• 00:00
    Up From Downs Series

    Learning doesn’t stop during the summer holidays. Masha has a break at a summer camp where she can learn to interact with people here own age and other adults with Down syndrome. Grisha is on holiday at his grandmother’s house. There he can spend time playing with the local kids and getting into scrapes like any other teenager, all under the beady eye of grandma Valentina.

  • 00:30
    Military and War

    Every working day they risk being wounded, abducted for ransom or killed. They experience war first-hand while being armed with nothing more than mics and cameras. These are the stories of Syrian war journalists who survived deadly encounters and yet still returned to work. This devotion to their vocation is their way of helping the Motherland.

  • 01:00
    Arts and Culture

    Fyodor Dostoevsky is the most recognised Russian writer and can be easily considered a global brand. His novels, released two centuries ago, are still on point and remain the best soul-searching resource for many people around the world. Dostoevsky’s fans discover their true selves while reading him and artists channel their love for the writer through paintings and music. What makes Dostoevsky’s writing immortal?

  • 01:30
    Military and War

    Thousands of women and children of former ISIS fighters from all parts of Russia have been left helpless with little chance of returning home. About 2,000 women and children have been helped by the repatriation effort of Russian and international human advocacy groups. Two thousand more are still held at the Al Hawl camp in Northern Syria, and imprisoned in Iraqi jails and detentions centres.

  • 02:00
    Sochi 2014

    In 2014, tourists from across the globe will flock to the Black Sea for the start of the Winter Olympic Games. RTDoc’s James Brown heads to southern Russia to explore both the Olympic sites and the city itself.

  • 03:00
    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.

  • 04:00
    News Team

    Fighting continues in the Debaltseve pocket, which is where Murad and the team are heading with DNR fighters. Along the way, they witness the destruction in a town bombed earlier in the year by Ukrainian planes. They soon come across a checkpoint that had been the scene of a deadly firefight. The area is littered with wrecked Ukrainian tanks and APCs and the battlefield is strewn with dead soldiers.

  • 04:30
  • 05:00
    Up From Downs Series

    Learning doesn’t stop during the summer holidays. Masha has a break at a summer camp where she can learn to interact with people here own age and other adults with Down syndrome. Grisha is on holiday at his grandmother’s house. There he can spend time playing with the local kids and getting into scrapes like any other teenager, all under the beady eye of grandma Valentina.

  • 05:30
    Combat Approved

    The Listva is a unique armoured demining vehicle designed to protect Russia’s Yars mobile nuclear missile systems. It leads convoys escorting these ‘nukes on wheels’ while scanning for mines and IEDs. The Listva’s ultrahigh frequency antenna detects bombs hidden on the roadside and remotely detonates the devices dozens of metres away.

  • 06:00
    Investigation

    Unmanned drones are the modern weapons of choice in the fight against terrorism. The tribal areas of Pakistan where various militant groups seek a hideout have been hit by numerous CIA drone strikes. The attacks are far from precise and it’s claimed they have often killed or maimed civilians, including children.

  • 06:30
  • 07:30
  • 08:00
  • 08:30
    Military and War

    Every working day they risk being wounded, abducted for ransom or killed. They experience war first-hand while being armed with nothing more than mics and cameras. These are the stories of Syrian war journalists who survived deadly encounters and yet still returned to work. This devotion to their vocation is their way of helping the Motherland.

  • 09:00
    Society

    Sexual harassment in Congo is so common that it is considered a norm. To protect their daughters, families take them to see witches and healers. They perform rituals to make girls look less feminine. These practices are supposed to stop breasts from growing and protect girls from aggressive male attention. But is witchcraft as practical as it claimed to be?

  • 09:30
  • 10:00
    Arts and Culture

    Fyodor Dostoevsky is the most recognised Russian writer and can be easily considered a global brand. His novels, released two centuries ago, are still on point and remain the best soul-searching resource for many people around the world. Dostoevsky’s fans discover their true selves while reading him and artists channel their love for the writer through paintings and music. What makes Dostoevsky’s writing immortal?

  • 10:30
    Military and War

    Thousands of women and children of former ISIS fighters from all parts of Russia have been left helpless with little chance of returning home. About 2,000 women and children have been helped by the repatriation effort of Russian and international human advocacy groups. Two thousand more are still held at the Al Hawl camp in Northern Syria, and imprisoned in Iraqi jails and detentions centres.

  • 11:00
    Sochi 2014

    In 2014, tourists from across the globe will flock to the Black Sea for the start of the Winter Olympic Games. RTDoc’s James Brown heads to southern Russia to explore both the Olympic sites and the city itself.

  • 12:00
    News Team

    Fighting continues in the Debaltseve pocket, which is where Murad and the team are heading with DNR fighters. Along the way, they witness the destruction in a town bombed earlier in the year by Ukrainian planes. They soon come across a checkpoint that had been the scene of a deadly firefight. The area is littered with wrecked Ukrainian tanks and APCs and the battlefield is strewn with dead soldiers.

  • 12:30
    Human Rights

    Afghanistan has the worst humanitarian crisis in the world at the moment. The economy is ruined, and the currency is losing its value. The virtually non-existent job market drives Afghan families to make an unthinkable decision: sell their daughters to pay off debts and buy food for the rest of the family. Do these girls have any other choice?

  • 13:00
    Up From Downs Series

    Learning doesn’t stop during the summer holidays. Masha has a break at a summer camp where she can learn to interact with people here own age and other adults with Down syndrome. Grisha is on holiday at his grandmother’s house. There he can spend time playing with the local kids and getting into scrapes like any other teenager, all under the beady eye of grandma Valentina.

  • 13:30
    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.

  • 14:30
    The Panama Chronicles

    The first instalment of the Panama Chronicles explores the origin of the hack and shows how the stolen information made its way to the public. It takes a look at ICIJ, the group of journalists that led the investigation, as well as their choice of material to publish. You’ll also meet some of the victims and learn how their lives were affected. 

  • 15:30
    The Panama Chronicles

    The second instalment of the Panama Chronicles takes an in-depth look at the offshore legal firm whose data was hacked and its founders. It also speculates on who could have stolen the information, as well as how and why. Finally, the film looks at who might have ultimately been behind the leak and explores possible motivations.

  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
    Society

    Sexual harassment in Congo is so common that it is considered a norm. To protect their daughters, families take them to see witches and healers. They perform rituals to make girls look less feminine. These practices are supposed to stop breasts from growing and protect girls from aggressive male attention. But is witchcraft as practical as it claimed to be?

  • 18:00
  • 18:30
    This is China Series

    The art of engraving is an essential part of Chinese culture. Masters of this craft carve intricate works depicting China’s flora and fauna, its architecture, and the life of its people on a variety of materials, including bamboo, wood, and brick. Each requires special techniques and a unique style. It takes years to master the craft, which is often passed down within families. The best craftsmen and their masterpieces gain international fame.

  • 19:00
  • 19:30
    Professions

    Much of El Salvador is gripped by gang violence. Turf is divvied up between two warring gangs. Children as young as eight are recruited. Many see no choice in life but to join and take up a life of crime.  But some ex-gang members and youth find refuge with a volunteer ambulance corps called the ‘Rescue Commandos’. To save lives, these dauntless paramedics brave neighbourhoods where even the police won’t go. 

  • 20:00
    now
    News Team

    Fighting continues in the Debaltseve pocket, which is where Murad and the team are heading with DNR fighters. Along the way, they witness the destruction in a town bombed earlier in the year by Ukrainian planes. They soon come across a checkpoint that had been the scene of a deadly firefight. The area is littered with wrecked Ukrainian tanks and APCs and the battlefield is strewn with dead soldiers.

  • 20:30
  • 21:30
    Up From Downs Series

    Learning doesn’t stop during the summer holidays. Masha has a break at a summer camp where she can learn to interact with people here own age and other adults with Down syndrome. Grisha is on holiday at his grandmother’s house. There he can spend time playing with the local kids and getting into scrapes like any other teenager, all under the beady eye of grandma Valentina.

  • 22:00
    Investigation

    Unmanned drones are the modern weapons of choice in the fight against terrorism. The tribal areas of Pakistan where various militant groups seek a hideout have been hit by numerous CIA drone strikes. The attacks are far from precise and it’s claimed they have often killed or maimed civilians, including children.

  • 22:30
    News Team

    The Ukrainian base at Debaltseve has been the scene of heavy fighting. Murad Gazdiev and the team see how the defenders evacuated in a hurry. They are warned of booby traps, as the locals pick through the wreckage in search of anything to eat. In Moscow, correspondent Ilya Petrenko is told he’s off to London for a battlefield awareness course to prepare him for war reporting.

  • 23:00
    Personalities

    At the end of the earth, there’s a lonely weather station on the shores of the freezing Barents Sea. It is staffed by three people, each working a year-long work shift.  They are waiting for a ship – their only connection to the mainland. Until it comes, they must try and stay sane. 

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