SBS On Demand: new shows streaming this week

Your guide to what to stream on SBS On Demand from 22 to 28 April 2024.
A young woman wearing headphones leans on a railing and looks into the distance in a publicity still for Swift Street on SBS On Demand.

New to streaming this week

23 April

Travel Man – Season 12

Alan Davies and Joe Lycett in Travel Man – Season 12. Image: SBS.

A quartet of minibreaks starting in Trieste, where Alan Davies accompanies Joe Lycett for 48 hours in northern Italy. After that, the guests are Desiree Birch in Finnish Lapland; comedian and podcaster Adam Buxton in Prague; and comedian Jessica Fostekew in Lanzarote.

24 April

Swift Street

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Series. An urban heist-escapade set in inner-city Melbourne following street-smart 21-year-old s Elsie (Tanzyn Crawford), who joins forces with her father, Robert (Cliff Curtis), to get him out of a $26,000 debt and save him from a merciless crime boss (Eliza Matengu). The unlikely pair embark on a crime spree while navigating their complicated relationship. Along the way, Elsie also has to navigate her relationship with high school sweetheart Tatenda (Alfred Chuol), her growing attraction to Aisha (Bernie Van Tiel) and deal with an unexpected revelation about her new friend Tom (Keiynan Lonsdale).  

Sophie Grigson: Slice of Italy – Season 1 & 2 (25 April)

Food writer Sophie Grigson turned her back on life in the UK, packed up her car and headed to southern Italy. It’s a dream for so many people. This series features local characters, delicious food, beautiful landscapes and glorious summer food as Sophie prepares to get swept off her feet in in Puglia, Italy.

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Faithless (15 April)

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Series. After Sam and Tracy Amin attend a tense meeting at their daughter’s school, Tracy is tragically killed by an ice-cream-van. Egyptian-Irish Sam must raise his three daughters with some support from his Egyptian father and Irish mother-in-law, and his narcissistic half-brother. A comedic and insightful look at multicultural Ireland.

Of Money and Blood (11 April)

Six-part French political thriller series about the true story of the scam of the century. In 2008 and 2009, billions are going up in smoke on the new ‘carbon quotas’ market, invented to fight pollution. A gang of small-time crooks from Belleville partner with an upper-class trader to carry off an epic swindle. Written and directed by Xavier Giannoli (Marguerite, Lost Illusions), and starring Niels Schneider, Vincent Lindon and Ramzy Bedia.

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The Stroke (11 April)

Eight-part Polish series. Jacek is a culinary critic, creator of a popular TV show, and a favourite of Warsaw restaurants. He takes great pleasure in making the bourgeois, namely his typicalaudience, feel embarrassed. But after a medical scare, Jacek is thrown into crisis and desperately tries to restore normalcy, and maintain his success, but he has to confront his biggest enemy yet – himself.

Juice (13 April)

Series. A surreal British comedy from the mind of actor and comedian Mawaan Rizwan. We follow Jamma (Rizwan) on his quest for attention as he navigates chaotic family dynamics and stumbles through love. When his emotions peak, the world transforms around him on this trippy joyride through family life and romance.

Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites