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  • 00:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 00:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    All waste has consequences and the more conscientious we are, the more we want to reduce the amount we throw out. In this 2 week experiment RT’s James Brown tries to live without generating any waste at all. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

  • 01:00
    Sport

    By joining an aero club and taking to the skies, these men are fulfilling a childhood dream. RTD joins them as they practice their loops and turns for a closely fought aerobatics competition.

  • 01:15
    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.

  • 01:30
    Military and War

    The YPJ is the women’s division of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units formed to fight against ISIS, RTD correspondents were given exclusive access to spend 3 weeks at their boot camp. The young women who train for combat there, decided not to leave their survival to fate but to fight for their lives and their future. For their enemy, being killed by a woman means going to hell.

  • 02:30
    Lifestyle

    Lyubov Morekhodova is 78-years-old and lives by herself on the shore of Lake Baikal the world’s deepest and oldest lake. She carries out her daily chores and regularly meets reporters who began coming to Olkhon Island after a video of her skating across the frozen lake went viral. Despite the persistent attention of reporters, the harsh climate and hard work, Lyubov refuses to move and live with her children in the city. 'Baikal Babushka. Songs of Life'  tells Lyubov’s story revealing there is an inextricable link between Baikal inhabitants and the majestic lake.

  • 03:00
    Military and War

    50 years after the U.S. military intervention in the Vietnam War, the weapons it used continue to harm the local population. Unexploded mines still take lives and the consequences of “Agent Orange” claim new victims.

  • 03:30
    Meeting with Nature

    Every day, dozens of elephants are killed by poachers seeking for their ivory, meat and other body parts. Elephant calves left without their mothers are sure to die as they lack survival skills and source of food. In Zimbabwe, there is a place where orphaned baby elephants can have a second chance at life. The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery founded by Roxy Danckwerts on her family farm rescues helpless infants, providing them with care and love 24/7 in a bid to reintegrate mighty animals back to the wild.

  • 04:00
    News Team

    Staking out a UK detention centre proves fruitless for Harry Fear and Marina Kosareva. Standing around for hours in the cold, Harry’s mind turns to warm food and he becomes fixated on pizza. In Israel, Paula Slier interviews a man whose son was killed by ISIS for being a suspected Mossad agent. The interview moves Paula to tears.

  • 04:30
    Travel and Adventure

    Hoping to inspire disabled children to aim high, three men with physical disabilities take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. At a towering 5895 m above sea level, the Tanzanian peak is the highest mountain in Africa.

  • 05:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 05:30
    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. 

  • 06:00
    Human Rights

    Women in India still have little or no rights and are frequently abused and raped by their husbands. So Sampat Pal, an activist and a local hero, created the Gulabi Gang, which welcomes women in difficult situations and offers them protection and assistance in solving their family problems.

  • 06:30
    Society

    Sanctions, hostile rhetoric, and claims of election meddling have soured relations between Moscow and Washington, which some describe as presently worse than during the Cold War. But does this mean the American and Russian people are at odds too? RTD explores how ordinary Americans perceive Russia and its people amid the current political tensions.

  • 07:00
    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.

  • 07:30
    Discovering Russia

    Looming large across the Kerch Strait, the Crimean Bridge now links mainland Russia and Crimea after opening to car traffic. The ambitious infrastructure project ensures fast and reliable transportation for locals and tourists, travelling to the Black Sea peninsula. Follow RTD on a journey to Crimea to see every nook and cranny of the bridge construction and to explore must-see tourist attractions.

  • 08:30
    Society

    Kristina was 19 when she and her brothers and sisters lost both parents within a year. She had no time to grieve, though, as her family of six could have been taken into care. Kristina put her studies aside and moved back to her home village to become her siblings' legal guardian. Big Sister is in charge, but the kids all play their part in running their hectic household. They milk cows, care for their numerous pets, chop wood, mow, fix, build, and they still go to school. They even find time to play. Find out how Kristina handles being a Mum and the head of her big family.

  • 09:00
    Personalities

    18-year-old Esteban Quispe Churata became world-famous as the “Bolivian Wall-E”. He is a self-taught robot maker who scours municipal dumps and flea markets to recycles e-waste for his inventive creations, many of which are inspired by movies. 

  • 09:30
    Combat Approved

    The Russian-built Pantsir S-1 system (NATO designation, SA-22 Greyhound) is a potent combination of radar, cannons, and missiles. It can detect and take down any target within a 50 km range. Combat Approved puts the Pantsir S-1 through its paces to see if it really can seek and destroy anything from domestic drones to incoming cruise missiles.

  • 10:00
    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.

  • 10:30
    Seeking Recognition

    South Ossetia is a small, mountainous republic that declared independence from Georgia in 1992 but remained largely unknown until 2008 when war broke out with Tbilisi. Now only a handful of states recognise the breakaway state's sovereignty. Take a trip to South Ossetia witness its recovery and hear local people discuss their hopes for their homeland's future.

  • 11:00
    Society

    In 1994, over a million people were killed in Rwanda when members of the Hutu tribe began to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours. Over 20 years on, citizens work every day to prevent the deadly schism from reopening in their society and everyone simply calls themselves Rwandan. RTD visits the first ever ballet school in Rwanda, where the young dancers strive to realise their dreams and give their country something better to be famous for than genocide.

  • 11:30
    Travel and Adventure

    Hoping to inspire disabled children to aim high, three men with physical disabilities take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. At a towering 5895 m above sea level, the Tanzanian peak is the highest mountain in Africa.

