July on SBS on Demand – SBS on Demand highlights for the month of July include Plat du Tour, The Cook Up, Count Abdulla, The Man Who Died, Being Human, Firebite, Live Life, Going Places with Ernie Dingo, De Gaulle, The Meaning of Life, Flat Out Food, James Martin’s French Adventure, Who the Bloody Hell Are We, Cell 8, The Movies, Stop Nyqvist, Golden Boy, Raw Comedy Festival 2023, Anne Boleyn, Kin, Headhunters and Conversations with Friends.
Plat Du Tour
Saturday, 1 July 2023 SBS & SBS On Demand (segments available following each stage of Tour De France)
As an accompaniment to the Tour De France, renowned French-Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi returns to SBS with Plat du Tour. Guillaume will travel through France following the Tour de France locations and take viewers on a culinary journey exploring wonderful French food culture from each region while meeting some of the best food producers in the country.
Airing during SBS’s coverage of the Tour de France, the series will feature 21 recipes, for the 21 Tour de France stages, with Guillaume plating up his ‘Plat du Tour’ with delicious traditional French meals that correlate to the culture and traditions of each city and town on the Tour.
Guillaume journeys across the most beautiful locations in Spain and France covering all stages of the Tour, including the official Tour de France starting line Bilbao Spain where he cooks on the terrace of the Guggenheim Museum.
Plat du Tour segments will be available on SBS Food Online and SBS On Demand, and will air as special episodes on SBS Food from July 27 after the 2023 Tour de France has concluded.
The Cook Up (Season 5)
SBS Food Commission
Monday, 3 July 2023 SBS On Demand (episodes coming nightly)
The Cook Up with Adam Liaw, SBS’s most commissioned series, is back with an exciting new season serving up more culinary icons and celebrity friends joining Adam in the kitchen, celebrating First Nations cooking expertise in a very special NAIDOC Week edition, weekly tips to become the ‘host with the most’ and more.
A delightful half-hour of cooking and entertainment with a side of laughs, The Cook Up reaches 500 episodes this series, an incredible milestone in just two years, with all previous seasons of the series available to stream now on SBS on Demand.
Every weekday, two foodie friends join host Adam Liaw. Chefs, comedians, authors, journalists, singers, actors, sports personalities and everything in between: if they love food and a chat, Adam welcomes them into The Cook Up kitchen.
This series sees more famous faces in the world of food and entertainment at the benchtop. Guests include culinary stars such as Asma Khan, Tony Tan, Alison Roman, Matt Stone, Khanh Ong, Lucy Tweed, Lara Lee and Andy Hearnden, as well as Australian legends in the world of sports, entertainment, art and social media such as Paralympic medallist Madison de Rozario, Nina Oyama, Brihony Dawson, Alone Australia winner Gina Chick, Michelle Law, Osher Günsberg, Gail Mabo, Esther Song, Adam Spencer and Daen Lia.
This season of The Cook Up will kick off with a week-long celebration for NAIDOC Week and for the first time will have a guest host, Nornie Bero of Melbourne’s Mabu Mabu, taking over the reins from Adam for the week. Guests Gail Mabo, Arabella Douglas, Bjorn Stewart, Damian Coulthard, Kristy Dickinson, Jody Orcher, Rowdie Walden, Kirsten Banks, Matty Mills and Christian Hampson will cook delicious food and share stories with Nornie.
The Cook Up with Adam Liaw will premiere weekdays on SBS On Demand from Monday July 3 and at 7pm weeknights on SBS Food. All episodes from previous series of The Cook Up are available to stream on SBS On Demand.
Thursday, 6 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS VICELAND (all six episodes available)
A junior doctor is caught between his mum’s Islamic traditions and his secular, hedonistic friends – but an unexplained night-time attack at the bus stop leaves Abdulla with inexplicable urges and an insatiable appetite.
Struggling with an illness of unknown origin and being pursued by his mysterious attacker – 100-year-old halal bloodthirsty Kathy from Essex – Abdulla has a lot on his plate. Add to that his newly acquired distaste for garlic naan and his family’s concerns over his recent bout of weird behaviour, things are far from easy for the young doctor.
