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SBS Upfronts 2022 – NITV, SBS Food, SBS World Movies and SBS Viceland in 2023

The First Inventors

TX: 2023 on NITV

Number of Episodes: 4 x 1hr

In this flagship series, The First Inventors uncovers the vast, innovative knowledge of Indigenous Australia. Rob Collins takes a journey through continental time and Country as he meets and collaborates with First Nations experts whose front-line Australian field work is illuminating ancient innovations and discoveries.

The First Inventors is a Ronde Pty Ltd production for NITV. A production for NITV and Network 10. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with NITV. Financed with support from the National Indigenous Australians Agency, with Tourism Australia, Screen NSW and Screen Territory.

Barrumbi Kids

TX: 18 November 2022 on NITV

Number of Episodes: 10 x 30mins

Barrumbi Kids tells the rollicking, coming-of-age story of Tomias and Dahlia – two best friends growing up in a magical and remote Northern Territory community. This series celebrates the value of unstructured outdoor play, living with the consequences of their shenanigans, engaging with the physical world and above all, making your own fun! A fast-paced drama with action, humour and heart. Through fishing, hunting dancing and schooling, the children learn about themselves, each other and living in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures.

Barrumbi Kids is an Ambience Entertainment Pty Ltd and Tamarind Tree Pictures Pty Ltd production for NITV. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen Territory. Financed with support from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Screen Queensland and Screen NSW.

Our Law

TX: 4 January 2023 (double episodes) on NITV

Number of Episodes: 6 x 30mins

After 170 years of locked doors and sealed lips, documentary cameras are now granted intimate and candid access to the Indigenous officers and cadets attempting to break the cycle of Indigenous incarceration and repair a deeply troubled relationship between police and First Nations people, while giving voice to the communities being policed.

Our Law is a Pink Pepper Pty Ltd and Periscope Pictures Pty Ltd production for NITV. Principal production investment from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department, in association with NITV. Financed with support from Screenwest and Lotterywest.

Going Places with Ernie Dingo S5

TX: July 2023 on NITV and SBS

Number of Episodes: 12 x 52mins

Going Places with Ernie Dingo will return to NITV in 2023, introducing a new suite of iconic destinations. From the Bungle Bungles in the Kimberley to the old-growth forests of Pemberton, Ernie will continue showcasing the beauty that our country has to offer. After four seasons, Ernie will be hitting the road with some friends – actor Aaron Fa’aoso , journalist Rae Johnston, entrepreneur and presenter Bianca Hunt and Network 10 presenter Narelda Jacobs. Produced by NITV.

Strait to the Plate S2

TX: 15 December 2022 on NITV and SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 6 x 24mins

Strait to the Plate’s second season follows the return of Aaron Fa’Aoso as he travels throughout the three western regions (Top Western, Near Western & Central region of the Torres Strait) traditionally known as the Guda Maluyilgal, Kawaialagalgal & Kulkalgal regions of the Torres Strait Islands. Island hopping by dinghy as he visits Saibai, Dauan, Boigu, Thursday Island, Horn Island, Warraber and Masig Islands.

Strait to the Plate is a Lone Star Company Pty Ltd for NITV. Produced with investment from Screen Queensland.

Big Mob Brekky

TX: July 2023 on NITV

Number of episodes: 5 x 60mins

Order your coffee blak and tune in for a yarn with the Big Mob Brekky crew. We’ll check in with mob right across the country for a feed, a laugh and all the latest in black news and entertainment during NAIDOC Week.

EVENTS: NIMA, NIFA, NAIDOC

National Indigenous Music Awards 2023

TX: August 2023 on NITV

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) will return to NITV in 2023, bringing Indigenous music and stories to audiences around Australia.

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2023

TX: August 2023 on NITV

The National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), provides a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

NAIDOC

TX: July 2023 on NITV

NAIDOC Week celebrates and reflects on the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. SBS and NITV will once again offer an impressive multiplatform NAIDOC offering for all Australians including new programming content.

