SBS commissions two documentaries

21 March, 2013 by IF

SBS has commissioned two new documentaries: Tales of the Unexpected and JFK: The Smoking Gun.

SBS director of TV and online content, Tony Iffland, said both documentaries "demonstrate how we want to challenge and entertain viewers with compelling Australian-produced content”. Both are international co-productions and will be shown on SBS later this year.


The three-part science series Tales of the Unexpected will take a contemporary, counter-intuitive and sometimes controversial approach, turning what is commonly known about a particular subject, upside down. Through science, each film presents a new take on old ideas and reopens subjects usually considered closed. The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning director Sonya Pemberton.

The 90-minute JFK: The Smoking Gun delves into the mystery surrounding the death of American president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and is produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder/Muse Entertainment. November 22, 2013, will mark the fiftieth anniversary since JFK's assasination. One of Australia’s most experienced investigative detectives, Colin McLaren, will examine the controversial case revealing uncovered evidence of a disquieting truth, buried for so long.