CRICKET followers will be scurrying home from work early to watch live coverage of the first one-day international between old rivals Australia and England. Brian Langley and cricket legend Sunil Gavasker will present this, the first of three one-day games, which will serve as a warm-up to the Ashes Test series. The Aussies currently hold the Ashes, and judging from England's disappointing tour of India and Sri Lanka recently, they'll be confident about holding on to them. Today's match (Prime Sports 5.30pm) comes from Old Trafford. Tension's been building up nicely in regional matches, with Aussie skipper Allan Border being ostracised for swiping his own stumps, then having a slanging match on the pitch with his own fast bowler Craig McDermott and later on with the British press for reporting the incident - hardly cricket, what? DESPITE the title, there is very little actual sexual activity in sex, lies and videotape (Pearl 9.45pm, original running time 100 mins). What there is is an intriguing study of betrayal and the differences between what people feel and what they say they feel. Andie MacDowall (Green Card) plays a frigid wife, whose self-centred husband (Peter Gallagher), unbeknown to her, is having an affair with her estranged sister (Laura San Giacomo). This only comes to light with the arrival in town of James Spader (White Palaces), an old school chum of the husband. Spader is impotent and gets his kicks from watching videos he's taped of women talking about their sexual experiences. He wants MacDowall and San Giacomo to be his next subjects. his beautifully acted film marked Steven Soderburgh's writing and directing debuts, and deservedly snagged top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. Intriguing throughout. NOW that Michael Palin's finally made it to the South Pole, Pearl begins a new three-part documentary series, China Rising (Pearl 8.30pm) looking at the mainland's turbulent history since 1925. Part one of the British-made series looks at Shanghai, from its days as the colonial centre of China through the changes that occurred there as a result of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek and his expedition to rid China of its feuding warlords and its foreign devils. THIS week on Film '93, Barry Norman looks at Passenger 57, an air-borne variation on Die Hard starring Wesley Snipes (White Men Can't Jump) in the Bruce Willis role. He also reviews Jack the Bear, in which Danny DeVito (Other People's Money) breaks out of his usual poison dwarf roles to play a single parent of two children, and he interviews Henry Mancini about his score for The Son of Pink Panther. THE second leg of the UEFA Cup Final between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus will be broadcast from Turin (Prime Sports 2am). Juventus won the first leg 3-1 in Dortmund.