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Stacey Dooley: Inside the Convent has already aired on VICELAND,l watched it a couple of months ago and it was actually interesting viewing.

London’s Super Tunnel

Sunday 24 July 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm

This episode explores how the 15-billion-pound railway became the 19-billion-pound railways, and how this triumph of British engineering was brought back on track for the grand opening of the Elizabeth Line.

New York: The City That Never Sleeps

Wednesday 27 July 7:30 pm

The three-part documentary sheds a highly entertaining light on the colourful array of people, places and events that make up the Big Apple. In three episodes, the series maps the richest, busiest and biggest that the city has to offer.

In Richest, we go from the realtors hustling to sell multi-million-dollar apartments in Manhattan to the immigrant jeweller, now designing bespoke diamond rings for the mega-wealthy. In Busiest we meet the people that make the city tick, from the staff running Grand Central – the busiest railway station in the USA – to the garbage collectors battling rats as they clean up the streets. And in Biggest, we go from Donato, whose job is to maintain the lights in Times Square, some of them 22 stories high, to Daniel, manager of the biggest rooftop bar in Manhattan where 1,200 guests nightly are served with around 8,000 cocktails per shift.

But the star of the show is the city itself, its legendary skyline, vast grid of glitzy avenues and fascinating cross streets and above all, its larger-than-life characters.

Too Close

Wednesday 27 July 9:30 pm

Three part drama based on the novel of the same title under the pseudonym Natalie Daniels. The miniseries is the powerful story of how two women become dangerously close when fate forces them together. Dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robinson is not easily shocked. Then she’s sent to assess Connie who is facing trial for a terrible crime. Can Emma find out what happened on the night of the crime? Or what happened to turn Connie into a monster? As Emma tries to make sense of it all, Connie starts to show a searing insight into Emma’s deepest insecurities and begins to brutally exploit them. Their sessions become a complex psychological game with confusing and emotional undercurrents. As Emma tries to uncover the truth and learn what triggered Connie’s despicable behaviour, it seems that her attempts to see justice done may destroy her instead.

Death Of An Icon: Marilyn Monroe

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Thursday 28 July 8:30 pm

In August 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe died under mysterious circumstances.
Official cause of death: ‘probable suicide’.
But many things point to murder: a too beautifully draped corpse, capped investigations, missing clues.
In addition, Marilyn’s affairs with the then President John F.
Kennedy and his brother Bobby.
The film star also threatened to divulge intimate and political details.
Did this spell her doom? New evidence may be contained in the ominous Box 39 in the UCLA archives.

The Sean Connery Paradox

Thursday 28 July 9:30 pm

In 1963, Sean Connery bursts onto the screen as James Bond in ‘Dr. No’, the first episode of a saga that is destined to become legendary.
With the secret agent tuxedo, the poor kid from the streets of Edinburgh becomes a global star.
The role of James Bond brings Sean Connery fame and fortune.
It also becomes his burden.
For a long time, the actor seeks to break away from his image of 007, to play more cerebral characters.
A slow and difficult emancipation, which he lives as a real quest for himself.

Yorkshire Ripper: The Secret Murders

Saturday 30 July 10:25 PM

The first episode explores the missed chances of Peter Sutcliffe’s early offending and presents evidence to show that his campaign of murder and mutilation may have started at least six years before his first acknowledged victim, with the killing of Mary Judge in Leeds in 1968. It also reveals how the attitudes of the time led the police to build a narrative for the killer as a man who hated sex workers, and by doing so, to discount victims that didn’t fit into this profile.

Week commencing 24 July 2022


Sunday 24 July
07:30 pm London’s Super Tunnel
08:30 pm London’s Super Tunnel
09:30 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 1 LIVE AEST, Crash in SA, Live on SBS Viceland in WA

Monday 25 July
07:30 pm Savings Lives At Sea S02 E08
08:40 pm The Queen’s Guard: A Year In Service S01 E03
09:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt
10:30 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 2

Tuesday 26 July
07:30 pm Who Do You Think You Are? Matt Moran S13 E06
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm The Truth About Anxiety: Celia Pacquola Rpt
10:35 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 3

Wednesday 27 July
07:35 pm New York: The City That Never Sleeps Series Premiere
08:30 pm Jack The Ripper S01 E03
09:30 pm Too Close Series Premiere
10:30 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 4

