 pm The Eagle x 4 Rpt

Saturday 2 October
07:35 pm Celebrity Letters And Numbers Season Premiere


08:30 pm Battle of Britain: 3 Days To Save The UK S01 E02
09:30 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown x 2
11:20 pm Movie: The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir

:clock2: Daylight Saving commences at 2am Sunday morning in some states.

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The Bowraville Murders

Sunday 26 September at 08:30 PM

The Bowraville Murders investigates one of Australia’s most prominent unsolved serial murder cases - the murder of three Aboriginal children between September 1990 and February 1991 - and the thirty-year battle for justice by the victim’s families.

Our African Roots


Sunday 17 October at 08:30 PM

Author and journalist Santilla Chingaipe unearths Australia’s forgotten black African history and reveals the role people of African descent played in events that shaped the nation - from the First Fleet to the Eureka Rebellion, and beyond.

Did you know that at least ten men of African descent were transported to Australia on the First Fleet?

Santilla is an author and journalist who rips up the monocultural myth of Australia’s white foundation narratives and colours in our nation’s history books by re-telling the stories of the black African convicts, bushrangers, feminists and rebels who played a seminal role in events that shaped the nation. Australian history has been whitewashed for too long – it’s time to discover our African roots.

An act of historical truth-telling, Our African Roots interrogates the myths of Australia’s white foundation narratives, colours in our nation’s history, and reveals modern Australia’s origin story to be a complex, multicultural and multiracial affair. For Santilla, the mission is personal. If Australia continues to whitewash its own history and erase the stories of people of colour, it means the contributions of contemporary African Australians like her are also in danger of being dismissed or forgotten.

The Truth About Anxiety with Celia Pacquola

Sunday 3 October at 8:30 pm

In both interviews and via comedy, Celia Pacquola has been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression. The Truth About Anxiety with Celia Pacquola is the logical extension of that. She’s talked in the past about suffering with constant stress, doubts, imagining worst-case scenarios and being super-paranoid. What’s clear from this documentary is that it’s something you manage rather than cure.

In The Truth About Anxiety , Pacquola’s own anxiety is bubbling away. For her, anxiety often feels like a handbrake. “Best case it’s unpleasant, worst case it stops you doing the things you want to do,” she says, “but most of the time you do the things anyway whilst it’s being unpleasant”. At times through the documentary it’s clear things are stressful – she points out that she’s not great with situations where you just turn up and wing it, which is pretty much how interviews work – but she’s also got it under control. Let’s not forget, she won Dancing With the Stars in 2020; that’s some pretty successful anxiety management right there.

The Truth About Anxiety with Celia Pacquola airs on SBS at 8.30pm, Sunday 3 October. It will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after going to air, and repeated on SBS VICELAND on Wednesday 6 October at 8.30pm.

Part of Australia Uncovered

Week commencing 3 October 2021


Sunday 3 October
07:30 pm Inside Central Station S01 E04
08:30 pm Australia Uncovered The Truth About Anxiety: Celia Pacquola
09:30 pm Scotland: 1000 Years Of History Rpt
11:10 pm 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt

Monday 4 October
07:30 pm Hindenburg: Ten Mistakes
08:30 pm Secret Scotland S03 E10
09:25 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S17 E04
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Outlier S01 E08
11:40 pm An Ordinary Woman x 3 Rpt

Tuesday 5 October
07:30 pm Great Alaskan Railroad Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm The Point
11:30 pm Cacciatore: The Hunter

Wednesday 6 October
07:30 pm Coastal Ireland with Adrian Dunbar
08:30 pm Lost for Words
09:30 pm War Of The Worlds S02 E08 Season 2 Final
10:25 pm SBS World News
10:55 pm Atlantic Crossing
11:55 pm The Killing x 4 Rpt

Thursday 7 October
07:35 pm Walking Britain’s Lost Railways Northern Ireland
08:30 pm Lost Temple Of The Inca Rpt
09:30 pm The Victim
10:35 pm SBS World News
11:05 pm Criminal Planet S01 E07
11:55 pm Mr Mercedes Rpt

Friday 8 October
07:35 pm Legends Of The Pharaohs
08:30 pm The Hunt For Shackleton’s Ice Ship
10:05 pm SBS World News
10:35 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
11:25 pm The Eagle x 4 Rpt

Saturday 9 October
07:35 pm Celebrity Letters And Numbers
08:30 pm Battle of Britain: 3 Days To Save The UK S01 E03 Season Final
09:30 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown x 2
11:20 pm Movie: Molly’s Game

The Department

Sunday 10 October at 9:30 pm

The Department takes us inside the never-before-seen child protection system at work in NSW. With unprecedented access across the department, this observational documentary follows caseworkers as they navigate the complexities of keeping children safe in families experiencing domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues and intergenerational trauma.

Saved By A Stranger

Monday 11 October at 8:30pm

Saved by a Stranger, presented by Anita Rani, tells the personal stories of ordinary people caught up in the biggest events in living memory and follows them on a quest to find the individual whose impact at that crucial time changed their lives forever.

In the first episode, a man caught in July 7 London Underground bombing and a Sarajevo survivor search for strangers who changed their lives.

Australia’s Health Revolution

Wednesday 13 October at 07:30 PM

Renowned doctor and trusted medical journalist Dr. Michael Mosley is back in Australia to tackle the nation’s fastest growing chronic disease, type 2 diabetes[1], in his new landmark series Australia’s Health Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley which premieres Wednesday 13 October at 7.30pm on SBS.

Working with proud Gomeroi man and exercise physiologist Ray Kelly [2], Dr. Mosley puts his own body on the line to demonstrate the latest science and to show just how quickly you can eat your way into, and out of, ill health.

To demonstrate this, Dr. Mosley follows an average Australian diet[3] and in just two weeks, his blood sugar levels become pre-diabetic and pushes his blood pressure worryingly high - highlighting the root of Australia’s obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Dr. Mosley isn’t on this journey alone. He and Ray meet with eight brave Australians diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who dream of getting their health back and turning their lives around. Together with Ray, Dr. Mosley will guide the participants through drastic diet changes in an attempt to reverse the effects of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes through lifestyle adjustments, rather than medicine.

Can they kick start a ‘Health Revolution’ and empower a nation to take ownership of its health?

  1. About diabetes – Diabetes Australia
  2. Diabetes in Australia – Diabetes Australia
  3. Ray Kelly Fitness - About

Before We Die - Season 2 (Swedish)

From Tuesday 19 October at 11:30 PM, 8 episodes

Hanna and Bjorn’s hunt for the Mimica family continues, finding new levels of corruption, espionage and criminality as they try to infiltrate The Circle.

The Children In the Pictures

Sunday 24 October at 08:30 PM

The Children in the Pictures takes us inside Task Force Argos, a renowned Australian-based police investigative team, as they go undercover to rescue children from online sexual abuse. From infiltrating global criminal networks to hunting down the world’s worst abusers, the Argos team shines a light on the dark reality of online child sexual abuse and the fight we all face in stopping it.

Week commencing 10 October 2021


Sunday 10 October
07:30 pm Inside Central Station S01 E05
08:30 pm Australia Uncovered The Department
10:10 pm Life Of Earth From Space Rpt
11:05 pm How ‘Mad’ Are You? Rpt

Monday 11 October
07:30 pm Deepwater Horizon: Ten Mistakes
08:30 pm Saved By A Stranger Series Premiere
09:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S17 E06
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm Bosch Season 7 Premiere
11:45 pm An Ordinary Woman x 2 Rpt

Tuesday 12 October
07:30 pm Great Alaskan Railroad Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm The Point
11:30 pm Cacciatore: The Hunter

Wednesday 13 October
07:30 pm Australia’s Health Revolution
08:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency
09:30 pm New Gold Mountain Series Premiere
10:25 pm SBS World News
11:05 pm Atlantic Crossing
11:55 pm The Killing x 4 Rpt

Thursday 14 October
07:35 pm Coastal Devon & Cornwall With Michael Po
08:35 pm Back To The Titanic
09:30 pm New Gold Mountain S01 E02
10:35 pm SBS World News
11:05 pm Gomorrah

Friday 15 October
07:35 pm Legends Of The Pharaohs
08:30 pm Expedition Bermuda Triangle
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
11:55 pm The Eagle x 4 Rpt

Saturday 16 October
07:35 pm Celebrity Letters And Numbers
08:30 pm Dambusters With Dan Snow
09:30 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown x 2
11:20 pm Movie: Transit

Week commencing 17 October 2021


Sunday 17 October
07:30 pm Inside Central Station S01 E06
08:30 pm Australia Uncovered: Our African Roots
09:30 pm Life Of Earth From Space Rpt
10:45 pm Love Me As I Am: Untold Australia Rpt
11:25 pm How ‘Mad’ Are You? Rpt

