It seems like the television networks have been saving all the best films of the week for tonight as there are at least three worth watching. However, the biggest event of the night is the return of the excellent police series NYPD Blue (Pearl, 8.30 pm). The Emmy award winner is now beginning its third season. It is hard to stop raving about this programme as it seems to get better each year. Even with the departure of the series' original star David Caruso - whose career has not exactly taken off as he anticipated - the show remains the most realistic portrayal of police life shown on the small screen. Jimmy Smits as Detective Bobby Simone has proved to be a more than worthy replacement. And Dennis Franz as his partner Detective Andy Sipowicz is one of the most enjoyable characters on television. At least he spares viewers shots of his butt as Caruso was prone to do. The season starts with a bang as Detective Martinez (Nicholas Turturro) is gunned down in a shootout, the aftermath of a barroom hostage incident. While he is taken to hospital, Simone and Sipowicz capture one of the wounded gunmen and pump him for information on the whereabouts of his accomplice. The story takes a twist when it is revealed that the suspect is an officer at Rikers prison and an informant in an undercover operation to expose corruption within the penal system. Not to be confused with the Elvis film of the same name, Frankie and Johnny (World, 9.30 pm) is a contemporary love story about a short-order cook (Al Pacino) and a waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) working in a New York diner. Frankie (Pfeiffer) suffers from low self-esteem and expects nothing out of life. She believes her best days are past and she is bound to die alone. Johnny (Pacino) by contrast, has everything to live for. Fresh from an 18-month prison stint for forging cheques, his time incarcerated was productive as he picked up culinary skills and became an avid student of the works of Shakespeare. Using his new found knowledge to his advantage, Johnny pursues Frankie relentlessly. The rest of the blue-collar cast are equally as charming in this film directed by Garry Marshall (Laverne and Shirley, Pretty Woman ). Tony Curtis was once asked what it was like to work with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot (Pearl, 1.05 am). He described it as like 'working with a 2,000 pound gorilla'. The description seemed accurate, because at the time the sex goddess was at the height of her power and was known for being difficult to work with. None of these alleged difficulties were visible in Some Like It Hot as the film is an almost perfectly executed comedy. Set in the 1920s, unemployed musicians Curtis and Jack Lemmon witness the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. Scared for their lives, the pair don women's clothing and join a Florida-bound all-women's band fronted by singer Sugar Kane (Monroe). The movie proved to be one of Monroe's last efforts, along with The Misfits. In The Train (World, 3 am), Burt Lancaster stars as a railway inspector and a member of the French Resistance during World War II. When the Nazis try to transport stolen art back to the Fatherland, the resistance try to help save the treasures.