• 00:00
    Personalities

    In Russia, every schoolchild knows the name of Aleksey Maresyev. The legendary WWII fighter pilot’s heroic story was retold in a 1948 book, “The story of a real man”. After his plane was shot down by Nazi fire, he survived in the Russian wilderness for 18 days with broken legs and found his way to safety. Despite losing both legs in hospital, he still convinced doctors and military commanders that he should continue to fly. His example helped many who might otherwise have given up, some handicapped pilots say it inspired them to survive and continue with their careers.

  • 01:00
    Society

    For 100 years, Jharia town in India has lived on top of a perpetually burning coal field. Once green and beautiful, the region is now scorched and barren, while its people are suffering from respiratory diseases. Despite the danger, most families daren’t relocate because coal provides their only means of income.

  • 01:30
    Society

    The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed a wave of mass protests that shook the whole of the United States. His death was the catalyst that set off an already highly explosive atmosphere in the town. RTD visits Ferguson to hear what its residents have to say about the issues in their community.

  • 02:30
    Professions

    The reindeer herders of the Yamal tundra live in rawhide tents like their ancestors did hundreds of years ago and have hardly any contact with the outside world. However, when they urgently need medical treatment, they must rely on air rescue helicopters for their very survival.

  • 03:00
    Health

    In Sierra Leone, the deadly Ebola virus continues to take its toll on people who beat it. After being cured, former patients often face ignorance and stigma within their communities. RTD shares the stories of survivors, struggling to rebuild their lives while fighting to be accepted by society.

  • 03:30
    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.

  • 04:00
    Investigation

    In Afghanistan women are not allowed to dance or go to parties so an old tradition kicks in, “bachas” are young boys who dress as women and dance for older men. Dancing though is not the only way the boys are used as substitutes.

  • 04:30
    Travel and Adventure

    Freediving champion Natalya Avseenko is seeking inner peace in the depths of the Orda Cave in Russia's Perm Region. Join us as we travel with her as she attempts to become the underwater legend known as the Mistress of the Orda Cave.

  • 05:00
    Environment

    Dubbed the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan Island is in danger from massive deforestation. Stretches of virgin rainforest are being razed to make way for industries taking over Palawan's natural resources. To save the island and its forest-based indigenous tribes, ecological activists take the fight into their own hands, capturing loggers and their equipment, demolishing unsanctioned logging sites and exposing corrupt officials.

  • 05:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    As a child, Aisha Bakari Gombi used to join her father hunting in northeast Nigeria’s forests. Now animals no longer roam there, and Aisha chases a different prey – Islamist insurgents from Boko Haram who have plagued her country for almost a decade. She leads a vigilante group that helps government troops fight terrorists using their keen hunting skills and vast knowledge of remote areas used as Boko Haram hideouts.

  • 06:00
    Society

    Despite being born with a crippling disease that left his body withered and tiny, Grigori is able to find his true love Anya on the Internet and they get married.

  • 06:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    For more than 2,000 years they've been making wine along Russia's Black Sea coast and it's still big business today. Join James Brown as he tries to find out what makes a great Russian wine, meets the men growing the grapes and looks into a legend that's very much close to home.

  • 07:00
    Personalities

    A stranger in his homeland and a stranger in his adopted country, a former Soviet soldier had to stay in Afghanistan for 29 years after being captured by the Mujahideen and made to fight on the side of his country's enemy. In this film, he finally comes back to his native land, but is he welcomed?

  • 07:30
  • 08:00
    Health

    The biotech giants are promising cutting-edge traits in GMO seeds and weed killing chemicals, to feed the hungry and bring farmers bigger harvests of pest-resistant crops. From India to the UK and across the Atlantic, people question the safety of GMOs to both the environment and human health. RTD looks at the hidden dangers of the GM industry and agricultural chemicals.

  • 09:00
    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.

  • 09:30
    Lifestyle

    Arseny had been a sports enthusiast for years when he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Determined to hold on to his passion, he turns to a Zen surfing instructor in Bali for help, both spiritual and physical. He hopes learning to catch a wave will give him back the sense of freedom he always got from sport. Arseny’s persistence and surprising results even inspired his surfing teacher to work on overcoming fears in pursuit of his own dreams.

  • 10:00
  • 10:30
    Human Rights

    Kidnapping girls to marry them is common practice in Kyrgyzstan. Some of those couples live happily together for the rest of their lives, but a lot of the women can never put up with the shame of forced marriage and sometimes take their own lives. 

  • 11:00
    Personalities

    In Russia, every schoolchild knows the name of Aleksey Maresyev. The legendary WWII fighter pilot’s heroic story was retold in a 1948 book, “The story of a real man”. After his plane was shot down by Nazi fire, he survived in the Russian wilderness for 18 days with broken legs and found his way to safety. Despite losing both legs in hospital, he still convinced doctors and military commanders that he should continue to fly. His example helped many who might otherwise have given up, some handicapped pilots say it inspired them to survive and continue with their careers.

