In I Love Trouble (Pearl, 9.30pm), Peter Brackett (Nick Nolte) is a Chicago journalist who has it all. A top columnist turned novelist, Brackett is a man about town, successful with women and a celebrity in his own right - but he is fooling everybody. In resorting to recycling his old columns, his journalistic skills have declined and he is comfortable with living on his past reputation. He gets the jump start he needs when he meets eager young cub reporter Sabrina Peterson (Julia Roberts) from a rival paper while covering a train crash. Although she won't admit it, Sabrina is in awe of Brackett and his reputation, while he is in awe of the young reporter's body. The flirtation begins but Sabrina brushes him off and then outscoops the veteran reporter. Meeting again, Brackett and Peterson uncover a story involving secrets about genetic engineering company and stereotypical corrupt politicians. The two join forces to expose the wrongdoings as they are pursued across the country by thugs. A far-fetched plot considering no reporter worth his salt would ever try to break a story with the aid of a rival newspaper. The producers were obviously hoping Nolte and Roberts would get to become a pair reminiscent of Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn but the chemistry isn't there as the two stars reportedly quarrelled during the production. Nolte's experiment of trying a romantic comedy proved that he is best as a dramatic actor while Roberts is truly a one-hit wonder after her success in Pretty Woman. Mel Harris is another actor who is out of her element when it comes to comedy in Something So Right (Pearl, 6.20pm) but unlike Nolte, she has support to pull it off. Best known as the angst-ridden housewife Hope Steadman in Thirtysomething, Harris plays two-time divorcee Carly Davis who shoots for third-time lucky when she marries divorcee Jere Burns. The marriage brings together their three teenage children and the results are predictable. Burns who was excellent as the slimy ladies man wannabe in Dear John with Judd Hirsch, makes the show worth watching. But don't get too attached to this show as ABC cancelled it after one season. Back in the days when they made film epics with a cast-of-thousands, Charlton Heston was the king portraying everyone from Moses to Ben-Hur. In El Cid (World, 9.30pm), the strapping 189-centimetre, Chicago-born actor, plays the title character who attempts to rid Spain of the invading Moors. A young Sophia Loren stars as El Cid's love interest in this film which was restored in 1993 from its original 16 millimetre format. Tired of the protocol which has hampered his undercover narcotics operation, Los Angeles police officer Frank Daly (Brian Dennehy) decides to take matters into his own hands in Blue Heat (Pearl, 12.55am). Not a good move as his team is suspended by the department for breaking regulations. After carrying out their own surveillance, the members soon realise corrupt forces with political overtones are working against them. Jeff Fahey and Bill Paxton co-star. Dodgy travel operators are not specific to Hong Kong, it is a problem the world over. In The Travel Show (BBC, 10.30pm), the series' investigative team gets tough with travel operators to find out whether what they are advertising is what the traveller gets. Great for travel tips the type tour operators seldom share. In sports, at 9am, ESPN has live American footbal coverage as the winless Oakland Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs.