The differences between tonight's two movies, Blue (World, 9.30pm) and A League of Their Own (Pearl, 9.30pm) are so great that it seems slightly silly to try to look for anything they might have in common. The one thing that is indisputable is both give some of the best actresses in movies today a chance to really show what they can do. In A League of Their Own, which is based on real people and real events, Geena Davis plays Dottie Hinton, a keen amateur baseball player who to her surprise becomes a national champion when World War II sends all the men away to fight a real battle. The American public will not be robbed of the chance to follow baseball teams however, and a far-sighted candy merchant decides to do what industry was doing, and recruit women. He hires a burned out, heavy drinking former star called Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks should play saggy old cynics more often, he is great) to train up an all-women team. He has two sisters, Dottie and Kit, a sluttish number called Mae (Madonna) and a tough talking New Yorker (Rosie O'Donnell) and various others and before long, he is as fascinated by the dynamics of the team as we are. There were some easy options with this film, and director Penny Marshall, to her credit, takes none of them. As some reminiscences scenes make clear, the women involved were not early feminist pioneers, and saw the experience as a temporary aberration, not a new start in life. Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski announced his retirement from film-making after completing his trilogy Three Colours: Blue, White and Red, and then died shortly afterwards. So these films, which will be screened over the next three weeks on ATV World, remain the unsurpassed pinnacle of his career, as he intended them to be. As in his early works, Decalogue, and the 'Short Films' series, he uses each movie to explore a different idea. In this series, he wanted to look at the three colours of the French flag, and the ideals they represent. In Blue, he explores 'liberte'. Juliette Binoche plays a widow, who has also lost her child, who deals with her bereavement by trying to throw off the memories, and reminders of her past life completely. She sells the family mansion, and moves into a small Parisian apartment, and begins to try to live again. There are not many light moments. Binoche plays the part with her customary touching loveliness, scarcely needing to speak to get across the complexity of what is going on in her head. The Blue of the title is of course also the tone of the story, the light, the imagery, and the mood. If your taste runs to laughs, and tears and heart-warming declarations, and top American actors in a rare ensemble piece there is no question but that TVB has more to offer this evening. But if you have the need to see a film that deliberately appeals to its audience's intelligence, and sensibility, don't miss what ATV are showing.