Monday 18 October
07:30 pm The Queen At War
08:30 pm Saved By A Stranger S01 E02
09:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S17 E07
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm Bosch S07 E02
11:50 pm An Ordinary Woman x 2 Rpt

Tuesday 19 October
07:30 pm Great Canadian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm The Point
11:30 pm Before We Die Series Premiere

Wednesday 20 October
07:30 pm Australia’s Health Revolution S01 E02
08:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency
09:30 pm New Gold Mountain S01 E03
10:35 pm SBS World News
11:05 pm Atlantic Crossing
12:05 am The Killing x 4 Rpt

Thursday 21 October
07:35 pm Coastal Devon & Cornwall With Michael Po S01 E02
08:35 pm Before We Die
09:30 pm New Gold Mountain S01 E04
10:35 pm SBS World News
11:05 pm Gomorrah

Friday 22 October
07:35 pm Legends Of The Pharaohs S01 E02
08:30 pm Hunting Hitler’s U-Boats
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
11:55 pm The Eagle x 4 Rpt

Saturday 23 October
07:35 pm Celebrity Letters And Numbers Nikki Britton, Oliver Twist, Merrick Watts and special Dictionary Corner guest Adam Richard.
08:35 pm Dambusters With Dan Snow
09:30 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown x 2
11:20 pm Movie: True Grit

Geez, the cupboard must be getting pretty bare at SBS for this to get another replay just over 10 months later!

10 months is actually not a bad duration for a rerun and at 10.45 on a Sunday it’s not exactly a prime time slot. I don’t see it as desperation at all.

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TBI reports SBS has acquired new 4-part documentary Scottish Islands with Ben Fogle from DCD Rights. Originally titled Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle, the show follows the adventurer as hesets out on a personal pilgrimage across Scotland’s islands to rediscover his own sense of spirituality. It debuted on BBC Scotland this week.

Fogle’s previous documentary, Inside Chernobyl, will be repeated on Seven next Tuesday night (October 12) at 8.50pm.

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Deadline reports SBS has picked up the rights to Nutopia’s science and history show Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer. Presented by David Olusoga and author Steven Johnson, the show, originally produced for PBS and the BBC, reveals the little-known stories of the innovations in science and medicine that have doubled the human lifespan in less than a century.

Red Election

From Thursday 28 October at 8:35 pm

Set in an alternate version of the present day, Senior MI5 Agent Beatrice (Lydia Leonard), witnesses a chemical attack on her Russian informant by an unknown assailant. Just as he is about to warn her of an imminent terror attack on British soil, he dies. Her only clue is the codename - ‘Redback’.

Meanwhile Katrine (Victoria Carmen Sonne), a Danish Secret Service agent discovers that her boyfriend, who works for a Bio-Chemical Corporation in Scotland, has gone missing. These two women’s paths are about to collide. As international tensions simmer, the newly elected British Prime Minister announces a referendum to decide the future of Scotland in the United Kingdom. While behind the scenes, a shady foreign power seeks to influence the election, unleash its agents of chaos and upset the world order.

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Week commencing 24 October 2021


Sunday 24 October
07:35 pm Inside Central Station S01 E07
08:30 pm The Children In The Pictures
10:00 pm Scotland: Rome’s Final Frontier Rpt
11:10 pm Turban Legend: Untold Australia Rpt

Monday 25 October
07:35 pm Britain’s Most Historic Towns Rpt
08:30 pm Saved By A Stranger S01 E03
09:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S17 E08
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm Bosch S07 E03
11:50 pm An Ordinary Woman x 2 Rpt

Tuesday 26 October
07:30 pm Great Canadian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm The Point
11:30 pm Before We Die Rpt

Wednesday 27 October
07:30 pm Australia’s Health Revolution S01 E03
08:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency
09:30 pm Railways Of The Western Front Rpt
10:45 pm SBS World News
11:15 pm Atlantic Crossing
12:15 am The Killing x 4 Rpt

Thursday 28 October
07:30 pm Coastal Devon & Cornwall With Michael Po S01 E03
08:35 pm Red Election Series Premiere
09:30 pm Red Election
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm Gomorrah
11:55 pm Mr Mercedes

Friday 29 October
07:35 pm Legends Of The Pharaohs S01 E03
08:30 pm Titanic’s Lost Evidence
10:00 pm Hindenburg - The New Evidence Rpt
11:00 pm SBS World News
11:30 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Saturday 30 October
07:30 pm Celebrity Letters And Numbers Dane Simpson, Tanya Hennessy, Todd McKenney, and special Dictionary Corner guest Carlo Ritchie.
08:30 pm Dambusters With Dan Snow S01 E02
09:25 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown x 2
11:15 pm Movie: Harry Brown

While channel flicking last night, I learnt that the 2019 Untold Australia documentaries are most likely being replayed for Audio Description tracks which I’m pretty sure didn’t exist when they were reran over Summer.

