SBS on Demand: new films and shows streaming this week

Your guide to new films and shows to stream on SBS on Demand from 10 to 16 June 2024 in Australia.
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Tiny Beautiful Things (10 June)

American dramedy. Eight-part series based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is about a woman, Clare (Kathryn Hahn), who becomes a revered advice columnist when her own life is falling apart.

Forged In Fire – Season 9 (10 June)

Six-part documentary series. Four master bladesmiths are challenged to re-create some of history’s most iconic edged weapons. A panel of judges will test the weaponry, and the final contestant to survive elimination will win the title of champion.

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Unbroken (11 June)

Crime series. Heavily pregnant Chief Inspector Alex Enders (Aylin Tezel) goes on maternity leave and suddenly disappears. She wakes up a week later, bloodied, her baby gone, and with no memory of the birth.

Dark Side Of The Ring – Season 5 (11 June)

Professional wrestling is the only sport whose stars live in two worlds, balancing their in-ring characters with real life. Dark Side of the Ring examines the complex intersections of fantasy and reality while uncovering wrestling’s dark, untold history.

Hunt For Truth: Tasmanian Tiger (12 June)

Docu-series. Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Tim Noonan investigates the ultimate wildlife mystery to find out if the world’s rarest, most elusive animal – the Tasmanian Tiger – is gone for good or just very good at playing hide and seek.

Fly With Me (12 June)

Docu-series. Tells the story of the pioneering women who became flight attendants at a time when single women were unable to order a drink, eat alone in a restaurant, own a credit card or get a prescription for birth control. The job offered unheard-of opportunities for travel and independence. These women were on the frontlines of the battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace.

Hugh’s Three Good Things (SBS Food) (12 June)

Hugh’s Three Good Things. Image: SBS.

Cooking series. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall wants to introduce you to a brilliant way of cooking that gives you maximum taste and creativity with minimum fuss. It all boils down to a blissfully simple formula … when it comes to great cooking, three turns out to be a magic number.

Masters Of Taste with Gary Mehigan (SBS Food) (12 June)

Cooking series. Fifteen parts. Join celebrated chef Gary Mehigan as he travels India to celebrate its complex and delicious flavours, seeking trendsetting restaurants and chefs making their mark in the national food scene.

Watandar, My Countryman (12 June)

Documentary. 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 the stories of their descendants. Then, on August 15th 2021, the Taliban take over Afghanistan.

Coach (13 June)

Icelandic drama, eight-part series. Years after burning out and falling from grace, a middle aged, 90s handball legend seeks to redeem himself by returning to his childhood club to coach the women’s
team, where he clashes with a new generation of women in a post #MeToo society.

The Fortress (13 June)

Seven-part dystopian thriller series. In 2037, the inhabitants of Norway enjoy sheltered lives in a self-sufficient Nordic paradise. Having chosen to sever all ties with the rest of the world, and surrounded by
an enormous wall, the fortunate inhabitants enjoy a life of well-being and safety. But when there’s an outbreak of a fatal disease, they soon find themselves trapped behind the wall built to protect them. Starring Russell Tovey, Selome Emnetu and Tobias Santelmann.

Big Zuu Goes To Mecca (14 June)

Documentary. 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’.

Sundown (15 June)

Film. (2021). A wealthy man is vacationing with loved ones at a resort in Acapulco, Mexico until he receives a phone call. There’s been a death in the family, everyone must return home, and simmering
tensions begin to rise. Directed and written by Michel Franco, starring Tim Roth, Charlotte
Gainsbourg, Samuel Bottomley.

Breaking News In Yuba County (16 June)

Film. (2021). A woman takes advantage of her growing celebrity status when the police and the public
think her dead husband is just missing. Directed by Tate Taylor, starring Allison Janney, Mila
Kunis, Regina Hall.

WWE Legends – Season 2 (16 June)

Nine-part series. Discover the intimate, personal stories behind the success of some of WWE’s most memorable legends and events. Through rare archival footage and in-depth interviews, the series explores a different legend and their immense impact in the WWE universe and on pop culture.

Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk