The best thing on television today is, sadly, too late for most of us to bother to watch it, but then most of us have probably seen Some Like It Hot (Pearl, 12.20 am) at least three times anyway. It was made long after things had started to go wrong for its star, Marilyn Monroe, but no hint of her miseries behind the scenes seems to show. She plays the sleepy, sweet sexy Sugar Kane, who plays ukulele with an all-girl touring band that has just taken on two new players, who are in fact two men in drag, desperately trying to escape from some gangsters. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis play the two boy-girls, both of whom discover life as a woman can play havoc with your sex life. Curtis finds himself falling for Monroe, and Lemmon is pursued by an elderly male millionaire. Sugar drinks to drown her unhappiness, but even drunk she is loveable. Apparently Monroe did not have the same ability, and director Billy Wilder had his hands full with her on set. He never worked with her again, but Lemmon became one of his favourite actors, and the two teamed up half a dozen more times, in movies like The Apartment. And, of course, there is not nearly enough Winter Olympics coverage to please the armies of winter sports fans who have been ringing, writing and e-mailing us to find out why there is no live daily coverage of the event for Hong Kong viewers. One reader even wondered if we had deliberately left it out of the schedules. It would not be fair to say there is no coverage available to Hong Kong viewers, but even if sports fans have access to all the satellite and cable stations, the best on offer is an hour of highlights every day on Australian TV (6 pm), and the coverage in CNNI's daily sports programme World Sport (CNN 3.30 pm, 8.30 pm), and BBC's extended sports bulletin in The World Today (BBC, 2 pm, 7 pm). The two terrestrial channels ATV and TVB gave the same answer when asked why neither of them had chosen to give us live coverage. Barry Wu, the assistant manager in the PR and Promotions Department at ATV with special responsibility for sport said simply: 'As a Hong Kong-based broadcaster, we have to be concerned with achieving a balance of programmes that will be of interest to the mass of our viewers'. TVB first pointed out that four consecutive editions of Sunday Sport on Pearl, and Sportsworld on Jade, will be devoted to the Games. It is the best the station can offer, says Winnie Ho, TVB's Corporate and Community Relations manager. 'Regrettably some viewers are disappointed, but we are trying to get programmes of mass interest.' Die-hard sports fanatics can usually turn to the cable and satellite networks when this happens, but in this case, they too have little to offer. Wharf Cable says it wanted to include the Nagano Olympics on its Sports Channel, but was told 'the Hong Kong rights had been acquired by the terrestrial channels'. ESPN and Star Sports also made an unsuccessful attempt to get the rights for their pan-Asian audiences, but say they were 'unable to come to mutually acceptable terms and conditions with the IOC', which probably means a difference of opinion about how much money the event is worth.