SINCE construction started seven years ago on the nuclear power plant at Daya Bay, due to become operational in the autumn, the project has sparked continued doubts over safety. Worry not, however for the Hongkong Nuclear Investment Company - the joint venture behind the Daya Bay plant - is setting out to restore confidence with a short series of two-minute programmes, entitled Nuclear Safety (World, 8.30pm). Not a two-minute warning, one hopes. SPORTS is the name of the game today in the form of horse-racing, Rugby Sevens and soccer. World has a full three hours of things sporty, starting with the often rather odd bag of activities which comprise World Sport Special (8.32pm), then galloping straight off to Happy Valley for Racing Night Live (9pm). That's followed by Invitation Sevens (World, 10.30pm) which promises action from that great Rugby Sevens weekend played out at Hongkong's new stadium on March 27 and 28. The BBC's Ian Robertson introduces highlights from both on and off the field. True devotees may also want to rise early and watch 90 minutes worth of highlights from the final day on Prime Sports (8.30am or 2pm). Prime Sports is also broadcasting live soccer action, in the World Cup Qualifier between Denmark and Latvia (1am). OKAY, that's enough sport. Film fans will no doubt prefer The Making of The Distinguished Gentleman (Pearl, 7.35pm) which is currently on release in Hongkong cinemas. Murphy plays conman Thomas Jefferson Johnson who decides to wheedle his way into politics after Florida congressman Jeff Johnson (James Garner) drops dead. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny) and writer/exec producer was Marty Kaplan who once served as Walter Mondale's chief speech writer. Its reception in the US was lukewarm. IN this week's Film '93 (BBC, 7.25pm) Barry Norman takes a look at Madonna's naughty bits - as well as her lack of acting ability - in the widely panned, but mildly popular Body of Evidence, which closed in Hongkong last week. Incidentally, Madonna's overworked publicist has just ''revealed'' plans for a TV mini-series on the Queen of schlock - can't wait. Norman's second movie review is on Leap of Faith, in which Steve Martin (My Blue Heaven) plays a tub-thumping conman/preacher. MICHAEL Palin gets highly excited in Pole to Pole (Pearl, 8.30pm), when he reaches Khartoum, after an arduous train journey through the Nubian Desert, only to be denied permission to continue his route along the line of 30 degrees East. At the time in southern Sudan, the Christian tribes were in armed revolt against the rule of the Islamic North and the Sudanese government could not guarantee the safety of Michael and his team. It's time to bring on the four-wheel drives and discover that when the going gets tough, the tough get hot and flustered.