Keeping Hope

TX: 2023 on NITV

Number of Episodes: 1 x 1hr

Mark Coles Smith is at the beginning of a difficult personal journey. He has been haunted by unanswered questions regarding the suicide of his best friend in the Kimberly ten years ago. While the passing of years has numbed the pain, Mark reflects how people who die young are frozen in time. However, with those who take their own lives, it’s difficult to properly celebrate their lives because when talking about them, feelings of guilt and remorse inevitably arise. They become statistics and painful memories. Suicide in Indigenous communities is now at epidemic proportions. It’s something we must talk about. Mark travels across the Kimberley to visit some of the worst affected areas and speaks with professionals, Indigenous community leaders and his own family to find out what’s being done and what is still needed. Keeping Hope is a Joined Up Films production for NITV. Principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest.

No Ordinary Black

TX: 15 December 2022 on NITV

Number of Episodes: 5 x 8mins

No Ordinary Black is a NITV and Screen Australia scripted short film initiative in partnership with Screen NSW, Screen Territory, South Australian Film Corporation and Screenwest. No Ordinary Black is designed to bring thought-provoking First Nations stories to the screen, authored and crafted by First Nations people. Blackfellas Who Can’t Dance: A comedy-drama from writer/director Enoch Mailangi (All My Friends Are Racist) and producer Majhid Heath (Dark Place). This story follows Nathan, who falls in love at a gym but soonfinds his love interest is fundamentally different, and the two dance around their desires. This project is also supported by Screen NSW. Blackfellas Who Can’t Dance is a Noble Savage Pictures production for NITV. Principal productionfunding from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and NITV through the No Ordinary Black initiative. Financed with support from Screen NSW.

  • Finding Jedda: Two girls go head-to-head for the role of a lifetime, in a reimagining of the 1954 auditions for the iconic Australian film Jedda. Writer/director Tanith Glynn-Maloney (Robbie Hood) teams up with executive producers Dan Lake and Meg O’Connell (Retrograde). Finding Jedda is a Since 1788 Productions, Unless Pictures, and Orange Entertainment production for NITV. This project is also supported by Screen Territory. Principal production funding from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and NITV through the No Ordinary Black initiative. Financed with support from Screen Territory.
  • Mudskipper: Martha, a Torres Strait Islander woman, works tirelessly in a laundromat loading machines and folding washing, ready for the collection of her boss. When a mysterious visitor arrives, Martha is reminded of the life she has left behind. The creative team features writer/director John Harvey (Water), writer Walter Waia and producer Gillian Moody (Ties That Bind). Mudskipper is a Brown Cab Productions production for NITV. This project is also supported by Screen Queensland. Principal production funding from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and NITV through the No Ordinary Black initiative. Financed with support from Screen Queensland.
  • Shiny One: A comedy from writer/director Viviana Petyarre (Utopia Generations), producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney (Robbie Hood) and executive producers Dan Lake and Meg O’Connell (Retrograde). The film centres on a youngfella named Wenye, who leaves his remote community to pursue a dream vision calling him to the big smoke to find his pot of gold. Shiny One is a Since 1788 Productions, Unless Pictures, and Orange Entertainment production for NITV. This project is also supported by Screen Territory. Principal production funding from Screen

Australia’s First Nations Department and NITV through the No Ordinary Black initiative. Financed with support from Screen Territory.

  • The Lost Crystal of Jessica’s Room: From writer/director Gary Hamaguchi and producer Jodie Bell, who previously collaborated on Saving Seagrass. The film follows two children who play a game where they use a treasure map to find a crystal in their backyard, but the crystal is not what is seems. The Lost Crystal of Jessica’s Room is a Ramu Productions production for NITV. Principal production funding from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and NITV through the No Ordinary Black initiative. Financed with support from Screenwest and Lotterywest.

Larapinta

TX: February 2023 on NITV

Number of Episodes: 6 x 30mins

Larapinta is an environmental documentary, told through the eyes of young presenter Talia Liddle. Drawing on inspiration from documentaries such as Our Planet, it will educate and inspire audiences to connect to Country, to look at Country from a different perspective, as something to care for rather than something at our disposal. Larapinta will look at the effect of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and Country but it will also show the strength that continues to this day – an equal balance of horror and beauty.

