• 00:00
    Newborn Russia

    The maternity ward is busy with three mothers about to give birth. Anna and Tatyana are having complications so they will have to be induced or have C-sections. However, Olga has gone into labour and can give birth naturally and can look forward to showing husband Dmitry their new son. The rest of the family will also come along to be introduced as she leaves hospital.

  • 00:30
    Space

    More than 400 applicants are competing for just eight places in a cosmonaut recruitment campaign by Roscosmos. The Russian space agency is looking for future crews to take new-generation spaceships to the moon. Civilians Irina, Konstantin and Andrey are among the hopefuls going through a rigorous selection process, that includes thorough medical checks and intense interviews. For almost two years, RTD follows the contenders to see how hard they are willing to work and which ends up with their dream job.

  • 01:00
    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.”

  • 01:30
    Arts and Culture

    Welcome to the Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Afghanistan! It’s an oasis of joy and creativity amid poverty and never-ending war. Here, Afghan children have the opportunity not just to learn acrobatics or juggling, but to develop trust and communication skills. Discover another Afghanistan with RTD, as we follow the troupe and hear from kids about their unusual hobby and hopes for the future.

  • 02:00
    Military and War

    As war rages on in Syria, many soldiers are badly wounded and have to face adjusting back to civilian life while overcoming disability. They’re forced to relearn simple tasks and have to work to provide for their families. Living a normal life is a daily struggle but they are determined to make it a happy one.

  • 02:30
    Space

    The Mars One mission is a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. It’s scheduled for 2023, when the first group of 4 men and women will land on Mars to prepare it for human colonisation. Anastasia has made it to this daring project’s short-list. What draws her towards the fourth planet from the Sun and away from Earth?

  • 03:00
    Society

    The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 left countless widows and orphans in its wake. On seeing how many ragged children were living in the streets of Baghdad, one man decided to do something about it. Hicham Zahabi founded the Iraqi Safe House for Creativity – an orphanage and school for boys with no viable families. Now these kids learn to read and write and take field trips to theatres rather than join criminal gangs or terrorist groups.

  • 04:00
    Taste of Russia

    Russia’s huge military-themed Patriot Park is an ideal place to play soldier and learn to make food for ‘real men.’ After comparing US and Russian MREs, Oscar and Glen make the most of the opportunity, checking out a variety of WWII-era military vehicles, and engaging in a fierce bout of laser tag with Soviet guns. Then, they get down to business and make appetisers fit for a real soldier.

  • 04:30
    Arts and Culture

    Art brut, or outsider art, is traditionally used for self-taught artists, creating art disregarding the normal expectations of society. PsychiARTry is a documentary about outsider art created by people with mental health conditions and facing emotional challenges. Raw and pure, their creativity helps them express their emotions in a non-destructive way. Artists speak of how painting and music become an outlet for their pent up emotions and helps them deal with frustration and suicidal thoughts.

  • 05:00
    Newborn Russia

    The maternity ward is busy with three mothers about to give birth. Anna and Tatyana are having complications so they will have to be induced or have C-sections. However, Olga has gone into labour and can give birth naturally and can look forward to showing husband Dmitry their new son. The rest of the family will also come along to be introduced as she leaves hospital.

  • 05:30
    Combat Approved

    Russian all-terrain vehicles are put to the toughest of tests in extreme Arctic temperatures on an epic journey to Kotelny Island. A Trecol, a 30-tonne Vityaz DT-30 PM, two of its little brothers, the DT-10 PMs, and a GAZ-3344-20 tracked carrier set out to prove the extent of their all weather and all-terrain capabilities.

  • 06:00
    Health

    Autism is a much-misunderstood condition. Doctors are unclear of the causes, however it can affect, in some way, one-in-six of us. The most severe cases of autism see intelligent people unable to socialize or communicate successfully.

  • 06:30
    Space

    To millions, Russia's first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the embodiment of both Soviet heroism and Russian folk legend: a carpenter's son who ascended into the heavens and returned. 

  • 07:00
    Society

    Some call it, “The Mine”, to others, it’s “the beast”, an infamous rubbish dump in Guatemala City, Central America’s biggest capital. For thousands of poor people it provides a livelihood. Raw sewage flows through the massive landfill and twice a year, floods cause deadly landslides.

  • 07:30
    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!

