• 00:00
    News Team

    In Israel, correspondent Paula Slier is heading to a Palestinian area to report on a night patrol to ward off Israeli settlers. Things don’t go to plan: the team gets lost on the way and arrives two hours late. Then their translator injures her foot, so Paula has to rethink her angle on the story. After a long cold night, with the filming over, the team can return home.

  • 00:30
    Society

    In one of the most poverty-stricken slums in Kenya’s capital, elderly women are increasingly preyed upon by young men who believe that raping them can cure HIV. Things are starting to change, however. With the launch of self-defence courses, women are learning physical and psychological techniques to thwart predators, empowering victims to venture outside again.

  • 01:00
    Discovering Russia

    What started as one man's hobby became not only a model of Russia's railways, but an 800 square metre model of the country itself.  How does this team of intrepid engineers and designers hope to depict life as it really is?

  • 01:30
    Politics

    Thousand-strong caravans marching to the border with the United States have made international headlines since October 2018. Men, women, and children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and beyond make their way through Mexico, enduring bleak conditions of life on the road. They flee persecution, poverty and crime in their home countries, guided by hope for a better future in America.

    RTD travels to the Mexico-Guatemala border to meet migrants who joined US-bound caravans. Some are yet to cross into Mexico; others are waiting for humanitarian visas in Mexico's Mapastepec city. While hundreds of thousands are caught at the very doorstep to the US, they all remain undeterred and determined to continue their arduous journey.

  • 02:00
    This is China Series

    The eerie landscapes of China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province represent postcard perfect Chinese nature. In recent years, they have inspired the Avatar movie and drawn in ever more tourists. RTD meets those who live there year round, sandstone artist Li Junsheng and the Bai people, to learn how to live at one with nature.

  • 02:30
    Arts and Culture

    In a time of social distancing artists and the rest of us feel caged up and devoid of human touch. Posting selfies, staging performances for online audiences and recreating famous works of art using nothing but impromptu means seems to help thousands of people quarantined in their own homes to overcome anxiety and feel inspired again.

  • 02:45
    Lifestyle

    He is called a Russian ‘Hagrid’. Just like Harry Potter’s friend, Aleksandr Biletsky is a gamekeeper, likes magic creatures, and feels in harmony with nature. RT Documentary visits Aleksandr’s fairy tale village, Agavariya, to find out more about organic living, running a creative workshop for ‘wizards and fairies’ and making ‘Muggle’ money in the middle of nowhere.

  • 03:00
    Sport

    The Saint Petersburg Valkyries; Russia’s oldest and strongest women’s American-football team, over the course of a season, RTD follows them and their coach in pursuit of victory in the Finnish League, Europe’s toughest championship. Tag along with RTD for practice sessions, overnight coach trips and high-stakes games. Meet the players, big or small, who find their place through the team. Then decide: does this bruising sport destroy femininity, or help young women bloom?

  • 04:00
    Taste of Russia

    It’s the battle of BBQs! Glen and Oscar have a cook off to see which style of barbecue is better – Russian or American. After scurrying around Moscow looking for the best meat, Glen throws a ribeye steak on the grill and Oscar works up a sweat making lamb shish kebabs and tandoori chicken. In the end, it’s clear they have very different ideas about how cooked is done.

  • 04:30
    Politics

    Throughout the years, the US government has closely partnered with Hollywood to further its political agenda. If national interests so required, American film studios were eager to rewrite history, portray former allies as enemies, promote unsavory political decisions, and even blacklist its actors and screenwriters for their views. A new facet of the dream factory comes to light.

  • 05:00
    News Team

    In Israel, correspondent Paula Slier is heading to a Palestinian area to report on a night patrol to ward off Israeli settlers. Things don’t go to plan: the team gets lost on the way and arrives two hours late. Then their translator injures her foot, so Paula has to rethink her angle on the story. After a long cold night, with the filming over, the team can return home.

  • 05:30
    Health

    Every day, donors of bone marrow and stem cells save lives of strangers by becoming their blood sisters and brothers. Finding a genetic twin is like winning the lottery; the changes are 1 in 10 thousand. Individuals and charities in Russia and abroad work together to raise awareness about donation and recruit new volunteers whose generous gift might one day cure someone with a fatal blood disease.

  • 06:00
    Arts and Culture

    The Upsala Circus in St. Petersburg is made up of hooligans: children from disadvantaged families which often have behavioral problems. In doing so, it challenges stereotypes about what they're capable of. 

  • 06:30
    Arts and Culture

    Some people call them freaks because these Russian men love eye-catching outfits. One pensioner from Khabarovsk manages to afford expensive brands for the ultimate look, while another prefers vintage clothes, and a water engineer makes beautiful dresses. RTD finds out how fashion changed these men's lives.

  • 07:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    The Egyptian village of Al-Ur is now known as “The Village of Martyrs” because in a day, 20 of its residents died. They had all gone to Libya to find work but were kidnapped by ISIS and on February 15, 2015, beheaded for their Christian faith. They are now mourned by family and friends but also honoured as saints.

  • 07:30
    Health

    A skin-whitening trend is ravaging Senegalese women. Magazine and billboard ads display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men want. Skin-lightening pills and creams can be easily bought everywhere, but pharmacists rarely warn the buyers of their possible catastrophic side effects. Though these products have long been banned in other countries, Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade don’t hesitate to use them.

  • 08:00
    Meeting with Nature

    Harp seals are born right on the ice-fields of the White Sea. For many years the little pups had been hunted extensively for their snow-white furs. But the hunters have been eventually replaced by eco-tourists. We travel to the White Sea to meet the big eyed, fluffy little wonder of the North.

  • 08:30
    Society

    Don’t mess with Texas! RT travels to the Republic of Texas and meets 'Texians' who are proud of their heritage, embrace self-reliance, and are ready to live by what they preach, even if it strays from the norms of mainstream American society. To exercise the sovereignty that is their birth-right, they have set up an alternative citizens’ government.

  • 09:00
    Society

    RT takes an exclusive look at North Korea, the world’s most closed-off country. Life here is isolated from the outside world and every aspect of existence is regulated by order of the "Great Leader", from the art you’re allowed to see, the books you can read, even to your hairstyle.

  • 10:00
    Lifestyle

    For over 25 years, six friends pushed the limits, making the most challenging BASE jumps imaginable. No building was too tall, no jump too risky, no environment too extreme. Zooming through canyons in wingsuits like birds in flight, the daredevils felt unbridled joy and freedom. Over four years, half would pay the ultimate price for their addiction to flight. 

  • 10:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    Refugee camp Dar Es Salam in Chad is a safe haven for thousands of Nigerians fleeing violent attacks by Boko Haram. This militant religious group has been destroying villages in Nigeria and killing indiscriminately. Those who escaped the terror are looking forward to rebuilding their lives, when a few camp newcomers bring fear and anxiety to this place.

  • 11:00
    Politics

    Three years after Jacobo Arbenz was resoundingly elected president of Guatemala, he was forced to resign by armed intervention. He was just one of many leaders to suffer a similar fate after falling foul of the US. In this film, author and academic Stephen Kinzer explores the motives, formula, and justification America uses to topple governments it doesn’t like, as illustrated in Guatemala, Libya, and Hawaii.

  • 12:00
    Taste of Russia

    It’s the battle of BBQs! Glen and Oscar have a cook off to see which style of barbecue is better – Russian or American. After scurrying around Moscow looking for the best meat, Glen throws a ribeye steak on the grill and Oscar works up a sweat making lamb shish kebabs and tandoori chicken. In the end, it’s clear they have very different ideas about how cooked is done.

  • 12:30
    Personalities

    Thousands of indigenous Brazilians live in remote villages scattered along the Amazon River with no access to modern medical care. Government support is scarce. But now, one of the country’s top neurosurgeons, Erik Jennings, has taken it upon himself to fill this gap. His family has lived on the Amazon for generations, and he pays ‘house calls’ to these isolated tribes out of a sense of affinity with the native peoples that live in the rainforests along the river.

  • 13:00
    News Team

    In Israel, correspondent Paula Slier is heading to a Palestinian area to report on a night patrol to ward off Israeli settlers. Things don’t go to plan: the team gets lost on the way and arrives two hours late. Then their translator injures her foot, so Paula has to rethink her angle on the story. After a long cold night, with the filming over, the team can return home.

  • 13:30
    Military and War

    Mahmoud is an elementary school music teacher, Marei a bank software engineer. Both share the same dangerous pastime – defusing hidden explosives in their home town, Benghazi. ISIS left many Libyan cities littered with mines, bombs, and other improvised explosive devices. In Mine Country on RTD, these heroes risk life and limb to make the city safe for the children again.

  • 14:00
    Society

    In one of the most poverty-stricken slums in Kenya’s capital, elderly women are increasingly preyed upon by young men who believe that raping them can cure HIV. Things are starting to change, however. With the launch of self-defence courses, women are learning physical and psychological techniques to thwart predators, empowering victims to venture outside again.

  • 14:30
    Politics

    Thousand-strong caravans marching to the border with the United States have made international headlines since October 2018. Men, women, and children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and beyond make their way through Mexico, enduring bleak conditions of life on the road. They flee persecution, poverty and crime in their home countries, guided by hope for a better future in America.

    RTD travels to the Mexico-Guatemala border to meet migrants who joined US-bound caravans. Some are yet to cross into Mexico; others are waiting for humanitarian visas in Mexico's Mapastepec city. While hundreds of thousands are caught at the very doorstep to the US, they all remain undeterred and determined to continue their arduous journey.

  • 15:00
    This is China Series

    The eerie landscapes of China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province represent postcard perfect Chinese nature. In recent years, they have inspired the Avatar movie and drawn in ever more tourists. RTD meets those who live there year round, sandstone artist Li Junsheng and the Bai people, to learn how to live at one with nature.

  • 15:30
    Arts and Culture

    In a time of social distancing artists and the rest of us feel caged up and devoid of human touch. Posting selfies, staging performances for online audiences and recreating famous works of art using nothing but impromptu means seems to help thousands of people quarantined in their own homes to overcome anxiety and feel inspired again.

  • 15:45
    Lifestyle

    He is called a Russian ‘Hagrid’. Just like Harry Potter’s friend, Aleksandr Biletsky is a gamekeeper, likes magic creatures, and feels in harmony with nature. RT Documentary visits Aleksandr’s fairy tale village, Agavariya, to find out more about organic living, running a creative workshop for ‘wizards and fairies’ and making ‘Muggle’ money in the middle of nowhere.

  • 16:00
    Health

    The Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Gujarat, India, offers surrogacy services to childless couples desperate for their own baby.  While making money from surrogacy remains controversial, doctors such as Nayna Patel stay convinced of the benefits for all concerned.

  • 16:30
    Health

    Every day, donors of bone marrow and stem cells save lives of strangers by becoming their blood sisters and brothers. Finding a genetic twin is like winning the lottery; the changes are 1 in 10 thousand. Individuals and charities in Russia and abroad work together to raise awareness about donation and recruit new volunteers whose generous gift might one day cure someone with a fatal blood disease.

  • 17:00
    Arts and Culture

    Some people call them freaks because these Russian men love eye-catching outfits. One pensioner from Khabarovsk manages to afford expensive brands for the ultimate look, while another prefers vintage clothes, and a water engineer makes beautiful dresses. RTD finds out how fashion changed these men's lives.

  • 17:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    The Egyptian village of Al-Ur is now known as “The Village of Martyrs” because in a day, 20 of its residents died. They had all gone to Libya to find work but were kidnapped by ISIS and on February 15, 2015, beheaded for their Christian faith. They are now mourned by family and friends but also honoured as saints.

  • 18:00
    Health

    A skin-whitening trend is ravaging Senegalese women. Magazine and billboard ads display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men want. Skin-lightening pills and creams can be easily bought everywhere, but pharmacists rarely warn the buyers of their possible catastrophic side effects. Though these products have long been banned in other countries, Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade don’t hesitate to use them.

  • 18:30
    Society

    Don’t mess with Texas! RT travels to the Republic of Texas and meets 'Texians' who are proud of their heritage, embrace self-reliance, and are ready to live by what they preach, even if it strays from the norms of mainstream American society. To exercise the sovereignty that is their birth-right, they have set up an alternative citizens’ government.

  • 19:00
    now
    Society

    RT takes an exclusive look at North Korea, the world’s most closed-off country. Life here is isolated from the outside world and every aspect of existence is regulated by order of the "Great Leader", from the art you’re allowed to see, the books you can read, even to your hairstyle.

  • 20:00
    Taste of Russia

    It’s the battle of BBQs! Glen and Oscar have a cook off to see which style of barbecue is better – Russian or American. After scurrying around Moscow looking for the best meat, Glen throws a ribeye steak on the grill and Oscar works up a sweat making lamb shish kebabs and tandoori chicken. In the end, it’s clear they have very different ideas about how cooked is done.

  • 20:30
    Meeting with Nature

    Harp seals are born right on the ice-fields of the White Sea. For many years the little pups had been hunted extensively for their snow-white furs. But the hunters have been eventually replaced by eco-tourists. We travel to the White Sea to meet the big eyed, fluffy little wonder of the North.

  • 21:00
    News Team

    In Israel, correspondent Paula Slier is heading to a Palestinian area to report on a night patrol to ward off Israeli settlers. Things don’t go to plan: the team gets lost on the way and arrives two hours late. Then their translator injures her foot, so Paula has to rethink her angle on the story. After a long cold night, with the filming over, the team can return home.

  • 21:30
    Lifestyle

    For over 25 years, six friends pushed the limits, making the most challenging BASE jumps imaginable. No building was too tall, no jump too risky, no environment too extreme. Zooming through canyons in wingsuits like birds in flight, the daredevils felt unbridled joy and freedom. Over four years, half would pay the ultimate price for their addiction to flight. 

  • 22:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    Refugee camp Dar Es Salam in Chad is a safe haven for thousands of Nigerians fleeing violent attacks by Boko Haram. This militant religious group has been destroying villages in Nigeria and killing indiscriminately. Those who escaped the terror are looking forward to rebuilding their lives, when a few camp newcomers bring fear and anxiety to this place.

  • 22:30
    Military and War

    Mahmoud is an elementary school music teacher, Marei a bank software engineer. Both share the same dangerous pastime – defusing hidden explosives in their home town, Benghazi. ISIS left many Libyan cities littered with mines, bombs, and other improvised explosive devices. In Mine Country on RTD, these heroes risk life and limb to make the city safe for the children again.

  • 23:00
    Taste of Russia

    Oscar and Glen visit Borodino, the scene of an epic battle between Napoleon and Russian Tsar Alexander I in 1812. After getting into the spirit of the time, the friends face off in a battlefield cooking competition. Oscar makes French onion soup and Glen learns to make a classic Russian army dish: buckwheat kasha with meat. 

  • 23:30
    Personalities

    Thousands of indigenous Brazilians live in remote villages scattered along the Amazon River with no access to modern medical care. Government support is scarce. But now, one of the country’s top neurosurgeons, Erik Jennings, has taken it upon himself to fill this gap. His family has lived on the Amazon for generations, and he pays ‘house calls’ to these isolated tribes out of a sense of affinity with the native peoples that live in the rainforests along the river.

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