Larapinta is a No Coincidence Media Pty Ltd and Pursekey Productions Pty Ltd production for NITV. Principal production investment from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department. Financed with support from Goolari Media with post-production support through the Western Australian Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Rebate. Developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.

Kutcha’s Koorioke S2

TX: 4 December 2022 on NITV

Number of Episodes: 10 x 5mins

Kutcha’s Koorioke marks its free to air premiere as it joins the NITV family in its second season. Hosted by acclaimed Mutti Mutti songman Kutcha Edwards, join Kutcha and a stellar group of Indigenous performers, young and old, on a musical journey through Wurundjeri country – the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

Kutcha’s Koorioke is a Brown Cab Productions Pty Ltd and Tamarind Tree Pictures Pty Ltd production for NITV. Principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with VicScreen and Telematics Trust. Financed with support from the City of Yarra.

RETURNING NITV NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS IN 2023

In 2023, our dedicated team of NITV journalists across the country will continue to deliver breaking news, cover the big stories and explore the issues that matter most to our communities. NITV’s flagship current affairs program The Point is back with NITV’s John Paul Janke and Network 10’s Narelda Jacobs, joined by key commentators andhigh-profile personalities each week to discuss the stories you need to know through a unique Indigenous perspective. Karla Grant returns for the 20th year of Living Black, where she sits down with inspiring and influential people to delve into issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, bringing personal insight to extraordinary stories. Living Black is SBS’s longest running Indigenous current affairs program. Veteran journalist Natalie Ahmat and our team of First Nations journalists are back on screens seven days a week in 2023 with daily editions of NITV News and Friday national wrap program Nula.

RETURNING NITV SPORT IN 2023

Championing young, diverse players and perspectives, Yokayi Footy returns to NITV in March. Viewers will get their footy fix, be treated to player interviews, and enjoy moving community stories as football and Indigenous culture intersect. Over the Black Dot also returns in March, with an all-Indigenous panel covering NRL highlights alongside special guests, championing Indigenous achievements and having some laughs along the way. The Koori Knockout will also return to NITV, live in October.

NEW & RETURNING AUSTRALIAN COMMISSIONS

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S4 and 5

TX: February 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 170 x 30 mins

In each episode, Adam Liaw is joined by two special guests – chefs, cooks, celebrities and more! Together they cook up a variety of delectable dishes, sharing stories, knowledge, tips and tricks of the trade and providing everyday inspiration for foodies and non-foodies alike!

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S4 and 5 is an internal production for SBS Food. Financed with support from brand partners.

Adam and Poh’s Great Australian Bites

TX: 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 8 x 30mins

Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow reunite for a classic road trip exploring the culinary icons of Australian cuisine. Nothing beats hitting the open road with friends while swapping music playlists and tall tales. Throw in some truly classic takes on some of our favourite dishes, and this is a true celebration of freedom, friends, fun and food. Buckle up for Adam and Poh’s Great Australian Bites.

Adam and Poh’s Great Australian Bite is produced by i8Studios for SBS Food.

Plat du Tour S4

TX: July 2023 on SBS and SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 21 x 5 mins & 2 x 30 mins

For 21 days every year, the most beautiful sporting event in the world captivates Australia. But Le Tour de France is much more than a cycling race. It is a celebration of the Joie de Vivre of French culture – the food, the travel, the lifestyle. Renowned French-Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi take us on a delectable culinary journey, following the route of the Tour. He creates a beautiful dish inspired by the location of each stage. Bon appétit, mes amis!

Plat du Tour is produced by Blink TV for SBS and SBS Food.

Luke Nguyen’s Indian Insights

TX: 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 6 x 60mins

In the next instalment of Luke Nguyen’s food adventures, Luke immerses himself in one of the most exotic places on earth, India, where food, religion and rich culture go hand in hand. From breathtaking mountain backdrops to tiny villages, crazy cities and sacred rivers, Luke, in his unique and respectful style, will dive head-long into the diverse and colourful society that is India.

Luke Nguyen’s Indian Insight is produced by Red Creative Media for SBS Food.

NEW ACQUIRED FOOD SERIES

Khanh Ong’s Wild Food

TX: 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 10 x 60 mins

From the rugged West Coast of Tasmania to the remote billabongs of Arnhem Land, Khanh Ongs Wild Food is an exciting series that combines wild food, adventure and ahint of glamour. This new series is all about his adventures in the lush and diverse island continent of Australia. These locations have never been showcased like this before!

Paradise Kitchen Bali with Lauren Camilleri TX: 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 10 x 30 mins

Discover Bali, the people, culture and food with local Lauren Camilleri. Having grown up in Australia, Lauren’s Balinese heritage motivated a move to Bali. With a mission to make a difference, she co-founded well-known cafes Kynd and Give. If you have been to Bali you’ll delight in favourite destinations and be surprised by some off the beaten track. Lauren’s delicious meals are bound to make your mouth water and the love for her home will inspire you to travel to the Island of the Gods.

Best of Britain with Ainsley & Grace

TX: January 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 5 x 60 mins

Restaurant critic Grace Dent and chef Ainsley Harriott are our guides on this delicious mix of food show and travelogue, exploring in each episode one of the best seaside holiday destinations the British Isles has to offer: South Devon, the Isle Of Wight, Carmarthenshire, Aberdeenshire and Norfolk. Whether it’s peerless piers and cream teas, or a bag of chips in the car after a blustery walk on the beach, this series shows that there’s nothing Brits love more than a trip to the seaside.

Barossa Gourmet with Justine Schofield

TX: February 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 6 x 30mins

From the makers of Australia’s popular cooking series Everyday Gourmet, this stunning new series finds host, Justine Schofield, on the ultimate foodie’s adventure into South Australia’s world-famous wine country, the Barossa Valley. There she will visit the picturesque villages, tour vineyards, sample produce from the passionate growers and providores, and enjoy the rich diverse community that the Barossa is today.

The Spice Trails: Latin America

TX: March 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 12 x 30 mins

The Spice Trails: Latin America series takes viewers through Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina. This series uncovers and celebrates the spices unique to Latin America while also showcasing the landmarks of these countries, the vivacity of the street markets and the spirit of the locals.

Nadiya’s Everyday Bakes

TX: March 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 6 x 30 mins

Delicious achievable bakes that will delight you, your friends and your family, every day. National treasure Nadiya Hussain returns with another helping of must-try and must-eat bakes: cakes you’ll want to make for every occasion, sweet treats to indulge in, speedy oven-baked meals, simple and portable bites for picnics and lunchboxes, desserts for the whole family and irresistible breakfast pastries to kick off any weekend in style!

Hairy Bikers Go Local

TX: March 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 8 x 60mins

This time, their journey won’t be defined by a single region – instead, they’ll be exploring the entire UK as they play matchmaker to a fascinating and multifaceted cast of talented restauranteurs and producers as they emerge from one of the toughest years of their professional career. In each episode, the Hairy Bikers, David Myers and Si King, will touch down in a new area of Great Britain exploring cafes to pubs to restaurants, all taking pride in sourcing the best local ingredients from brilliant producers nearby.

NEW SEASONS OF RETURNING FAVOURITES

Rick Stein’s Cornwall S3

TX: April 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 10 x 30 mins

Known for its stunning coastlines and harbour villages, the tourist trail in Cornwall is well-trodden. But in this series Rick Stein reveals the Cornwall that he knows and loves: a unique part of the British Isles with a strong sense of identity and a history rooted in its Celtic past. With his famous natural inquisitiveness, Rick shares the road less travelled – championing the food, history, music, art and culture of the county many locals argue should be a country, in its own right. He explores how the land and sea has shaped the county’s larder and every episode sees him cook a simple dish inspired by his trips.

Mary Makes it Easy S2

TX: January 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 25 x 30 mins

Join Mary Berg for her second series of Makes It Easy as she takes you step by step through recipes guaranteed to impress without the stress. Filmed in her very own kitchen, the series follows Berg as she shares tips, tricks, and recipes to solve every day cooking conundrums, as well as venturing outside her kitchen when she can. From ideas on what to make with a fridge full of leftovers, to lacklustre chicken emergencies, Mary’s thoughtful solutions leave viewers with a newfound confidence to overcome any challenge they encounter on their culinary journey.