  • 08:30
    Space

    Fyodor Yurchikhin always wanted to become a cosmonaut. As a senior engineer in Russia’s space programme, he wasn’t satisfied playing a supporting role. After 11 years of trying, Fyodor was accepted as a cosmonaut candidate at the ripe old age of 38. Five missions and 672 days in space later, his family still worries when he’s away ‘at work.’ But 59-year-old Yuri’s not so sure he’s had enough.

  • 09:30
    Arts and Culture

    Every year, crowds from around the world flock to the small Serbian town of Guca, for its famous, annual trumpet festival. The lively, upbeat music makes for a great summer event and gives less-known bands a chance to get noticed and make it big. But behind the fun and carefree festive atmosphere, few people see the gruelling demands placed on the musicians dedicated to their art.

  • 10:00
    Human Rights

    Since its founding in 1948, the State of Israel has witnessed many wars and almost daily tension with Palestinians. Numerous rocket and terrorist attacks have made the word ‘security’ almost holy for Israelis. This security is usually achieved through military force, but some Israeli activists think only reconciliation with the Palestinians will bring a lasting peace. They are ready to fight for their cause regardless of the vitriolic reactions their fellow citizens.

  • 10:30
    Arts and Culture

    The Bolshoi only has one overseas Ballet school, and it's about as far from Russia as you can get… in Brazil! A pas de deux between the world’s most renowned ballet company and the remote city of Joinville led to the founding of the Bolshoi ballet school in Brazil in 2000. According to its founders, the school is more than a ballet academy; it’s a social project that helps talented children from low-income families. At the Bolshoi ballet school, they study for free, so they can develop their talent and use ballet as their route out of poverty.

  • 11:30
    Space

    More than 400 applicants are competing for just eight places in a cosmonaut recruitment campaign by Roscosmos. The Russian space agency is looking for future crews to take new-generation spaceships to the moon. Civilians Irina, Konstantin and Andrey are among the hopefuls going through a rigorous selection process, that includes thorough medical checks and intense interviews. For almost two years, RTD follows the contenders to see how hard they are willing to work and which ends up with their dream job.

  • 12:00
    Taste of Russia

    Russia’s huge military-themed Patriot Park is an ideal place to play soldier and learn to make food for ‘real men.’ After comparing US and Russian MREs, Oscar and Glen make the most of the opportunity, checking out a variety of WWII-era military vehicles, and engaging in a fierce bout of laser tag with Soviet guns. Then, they get down to business and make appetisers fit for a real soldier.

  • 12:30
    Arts and Culture

    Art brut, or outsider art, is traditionally used for self-taught artists, creating art disregarding the normal expectations of society. PsychiARTry is a documentary about outsider art created by people with mental health conditions and facing emotional challenges. Raw and pure, their creativity helps them express their emotions in a non-destructive way. Artists speak of how painting and music become an outlet for their pent up emotions and helps them deal with frustration and suicidal thoughts.

  • 13:00
    Newborn Russia

    The maternity ward is busy with three mothers about to give birth. Anna and Tatyana are having complications so they will have to be induced or have C-sections. However, Olga has gone into labour and can give birth naturally and can look forward to showing husband Dmitry their new son. The rest of the family will also come along to be introduced as she leaves hospital.

  • 13:30
    Society

    Café Sheroes, in the Indian city of Agra, is more than just a tea shop: it’s a place that brings acid attack victims together, helping young women start new lives after their faces have been ruined maliciously, often by unsuccessful suitors.

  • 14:00
    Travel and Adventure

    In 2014, 18 people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on 18th-century tall ship, The Shtandart. In this film, those on board tell their stories of how they joined the crew, reveal what fascinates them about life at sea, and explain why it takes an ocean to quench their thirst for adventure.

  • 14:30
    Lifestyle

    “La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price.

  • 15:00
    now
    Space

    To millions, Russia's first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the embodiment of both Soviet heroism and Russian folk legend: a carpenter's son who ascended into the heavens and returned. 

  • 15:30
    Arts and Culture

    Welcome to the Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Afghanistan! It’s an oasis of joy and creativity amid poverty and never-ending war. Here, Afghan children have the opportunity not just to learn acrobatics or juggling, but to develop trust and communication skills. Discover another Afghanistan with RTD, as we follow the troupe and hear from kids about their unusual hobby and hopes for the future.

  • 16:00
    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.”

