ANYONE who has ever wished they were Bruce Lee, which is all of us, will enjoy Cinema Of Vengeance (Pearl, 9.30pm), a quick run through the history of the film genre that Hong Kong gave the world - the martial arts movie. Lee features extensively, and so he should, as the man who brought the martial arts movie to the attention of the West. But this is not just a tribute to him. It is an expatriate's guide to the people whose faces we see, but whose names we can never remember, from the territory's earlier stars (Jimmy Wang-yu, Tim Lung and Chan Wai-min) to its contemporary heroes, notably Jackie Chan, who is as popular in Hong Kong as instant noodles. Cinema Of Vengeance begins in the late 1940s, when martial arts films were made in an average of three days by people such as the Shaw brothers. It ends in Hollywood, where a new wave of Asian film-makers specialises in aesthetically pleasing violence. John Woo's first Hollywood film, Hard Target, starred Jean-Claude Van Damme in a hail of bullets and conflagrations. MOST of the Australian expatriate community will be taking an even longer lunch than usual to watch The Melbourne Cup (World noon, Prime Sports noon). This is the country's most prestigious horse-racing event, for the jockeys and owners if not for the horses. The race comes under starters orders at 12.20pm and among the contenders are previous winners Jeune and Vintage Crop. The winner will pick up $11 million. GOLF is another one of those hobbies that has always been lost on me; a waste of a good walk and all that. Needless to say, I will be avoiding the 1995 Alfred Dunhill Masters (World, 9.35pm) like the plague. If I wanted to spend my days watching men in checked trousers I could go to the circus. Financially, the Asian Masters is not on a par with the Melbourne Cup. The winner gets a mere US$400,000 (about HK$3 million). It is taking place in Jakarta, from where some of the competitors will fly to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Open at Fanling in a fortnight. CALL me a city boy, you can even call me stupid if you like, but I never realised turkeys were wild. I had always presumed their natural habitats were battery farms and supermarket shelves. Emperor Of The Eastern Woodlands (World, 8.35pm) reveals that turkeys originally numbered in the millions when European settlers arrived in North America. Thanksgiving and Christmas reduced their numbers to next to nothing by the early 1900s. Now they are back, roaming most states, thanks to a major conservation effort. IN Something Wilder (World, 7pm), a situation comedy long on situation but short on comedy, Gene (played by Gene Wilder, who couldn't even be bothered to change is name for the role) stands in for a clown at his twin sons' fifth birthday party. Hilarity ensues. The police drama Between The Lines (World, 12.40am) is superior entertainment, but has always been shown in one of the most inferior time slots. The British will be familiar with the issues raised in this episode - police brutality was one of the buzz phrases of the 1980s. It was difficult to be truly trendy in inner city Britain unless you had been beaten up by a policeman. FILMS on Cable Movie channel: Drunken Master III (10.30am). Saga of concubines and sword-wielding Tang dynasty types. An ageing emperor tries to keep his empire together using a magic piece of jade. The Babysitter (2pm). A teenage babysitter is in big trouble - not only does the man who hired her have the hots for her, but so does his son. Stars Alicia Silverstone. Farewell My Concubine (1am). Co-winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, about the 52-year relationship of two male childhood apprentices at the Peking Opera. Drama spanning China's warlord era to the Cultural Revolution and beyond.