PROGRAMMERS at World have taken the royalty war a step further by replacing what would have been an enjoyable film (Help! with the Beatles) with a repeat of the interview that started it all: the one in which the Prince Of Wales admits he had a bit on the side in the form of Camilla Parker-Bowles. Charles - The Private Man, The Public Role (World, 9.30 pm) is a puff job for the Prince, but no-one ever expected it would be otherwise. It has more interest than the Diana interview, though less high drama. She came across as a scorned woman on the edge of dementia, which made thrilling television. He is very much the thinking man in a kilt, enthusiastically getting to grips with matters of state, which must be what we are paying him for. His indiscretion with Ms Parker-Bowles, the Prince says, came only after he realised his marriage had irretrievably broken down. Watching Diana last week, and trying not to gag over the 'queen of people's hearts' line, it seemed incredible it didn't break down sooner. WHICH brings us to that other dysfunctional family unit, The Simpsons (World, 7 pm) and Bart's first love, the Reverend Lovejoy's beautiful daughter, Jessica. She fails to pay much attention to Bart until he is invited for tea, uses the word 'butt' at the table, and is promptly given his marching orders. Jessica's voice will be familiar - it belongs to Meryl Streep, making a guest appearance. In Hunter (World, 12.50 am) Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates makes a guest appearance as himself; look sharpish in the opening scenes, at a police officer's funeral. IT'S an all-round dysfunctional night on television. In the third and final The Beatles Anthology (Pearl, 9.30 pm) - I for one will miss it - the Moptops visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Bangor, Wales, learn of the death of Brian Epstein, announce that their company, Apple, wants to help young artists (Apple later got into serious financial trouble) and begin to get tired of the sight of each other. It is McCartney who makes the announcement that he is leaving the Beatles, but Lennon had decided months earlier that he would seek a 'divorce', keeping quiet because of a clause in his contract. The band began to fray after the death of Epstein, in 1967. 'I knew we were in trouble then,' says Lennon. Lennon worked on projects with Yoko Ono; McCartney was involved with Apple; Harrison began to explore Indian music and Starr, who felt left out, quit the band, returning to help record the White Album. This final Anthology episode is especially good for unseen footage; some of the out-takes from the making of Let It Be demonstrate, as Paul puts it, 'how the break-up of a group works'. FILMS on Cable Movie Channel: The Music Of Chance (7 pm). A man gives a lift to a fellow stumbling alongside a country road, learns he is a high-stakes poker player, and decides to join him in a forthcoming game against two eccentric millionaires. Low-key adaptation of Paul Auster's existential novel offers as many questions as answers while it spins its interesting tale. Co-scripted by director Philip Haas, a documentary-maker making his first feature film. Superior performances by a hand-picked cast: James Spader is a particular standout as a slimeball with his own peculiar code of ethics. Look out also for Mandy Patinkin, these days better known as the brilliant but slightly loony heart surgeon Dr Geiger in Chicago Hope. Gang '92 (9 pm). Standard Hong Kong actioner about gambling and killing. Directed by Tso Kin-nam in 1992. Among the stars: Aaron Kwok and Winnie Lam. The Story Of Qiu Ju (1 am). The pregnant wife (Gong Li) of a peasant appeals to higher authorities to force the village headman to apologise for injuring her husband. Simple and mesmerising tale from Zhang Yimou; less flamboyant than his previous works, but nevertheless a great success. The film won the Golden Lion award for best film and Li won the award for best actress at the 1992 Venice Film Festival.