The Zimmern List S2

TX: January 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 16 x 30 mins

Andrew Zimmern reveals his personal picks for delicious dishes and food experiences. During each visit to a city, Zimmern recounts personal food memories and shares the culinary history of the location, taking viewers on a personal tour of what makes that particular city so irresistible and intriguing to him.

Michel Roux’s French Country Cooking S2

TX: February 2023 on SBS Food

Numbers of Episodes: 8 x 60 mins

In this visually stunning series, Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux travels to his spiritual home in the South of France to share a delightful slice of the life he enjoys every time he holidays there. He prepares delicious recipes and visits regional food producers to share the best ingredients and tastes of France, and he experiences all the joys that come with being a local. It’s a gorgeous culinary journey through the landscapes of Southern France with a quest to capture the spirit of the food Michel most loves to eat.

The Chocolate Queen S3

TX: September 2023 on SBS Food

Number of Episodes: 10 x 30 mins

Get whipped into a chocolate frenzy with series three of The Chocolate Queen, where Kirsten Tibballs inspires and delights, as she works through a range of indulgent andsensational recipes over ten episodes. Kirsten shares her wealth of knowledge, ensuring even beginners can successfully enjoy her creations at home by presenting incredibly clever and innovative tricks, tips, and cheats to bring the wow factor to home baking.

Drive My Car

TX: January 2023 on SBS World Movies

Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Drive My Car (2021) is a haunting road-movie about the challenges of love and loss.

When Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director is mourning the unexpected passing of his wife when he receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. There, Misaki Watari ( Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman is assigned to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900.

Academy Award for Best International Feature Film Cannes Best Screenplay Award

Limbo

TX: January 2023 on SBS World Movies

Taking after Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style, Ben Sharrock’s second feature Limbo (2020) is an off-beat and poignant tale about the refugee experience.

This offbeat cross-cultural satire follows a group of refugees stuck on a remote fictional Scottish island awaiting asylum status. Throughout the film, the four men attempt to reconcile the hardships of their experiences with their tentative hope. The protagonist of the group is Omar: a talented musician, missing his family in Syria.

Cannes Official Selection

Benedetta

TX: November 2022 on SBS World Movies

Set in 17th century Italy, Benedetta (2021) is a haunting film centring ecstatic visions and queer desire directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Charlotte Rampling. Pescia, Tuscany, a young woman (Virginia Efira ) who has been capable of performing miracles since childhood joins a convent as a novice. The surrounding plague-ravaged community is impacted by her powers immediately and irrevocably as she pursues her abilities alongside her lover, Bartolomea (Daphne Patakia).

Cannes Official Selection

The Truth

TX: December 2022 on SBS World Movies

The Truth (2019) intermingles famed rumour and personal stories surrounding one family. Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is an iconic French cinema actor. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns from New York to Paris with her husband (Ethan Hawke) and young daughter in tow. As mother and daughter tentatively re-establish bonds, accounts will be settled, secrets revealed, and loves confessed.

The Father

TX: January 2023 on SBS World Movies

The Father (2020) is an Academy Award winning film about a father (Anthony Hopkins) and daughter (Olivia Coleman) coming to terms with a dementia prognosis.

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances. Soon he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role BAFTA Film Award for Best Leading Actor

Six Minutes to Midnight

TX: January 2023 on SBS World Movies

Six Minutes to Midnight (2020) is an espionage thriller based on true events. Starring Dame Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent, and James D’Arcy.

UK, Aug. 15, 1939, just prior to the start of WWII, an English teacher, his camera, and twenty German teenagers disappear from a coastal boarding school. Six days later, British intelligence agent Thomas Miller is tasked with investigating what happened to them, why, and what it could mean in the context of the fast-approaching conflict between England and Germany.

Portrait Of a Lady on Fire

TX: Early 2023 on SBS World Movies

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) is a masterful meditation on the intimacies of portraiture and love.

France, 1760. Marianne (Noemie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adele Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative testament to their love.