Stars Arian Nik, Akshay Kumar and Jaime Winstone.
Count Abdulla S1 will also air at a later date on SBS VICELAND.
finnish comedy thriller
The Man Who Died
Thursday, 6 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS (all six episodes available)
Finnish Mushroom entrepreneur Jaakko sleepwalks through life until a dodgy diagnosis, an affair and threats from the local mushroom mafia turn his world upside down. Soon he begins to feel gloriously alive for the first time in years, spurred on by his near-death experience, and pursuit of the mafia.
Stars Jussi Vatanen, Saara Kotkaniemi, and Elias Westerberg.
The Man Who Died S1 will be available in Finnish with English subtitles and will also air at a late date on SBS.
Being Human (Season 1-5)
SBS On Demand Box-Set
Thursday, 6 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all episodes available)
Deciding to turn over a new leaf, a group of friends who happen to be vampires and werewolves move into a house together, only to find that it is haunted by ghosts of people who have been killed under mysterious circumstances.
All through the challenges of being supernatural creatures, and flatmates, a desire to be human bonds them together.
Stars Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey, Toby Whithouse an,d Lenora Crichlow.
Being Human S1-5 is an SBS On Demand exclusive.
Series Premiere NAIDOC Week
Thursday, 6 July 2023 NITV & SBS On Demand (episodes coming weekly)
An eight-part drama from Warwick Thornton, the prolific writer-director-cinematographer, Firebite is set in a remote mining town in the middle of the South Australian desert.
When the Vampire King (Callan Mulvey) arrives to the last colonial stronghold in a remote Australian mining town, it’s up to two Aboriginal renegades – Tyson (Rob Collins) and Shanika (Shantae Barnes-Cowan) – to stop the Vampire King and end the bloody 230-year war for land and power.
Firebite is included in a huge programming line-up, along with extensive multiplatform and multilingual coverage, celebrating the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during National NAIDOC Week 2023.
Firebite will air weekly from Thursday, 6 July at 9.30pm on NITV and will be available to stream on SBS On Demand immediately after airing.
Thursday, 6 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)
24-year-old Nora is living life to the fullest, and her dream of becoming a journalist is within reach when she suddenly experiences severe stomach pains that turn out to be caused by a cyst the size of a handball on one of her ovaries.
Nora chooses not to tell anyone, but reality soon catches up with her. When it turns out she has cancer, Nora is forced to surrender. Despite a tough treatment plan and hair loss, she and her friends try to continue living their lives the fullest.
Live Life S1 is an SBS On Demand exclusive and will be available in Swedish with English subtitles.
australian travel documentary
Going Places with Ernie Dingo (Season 5)
NITV Production NAIDOC Week
Saturday, 8 July 2023 NITV, SBS & SBS On Demand (episodes coming weekly)
More than a travel show, Going Places with Ernie Dingo is a documentary program with heart, featuring the wonderful everyday people of Australia and the unique connections they have with the places they call home. Going Places returns for a fifth season with 12 episodes, showcasing more spectacular locations and characters than ever before.
After travelling the country solo many times over, Ernie Dingo is joined by Aaron Fa’Aoso, Network 10’s Narelda Jacobs OAM, Rae Johnston, and Bianca Hunt.
Going Places with Ernie Dingo is included in a huge programming line-up, along with extensive multiplatform and multilingual coverage, celebrating the history, cultures, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during National NAIDOC Week 2023.
Going Places with Ernie Dingo S5 will air weekly from Saturday 8 July at 7.30pm on NITV and SBS, and on SBS On Demand.
french period drama
Thursday, 13 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS (all six episodes available)
It is 1940. General Charles de Gaulle sees the leadership of his beloved country giving in under the pressure of the invading Nazis. But this is unacceptable to him – he cannot gamble with the lives of his beloved wife Yvonne, his children, and especially his sweet daughter Anne.
He decides to go a different route. Together with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, he plans to fight. And out of this, a friendship is born that will last long into the future, and beyond de Gaulle leading France to freedom. Everyone knows Charles de Gaulle: General of the Resistance, who refused to give in to defeat But no one knows the man behind the hero. Until now. Stars Samuel Labarthe, Constance Dollé and Margaux Chatelier.
