PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 December, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 December, 2001, 12:00am


Pearl, 8.30pm

Oh goodie, a new programme for Tuesday nights. Well, a new season of an old favourite anyway.

Imagine the teenage angst you have to go through when you realise you're half alien. Roswell is like Dawsons Creek with spaceships. This group of other-worldly teenagers live among the population of the tiny, but notorious, southwestern town of Roswell, New Mexico.

For the past 10 years, Max Evans (Jason Behr, above centre), his sister Isabel (Katherine Heigl, right) and his best friend Michael Guerin (Brendan Fehr, behind) have been living a somewhat normal existence, with their hybrid biology of human and alien DNA helping them to fit in. Surviving descendants from beings on board an alien spacecraft that popular legend says plummeted to the desert in 1947, the three teenagers have grown up quietly among the Roswell residents since emerging from incubation.

Their peaceful existence was shattered the day Max forged an other-worldly connection with fellow classmate Liz Parker (Shiri Appleby, second left). With this simple twist of fate, their secret was sacrificed and their identity exposed. He is now forced to trust Liz and her best friends Maria DeLuca (Majandra Delfino, left) and Alex Whitman (Colin Hanks) in order to stay one step ahead of forces that would do anything to destroy them.

This season Max must decide whether to live a normal life as a human with Liz or to give up the only girl he has ever loved and accept his fate as the leader of the aliens.

The Fugitive

Pearl, 9.35pm

Richard Kimble (Tim Daly, right) seems to have spent most of his adult life on the run for murdering his wife which he claims he didn't do (it was the One Armed Man - honest). He also seems to be enjoying a comprehensive tour of the United States. In this episode he is staying in Texas and working for an eccentric local contractor, Tucker Frederickson (Brian Wimmer).

Meanwhile Gerard's (Mykelti Williamson, left) task-force members follow clues and stumble across Kimble by accident - but will they be quick enough to capture him?


Star Movies, 9pm

Everyone's favourite James Bond takes on the role of a charming art thief in this international thriller.

When a priceless Rembrandt is stolen in New York, the evidence points to Robert 'Mac' MacDougal (Sean Connery, above). Insurance investigator Virginia 'Gin' Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) persuades her boss, whose company will lose US$24 million on the theft, to let her go after the master criminal.

The strong-willed and resourceful Gin has a plan to entrap Mac, but he proves even more elusive and crafty than she expected.

While engaging in a cat-and-mouse game, Mac and Gin form an edgy partnership that takes them from London, via the Western Isles of Scotland, to Kuala Lumpur - the hi-tech capital of Malaysia. Together they come up with a daring plan for a multibillion-dollar heist linked to the dawn of the new millennium.

Also starring Ving Rhames, Will Patton, Hector Cruz and Maury Chaykin. (1999)