Cannes Best Screenplay Award

High Ground

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

Set against the landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground (2020) presents a fictionalised account of the Gan Gan massacre, and the events surrounding it.

In a bid to save the last of his family, Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul) teams up with ex-soldier Travis (Simon Baker) to track down Baywarra (Sean Mununggurr)—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truth about Travis’ past actions is revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.

Minari

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

A tender story about what binds us, Minari (2020) follows a Korean American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.

Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience that togetherness provides and what really makes a home. This semi-autobiographical take on director Lee Isaac Chung’s childhood experiences engulfs you in the pitfalls and joys of pursuing American ideals in the 1980s for an immigrant family.

Sundance Official Selection Academy Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

A Hero

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

From Academy Award Winning director Asghar Farhadi, A Hero (2021) is a timely thriller based on true events.

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things do not go as planned.

Cannes Grand Prix Winner

Ema

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

One of contemporary cinema’s most exciting and award-winning directors, Pablo Larraín presents a story of desire, performance, and family.

Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and striking newcomer Mariana Di Girolamo, Ema (2019) follows a couple as they deal with the aftermath of an adoption gone wrong.

Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection

Supernova

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

Supernova (2020) is a quiet yet powerful romantic drama which questions what it means to love someone unconditionally.

Sam (Colin Firth ) and Tusker (Stanely Tucci ) have been together for twenty years. However, in the two years since Tusker was diagnosed with early on-set dementia their lives have changed. Eventually, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s illness.

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to move to Australia.

Academy Award Nomination for Best International Feature Film

Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

TX: 2023 on SBS World Movies

Amina (Achouackh Abakar), a practicing Muslim, lives with her daughter, 15-year-old Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio). When Amina learns Maria is pregnant and wants to abort the child, they face an impossible situation in a Chad where abortion is legally and morally condemned.

Official Selection Cannes

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

PREMIERES AND SERIES RETURNS ON VICELAND IN 2022

The Language Of Love

TX: 25th of November 2022 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 8 x 1hr

Davina McCall presents this dating show in which British and Spanish singletons pair up at an estate in Andalucia to see if they can find romance despite the language barrier. Ricky Merino interprets how the relationships are developing.

NEW SEASON | Taskmaster s11

TX: 5 December 2022 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 10 x 1hr

Taskmaster tyrant Greg Davies, with the help of his loyal assistant Alex Horne, set out to test the wiles, wit, and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians.

NEW SEASON | Hypothetical s4

TX: 5 December 2022 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 8 x 1hr

Faced with several bizarre hypothetical scenarios, guests are scored on how well they would deal with them. As ever, it is all improvised on the night so expect chaotic act-outs, quick costume changes and lots of laughs!

PREMIERING ON VICELAND IN 2023

Women Who Rock

TX: March 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 4 x 1hr

Features interviews with several female pioneers in music and pays homage to those who have stormed the stage and wielded their instruments. Appearances by Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, and more.

One Night In…

TX: Early 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 4x1hr

Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe and guests spend the night at some of the UK’s most exciting attractions with no other visitors around. Some of their stops include Legoland, London Zoo, The Natural History Museum, Alton Towers and more!

Wrecks That Changed The World

TX: Early 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 10 x 1hr

The world’s oceans hide three million shipwrecks. Each one is a time capsule – a moment frozen at the point of sinking; a moment lives changed forever. Join real-life shipwreck hunters as they uncover the gripping stories behind the most fascinating wrecks in our oceans.

Vikings: American Quest

TX: Early 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 6 x 1hr

Over 5 years, a team of Nordic adventurers research, design, and build the largest sea-faring Viking ship to sail the world’s oceans in a thousand years. Each episode features the story of the team on journeys in the mysterious wake of their ancestors beginning in Canada and sailing down the east coast of America. Explore new ways of looking at the Viking era.

Alone: Frozen

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 9 x 1hr

In Alone: Frozen, six of Alone’s strongest participants from past seasons return to put their survival skills to the test for a second time. Dropped off on the frigid North Atlantic Coast of Labrador, Canada, just as winter is setting in, survivalists will set out to last fifty days in a location with the densest population of Polar Bears in Canada and face extreme conditions worse than any previous season of Alone.