Thursday 28 July
07:35 pm Billion Pound Bond Street Rpt
08:30 pm Death Of An Icon: Marilyn Monroe
09:30 pm The Sean Connery Paradox
10:30 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 5

Friday 29 July
07:35 pm Britain’s Beautiful Rivers River Clyde S01 E03
08:30 pm Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors S01 E02
09:25 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys
10:20 pm Plat Du Tour
10:25 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 6

Saturday 30 July
07:35 pm Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys S03 E10
08:30 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse
09:00 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse
09:30 pm Secrets of The Tower Of London Rpt
10:25 pm Yorkshire Ripper: The Secret Murders
11:25 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 7

This is the fourth and final series of the Crossrail documentary. Subtitled Inside the Elizabeth Line, it aired on BBC Two on June 12 and 19.
https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/proginfo/2022/24/the-fifteen-billion-pound-railway

Narrated by Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall, the series debuted on Channel 5 UK in January this year. Below is the preview for episode 2, Busiest.

The Handmaids Tale, will return for season five on Thursday 15 September, with new episodes on SBS and SBS On Demand.

From next Monday (July 25), the new episodes of The Cook Up with Adam Liaw will air first on SBS at 6pm weeknights, before their encore screening on SBS Food in their regular timeslot of 7pm weeknights.

Synopsis for Monday’s episode

Adam and comedians Suren Jayemanne and Jennifer Wong are in the Cook Up kitchen to create delicious date night dishes.

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Becoming Marilyn

Sunday 31 July 7:30 PM

On the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing, this documentary provides a unique portrait of the screen icon from her own perspective.

In contrast to the many films made and books written about her, this one offers to give her back her voice, through the interviews she gave, the books she wrote and the fragments she left behind.

For the first time, it will be a matter of understanding how Norma Jeane Baker created the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

Because Marilyn was not born Marilyn, she became her.

Conspiracy In The Harem: Ramses III Case

Sunday 31 July 9:00 PM

It is the most gruesome crime in ancient Egypt.

New CT scans prove that Pharaoh Ramses III was insidiously murdered.

Florence Kasumba and her team investigate suspects and motives.

Was it an assassination for political reasons? Or even a murder of passion? An old court document accuses women from the royal harem of having planned a conspiracy against the pharaoh.

What was behind it? A trail leads to the ruined city of Medinet Habu and finally to the pharaoh’s harem.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys - Season 2

Thursday 4 August 7:30 PM

Bill Nighy narrates this visually stunning series, telling the stories of these epic river journeys through the characters who live and work on them.

In the first episode, we escape on a magical journey along England’s holiday river, the River Bure.

A journey from the tranquillity of the upper river, through the holiday hub of Wroxham, and through historical open fenlands where we’ll discover a world where wildlife and recreation go hand in hand.

Rebuilding Notre Dame With Lucy Worsley

Friday 5 August 8:30 PM

Three years after the devastating fire, Lucy Worsley has exclusive access to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris at a key turning point of the restoration.

Lucy meets scientists, historians and craftspeople working to return the 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece to its former glory.

Work to rebuild and restore the monument is being ramped up, in a bid to meet the ambitious deadline to reopen it to the public in 2024.

Week commencing 31 July 2022


Sunday 31 July
07:30 pm Becoming Marilyn
09:00 pm Conspiracy In The Harem: Ramses III Case
10:00 pm Caesar’s Doomsday War Rpt
11:30 pm LIVE Tour De France Femmes 2022 Stage 2 LIVE AEST, Crash in SA, Live on SBS Viceland in WA

Monday 1 August
07:30 pm Savings Lives At Sea S02 E09
08:40 pm The Queen’s Guard: A Year In Service S01 E04
09:35 pm 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm Black Sands S01 E05
11:55 pm Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games Rpt

Tuesday 2 August
07:30 pm Who Do You Think You Are? Liz Ellis S13 E07
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm SBS World News Late
10:30 pm Australia’s Health Revolution Rpt
11:40 pm Garma Festival Rpt

