SBS Viceland - Programs and Schedules

Girl, Taken

Wednesday 22 November 10:05 PM

This story is about Celeste and Morne Nurse, whose baby daughter, Zephany, was stolen from the hospital three days after her birth in Cape Town, April 1997.

Then in 2015, their second daughter Cassidy enrols in a new school and learns about an older pupil, Miche Solomon, who looked very much like her. DNA samples confirmed that they were siblings and the Nurses were overjoyed. However, Zephany chose to stay with the family who kidnapped her, and the Nurses ultimately lose her again.

This film follows the process of two broken families climbing the difficult path towards forgiveness and wholeness.

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The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain

Wednesday 29 November 10:05 PM

The brain of Albert Einstein has never been laid to rest. Although the iconic genius died in 1955, pieces of the brain that changed our view of the universe have roamed the world ever since, in mayonnaise jars, cardboard boxes and car trunks.

Yet the man behind the brain’s bizarre afterlife has remained a shadowy figure. In this quirky, intimate portrait of Thomas Stoltz Harvey, The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain reveals the stranger-than-fiction saga of an obsession that lasted half a century.

Salt Joy

Sunday 3 December 9:35 PM

A short documentary about the Bold and Beautiful ocean swim squad based on the iconic Manly beach in Sydney’s north.

It explores the importance of community, connection, and mental health, diving deep into the squad member’s experiences in the brine and the life-changing effects the daily saltwater swim has on their overall health and wellbeing.

Alone: The Skills Challenge

From Tuesday 5 December 9:25 pm

Three former Alone participants go head-to-head to complete incredible bushcraft builds using only basic tools and the natural resources around them. Their goal - to prove who has the ingenuity, experience and wilderness skills to craft the most unbelievable survival build.

Beyond Oak Island - Season 3

From Thursday 7 December 8:30 PM

Beyond Oak Island S3 digs deep into the many treasure quests across the globe, revealing amazing new details and clues from past searches – and in some cases, advancing the hunt.

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Sex Unlimited - Season

From Friday 15 December 9:25 PM

Sex Unlimited delves into the unorthodox side of people’s sex lives and explores how it enhances people’s lives, complements their relationships and also offers contemporary business opportunities.

Age of Rage: The Australian Punk Revolution

Saturday 23 December 8:30 PM

Age of Rage: The Australian Punk Revolution takes us into the Australian punk scene. It uncovers how punk ideology, music, social issues, sense of community, violence and drugs transformed these Australian lives.

Buried in a misunderstood subculture are people with a passion for human rights and social justice – agents of change. From award-winning filmmaker, Jennifer Ross (1967 - 2023), comes a feature length documentary about punk, passion, rage and rebellion.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Sunday 7 January 10:30 pm

Margareta Magnusson’s bestselling book comes to life in a transformation series where people are given the chance to organise their home, life, and relationships before it’s too late.

Plucked right out of Sweden, an organiser, a designer, and a psychologist – also known as the Death Cleaners - have come to America to help eight heroes face their mortality, speak honestly about death, and confront all that “crap” that has been collecting dust for years.

Each story builds towards a physical transformation of the home, as well as an emotional journey that will leave you smiling. Narrated by Amy Poehler, this is a show that challenges us to deal with our stuff… so that those we leave behind aren’t faced with the overwhelming task of sorting through it. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning normalises one of our worst fears, death, by reminding us of all the ways we’ve been alive.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is available on SBS On Demand from 1 January and airs on SBS Viceland on 7 January at 10.30pm.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Wednesday 13 December 8:30 pm

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets.

Special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Also starring Clive Owen, Rihanna and Ethan Hawke. Directed by Luc Besson.

Titan Takedown

Sunday 17 December 9:30 PM

Host Peyton Manning counts down the game-changing entrepreneurs whose contributions to media, tech and finance have earned them the title: Titans of Industry.

From Oprah Winfrey to Jeff Bezos to JP Morgan which of these titans did our panel of experts deem the greatest of all time?

This is part of History Channel series Greatest of All Time with Peyton Manning.

Making A Killing: Triads, Cartels and the New Business of Drugs

Thursday 28 December 10:10 pm

Vice goes undercover, infiltrating the Chinese triads that are funding fentanyl operations in Mexico and distributing them in the US, to deadly effects, and digs into how they use the operation to clean dirty drug money.

Stone Cold Takes On America

From Tuesday 16 January 9:25 pm

Stone Cold Steve Austin has left the WWE behind and now embraces a wide-open future. Through social media, fans are flooding Steve with suggestions for things to try. Join Steve and his freshly assembled crew on a journey through new adventures as he pushes himself to the outer limits of his comfort zone!