  • 16:30
    Military and War

    As war rages on in Syria, many soldiers are badly wounded and have to face adjusting back to civilian life while overcoming disability. They’re forced to relearn simple tasks and have to work to provide for their families. Living a normal life is a daily struggle but they are determined to make it a happy one.

  • 17:00
    Space

    The Mars One mission is a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. It’s scheduled for 2023, when the first group of 4 men and women will land on Mars to prepare it for human colonisation. Anastasia has made it to this daring project’s short-list. What draws her towards the fourth planet from the Sun and away from Earth?

  • 17:30
    Society

    The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 left countless widows and orphans in its wake. On seeing how many ragged children were living in the streets of Baghdad, one man decided to do something about it. Hicham Zahabi founded the Iraqi Safe House for Creativity – an orphanage and school for boys with no viable families. Now these kids learn to read and write and take field trips to theatres rather than join criminal gangs or terrorist groups.

  • 18:30
    Combat Approved

    Russian all-terrain vehicles are put to the toughest of tests in extreme Arctic temperatures on an epic journey to Kotelny Island. A Trecol, a 30-tonne Vityaz DT-30 PM, two of its little brothers, the DT-10 PMs, and a GAZ-3344-20 tracked carrier set out to prove the extent of their all weather and all-terrain capabilities.

  • 19:00
    Human Rights

    Since its founding in 1948, the State of Israel has witnessed many wars and almost daily tension with Palestinians. Numerous rocket and terrorist attacks have made the word ‘security’ almost holy for Israelis. This security is usually achieved through military force, but some Israeli activists think only reconciliation with the Palestinians will bring a lasting peace. They are ready to fight for their cause regardless of the vitriolic reactions their fellow citizens.

  • 19:30
    Space

    Fyodor Yurchikhin always wanted to become a cosmonaut. As a senior engineer in Russia’s space programme, he wasn’t satisfied playing a supporting role. After 11 years of trying, Fyodor was accepted as a cosmonaut candidate at the ripe old age of 38. Five missions and 672 days in space later, his family still worries when he’s away ‘at work.’ But 59-year-old Yuri’s not so sure he’s had enough.

  • 20:30
    Taste of Russia

    Russia’s huge military-themed Patriot Park is an ideal place to play soldier and learn to make food for ‘real men.’ After comparing US and Russian MREs, Oscar and Glen make the most of the opportunity, checking out a variety of WWII-era military vehicles, and engaging in a fierce bout of laser tag with Soviet guns. Then, they get down to business and make appetisers fit for a real soldier.

  • 21:00
    Arts and Culture

    Art brut, or outsider art, is traditionally used for self-taught artists, creating art disregarding the normal expectations of society. PsychiARTry is a documentary about outsider art created by people with mental health conditions and facing emotional challenges. Raw and pure, their creativity helps them express their emotions in a non-destructive way. Artists speak of how painting and music become an outlet for their pent up emotions and helps them deal with frustration and suicidal thoughts.

  • 21:30
    Newborn Russia

    The maternity ward is busy with three mothers about to give birth. Anna and Tatyana are having complications so they will have to be induced or have C-sections. However, Olga has gone into labour and can give birth naturally and can look forward to showing husband Dmitry their new son. The rest of the family will also come along to be introduced as she leaves hospital.

  • 22:00
    Arts and Culture

    The Bolshoi only has one overseas Ballet school, and it's about as far from Russia as you can get… in Brazil! A pas de deux between the world’s most renowned ballet company and the remote city of Joinville led to the founding of the Bolshoi ballet school in Brazil in 2000. According to its founders, the school is more than a ballet academy; it’s a social project that helps talented children from low-income families. At the Bolshoi ballet school, they study for free, so they can develop their talent and use ballet as their route out of poverty.

  • 23:00
    Health

    Autism is a much-misunderstood condition. Doctors are unclear of the causes, however it can affect, in some way, one-in-six of us. The most severe cases of autism see intelligent people unable to socialize or communicate successfully.

  • 23:30
    Military and War

    Jaffar and Abdullah are only teenagers, but they’ve already been to war, fighting alongside ISIS-affiliated militants in the southern Philippines. It wasn’t their choice though. The teens’ relatives sold them to the Abu Sayyaf extremist group for less than $500 . The boys took part in the battle of Marawi before surrendering to government forces. A year after the traumatic events, ex-child soldiers describe the horrors they lived through, while they struggle to build new lives.

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