There's nothing like an office quiz to pass an afternoon. Today's question - what do Strays (Pearl, 9.30pm) and American Gothic (Pearl, 11.30pm) have in common? - provoked a few responses. The clue was David Cassidy and most answers were unprintable but one bright spark intelligently suggested actress Shirley Jones. He was wrong, but on the right track. The answer is Shaun Cassidy, David's brother. It seems that while David was daydreaming, walking in the rain and chasing after rainbows, Shaun was hanging out in the attic devising devilish things to do to people. The TV movie Strays was written before he devised American Gothic, you might have guessed, because the latter is certainly more sophisticated. In Strays, a young couple move from the city to their dream home in the country only to discover there is a pack of killer cats living in the basement waiting to tear them apart. Beware of Tigger! You never know what grudges he harbours. I'm not sure what's more frightening: a houseful of rampaging pets or a theatre full of aspiring teen beauties. Encouraging your attractive teenage daughter to enter beauty pageants should be a criminal offence. We should be telling our children to aspire to more than physical beauty. I have never seen a Miss Teen pageant and will not watch Miss Teen USA 1996 (Pearl, 12.20am). The show, which was filmed on July 29, has an estimated audience of 200 million people in 24 countries. Vote through your fingers and do not watch either. As if we don't see enough of Kevin Sorbo on Hong Kong television, we have to put up with him again in the 9.30pm slot on ATV World in Hercules In The Maze Of The Minotaur (World, 9.30pm). It would have been too much to think the station might have programmed the infinitely better movie The Taking Of Pelham 123 (World, 1.40am) at a reasonable hour. I suspect it has something to do with the liberal smattering of four-letter words that would have been shocking 22 years ago when the film was made. Robert Shaw is the head of a four-man gang that holds a subway car and its passengers to ransom. The demand is simple - give us US$1 million within an hour. The curmudgeonly Walter Matthau is the transport police officer assigned to deal with the crisis. Fast, exciting and well-scripted dramatisation of John Godey's novel. In The Client (Pearl, 8.30pm), Reggie accepts a job with a prestigious law firm but soon realises it only wanted her to help defend a congressman, Jim Addison, on a sexual harassment charge. The case is politically volatile and the film had no female attorneys so they employed her. Of course Reggie, being Reggie, sorts them out, but why, I ask, did she have to be given a traditionally man's name to make her seem tough? In 1930, Harry Lasseter led an exhibition into the forbidding central Australian desert in search of a fabulous gold reef he had stumbled upon in his youth. When his team abandoned him, believing the reef did not exist, Lasseter pushed on alone and found the reef, only to die of starvation before reaching civilisation and revealing its location. More than half a century later in Challenge (World, 6.30pm), adventurer Des Stroud lead a new expedition to try to prove once and for all the existence of Lasseter's reef.