  • 12:00
    News Team

    Staking out a UK detention centre proves fruitless for Harry Fear and Marina Kosareva. Standing around for hours in the cold, Harry’s mind turns to warm food and he becomes fixated on pizza. In Israel, Paula Slier interviews a man whose son was killed by ISIS for being a suspected Mossad agent. The interview moves Paula to tears.

  • 12:30
  • 13:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 13:30
    Human Rights

    In 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines. He’s promised to crack down on crime and infamously urged citizens to kill drug addicts. Since his term began, it’s alleged that numerous extrajudicial executions of supposed drug dealers have been carried out.

  • 14:30
    This is China Series

    The Siberian tiger was recently on the brink of extinction, but it is now roaming Chinese forests once more. RTD travels to Hunchun National Nature Reserve on the country’s north-eastern border with Russia to stalk its most magnificent beast and learn from rangers and scientists about what it takes to save these awe-inspiring kings of the wild.

  • 15:00
    Sport

    By joining an aero club and taking to the skies, these men are fulfilling a childhood dream. RTD joins them as they practice their loops and turns for a closely fought aerobatics competition.

  • 15:15
    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.

  • 15:30
    Lifestyle

    Lyubov Morekhodova is 78-years-old and lives by herself on the shore of Lake Baikal the world’s deepest and oldest lake. She carries out her daily chores and regularly meets reporters who began coming to Olkhon Island after a video of her skating across the frozen lake went viral. Despite the persistent attention of reporters, the harsh climate and hard work, Lyubov refuses to move and live with her children in the city. 'Baikal Babushka. Songs of Life'  tells Lyubov’s story revealing there is an inextricable link between Baikal inhabitants and the majestic lake.

  • 16:00
    Military and War

    50 years after the U.S. military intervention in the Vietnam War, the weapons it used continue to harm the local population. Unexploded mines still take lives and the consequences of “Agent Orange” claim new victims.

  • 16:30
    Human Rights

    Women in India still have little or no rights and are frequently abused and raped by their husbands. So Sampat Pal, an activist and a local hero, created the Gulabi Gang, which welcomes women in difficult situations and offers them protection and assistance in solving their family problems.

  • 17:00
    Society

    Kristina was 19 when she and her brothers and sisters lost both parents within a year. She had no time to grieve, though, as her family of six could have been taken into care. Kristina put her studies aside and moved back to her home village to become her siblings' legal guardian. Big Sister is in charge, but the kids all play their part in running their hectic household. They milk cows, care for their numerous pets, chop wood, mow, fix, build, and they still go to school. They even find time to play. Find out how Kristina handles being a Mum and the head of her big family.

  • 17:30
    Meeting with Nature

    Every day, dozens of elephants are killed by poachers seeking for their ivory, meat and other body parts. Elephant calves left without their mothers are sure to die as they lack survival skills and source of food. In Zimbabwe, there is a place where orphaned baby elephants can have a second chance at life. The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery founded by Roxy Danckwerts on her family farm rescues helpless infants, providing them with care and love 24/7 in a bid to reintegrate mighty animals back to the wild.

  • 18:00
    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. 

  • 18:30
    Society

    Sanctions, hostile rhetoric, and claims of election meddling have soured relations between Moscow and Washington, which some describe as presently worse than during the Cold War. But does this mean the American and Russian people are at odds too? RTD explores how ordinary Americans perceive Russia and its people amid the current political tensions.

  • 19:00
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  • 19:30
    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.

  • 20:00
    News Team

    Staking out a UK detention centre proves fruitless for Harry Fear and Marina Kosareva. Standing around for hours in the cold, Harry’s mind turns to warm food and he becomes fixated on pizza. In Israel, Paula Slier interviews a man whose son was killed by ISIS for being a suspected Mossad agent. The interview moves Paula to tears.

  • 20:30
    Combat Approved

    The Russian-built Pantsir S-1 system (NATO designation, SA-22 Greyhound) is a potent combination of radar, cannons, and missiles. It can detect and take down any target within a 50 km range. Combat Approved puts the Pantsir S-1 through its paces to see if it really can seek and destroy anything from domestic drones to incoming cruise missiles.

  • 21:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 21:30
    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.

  • 22:00
    Seeking Recognition

    South Ossetia is a small, mountainous republic that declared independence from Georgia in 1992 but remained largely unknown until 2008 when war broke out with Tbilisi. Now only a handful of states recognise the breakaway state's sovereignty. Take a trip to South Ossetia witness its recovery and hear local people discuss their hopes for their homeland's future.

  • 22:30
    Society

    In 1994, over a million people were killed in Rwanda when members of the Hutu tribe began to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours. Over 20 years on, citizens work every day to prevent the deadly schism from reopening in their society and everyone simply calls themselves Rwandan. RTD visits the first ever ballet school in Rwanda, where the young dancers strive to realise their dreams and give their country something better to be famous for than genocide.

  • 23:00
    News Team

    After arriving in Belgrade, Paula Slier wants to get down to work on a story about ISIS involvement in Kosovo. Two expert interviews confirm her suspicions and she can’t wait to learn more. In the UK, Harry Fear sees the irony in a story about a squatters’ camp close to where the Magna Carta was signed, the first document ever to recognise British civil rights.

  • 23:30
    This is China Series

    The Siberian tiger was recently on the brink of extinction, but it is now roaming Chinese forests once more. RTD travels to Hunchun National Nature Reserve on the country’s north-eastern border with Russia to stalk its most magnificent beast and learn from rangers and scientists about what it takes to save these awe-inspiring kings of the wild.

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