Few actors whose names are as synonymous with a film character as Sean Connery's is with James Bond have ever gone on to continue their success as well as Scotland's favourite acting son. Connery is never off the screen and while not all of his films have been critical successes, many have (The Man Who Would Be King, The Untouchables ) and the rest are usually entertaining. Sadly, The Presidio (World, 9.35pm), Sean Connery's first film after his academy award-winning role of Jimmy Malone in The Untouchables, is in the former category. The Presidio is the 567-hectare military compound located at the base of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and it is the setting for this action-drama based around a joint investigation by the army and police force into the murder of a military policewoman. The investigation teams by-the-book Provost Marshal Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell (Connery) and a young civilian cop Jay Austin (Mark Harmon). Having crossed each other three years earlier when Austin was an MP under Caldwell's command, the relationship of the two men becomes more tense when Austin and Caldwell's daughter, Donna (Meg Ryan) begin an affair. Director Peter Hyams (Running Scared ) described it as a movie: 'In the grand tradition - large in scope and filled with action. Audiences aren't aroused by a film unless they have someone to root for and feel a strong involvement with the protagonists. 'We wanted to entertain movie-goers with fascinating characters and realistic action sequences that would keep audiences on the edge of their seats.' Indeed, the chase sequences are skilled and exciting, making use of great locations in San Francisco. 'We went to our San Francisco police and location contacts and asked them to take us to the picturesque streets that are the steepest, so that we could have those cars flying.' And fly they do. But Hyams fails to handle the relationships in the movie, particularly the father-daughter conflict, which means that rooting for his characters is rather a hollow exercise. In physical stature, Ted Danson may come close to Connery but that's where the similarity ends. Indeed, the man whose name is synonymous with Sam the barman in the wonderful bar-based sitcom Cheers has been busy in films since he pulled his last pint but has failed to pull a real cracker. Three Men And A Baby and Made In America are the biggest films that spring to mind. In fact, he has been in the headlines more for his publicised romance and separation from actress Whoopi Goldberg, whom he met while filming the latter. Affairs with co-stars seem to be something Danson is fond of. He is now married to Mary Steenburgen, whom he met while making Gulliver's Travels (Pearl, 9.30pm). This exquisite adaptation of Jonathan Swift's satire, which includes Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Sir John Gielgud, Robert Hardy and Geraldine Chapman, will appeal to children aged from six to 60. Tonight, Danson wins over Connery; it will probably be the first and last time. Martin Scorcese and Andrew Lloyd Webber, of all people, make special appearances on The Making Of My Fair Lady Then And Now (World, 8.35pm), an hour-long documentary on the making and restoration of the eight Oscar-winning classic. With never-before-seen footage of how the film was made, Audrey Hepburn's original soundtrack, the gala premiere in New York, and restored elements of the film, the one thing that's missing from the programme is the late, exquisite Hepburn.