Wednesday 3 August
07:35 pm New York: The City That Never Sleeps S01 E02
08:30 pm Secret Scotland Rpt
09:20 pm Too Close
10:15 pm SBS World News Late
10:45 pm Vienna Blood x 2 FTA Premiere

Thursday 4 August
07:35 pm World’s Most Scenic River Journeys Season 2 Premiere
08:30 pm Titanic: The New Evidence Rpt
09:25 pm Off Country
11:15 pm SBS World News Late
11:45 pm Gomorrah x 2

Friday 5 August
07:35 pm Britain’s Beautiful Rivers River Derwent S01 E04
08:30 pm Rebuilding Notre Dame With Lucy Worsley
09:35 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys Rpt
10:35 pm SBS World News Late
11:05 pm Shadow Lines x 4

Saturday 6 August
07:35 pm Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys Indian Pacific S03 E11
08:30 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse
09:00 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse
09:30 pm Secrets of The Tower Of London Rpt
10:20 pm Yorkshire Ripper: The Secret Murders
11:15 pm Movie: The Bookshop

Mysteries From The Grave: Titanic

Sunday 7 August 7:30 PM

It is one of the world’s most epic disasters: the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Although the voyage only lasted five days, our collective obsession with the ill-fated ocean liner shows no signs of letting up.

Now, 110 years after the tragic journey, we go below deck to understand how an unsinkable ship was lost along with 1,500 souls.

Featuring interviews with the descendants of passengers, this film seeks to decode the ship’s remaining secrets still lying on the Atlantic Ocean floor.

Lost Treasures Of Ancient Rome

Friday 12 August 7:30 PM

This new series follows International teams of archaeologists on the front line, as they embark on a season of excavations to unravel the secrets of life in the Roman Empire. Crawling beneath Pompeii, unearthing an enormous lost coliseum, and hauling a 2000 year old battleship ram from the depths of the ocean, they race to unlock the secrets of this ancient civilization.

Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter

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Friday 12 August 8:30 PM

Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter sees the BAFTA award-winning documentary-maker dive on a series of incredible shipwrecks around the British coastline to reveal some of the nation’s murkiest and best-kept secrets.

From the remains of a slave ship discovered off Plymouth, to the Kaiser’s sunken Imperial Fleet in Scapa Flow and an experimental submarine aircraft carrier, which sank with all passengers and crew on deck during its sea trials, Ross uncovers Britain’s hidden maritime past.

Along with his fascination for seafaring history, Ross has a personal reason for undertaking this adventure as members of his family served at sea, with some being shipwrecked and not surviving to tell their tales. His great grandfather ‘Pop’ was in the Merchant Marines during World War II and survived being shipwrecked three times. Pop’s two nephews both served and perished aboard HMS Hood when it went into battle against the Bismarck in May 1941.

Ross is joined in his adventures by expert diver Emily Turton, maritime archaeologist and professional diver Mallory Haas and dive supervisor Neil Brock as they delve down into Britain’s past.

Some recently produced new acquisitions for SBS next week, some only airing this year on pay channels. Just need to add some Secret soccer playing Nazis, preferably near the Tower of London, for a good week for the broadcaster.

Week commencing 7 August 2022


Sunday 7 August
07:30 pm Mysteries From The Grave: Titanic
09:00 pm Hindenburg - The New Evidence Rpt
10:00 pm Billy Graham Rpt

Monday 8 August
07:30 pm Savings Lives At Sea S02 E10
08:35 pm The Queen’s Guard: A Year In Service S01 E05
09:30 pm 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt
10:25 pm SBS World News Late
10:55 pm Black Sands S01 E06
11:55 pm Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games Rpt

Tuesday 9 August
07:30 pm Who Do You Think You Are? Sandra Sully S13 E08
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm SBS World News Late
10:30 pm Australia’s Health Revolution Rpt
11:30 pm Atlanta x 2 Rpt

Wednesday 10 August
07:35 pm New York: The City That Never Sleeps S01 E03
08:30 pm Secret Scotland Rpt
09:20 pm Too Close S01 E02
10:15 pm SBS World News Late
10:45 pm Vienna Blood S01 E03 and E04

Thursday 11 August
07:35 pm World’s Most Scenic River Journeys S02 E02
08:30 pm Scotland’s Sacred Islands With Ben Fogle Rpt
09:30 pm The Queen At War Rpt
11:15 pm SBS World News Late
11:45 pm Gomorrah S04 E11 and E12