Tik Tok Boom

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 1×90 min

What does it mean to be a digital native? Tik Tok, Boom dissects TikTok along a myriad of cross-sections – algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural to explore the impact of the history-making app. Balancing a genuine interest in the community and its innovative mechanics, while maintaining a healthy scepticism regarding security issues, global political challenges, and racial biases around TikTok.

Tik Tok Boom features Gen Z influencers Feroza Aziz, Spencer Z, Deja Foxx and Merrik Hanna.

Instagram: A Life Under Filter

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 1 x 1hr

Born in California in 2010 as an artsy with filters designed for weekend photographers, Instagram began to spur on the decade’s cult of celebrity, luxury and obsession with appearance. The app became the place for people who wanted to feel good about themselves – whatever the reality behind the lens. What is the secret to Instagram’s meteoric success? How has this application transformed our society? And what dangers does it pose for its 1.5 billion users?

From San Francisco to Paris, Berlin and New York, contributors such as writer Sara Frier reveal Instagram’s fascinating inside story.

Smoke & Steel: Secrets of the Modern World

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 6 x 1hr

Explore the epic projects that laid the cornerstones of our modern world. Ushering in the age of mass-production, the Industrial Revolution began 250 years ago when history’s great engineers pioneered solutions that would forever change the way we live, think, and build. Crisscrossing the globe to reveal their boldest achievements, Smoke & Steel: Secrets of the Modern World revisits magnificent bridges, tunnels, mines, and more to linkpast, present, and future.

Love In Bright Landscapes

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Love In Bright Landscapes is the inspiring, tragic, and intimate life story of David McComb, cult Australian singer/songwriter and driving force behind one of the greatest Australian bands, The Triffids. Love in Bright Landscapes reveals the man behind the music; and McComb’s status as a quintessentially Australian artist. McComb’s poetry and newly discovered letters are read by Man Booker prize-winning Australian novelist DBC Pierre accompanied by beautifully restored 35mm slides, evocative home movies and heart-rending interviews with musicians, friends, and family.

Normal People

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 12 x 30min

Based on the novel by Sally Rooney, the series follows Marianne (Daisy Edgar- Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal), from diverse backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other’s romantic lives.

Conversations With Friends

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 12 x 30min

Based on the book by Sally Rooney, this series tells the story of two Dublin college students, Frances (Alison Oliver) and Bobbi (Sasha Lane), and the strange and unexpected connection they forge with married couple, Melissa (Jemima Kirke), and Nick (Joe Alwyn).

RETURNING TO VICELAND IN 2023

NEW SEASON | Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure S2

TX: January 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 5 x 1hr

In each episode comedian Rosie Jones invites a celebrity friend to join her on a trip exploring the sights, culture, history and local traditions of an area in the UK.

NEW SEASON | 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown S14 TX: Early 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 13 x 1hr

A hilarious take on Countdown and Letters & Numbers, this hybrid game show hosted by British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr is packed with comic appearances, funny mascots, and visual gags.

NEW SEASON | Patriot Brains S2

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 8 x 1hr

Patriot Brains is a fast-paced comedy quiz show pitting Aussies and Kiwis against each other, with 3 comedians on each team, to find out who knows the most about their own country. Expanding on the fierce rivalry that has come to define these two great trans-Tasman foes. S2 hosted by Sue Perkins.

NEW SEASON | The Bee Whisperer S2

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 8 x 1hr

Charlie Agar is the man behind bee removal outfit Charlie Bee Company, and the star of this fascinating reality series which will be back for its second season. Agar spends every day removing bee swarms for the good people of Texas. It is fascinating to watch Charlie and his team go to work, ripping into drywall only to uncover shimmering columns of wax, honey – and bees…thousands and thousands of bees.

NEW SEASON | Forged In Fire S9

TX: 2023 on SBS VICELAND

Number of Episodes: 17 x 1 hr

An American competition show where the best weapon-makers go head-to-head building everything from Viking battle axes to Samurai swords to Indian claw daggers. The winner leaves with $10,000 cash and the coveted title of “Forged in Fire Champion”.

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