SBS Viceland - Programs and Schedules

Watandar, My Countryman

Wednesday 12 June 10:25pm

In 2015 photographer and Human Rights Activist Muzafar Ali is resettled in Australia, and becomes the first in five generations of his family to no longer be a refugee. When he discovers that Afghans have been in Australia for 160 years, he’s compelled to photograph and document the stories of their descendants.

Big Zuu Goes To Mecca

Friday 14 June 8:30 pm

Double BAFTA-winning TV chef and rapper, Big Zuu makes a pilgrimage to Mecca on a personal spiritual journey to try and understand more about his faith and what it means to be “a good Muslim”. Zuu has thought long and hard about making this pilgrimage. But there’s a lot for Zuu to learn before he leaves.

To just a very few Jeopardy US fans out there - new episodes return to Viceland next week. From Monday at 7.05pm (single episodes), compared to double episodes earlier this year.

Glad to have this back.

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Alone Denmark - Season 7

From Sunday 23 June 5:25 pm

Eight former contestants are dropped off at Lake Salsvatnet in Norway. In a rare opportunity, they have a second chance to prove they have what it takes to survive the longest alone in the wilderness. Who will thrive, and who will be the first to leave?

The New Corporation

Wednesday 19 June 10:45 pm

From Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott, filmmakers of the multi-award-winning global hit, The Corporation, comes this hard-hitting sequel.

The New Corporation reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiralling inequality; the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future.

In the face of spiralling inequality, climate change, and the hollowing out of democracy The New Corporation is a cry for social justice, deeper democracy, and transformative solutions.

Loch Ness: They Created A Monster

Wednesday 26 June 10:45 pm

Rumours and sightings of a dinosaur-like creature have persisted at Loch Ness for decades, and the 1970s was the peak decade of Monster Hunting. No qualifications were required to join the hunt – just a sense of wonder. Anyone could roll up at the banks of Loch Ness, take out their camera, and declare they were joining the hunt for Nessie. But the deeper they looked…the darker it got.

Monster egos, fakes and frustrations, rivalries and ridicule mean that Loch Ness quickly became home to a very different type of beast. As picture after picture were exposed as fakes – or at least dubious – the scene at Loch Ness became fraught. Loch Ness: They Created a Monster is the unbelievable story, behind the unbelievable story. A new take on Loch Ness, it’s affectionate, funny, shocking and wonderous.

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Under The Banner Of Heaven

From Wednesday 3 July 8:30pm

The original limited series inspired by the bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb of the Salt Lake Valley.

As Detective Jeb Pyre investigates events that transpired, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – and the violent consequences of unyielding faith.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Daisy Edgar Jones.

Hudson & Rex - Season 3

From Saturday 6 July 10:20pm

Detective Charlie Hudson and German Shepherd Rex are back on the trail of St. John’s criminals.

From a murder below the Atlantic Ocean to a mummified body found in the tundra, to an assassination at a prestigious dog show, the duo finds themselves further afield than ever before - even inviting viewers into the past to witness the first case that Hudson and Rex ever solved together.

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We’re All Gonna Die (Even Jay Baruchel) - season 2

Jay Baruchel stares at a crystal ball with the Earth inside it, as he is surrounded by green and purple icons.

Jay Baruchel is obsessed with the apocalypse. Which kind of apocalypse you may ask? Well, all of them. Super-volcanoes erupting and changing the Earth’s climate irrevocably? Tick. Alien invasion? Tick. Nuclear catastrophe? Boom. In this mini series, Baruchel explores all the ways the Earth could meet its end, discussing a multitude of potential catastrophes with only the finest of death, doom and conspiracy experts.

We’re All Gonna Die (Even Jay Baruchel) season 2 premieres Monday 29 July on SBS VICELAND with double episodes weekly. Episodes are available to stream on SBS On Demand at same time as broadcast. Season 1 will be available for limited catch-up from 11PM 20 July.

History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan

From Thursday 4 July 8:30pm double episodes

Uncovering the meticulous planning, daring execution and shocking aftermath behind some of the most elaborate real-life heists in history.

Episode 1: The Antwerp Diamond Heist
An elite crew of Italian thieves targets the vault of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. After months of planning, they execute their ambitious and intricate plan and make off with more than 100 million dollars in diamonds, gems and cash.

Episode 2: The Pierre Hotel Robbery
A duo of highly skilled thieves who specialize in hotel jobs goes after the biggest target of their careers: New York’s famed Pierre Hotel. The team takes over the 41-story hotel, getting into the lobby vault and its hundreds of safe deposit boxes.

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Couples Therapy - Season 4

From Tuesday 9 July 11:20 pm

In the calming confines of noted psychologist Dr. Orna Guralnik’s Brooklyn office, four new sets of couples work through their most intimate issues, confronting what’s brought them to a crossroads along with relatable stories and moments of profound revelation.

Raw Comedy 2024

Monday, 22 July at 8.30pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy is the largest and longest running national open mic competition in Australia.