One can’t really complain about that, especially if it kept the Audio Description team at SBS busy during the Sydney lockdown. Maybe this sort of thing is being done for ON DEMAND more than anything else, nonetheless it’s rather interesting how SBS programs that were produced a while ago are now receiving the AD treatment.

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Schedule update

It has been replaced by Billion Pound Bond Street.

Opening their doors to cameras for the first time ever, this program chronicles the ups and downs of an unprecedented year as the ultra-glam retailers of Europe’s most expensive half-mile battle to survive.

Narrated by Jenna Coleman, the one-hour documentary debuted on ITV in June this year.

Before We Die

From Wednesday 3 November at 9:30 PM

When her married lover and fellow police officer Sean Hardacre goes missing in mysterious circumstances, Detective Inspector Hannah Laing persuades her colleagues to launch an urgent manhunt.

The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill

Thursday 4 November at 9:25 pm

In August 2020, on a flight to Moscow, Russia’s charismatic opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, started to scream in agony. The flight immediately diverted to the nearest city and he was rushed unconscious to hospital. What happened next shook the world.

With interviews almost entirely from those “in the room” this film pieces together this incredible story - James Bond meets Johnny English. World leaders pressure President Putin to allow Navalny to be airflifted to a hospital in Berlin experienced in saving the lives of those targeted for poisoning by the Kremlin’s security services. Investigators from Bellingcat prove that not only was Navalny poisoned by an FSB hit squad, but that they had been following him for several years, and developing new variants of the banned chemical weapon, Novichok - first used against the Skripals in Salisbury.

This unbelievable tale of international espionage and incompetent assassins comes to a head with one of the would-be murderers confessing to his victim exactly how the poison was administered - applied to the seams of Navalny’s underpants.

Why is Alexei Navalny such a threat to one of the world’s most powerful men, how does he remain an irritant from inside a Russian jail, and how will this battle between two men - one with a team of assassins, the other armed only with a sense of humour, intrepid investigators, and a mastery of social media - play out, and what will that mean for the future of Russia and the rest of the world?

Told by those closest to Navalny, this film incorporates the humour of Navalny’s own YouTube videos to tell a tale worthy of John le Carre.

Week commencing 31 October 2021


Sunday 31 October
07:35 pm Inside Central Station S01 E08
08:30 pm Incarceration Nation Australia Uncovered
10:05 pm Marry Me, Marry My Family Rpt
11:05 pm Lebanese Beauty Queens: Untold Australia Rpt

Monday 1 November
07:35 pm Britain’s Most Historic Towns Rpt
08:30 pm Saved By A Stranger S01 E04
09:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency S17 E09
10:25 pm SBS World News Late
10:55 pm Bosch S07 E04
11:40 pm An Ordinary Woman x 2 Rpt

Tuesday 2 November
07:30 pm Great Canadian Railway Journeys Rpt
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm The Feed
10:30 pm SBS World News
11:00 pm The Point
11:30 pm Before We Die Rpt

Wednesday 3 November
07:30 pm Michael Mosley: Truth About Sleep Rpt
08:35 pm Michael Palin In North Korea Rpt
09:30 pm Before We Die Series Premiere
10:25 pm SBS World News
10:55 pm Atlantic Crossing
11:55 pm The Killing x 2 Rpt

Thursday 4 November
07:30 pm Coastal Devon & Cornwall With Michael Po S01 E04
08:35 pm Red Election S01 E03
09:25 pm The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill
10:50 pm SBS World News
11:20 pm Gomorrah

Friday 5 November
07:35 pm Legends Of The Pharaohs S01 E04
08:30 pm Stonehenge: The Hidden Truth
10:10 pm Lost Pyramids Of The Aztecs Rpt
11:10 pm SBS World News
11:40 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Saturday 6 November
07:30 pm Celebrity Letters And Numbers Akmal Saleh, Mark Humphries, Greta Lee Jackson and special Dictionary Corner guest Carlo Ritchie.
08:30 pm Tutankhamun - Life, Death And Legacy Rpt
09:25 pm The Secret Life Of Lighthouses Rpt
10:25 pm 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown x 2 Rpt
11:20 pm Movie: The Pianist