SBS Viceland - Programs and Schedules

China’s New Silk Road: From Yiwu to Madrid


Tuesday 1 February at 8:30 PM

A new international hotspot is bustling with energy in south-eastern China - Yiwu. It is the starting point of the longest train connection of the world, crossing Eurasia to Madrid, and the centre of trade.

Chasing Famous

Thursday 27 January 10.10pm 8 episodes

Meet our five influencers with a combined following of 21 million, and the man behind the Wave House, Jidé Maduako. Their goal is to make a splash on the global scene of content creation houses. But what does it take to achieve that? And how does this impact their mental health? A psychologist is on hand to talk through the experience with them, and to help uncover practical solutions.

The internet has changed the game in so many ways, but perhaps most significant is the accessibility it has brought to a life of fame and fortune. Reputation, which previously relied on the perfect combination of talent, connections and sheer dumb luck, is now a thing to be cultivated. And some have managed to turn their carefully crafted online presence into a seriously lucrative business venture.

As the experiences of the individuals at the centre of documentary Chasing Famous prove, however, such status might offer the promise of success, but at what cost?

Meet the influencers of The Wave House, the UK’s multimillion-pound hub for social media superstars, managed by former footballer and Yoke Network CEO, Jidé Maduako. The group, all in their early 20s, soared to individual fame on TikTok, one of the most popular social media platforms in recent years thanks to its ability to propel young people from relative anonymity to global recognition overnight.

As members of the original Wave House, influencers Jimbo H and Eloise Fouladgar know exactly what is at stake, as they and fellow Brit, Ehiz Ufuah, along with American additions Reagan Yorke and Zack Fairhurst, prepare to combine their popularity on The Wave House account and take their reach to the next level. Their names might be unfamiliar to many of us, but for the nearly 20 million followers they boast between them on the video sharing platform, they are celebrities in every sense of the word. And for three months, they’ll be living and creating content together, in a creator house.

Derry Girls

From Monday 7 February 9:25 PM

In Derry, Northern Ireland, a young girl and her cousin embark on many exciting adventures after they attend a Catholic girls’ school in the midst of a national conflict.


TBI reports SBS has acquired the rights to Swedish young-adult drama Threesome, which was commissioned by NENT Group-owned streaming service Viaplay. It will air on SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand.

You know how SBS Viceland would air The Fifth Element marathon over the last couple of years? Well, we now have a new contender.

This Sunday, Hunt for the Wilderpeople will air 7 times, from 12noon (followed by an airing at: 1.50pm, 3.40pm, 5.30pm, 7.20pm, 9.15pm and 11.05pm).

It’s Waitangi Day in New Zealand (national day, or closest to it). Perhaps a new tradition starting?


The SBS Viceland Facebook page got in a little early. This was what was posted on their page today. Oopsy.

Note: It starts at 12pm tomorrow.

SBS Viceland will show the 2021 RAW Comedy national final on Saturday, February 19 at 9.25pm.

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The Story Of Late Night

From Sunday 13 February 08:30 PM

At the dawn of the TV era in the 1950s, Steve Allen’s zany spontaneity turns Tonight into a hilarious and unexpected hit. But in the early 1960s, it’s Jack Paar’s captivating, quirky personality and Johnny Carson’s impeccably hip humour that transform late night from a shot in the dark into an enduring television staple.

Dark Side Of Football

From Sunday 13 February 09:50 PM

Chad Johnson’s theatrics off the field lead to the demise of his career. Why is it that Johnson and so many others whose antics distracted from their play are all wide receivers?

Wellington Paranormal - Season 4

Minogue and O’Leary tackle a half bird half human that’s been stealing shiny objects from around Wellington, including the ‘W’ from the Wellington sign.

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48 Hours In Wales

Saturday 19 February 08:05 PM

Comedian Rob Delaney joins Jason in rural Wales, to take on three daring challenges, including a jump off a 40-metre viaduct.

Raw Comedy Festival 2021

Saturday 19 February 09:25 PM

The 2021 Raw Comedy Festival final, hosted by Wagga Wagga’s own Dane Simpson, celebrates the freshest and funniest new talent from around the country, with the top 12 competing to win.

Impossible Engineering - Season 2

From Saturday 26 February 07:35 PM

Episode 1: The Three Gorges Dam produces more power than any hydro-electric dam ever built. Using 28 million cubic metres of concrete, it is the largest and heaviest concrete structure on earth. At 2.3km long, holding back a reservoir stretching 660km, it has redefined the Yangtze River.

Australia’s Own Tiger King

Wednesday 02 March 09:00 PM

VICE follows Neil Waters, a retired gardener who has commited his life savings to an epic two year search for the extinct Tassie tiger.