Friday 12 August
07:35 pm Lost Treasures Of Ancient Rome Series Premiere
08:30 pm Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter Series Premiere
09:20 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys Rpt
10:20 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm Shadow Lines x 4

Saturday 13 August
07:35 pm Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys S03 E12
08:30 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse S01 E07
09:00 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse S01 E08
09:35 pm Secrets of The Tower Of London Rpt
10:25 pm Supreme Revenge: Battle For The Court Rpt
11:15 pm Movie: Lion

Ross Kemp still doing his docos. I remember his doco series airing on 7HD.

Treasures Of Greece

Sunday 14 August 7:30 PM

Bettany Hughes explores Athens, the crowning landmark of ancient Greek civilisation and a symbol of intellect and democracy the world over.

She travels to Olympia, known as the birthplace of the Olympics, but there is so much more about this site to reveal.

In Sparta, Bettany discovers that it is not just their superb artistic achievements and epic monuments that made the Greeks famous, but their ideas.

DNA Family Secrets - Season 2

Monday 15 August 8:30 PM

Stacey Dooley is in Liverpool to meet Richard, who is on a life-long mission to discover the identity of his father - he’s blown away when he finally learns the truth.

Janet is rattled by a rumour that her Dad fathered a baby as a prisoner of war during WWII and she might have a secret sister.

Glen’s mother never knew where his father was from, only that he wasn’t white.

Now Glen is desperate to finally learn his ethnicity.

Testing their DNA is the only way they will all finally get answers.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

From Tuesday 16 August 7:30 PM Double episodes

Michael Portillo embarks on a new series of railway adventures around the coasts of the British Isles.

Ep1: An epic stretch of Scottish coastline is the first stop for Michael Portillo on his new series of coastal railway journeys around the British Isles.

Siccar Point, close to Dunbar on the Firth of Forth, was the site of an extraordinary 18th century discovery and is today a place of pilgrimage for earth scientists from across the world.

From North Berwick, Michael takes a boat out into the Firth to visit Bass Rock, a breeding ground for 150,000 Northern Gannets.

The Stranger

From Wednesday 17 August 9:30 PM

Adam Price’s perfect life is tipped upside down when a mysterious stranger reveals a dark secret about his wife. He soon finds himself caught up in something far darker and far bigger than he initially realised.

Suspect

FromThursday August 18th 9:30 PM double episodes.

When veteran detective Danny Frater (James Nesbitt) turns up at a hospital mortuary for a routine ID check, he’s devastated to discover the corpse of his estranged daughter Christina (Imogen King).

anny refuses to accept the coroner’s report that points to suicide, and sets out on a dangerous, agonising mission to uncover the events that led to her death. Taking its cue from Christoffer Boe and Miso Film’s acclaimed series Face To Face, each episode sees Danny conduct a separate cross examination with a different suspect or witness, keeping viewers in suspense as they engage with the investigation in real time.

As Danny pieces together Christina’s relentless descent into criminality, he’s also forced to come to terms with his own failings as a father and the part he himself may have played in her downfall. Exquisite cinematography captures all the iconic and conflicting facets of contemporary London, where beauty, wealth and excess collide with ugliness, violence and corruption: a challenging backdrop that mirrors the moral maze at the heart of Danny’s journey to uncover the truth.

Week commencing 14 August 2022


Sunday 14 August
07:30 pm Treasures Of Greece
08:30 pm Druids: The Mystery Of Celtic Priests Rpt
09:30 pm Top Ten Treasures Of Pompeii Rpt
11:15 pm Vaccine: The Inside Story Rpt

Monday 15 August
07:30 pm Savings Lives At Sea S02 E10
08:30 pm DNA Family Secrets Season 2 Premiere
09:40 pm 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt
10:35 pm SBS World News Late
11:05 pm Black Sands S01 E07

Tuesday 16 August
07:30 pm Great Coastal Railway Journeys Series Premiere
08:00 pm Great Coastal Railway Journeys
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm SBS World News Late
10:30 pm Australia’s Health Revolution Rpt
11:30 pm Atlanta x 2 Rpt