De Gaulle S1 will be available in French with English subtitles and will also air on SBS at a later date.
The Meaning Of Life
Thursday, 13 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)
Alva wants nothing more than to become a parent together with boyfriend Nico, but it’s just not happening. Meanwhile, her sister Ellen has three children with her husband Alex – but dearly wishes she hadn’t.
Stars Celie Sparre, Hannes Fohlin and Helena af Sandeberg.
The Meaning Of Life S1 is an SBS On Demand exclusive and will be available in Swedish with English subtitles.
Flat Out Food
Sunday, 16 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS FOOD (episodes coming weekly)
Flat Out Food aims to change how we think about our cuisine. Author and journalist, Jenn Sharp, takes us on a journey from a meal’s beginning to the dinner plate while taking us through the ingredients’ history and cultural significance. Farmers, producers, and food artisans show us how they raise and grow their products, while talented chefs committed to feeding people seasonal, sustainable food show us how they create versatile, flavourful dishes from basic ingredients.
Flat Out Food S1 will air on SBS FOOD and will be available to stream on SBS On Demand from Sunday, Thursday 16 July at 6.00pm, and will continue weekly.
canadian travel & food
James Martin’s French Adventure
Monday, 17 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS FOOD (episodes coming nightly)
TV chef James Martin stars in this brand-new food travel series journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, this series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings. Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
James Martin’s French Adventure S1 will air on SBS FOOD and will be available to stream on SBS On Demand from Monday, 17 July 6.00pm, and will continue nightly.
Who The Bloody Hell Are We?
Wednesday, 19 July 2023 SBS & SBS On Demand (episodes coming weekly)
Australians love a good yarn, but so much of our rich history hasn’t been told or isn’t celebrated. How can we truly know ourselves if we aren’t telling the whole story? SBS Original three-part documentary Who the Bloody Hell Are We? is a playful, surprising, and revelatory series that breathes new life into the Australian story by exploring our history through the lens of some of our most intriguing multicultural communities.
Join professional provocateur John Safran, stand-up comedian Cal Wilson, and kitchen maestro Adam Liaw as they explore how people of Jewish, Kiwi, and Chinese descent, like themselves, fit into our national narrative.
Their irreverent romp through the margins and back alleys of Australian history brings cracking stories that have been overlooked, ignored, or forgotten back into the spotlight.
Determined to fill in the blank pages in the Australian story by unearthing tales of unsung heroes and forgotten acts of derring-do, John, Cal, and Adam track down first-hand witnesses, expert raconteurs and the descendants of historical figures who shaped our national story in profound or surprising ways – from the Jewish single mother who was transported to Australia as a convict and effectively became the colony’s First Lady, to the touring Māori athletes who saved Australian rugby league from bankruptcy, to the celebrated Chinese Australian Gallipoli sniper who learnt his trade as an Outback roo-shooter in Queensland.
As they unearth one remarkable yarn after another, John, Cal, and Adam reveal the story of modern Australian to be so much more fascinating, diverse, and twisty than the history books depict.
All three episodes of Who The Bloody Hell Are We? will be available to stream on SBS On Demand from Wednesday 19 July. Episode one will premiere on SBS on Wednesday, 19 July at 7:30pm and continues weekly.
swedish crime drama
Thursday, 20 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
Police officers Ewert Grens and Mariana Hermanssons investigate the worst possible consequences of the death penalty, with repercussions that stretch from a death row cell in Ohio across the Atlantic to a police station in Stockholm.
Stars Leonard Terfelt, Mimosa Willamo, and Freddie Wise.
Cell 8 S1 is an SBS On Demand exclusive and will be available in English & Swedish with English subtitles.
Thursday, 20 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
A fascinating, in-depth examination of the cultural, societal, and political shifts that framed the evolution of cinema. From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, The Movies explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal, and political shifts that framed its evolution.
Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics, and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in films that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture.
The Movies S1 is an SBS On Demand exclusive.
finnish comedy spy thriller
Thursday, 20 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is swarming with spies. While the CIA and the FSB are hand-wrestling over Finland’s future, the dysfunctional ministries and state officials trapped by their own stupidity do their best to launch World War III.