  • 12:00
    News Team

    Harry Fear is still in Wales, UK, where he interviews one of the organisers of the "No NATO Newport" protest. In the Donetsk Region of Ukraine, Paula Slier visits the Central Regional Hospital that has been recently bombed and currently has only one doctor left working there.

  • 12:30
    Society

    For 100 years, Jharia town in India has lived on top of a perpetually burning coal field. Once green and beautiful, the region is now scorched and barren, while its people are suffering from respiratory diseases. Despite the danger, most families daren’t relocate because coal provides their only means of income.

  • 13:00
    In the Army Now

    The day Anna and Pavel have been training for is finally here! Everything they’ve learnt while serving in the 201st Motor Rifle Division was to prepare them for this moment. It’s time to pass the legendary and highly-demanding psychological assault course. Are they ready?

  • 13:30
    Society

    Members of Japan’s feared Yakuza crime syndicate are often portrayed as grim-faced professional killers in sharp black suits and dark glasses, but the reality is somewhat different. Meet Mr. Makoto, a tubby tattooed Yakuza mobster and ‘old-fashioned guy’ who shows how the life of a gangster in modern-day Japan ain’t what it used to be. 

  • 14:00
    Society

    The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed a wave of mass protests that shook the whole of the United States. His death was the catalyst that set off an already highly explosive atmosphere in the town. RTD visits Ferguson to hear what its residents have to say about the issues in their community.

  • 15:00
    Health

    In Sierra Leone, the deadly Ebola virus continues to take its toll on people who beat it. After being cured, former patients often face ignorance and stigma within their communities. RTD shares the stories of survivors, struggling to rebuild their lives while fighting to be accepted by society.

  • 15:30
    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.

  • 16:00
    Society

    Despite being born with a crippling disease that left his body withered and tiny, Grigori is able to find his true love Anya on the Internet and they get married.

  • 16:30
    Travel and Adventure

    Freediving champion Natalya Avseenko is seeking inner peace in the depths of the Orda Cave in Russia's Perm Region. Join us as we travel with her as she attempts to become the underwater legend known as the Mistress of the Orda Cave.

  • 17:00
    Environment

    Dubbed the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan Island is in danger from massive deforestation. Stretches of virgin rainforest are being razed to make way for industries taking over Palawan's natural resources. To save the island and its forest-based indigenous tribes, ecological activists take the fight into their own hands, capturing loggers and their equipment, demolishing unsanctioned logging sites and exposing corrupt officials.

  • 17:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    For more than 2,000 years they've been making wine along Russia's Black Sea coast and it's still big business today. Join James Brown as he tries to find out what makes a great Russian wine, meets the men growing the grapes and looks into a legend that's very much close to home.

  • 18:00
    Health

    The biotech giants are promising cutting-edge traits in GMO seeds and weed killing chemicals, to feed the hungry and bring farmers bigger harvests of pest-resistant crops. From India to the UK and across the Atlantic, people question the safety of GMOs to both the environment and human health. RTD looks at the hidden dangers of the GM industry and agricultural chemicals.

  • 19:00
  • 19:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    As a child, Aisha Bakari Gombi used to join her father hunting in northeast Nigeria’s forests. Now animals no longer roam there, and Aisha chases a different prey – Islamist insurgents from Boko Haram who have plagued her country for almost a decade. She leads a vigilante group that helps government troops fight terrorists using their keen hunting skills and vast knowledge of remote areas used as Boko Haram hideouts.

  • 20:00
    News Team

    Harry Fear is still in Wales, UK, where he interviews one of the organisers of the "No NATO Newport" protest. In the Donetsk Region of Ukraine, Paula Slier visits the Central Regional Hospital that has been recently bombed and currently has only one doctor left working there.

  • 20:30
    Personalities

    A stranger in his homeland and a stranger in his adopted country, a former Soviet soldier had to stay in Afghanistan for 29 years after being captured by the Mujahideen and made to fight on the side of his country's enemy. In this film, he finally comes back to his native land, but is he welcomed?

  • 21:00
    In the Army Now

    The day Anna and Pavel have been training for is finally here! Everything they’ve learnt while serving in the 201st Motor Rifle Division was to prepare them for this moment. It’s time to pass the legendary and highly-demanding psychological assault course. Are they ready?

  • 21:30
    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.

  • 22:00
    Lifestyle

    Arseny had been a sports enthusiast for years when he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Determined to hold on to his passion, he turns to a Zen surfing instructor in Bali for help, both spiritual and physical. He hopes learning to catch a wave will give him back the sense of freedom he always got from sport. Arseny’s persistence and surprising results even inspired his surfing teacher to work on overcoming fears in pursuit of his own dreams.

  • 22:30
  • 23:00
    News Team

    Paula Slier goes to Shakhtyorsk, Ukraine, to film a story on people burying their dead in their backyards because they are afraid of travelling to the nearest cemetery. Back in Moscow, Ilya Petrenko is offered an unexpected career move.

  • 23:30
    Human Rights

    Kidnapping girls to marry them is common practice in Kyrgyzstan. Some of those couples live happily together for the rest of their lives, but a lot of the women can never put up with the shame of forced marriage and sometimes take their own lives. 

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