Films on TV Today, Saturday 18 August

Laugh your socks off with a serving of cracking comedy this weekend, including Zoolander and Friends with Benefits

Cool Runnings – 1:25pm, ITV1


Fact-based comedy in which a Jamaican sprinter (Leon Robinson), having been turned down from the Olympic squad, convinces three friends to team up and try their hands at Bobsleigh in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Little Women – 3:00pm, Channel 5

Period drama based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, depicting the life of five sisters whose fathers is away fighting in the American Civil War. Winona Ryder stars as the eldest sister, tomboy Jo, whilst Amy is played by a young Kirsten Dunst.

Octopussy – 3:20pm, ITV1

Classic James Bond spy adventure sees Roger Moore in his sixth outing as the 007 special agent. Whilst attempting to chase down the killer of  a British agent in East Berlin he discovers a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb in an American Air Force Base.

Zoolander – 7:20pm, Film4

Satirical comedy starring Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander, a self-obsessed male model unwittingly tricked into assassinating a statesman who could prove a liability to the fashion industry.

Lesbian Vampire Killers – 9:15pm, BBC3

James Corden and Mathew Horne star in this comedy horror flick as two friends invited to stay with a group of attractive foreign students whilst hiking in Norfolk. They soon discover that the women are under a vampire’s curse and are forced to take up arms. 

Friends with Benefits – 10:00am, Sky Drama/Romance


Romantic comedy starring Justin Timberlake as the art director who finds it harder than expected to keep feelings out of the relationship that develops with the woman who recruited him (Mila Kunis).