Wednesday 17 August
07:35 pm Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain Rpt
08:30 pm Secret Scotland Rpt
09:25 pm The Stranger Series Premiere
10:25 pm SBS World News Late
10:55 pm Vienna Blood S01 E05 and E06

Thursday 18 August
07:35 pm World’s Most Scenic River Journeys S02 E03
08:30 pm Scotland’s Sacred Islands With Ben Fogle Rpt
09:30 pm Suspect Series Premiere
10:00 pm Suspect
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm Gomorrah S04 E13 Season Finale
11:55 pm Algiers Confidential x 2

Friday 19 August
07:35 pm Lost Treasures Of Ancient Rome S01 E02
08:30 pm Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter S01 E02
09:25 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys Rpt
10:15 pm SBS World News Late
10:45 pm Das Boot x 2
12:55 am Going Places With Ernie Dingo
02:25 am :biking_man: LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 1 Crash-in coverage for Central and WA.

Saturday 20 August
07:35 pm Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys S03 E13
08:30 pm Secrets of The Tower Of London Rpt
09:25 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse S01 E07
09:55 pm Gone Fishing With Mortimer & Whitehouse S01 E08
10:30 pm LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 2 Crash-in coverage for Central. Live coverage for WA on SBS VICELAND.

This is the FTA premiere of a 8-part British mystery-thriller series which premiered on Netflix in January 2020. It is based on the 2015 novel by Harlan Coben.

Another 8-part crime drama which debuted on Channel 4 UK in June this year.

Nazis, Treasures And The Quest For Celts

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Sunday 21 August 7:30 PM

Actor Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) explores some of the most important archaeological finds in Ireland’s history, revealing how many have been used as an important tool for nation-building on both sides of the border.

Speaking to world-renowned experts, he unravels a forgotten time period, when a team of Americans from Harvard University, a Nazi archaeologist from Austria, and a Welsh geography professor dug up ancient sites across the country.

Their pioneering work answered questions about the Celts, and what it means to be Irish.

Revealed: The Hunt For Bin Laden

Sunday 21 August 8:30 PM

Produced to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the raid that found Osama bin Laden, this documentary provides a sweeping account of the story, linking policy, intelligence and military decision-making as a team of Navy SEALs converged on a mysterious compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.

Includes interviews with President Barack Obama, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Secretary Robert Gates, CIA Director Leon Panetta and Admiral William McRaven.

Week commencing 21 August 2022


Sunday 21 August
07:30 pm Nazis, Treasures And The Quest For Celts
08:30 pm Revealed: The Hunt For Bin Laden
10:05 pm Curse Of King Tut Rpt
11:00 pm :biking_man: LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 3 Crash-in coverage for Central. Live coverage for WA on SBS VICELAND.

Sunday 22 August
07:30 pm Savings Lives At Sea S02 E11
08:30 pm DNA Family Secrets S02 E02
09:40 pm 24 Hours In Emergency Rpt
10:35 pm SBS World News Late
11:05 pm Black Sands S01 E08

Sunday 23 August
07:30 pm Great Coastal Railway Journeys S01 E03
08:00 pm Great Coastal Railway Journeys S01 E04
08:30 pm Insight
09:30 pm Dateline
10:00 pm SBS World News Late
10:30 pm The Point Rpt
11:00 pm LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 4

Sunday 24 August
07:35 pm Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain Rpt
08:30 pm Secret Scotland Rpt
09:25 pm The Stranger S01 E02
10:25 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 5

Sunday 25 August
07:35 pm World’s Most Scenic River Journeys S02 E04
08:30 pm Scotland’s Sacred Islands With Ben Fogle Rpt
09:30 pm Suspect S01 E03
10:00 pm Suspect S01 E04
10:30 pm SBS World News Late
11:00 pm LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 6

Sunday 26 August
07:35 pm Lost Treasures Of Ancient Rome S01 E03
08:30 pm Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter S01 E03
09:25 pm World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys Rpt
10:15 pm SBS World News Late
10:50 pm LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 7

Sunday 27 August
07:35 pm Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys S03 E14
08:30 pm Secrets of The Tower Of London Rpt
09:25 pm Devon & Cornwall With Michael Portillo Rpt
10:20 pm LIVE Cycling: La Vuelta 2022, Stage 8