Secrets Of The Tasmanian Tiger
Sunday 16 April 7:30 PM
This episode explores a unique dig site in Australia that could help solve the mystery of how the Tasmanian Tiger became extinct.
Sunday 16 April 8:30 PM
Black Gold is the story of the cover-up of the century - of the boss atop a trillion-dollar industry who discovered a shocking truth 40 years ago, created a black ops conspiracy to hide the evidence, and would stop at nothing to keep the money flowing as the world burned.
A CEO nicknamed Iron-Ass, whistleblowers from Exxon’s own labs, professional climate deniers and spin doctors, a NASA scientist and a U.S. Vice president are among the characters in this thriller based on a decades-long plot to trade our planet for profit.
The Secret Life Of Lighthouses – Season 3
Monday 17 April 7:35 PM
Rob heads to England’s south coast, where he discovers a trio of lighthouses built to protect vessels on the M25 of the high seas.
At Beachy Head he meets an 18th century vicar on a mission to save more than the souls of seafarers, experiences gravity defying Victorian innovation and discovers the genius way 20th century engineering rescued a lighthouse from plunging into the sea.
My Name Is Reeva
Monday 17 April 8:35 PM
It was one of the world’s most notorious and shocking murders: South African Paralympian and international sports superstar, Oscar Pistorius, a.k.a. ‘The Blade Runner’, murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
The investigation, trial and sentencing of Oscar should have revealed the truth, but it didn’t, instead, it muddied the waters. Oscar’s initial sentencing almost robbed Reeva of justice but her parents, Barry and June, along with the State fought to have the ruling overturned.
Oscar was eventually found guilty of murdering ‘someone’ behind the bathroom door and went to prison, taking with him all the secrets of what really happened. Some may argue that Reeva got justice, but can there ever be justice without truth?
The Murdochs: Empire Of Influence
Thursday 20 April 7:35 PM
This much-anticipated, explosive behind-the-scenes docuseries finally tells the definitive, inside story of how, over the last forty years, Rupert Murdoch became one of the most powerful people in the world.
Researched using exclusive investigative reporting from the New York Times, we hear new insights from an astonishing cast of insiders. Alongside countless journalists, editors, and correspondents from the likes of CNN, Fox News, the New York Post and the New York Times, The Guardian, Variety, NPR, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Sun and many more, we hear from biographers, authors, political figures, and commentators who have been close to the Murdochs for decades.
Beyond Reagan and Trump, phone hacking scandals and the Iraq War, the battle with UK trade unions and the trading of Disney+ and 21st Century Fox, we finally explore the scandals, family feuds, divorces, high-stakes political manoeuvring and dynastic betrayals that have played out in boardrooms and bedrooms, behind firmly closed doors.
Asking For It
Thursday 20 April 8:30 PM
Journalist Jess Hill returns to SBS with Asking For It, reigniting a national conversation about the epidemic of sexual violence impacting millions of Australians. From schools to universities, aged care and in institutions – this series asks: how can we change our rape culture into a consent culture?
Over three episodes, Jess joins advocates who are forcefully driving change in Australia and learns why they are insisting on quality consent education, embedded across our national curriculum, from kindergarten onwards. Jess meets the prominent victim survivors spearheading Australia’s consent revolution including Saxon Mullins, Grace Tame, Noelle Martin and Adele (delsi) Moleta who shed light on their experiences navigating the legal system, fighting for law reform and dealing with trauma.
Throughout the series Jess interviews a range of experts, community groups and consent educators from across Australia and beyond our shores: from the incredible work being done to educate male youth by sex and consent educator Richie Hardcore, to Reset Australia, leading the charge in tackling emerging digital threats. Jess experiences the joy of a consent friendly LGBTQIA+ dance party and reveals the pioneering work in South Africa that’s testing bespoke care centres and courts to create a cocoon of care and justice for victim survivors.
Conviction: The Case Of Stephen Lawrence
Thursday 20 April 9:30 PM
Unbeknownst to the family, DCI Clive Driscoll finds Stephen’s cold case files and asks to take on the case.
Clive is convinced that the crime can still be solved but his interest in the case attracts hostility from colleagues.
Shocked by historical failures and omissions, Clive tasks an independent team of forensic scientists to conduct a fresh examination of the evidence.
A Year From Space
Saturday 22 April 8:30 PM
Documentary special A Year from Space draws upon 2022 satellite images to illustrate the impact of Covid globally, re-opening the world, war in Ukraine and climate change.
Over 1000 satellites take millions of images of Earth every single day. They give us unique and often magical insights into the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and reveal hidden truths behind the big stories of 2022. Whether they are about the activities of mankind or the awesome power of the natural world these images allow us to understand our planet and ourselves in a whole new way.
The war in Ukraine was foretold through the analysis of satellite images and the terrible destruction since has been revealed by photographs taken far above the battlefields and bombed out cities. But in 2022 satellites have also revealed stories of joy and optimism. As Covid lockdowns were lifted, empty cities were busy again, crowds returned to St Peter’s Square in Rome and a million pilgrims gathered in Mecca for the Haj. Across the summer, festivals burst back into life, and each did so in ways that could best be understood from space – from the happy randomness of Glastonbury in the green fields of Somerset, to the surreal symmetry of Burning Man in the Arizona desert.
In places where man never goes, satellites revealed magical new stories like the existence of unknown colonies of king penguins in Antarctica or the plumes of herring spawn in the Pacific, so vast they can be seen from space and a testament to a species bouncing back. But elsewhere terrifying images of wildfires across Europe, receding rivers and browned out landscapes bore witness to the hottest year on record. Riots in Sri Lanka, the darkening of the lights of Tigray as civil war destroyed power supplies and ever more destruction in Ukraine could all be seen from space and tell the story of 2022, a tumultuous year for the natural world and humankind.