Celebrating the freshest and funniest new talent from around the country, the 2024 final was hosted by triple j’s effervescent Concetta Caristo with the top 12 competing to win the RAW Comedy crown.

The 2024 RAW Comedy national finalists are Aaqib Merchant (VIC), Cam Muratore (VIC), Dylan Murphy (VIC), Jaimeson Gilders (QLD), Jazz Bing (WA), Kiyanosh Sashebi (NSW), Nathan Chin (NSW), Omar Gad (NT), Stella Kappos (SA), Stella Wu (NSW), Stephanie Hare (TAS) and Suma Iyer (ACT).

For 29 years RAW Comedy has been discovering the newest voices in Australian comedy and boasts some of the country’s favourite comedians amongst its alumni including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor, Becky Lucas, Aaron Chen, Claire Hooper and Josh Thomas.

Dinosaur

Monday, 22 July at 10.15pm

Nina’s (Ashley Storrie) life is turned upside down when her best friend and sister Evie (Kat Ronney) rushes into an engagement. Everything is about to change.

Episode One: Church And State
Nina was happy in her world, but when her best friend and sister Evie breaks her news, she realises everything’s going to change. But this isn’t the only change coming Nina’s way.

Episode Two: One Mighty And Strong
Nina and Evie hatch a plan to impress Ranesh’s intimidating Dad, Sachin. They must win him over before they share the news of Evie and Ranesh’s engagement.

Movie - Moonfall

Wednesday, 24 July at 8.30pm

The world stands on the brink of annihilation when a mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit and sends it hurtling toward Earth. With only weeks before impact, three unlikely heroes team up.
Starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and John Bradley.

The Giants: From Hawaii To Sumo Legends

Wednesday, 24 July at 10.50pm

This documentary chronicles the rise of Hawaiians/Samoans Konishki, Akebono and Musashimaru to the top two ranks of ozeki and yokozuna in the world of sumo wrestling in Japan.

Konishiki arrives in Japan during the height of the Japanese economic boom. He doesn’t have a dollar or yen to his name and has no understanding of the Japanese culture or language. After some time, Konishiki becomes the most dominant sumo wrestler of the time. In fear of his stardom, the institutions step in the way to deter his path to Yokozuna.

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There was an interview with Concetta in The Guide in SMH yesterday.

We’re All Gonna Die (Even Jay Baruchel) Season 2

From Monday 29 July at 8.30pm

Hosted by Canadian actor, director and author Jay Baruchel (BlackBerry, She’s Out Of My League, This Is The End, How To Train Your Dragon), this series is a tongue-in-cheek look at the end of the world as we know it.

This season, join Jay for the existential crisis of a lifetime as he explores how AI, insects, radiation or nanotech could wipe out the human race… unless this is all a simulation? (How would we know?) Plus, why have humans always been obsessed with the end of the world?

Season Two, Episode One: Jay-I

The scariest thing out there right now, according to all Existential Risk experts, is AI. We will explore the concern that AI controls weapons systems that could fail and start a war.

Episode Two: Scary Space Shit

There’s a three-fer in this episode. Any of these three cosmic events could happen, and each would be devastating. No idea when they will happen, but like with asteroids or super volcanoes, all are coming.


The Playboy Bunny Murder

From Thursday 1 August at 8.30pm

Against the backdrop of Britain’s most glamorous quarter, can journalist and author, Marcel Theroux, overcome resistance from police and silence from suspects to bring closure to the families of four young women whose lives were lost at the hands of an unidentified serial killer?

Episode One: Church And State
Writer Marcel Theroux investigates the brutal killing of Eve Stratford, a Bunny Girl

Men For Sale: The Life of a Male Escort

Friday, 2 August at 9.25pm

With more young men turning to adult work than ever before, filmmaker Ben Zand takes viewers on a journey through the intriguing and sometimes secretive services of male escorts. The film delves into their lives to reveal the true nature of their profession and finds it’s not always just about sex, but also about companionship and emotional connection.

We meet three male escorts who offer very different services to a variety of clients. “Tom”, who’s 21, says he just does it for fun and only charges £15 per hour. Ruebens are offering more high-end experiences where a single booking can cost hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds, while Danny, who’s straight, offers a “gay-for-pay” service. Ben also tries his luck at a top agency to see if he could theoretically be one of the men their female clients pay good money to spend time with.

Icons Unearthed: Batman

From Saturday, 3 August at 8.30pm

Icons Unearthed details the histories of media franchises that have resonated with audiences around the world. This season uncovers the story of the dark knight’s journey to the screen.

Episode One: One of the Gargoyles Moved

An unexpected champion vowed to bring the dark knight to the screen, but it would take a visionary young director and a couple off-the-wall producers to get him there.

Episode Two: My Smile Is Just Skin Deep

Production is off to a rocky start with an injured star, a troublesome vehicle, and an unyielding suit. Can the producers and director work out their differences to land this film?