Soon there’s a destroyed NATO sub and 30 dead Danish sailors, Eastern Finland full of Russian soldiers, a NATO naval carrier stationed in front of Helsinki, and both an insane Danish serial killer secret agent and Olof Palme’s murderer on the loose. And then there’s the unexpected hero: the office trainee Aleksis Nyqvist who becomes the chief of the Finnish Secret Service and tries to stop the world from exploding into flames.
Stop Nyvist S1 is an SBS On Demand exclusive and will be in available in Finnish with English subtitles.
Thursday, 20 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS (all five episodes available)
Denis is a young, gifted football player, but after a difficult childhood, things haven’t been easy for him. Now, he might have made it: discovered by talent scout and gambling addict Chucky, he is called to the Serbian national team. But Denis is hard to handle, unwilling to accept that even a genius must play by the rules – and he is kicked off the team.
Worse, his foster sister Sarah, the only one whom he trusts, is leaving to study abroad. When Denis loses himself in drugs and parties, Chucky loses at the roulette tables – and sells Denis’ contract to the Belgrade Mafia. Torn between the interests of others and with no one to trust will Denis be able to pull through or will this star burn as fast as he rises?
Golden Boy S1 will also air at a later date on SBS.
Raw Comedy Festival 2023
Saturday, 22 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS VICELAND
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 2023 final was hosted by the wonderful Dilruk Jayasinha with the top 13 competing to win the RAW Comedy crown.
Raw Comedy Festival 2023 will premiere on SBS On Demand on Saturday, 22 July, and will air on SBS VICELAND at 9.30pm.
british period drama
Anne Boleyn (Season 1)
Wednesday, 26 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS (all three episodes available)
In the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life, her struggle within Tudor England’s patriarchal society intensifies immeasurably as her desire to secure a future for her daughter, Elizabeth, clashes with the brutal reality of her failure to provide Henry with a male heir.
Stars Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Kris Hitchen, and Barry Ward (Clean Sweep).
Anne Boleyn S1 will be available to stream on SBS On Demand from Wednesday, 26 July, and will also air weekly on SBS at 9.30pm.
irish crime drama
Thursday, 27 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS (episodes coming weekly)
The Kinsellas are a small but tight-knit crime family in Dublin, Ireland, increasingly at odds with a powerful drug cartel. When the hot-headed son of Frank Kinsella gets into a violent confrontation with one of Eamon’s men, the Cunninghams retaliate.
Stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Clare Dunne (Herself).
Kin S1 will be available to stream on SBS On Demand from Thursday, 27 July, and will also air weekly on SBS at 9.30pm.
Thursday, 27 July 2023 SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
The year is 2002 and Roger Brown is a newly hired head-hunter at Alfa, an exclusive recruitment agency in Oslo. Here he is given the prestigious assignment to find a new CEO for the oil company Njord Oil. Roger is willing to do whatever it takes to quickly climb the career ladder.
Fortune smiles on Roger Brown until his lies and willingness to take dubious shortcuts lead him into a bloody plot involving an ice-cold British assassin, bridge-playing mailmen in search of the truth, and Julie, a plain-talking police investigator with a taste for sensible footwear and young men.
Headhunters S1 is an SBS On Demand exclusive and will be available in Norwegian with English subtitles.
Conversations With Friends
Saturday, 29 July 2023 SBS On Demand & SBS VICELAND (episodes coming weekly)
Based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling debut novel, Conversations With Friends is the spiritual predecessor of Normal People, dwelling on the intricacy and unusual intimacies of hazy romantic relationships.
Frances is in her early 20s and lives in Dublin, where she attends Trinity College with her best friend, Bobbi. Despite having previously dated during school, the pair have remained close, and perform poetry together occasionally. Cracks begin to appear in their relationship when they befriend successful writer Melissa, and her actor husband Nick, and start spending more time with the older couple. As Frances finds herself in an intense affair with Nick, her friendship with Bobbi – and sense of self – are challenged.
Conversations With Friends S1 will air weekly on SBS VICELAND from Saturday, 29 July at 10.00pm and will be available to stream on SBS On Demand immediately after.
Key titles coming to SBS On Demand in July
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