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Our World: Djibouti on the Front Lines

Learn more about America’s fight against terrorism in “Our World: Djibouti on the Frontline.” This BBC television program focuses on America’s only military base in Africa and how it’s being utilized in the war on terror. “Djibouti is the only country in Africa with a US military base. From here, the war on terror is being waged against Al Shabab in Somalia and Al Qaeda in Yemen. Frank Gardner, the BBC’s security correspondent, is granted rare access to the American base.” This program can be viewed on FilmOn, along with many other live TV programs from the UK and around the world. UK channels you can choose from include BBC  [ Read More ]


Taran Killam Defends Saturday Night Live ISIS Skit

Posted by monique On March - 2 - 2015 0 Comment
Taran Killam in SNL "ISIS" skit

Did you see Saturday Night Live’s ISIS sketch? The Feb. 28 episode, hosted by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson, featured Johnson in a skit that was supposed to be making fun of ISIS. However, many people thought the skit went too far over the line and became offensive, particularly since the skit, as The Independent states, references a Toyota commercial in which a proud dad is driving her daughter to the airport so she can join the military. It goes without saying that there were viewers who felt the skit compared the deadly terrorist organization to the nation’s line of defense. As a counterpoint to the argument made  [ Read More ]


Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC Now on FilmOn

Posted by monique On February - 28 - 2015 0 Comment

The BBC has celebrated the best of the guitar and what its sound has contributed to popular music in BBC Four’s special “Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC.” The television special features BBC performances from some of the world’s most legendary guitarists, like Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and more. Here’s more about the special: “Compilation of BBC performances featuring some of the best axe men and women in rock ‘n’ roll, from Hendrix to the Kinks, Cream to AC/DC, the Smiths to Rage Against the Machine and Radiohead to Foo Fighters. Whether it’s the Shadows playing FBI on Crackerjack, Jeff Beck with the Yardbirds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream’s Sunshine  [ Read More ]

The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

“The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide” is available for free viewing on FilmOn’s BBC Four online channel. The program focuses on NASA, the space program that has been the pride of America for 30 years. But now that the program has entered into a new stage, BBC Four takes a look back at the golden age of American space exploration. “In 2011, after more than 30 years of service, America’s space shuttle took to the skies for the last time. Its story has been characterised by incredible triumphs, but blighted by devastating tragedies – and the BBC and Horizon have chronicled every step of its career. This programme brings together  [ Read More ]


“Newswatch” is the BBC News show that gives the viewers the floor and you can watch the intriguing television show for free on FilmOn. “Newswatch,” hosted by Samira Ahmed, features the comments of BBC News’ loyal viewers on the biggest topics of the day. The show also takes a look at how the coverage is presented itself. Here’s more about “Newswatch”: “Viewers’ opinions on the coverage of events by BBC News, addressed by the editors and decision makers in charge. Each week the programme looks at how the BBC is covering major stories and puts viewers’ criticisms to the powers behind the presenters.” You can watch this program on FilmOn’s  [ Read More ]

Da Vinci's Demons 2

The March 3 release of “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season” is almost here, and in celebration of the upcoming release, we have a clip from one of the release’s bonus featuers, “Creating The New World.” The bonus feature shows how the world of Da Vinci was recreated for the series by using a combination of remote locations and visual effects. Check it out below the post. “Da Vinci’s Demons” hails from creator and executive producer David S. Goyer and stars Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci. In the second season of “Da Vinci’s Demons,” Da Vinci is on the hunt for answers as he goes to South America,  [ Read More ]

Watch HARDtalk for Free on FilmOn

Posted by monique On February - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
HARDtalk-BBC News

Do you like your news with an added jolt? Perhaps you’d like watching “HARDtalk,” a program that’s part of the BBC News lineup of coverage, presented by Stephen Sackur. The program can be viewed via FilmOn’s BBC News’ live TV channel. “HARDtalk” covers various news topics in more detail and with an investigative eye, complete with interviews from the news cycle’s biggest names. One of the episodes of “HARDtalk” covers the topic of Human Rights breaches and the people at the forefront of rule-making. “Since the late seventies, Human Rights Watch has named and shamed governments and organisations for alleged breaches. But who sets those rules? And if you live  [ Read More ]


Psychics in the UK are busy helping people in need on Psychic Today, one of the many live TV channels from the UK available on FilmOn. Psychic Today showcases psychics from the UK and elsewhere as they give advice to callers looking for guidance in their lives. Here’s more about the channel. Psychic Today has for the last 9 years been making psychics from all over the planet available to you in your own home! What would you like guidance on? Past, present, future? Love, career, family? Our TV & at home psychics are 1 call away. Tune in for your daily dose of spirituality. You can watch Psychic Today  [ Read More ]

A Cook Abroad: Dave Myers' Egypt

Do you love cooking shows and learning more about other cultures? Take a look at “A Cook Abroad: Dave Myers’ Egypt” on BBC Two as well as on FilmOn’s BBC Two online television channel. The show features Dave Myers as he travels to Egypt and tries some of the world’s oldest recipes. Here’s more about the program. Myers takes on street food, huge feasts and food with historical pasts. Here’s more on “A Cook Abroad: Dave Myers’ Egypt”: “Hairy Biker Dave Myers travels to Egypt, home to some of the oldest recipes known to man. From the fantastic street food of Cairo to a family feast 500 miles south in  [ Read More ]

Horizon: Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes?

The science of predicting earthquakes is still shaky, if you’ll excuse the pun. BBC Four takes a look at how science is tackling earthquakes with “Horizon: Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?”, available for viewing on FilmOn’s BBC Four online television channel. The program gives viewers background on the science of studying earthquakes and how science is working to resolve the issues surrounding earthquake prediction. “Last century, earthquakes killed over one million, and it is predicted that this century might see ten times as many deaths. Yet when an earthquake strikes, it always takes people by surprise. So why hasn’t science worked out how to predict when and where the next  [ Read More ]


Cleopatra: A Timewatch Guide now on FilmOn

Posted by monique On February - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
Cleopatra: A Timewatch Guide

Is Cleopatra your favorite historical figure? Take a look at BBC Documentary “Cleopatra: A Timewatch Guide.” The television documentary is comprised from BBC film archive footage as well as the expertise of historian Vanessa Collinridge. Here’s more about the documentary: “Using the BBC film archives, historian Vanessa Collinridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed and evolved over the years – from Roman propaganda, through Shakespeare’s role in casting her as a doomed romantic heroine, to her portrayal in the golden age of Hollywood. Along the way Vanessa investigates Cleopatra’s relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, her role as a politician, whether she should be seen as a  [ Read More ]


Watch See Hear for Free on FilmOn

Posted by monique On February - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
See Hear-BBC Two

Learn more about deaf education from “See Hear,” a magazine program for the deaf community that is presented in sign language and subtitles. The television program can be seen on BBC Two as well as BBC Two’s live TV channel on FilmOn. In one of the episodes of “See Hear,” the program takes a look back at a revolutionary documentary and brings viewers up to date on new education techniques. “See Hear takes this opportunity to revisit a documentary made 40 years ago called Curtain of Silence. This documentary highlighted what were then ground-breaking new teaching methods and technologies to help deaf people speak and hear. We catch up with  [ Read More ]

Da Vinci's Demons S2 3D Packshots - Final

The action and drama are the ingredients that helped make STARZ’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” a hit, but the most important ingredients of all are the layered and mysterious characters that populate the show. A new bonus feature clip from the upcoming release of “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season,” features all of the characters you love (or love hating) and their character journeys. Take a look at the clip below the post. “Da Vinci’s Demons” comes from creator and executive producer David S. Goyer, also known for his work on action/comic book film hits like “Blade,” “The Dark Knight” and “Man of Steel.” The series stars Tom Riley as  [ Read More ]

Da Vinci's Demons 3

The second season of “Da Vinci’s Demons” has been just as heart-pounding and exciting as the first, and if you were a fan of Da Vinci’s adventures this go-round, make sure to get “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season” on DVD and Blu-ray March 3. The hit STARZ show comes from creator and executive producer David S. Goyer, who’s also been a part of such projects like “Blade,” “The Dark Knight” and “Man of Steel.” The second season brings even more challenges and experiences for Da Vinci (Tom Riley) as he travels to Naples, South America and Turkey in his constant quest for answers. “Science mixes with love, lust  [ Read More ]

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AMC has delved into the drama of the Revolutionary War with “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” which will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray plus Digital HD March 17. The full season–comprised of 10 episodes–will be included in the 3-disc set, as well as deleted scenes and bonus features, one of which, “History of Turn,” is embedded below. “TURN: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season,” is based on the book of the same name by Alexander Rose and focuses on a group of men who become some of George Washington’s most dependable informants as well as giving rise to the modern spy. “A character-driven drama set during the Revolutionary War, “TURN:  [ Read More ]

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