Tassie tigers, otherwise known as thylacines, were thought to have become extinct after the last known specimen ‘Benjamin’ died in a Hobart zoo in 1936. But new evidence and a growing civilian movement are challenging that belief, with the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia (TAGOA) boasting 10,000 members Australia-wide. We embed with its president, Neil Waters, a retired gardener who commits his life savings to an epic two year search for the ancient marsupial. As Neil edges closer to a tantalising ‘re-discovery’, the search brings him hope and meaning, but we also learn the price of this obsession.

Black Market - Season 2

From Saturday 05 March 09:20 PM

Actor Michael K Williams meets society’s outcasts in an unflinching look into the lives of the people who work in underworld economies.

The Arranged Gay Marriage Scam

Sunday 06 March 06:15 PM

Reeta Loi investigates The Arranged Gay Marriage Bureau, a service that pairs arranged marriages. Is it legit?

The Arranged Gay Marriage Bureau provides a revolutionary arranged marriage system exclusively for gay men and women. With over 3,700 clients worldwide, the Bureau claims to fulfil people’s dreams and help find them a partner for a substantial fee. As host Reeta Loi tries to find a wife through the service, the reality becomes clear that she and the other people that are using the service are being scammed.

SBS Viceland upcoming programs from 2022 Upfronts

The World’s Toughest Prisons

Thursday 17 March 09:20 PM

Colony 100 in Eastern Ukraine - the prison for hardened criminals. The inmates here are either repeat offenders, or they’ll never leave their cells again.

How To Make It On OnlyFans

Friday 18 March 09:20 PM

Alex Sim-Wise helps people sell sexy content on the internet. A superstar glamour model from the 2000s, Alex now makes 10,000 pounds a month as a content creator on OnlyFans.

Alex Sim-Wise helps people sell sexy content on the internet. A superstar glamour model from the 2000s, Alex now makes 10,000 pounds a month as a content creator on subscription-based website OnlyFans. On OnlyFans, anyone can make money by posting content they think others will pay to see. Sex workers and pornstars have used it to make millions - and now, legions of everyday people want to do the same.

Stacey Dooley: Stopping Stalkers

From Tuesday 22 March 08:30 PM

This episodes explores ex-partner stalking - the most common type of stalking behaviour. The police investigate a pilot stalking his ex-partner cabin crew. Is he heartbroken or is it more sinister? Stacey discovers that even when victims think stalking is over, it often isn’t.

Question Team

From Monday 11 April 8:30 PM 8 episodes

Making up Richard Ayoade’s self-quizzing collective are Bob Mortimer with a round inspired by his favourite DIY superstore, Kerry Godliman on camping and Thanyia Moore on pop music.

Making up Richard Ayoade’s self-quizzing collective are Bob Mortimer with a round inspired by his favourite DIY superstore, Kerry Godliman on camping and Thanyia Moore putting on a pop music quiz like no other.


From Saturday 16 April 09:25 PM 6 episodes

Brooklyn’s L&B Spumoni Gardens & Pizzeria had built a successful family business, but when the family’s secret recipe is stolen, the mafia serves up some old fashion justice.

50 Years Of Mr. Men & Little Miss

Sunday 17 April 8:05 PM

Presented by Matt Lucas, this documentary is a celebration and an insight into what it takes to create a children’s publishing icon then and now and what the characters mean today.


Travel Man - Season 10

From Tuesday 26 April 8:30 PM

Travel Man is back, with new host Joe Lycett presenting the definitive guide to 48 hours away in some of the most exciting short to medium haul destinations on Earth.

Sex, Drugs And Bicycles

Friday 6 May 10:20 PM

Sex, Drugs and Bicycles takes a funny and provocative look at Holland and answers the question - is having month-long double paid vacations, no fear of homelessness, and universal healthcare the nightmare we’ve been warned about?

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The Bambers: Murder At The Farm

From Tuesday 10 May 9:30 PM 4 episodes

The Bambers: Murder At The Farm begins by revisiting the night that Sheila Caffell, her twin sons and her parents are found shot dead in an Essex farmhouse. Immediately, the police assume it’s a murder-suicide and the national press run the story of a troubled model who killed her family before turning the gun on herself. But as the bodies are buried, attention starts to shift to the strange behaviour of surviving son Jeremy who stands to inherit the estate. As he parties and starts selling the family silver, his girlfriend Julie Mugford comes forward to put him firmly in the frame.

Meeting The Beatles in India

Saturday 7 May 6:00 PM

With first-hand details and over 40 personal photos never before seen in any other movie about The Beatles, Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Paul Saltzman shares his own very intimate, personal footage, taken when he was just a 23-year-old novice on a vacation at the Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India.