To all the quiz fans, on this Sunday (24 December), Viceland is airing a Jeopardy Marathon. Starting at 9.30am, and finishing up at 7.30pm.

With fairly new episodes of Jeopardy starting again on January 1 on i think SBS, i wonder if it will be repeating it later in the evening on Viceland, like what they used to do.

Jeopardy begins next Monday. January 1. tart Starts with episode 1 from Season 40. Double episodes will air each weeknight. Ep 1 at 6.40pm, with ep 2 at 7.05pm.

Looks like Scrubs will be airing on Viceland on Monday nights, starting from next Monday (1 January). An impressive 8 episodes will be airing on nights one, starting at 9.25pm.

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Did they skip a season or 2? I thought we were on season 36/37 and now they’re on 40. Interesting they’ve skipped these seasons. I thought Trebek passed at the end of season 38? Could be wrong.

From this forum 31 January 2023 (almost a year ago):

They stopped airing at the end of season 36 (190 episodes were in that season). We were 2 years behind at that time. Then in the last year, only repeats were played on SBS/ Viceland. So seasons 37, 38 and 39 were not aired.

Odd to now have double episodes of the current season, especially when that season started in late September 2023.

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Looks like the rights situation changed as of 1 Jan.

I wonder if these episodes align with what is airing on Fox.


Icons Unearthed: James Bond

Saturday 13 January 8:30 pm double episode

Cast, crew and experts reveal never-before-heard stories about the most iconic film and television series. Before there were franchises, there was James Bond. How did Bond enthral audiences for over 60 years, surviving failed partnerships, lawsuits, competition and corporate takeovers? Hold onto your martinis and get ready for the true story behind the icon.


As well as SBS On Demand, will also be available on SBS Viceland from 8 January 9:25pm double episodes.

This show was already on P+.

Fanatstic 007 doco on Viceland tonight, haven’t seen this one before, fab for any devotees out there :grin:

Coincidentally, Knoxy’s top pick for TV today at TVT!

All six episodes of Icons Unearthed: James Bond are available on SBS on Demand, if you don’t want to wait for weekly broadcast on SBS Viceland.

James Bond is fifth and latest season of Icons Unearthed series from Vice TV in the US. Foxtel and Binge have already shown season 1 (Star Wars), season 2 (The Simpsons) and season 3 (Fast and Furious). Season 4 (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is yet to be shown in Australia.

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I still think Nine will resume the Bond marathon but on the main channel with the Daniel Craig entries and probably premiere “No Time To Die” after the tennis/ during Q1 Married


Secrets of the Female Orgasm

Friday 2 February 9:25 pm

Yewande Biala is a biochemist and author with two degrees. She’s articulate, charismatic and outwardly confident - but she’s missing one big thing in her life. Brought up in a strict Catholic family and attending church, she struggled with a lot of anxiety and shame about sex. Masturbation was preached to be ‘the dirtiest sin’ and she didn’t even find out that women could have orgasms until she was 19 or 20. She’s never tried to give herself an orgasm or achieved one with a boyfriend.

Now, in Secrets of the Female Orgasm, Biala meets other women, scientists and therapists to hear their stories and opinions. Trying out various techniques, experimenting with sex toys and visiting a sex club all form part of Biala’s research as she attempts to learn everything there is to know about the complexity of the female orgasm in a bid to experience one herself for the first time.

Retro Gamers

Sunday 4 February 5:10 pm

Meet retro electronics enthusiast Cameron Bonde. Cameron is part of the retro gaming culture in Melbourne, and one of many around the world who like to collect and preserve old video game hardware. Amidst a resurgence in popularity for past gaming glories, Cameron reflects on where video games came from and the desire people have for novelty.

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Still Standing

Saturday 17 February 6:05 pm

‘Game over is not an option’. Discover the untold story of pinball and arcades in this award-winning Australian documentary. A heart-warming, and at times heart-breaking, nostalgic journey through the golden era of gaming in the country, this award-winning original programme about the wonders of play and community by BGVC Films was written and directed by Brad Gilbertson.

David Harewood On Blackface: The Hidden History Of Minstrelsy

Wednesday 21 February 9:25 pm

This is the story of how racial mockery became entertainment and how it lasted so long. It’s a transatlantic story and one that is told by one of Britain’s foremost actors who straddles both cultures. David Harewood reveals how it is racism made literally into an art form. But until recently it was one of the most popular forms of entertainment ever created.

The Food That Built The World

From Saturday 24 February 6:00 pm

The fascinating stories of the families behind the food that built America, and those who used brains, muscle, blood, sweat, and tears to get to America’s heart through its stomach.