• 00:00
    Dancing on Wheels Series

    Competition day dawns, and before Dmitry leaves, he gives Evgeny a pep talk. Nursina and Evgeny get to the venue early and have an endless delay until their first dance, which does not go well. Even so, the pair reaches the finals and give their best. It’s a tense wait for the judging, and the couple is rewarded with a 6th place medal. Not bad for their first worldclass competition.

  • 00:30
    Society

    Juno was a picture of success; he had been married for 29 years and had a PhD in biophysics, but never felt completely at ease. He took the bold decision to realign his gender. This new documentary, by RT America correspondent and director Alexey Brazhnikov, delves into transgender life in the US and explores how people face their problems, past, present and future.

  • 01:00
    Travel and Adventure

    2,100 kilometres across Kamchatka’s vast, snowy wilderness in a month! It’s the annual Beringia dog sled race that pits 15 teams against each other on grueling terrain in subzero temperatures and ferocious winds. The mushers and dogs are nevertheless ready to face off and fight for a prize of nearly $50,000. Ready, steady, mush mush!

  • 02:00
    Combat Approved

    Russia’s Tor air defence missile system is a tracked vehicle that can take out everything from falling bombs and cruise missiles to fast fighter jets and supersonic anti-radar missiles – all while moving at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour. Multiple Tor vehicles can work together to shoot down a barrage of incoming threats flying as low as three metres above the ground.

  • 02:30
    Sport

    Kok Boru is an ancient sport played with a dead goat. Similar to polo, two teams on horseback compete for control of its body and are rewarded for scoring goals at either end of a large field. While other games have evolved into sanitised modern versions, this ancient nomadic tradition is still thriving in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan.

  • 03:00
    Investigation

    Mica is a shiny mineral that’s all the rage in modern-day makeup, helping to give beauty products a bright gleam and natural-looking glow. This beauty, however, comes at a price that most are unaware of. Those who pay it are the poorest and the most vulnerable. RT Doc visits India’s illegal mica mines where child labour is rife. 

  • 03:30
    History

    Since 1974 Cyprus has been divided into two parts – Greek and Turkish. The bloody conflict that preceded it is still fresh in the memory of Cypriots. And it’s only now that the remains of those who went missing are being searched for and identified in an attempt to bring the relatives some closure.

  • 04:00
    The Platform

    The drillers have readied the Polar Star for its move in just three days, and now it’s up to the seamen to pull 120 tons of anchor and get the rig to its new site. Strong cross-winds, currents, and bad weather hamper the operation and precious days are lost.

  • 04:30
    Lifestyle

    Near Taos, New Mexico, you’ll find a sweeping plain dotted with odd-looking structures built nearly entirely from dirt and trash. This is not a large homeless camp or the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. It’s an off-grid subdivision dubbed the ‘Greater World Community,’ whose residents live in self-sufficient ‘Earthships’ and believe in “radical sustainability.”

  • 05:00
    Dancing on Wheels Series

    Competition day dawns, and before Dmitry leaves, he gives Evgeny a pep talk. Nursina and Evgeny get to the venue early and have an endless delay until their first dance, which does not go well. Even so, the pair reaches the finals and give their best. It’s a tense wait for the judging, and the couple is rewarded with a 6th place medal. Not bad for their first worldclass competition.

  • 05:30
    Society

    Much like Romeo and Juliet, Indian couples who have married against their parents’ wishes often face violence or even death. This is where the ‘Love Commandos’ come in. This volunteer group helps young people in love stay together and enforce their legal rights despite societal norms.

  • 06:00
    Health

    E-waste (discarded electronic appliances) is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. Locals call its most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie, “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while child labour and criminal gangs are also rife.

  • 06:30
    Society

    The childfree movement represents those who are not infertile but are defying convention and choosing childlessness. American couples and singles, straight and gay, tell RTD the environmental and personal reasons for this choice. They also share how their lives have been enriched by investing in other areas.

  • 07:00
    Society

    Many people living in rural Colombia depend on harvesting coca leaf for a living. “No one wants to do this, but circumstances force us,” they say. Things became even harder for coca farmers once the Colombian government signed a peace deal with FARC rebels. As part of the agreement, coca farmers have been told to eradicate their cash crop in exchange for financial aid and technical support in switching to legal crops. In reality, all the money never reaches the farmers’ pockets, while the army destroys the coca plantations.

  • 07:30
    Personalities

    Some see Julian Assange as a free-press champion, others consider him a dangerous maverick. Held in the UK’s Belmarsh Prison, Assange is set to fight extradition across the Atlantic. US authorities want Assange for allegedly spying and conspiring to hack government computers. If convicted, he could face 175 years behind bars. RTD’s Konstantin Rozhkov travels around the world to talk to Assange’s father, his friends, lawyers and people he’s worked with, for a personal portrait of Julian and a valuable insight into his activities.

  • 08:30
    Professions

    In Israel, where serving in the army is compulsory, there is a special military unit whose sole task is to inform relatives when a soldier is killed in action. RT Doc meets some of the officers who knock on doors to deliver the most devastating news any parent can hear. They have come to be known as, Angels of Death.

  • 09:00
    Professions

    Meet China’s 'makers': inventors, engineers and visionaries whose innovations have the potential to shape the future of their country and the whole world. They let their imaginations fly and have fun with their creativity, making the process of building a business seem easy. 

  • 09:30
    Arts and Culture

    Pianist Vladislav Teterin’s foundation, 'World of Art', is a very special charity for disabled children. It gives young singers and musicians a chance to shine on stage and to show the whole world that their physical disabilities are no barrier to them developing their talents.

  • 10:00
    Red Tourism Series

    Hidden away in the USSR during China’s revolution, these children of China’s first communist revolutionaries were raised in a special Soviet boarding school and felt more Russian than Chinese. Now, more than 70 years on, Beijing residents and childhood friends Li Duoli and Zhao Qilian, aka Tolya and Ira, are planning a trip back to their fondly remembered second ‘homeland’.

  • 10:30
    Personalities

    Egypt is a land where the concept of gender equality has barely taken root. When Sisa’s husband died, leaving her alone to bring up a young daughter, she came up with a novel solution; she became a man! For the next 43 years she pretended to be male.  She says it was a far better choice than taking another husband.

  • 11:30
    Military and War

    Since war broke out in Syria almost 6 years ago, a whole generation of kids has never known peace. They’ve witnessed family members being killed and their houses destroyed. Many were wounded and war has robbed them all of their childhoods. With no end in sight to the bloody conflict, their futures are uncertain.

  • 12:00
    The Platform

    The drillers have readied the Polar Star for its move in just three days, and now it’s up to the seamen to pull 120 tons of anchor and get the rig to its new site. Strong cross-winds, currents, and bad weather hamper the operation and precious days are lost.

  • 12:30
    Society

    Juno was a picture of success; he had been married for 29 years and had a PhD in biophysics, but never felt completely at ease. He took the bold decision to realign his gender. This new documentary, by RT America correspondent and director Alexey Brazhnikov, delves into transgender life in the US and explores how people face their problems, past, present and future.

  • 13:00
    Dancing on Wheels Series

    Competition day dawns, and before Dmitry leaves, he gives Evgeny a pep talk. Nursina and Evgeny get to the venue early and have an endless delay until their first dance, which does not go well. Even so, the pair reaches the finals and give their best. It’s a tense wait for the judging, and the couple is rewarded with a 6th place medal. Not bad for their first worldclass competition.

  • 13:30
    Travel and Adventure

    2,100 kilometres across Kamchatka’s vast, snowy wilderness in a month! It’s the annual Beringia dog sled race that pits 15 teams against each other on grueling terrain in subzero temperatures and ferocious winds. The mushers and dogs are nevertheless ready to face off and fight for a prize of nearly $50,000. Ready, steady, mush mush!

  • 14:30
    Combat Approved

    Russia’s Tor air defence missile system is a tracked vehicle that can take out everything from falling bombs and cruise missiles to fast fighter jets and supersonic anti-radar missiles – all while moving at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour. Multiple Tor vehicles can work together to shoot down a barrage of incoming threats flying as low as three metres above the ground.

  • 15:00
    Sport

    Kok Boru is an ancient sport played with a dead goat. Similar to polo, two teams on horseback compete for control of its body and are rewarded for scoring goals at either end of a large field. While other games have evolved into sanitised modern versions, this ancient nomadic tradition is still thriving in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan.

  • 15:30
    now
    Investigation

    Mica is a shiny mineral that’s all the rage in modern-day makeup, helping to give beauty products a bright gleam and natural-looking glow. This beauty, however, comes at a price that most are unaware of. Those who pay it are the poorest and the most vulnerable. RT Doc visits India’s illegal mica mines where child labour is rife. 

  • 16:00
    History

    Since 1974 Cyprus has been divided into two parts – Greek and Turkish. The bloody conflict that preceded it is still fresh in the memory of Cypriots. And it’s only now that the remains of those who went missing are being searched for and identified in an attempt to bring the relatives some closure.

  • 16:30
    Lifestyle

    Near Taos, New Mexico, you’ll find a sweeping plain dotted with odd-looking structures built nearly entirely from dirt and trash. This is not a large homeless camp or the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. It’s an off-grid subdivision dubbed the ‘Greater World Community,’ whose residents live in self-sufficient ‘Earthships’ and believe in “radical sustainability.”

  • 17:00
    Society

    Much like Romeo and Juliet, Indian couples who have married against their parents’ wishes often face violence or even death. This is where the ‘Love Commandos’ come in. This volunteer group helps young people in love stay together and enforce their legal rights despite societal norms.

  • 17:30
    Health

    E-waste (discarded electronic appliances) is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. Locals call its most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie, “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while child labour and criminal gangs are also rife.

  • 18:00
    Society

    The childfree movement represents those who are not infertile but are defying convention and choosing childlessness. American couples and singles, straight and gay, tell RTD the environmental and personal reasons for this choice. They also share how their lives have been enriched by investing in other areas.

  • 18:30
    Society

    RT Doc visits Angeles City in the Philippines, an infamous and popular sex tourism destination. The city is home to many children conceived by foreign holiday makers who took what they wanted and left offspring in their wake.

  • 19:30
    Professions

    Paracale in the Philippines’ is also known as “Goldtown”. RTD visits its illegal goldmines where child labour is rife and health and safety virtually non-existent. To extract gold, miners dive into a mud-filled shaft, sometimes never to come back. 

  • 20:00
    The Platform

    The drillers have readied the Polar Star for its move in just three days, and now it’s up to the seamen to pull 120 tons of anchor and get the rig to its new site. Strong cross-winds, currents, and bad weather hamper the operation and precious days are lost.

  • 20:30
    Society

    Many people living in rural Colombia depend on harvesting coca leaf for a living. “No one wants to do this, but circumstances force us,” they say. Things became even harder for coca farmers once the Colombian government signed a peace deal with FARC rebels. As part of the agreement, coca farmers have been told to eradicate their cash crop in exchange for financial aid and technical support in switching to legal crops. In reality, all the money never reaches the farmers’ pockets, while the army destroys the coca plantations.

  • 21:00
    Dancing on Wheels Series

    Competition day dawns, and before Dmitry leaves, he gives Evgeny a pep talk. Nursina and Evgeny get to the venue early and have an endless delay until their first dance, which does not go well. Even so, the pair reaches the finals and give their best. It’s a tense wait for the judging, and the couple is rewarded with a 6th place medal. Not bad for their first worldclass competition.

  • 21:30
    Red Tourism Series

    Hidden away in the USSR during China’s revolution, these children of China’s first communist revolutionaries were raised in a special Soviet boarding school and felt more Russian than Chinese. Now, more than 70 years on, Beijing residents and childhood friends Li Duoli and Zhao Qilian, aka Tolya and Ira, are planning a trip back to their fondly remembered second ‘homeland’.

  • 22:00
    Personalities

    Egypt is a land where the concept of gender equality has barely taken root. When Sisa’s husband died, leaving her alone to bring up a young daughter, she came up with a novel solution; she became a man! For the next 43 years she pretended to be male.  She says it was a far better choice than taking another husband.

  • 23:00
    The Platform

    The rig has reached its new location and the drillers prepare to bore the pilot hole with a sharp tooth monster that can cut through 30 metres of seabed per hour. When finally assembled, observers anxiously watch via an underwater camera as the drilling chisel is lowered to the sea floor.

  • 23:30
    Military and War

    Since war broke out in Syria almost 6 years ago, a whole generation of kids has never known peace. They’ve witnessed family members being killed and their houses destroyed. Many were wounded and war has robbed them all of their childhoods. With no end in sight to the bloody conflict, their futures are uncertain.

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