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Dennis Eng

Boston Public

Pearl, 8.30pm

Series creator David E Kelley may want to dramatise things for the sake of entertainment, but this episode is a bit too close for comfort. To know there is a high school in America that actually maintains its own SWAT team is even more scary. This is the ninth episode of Boston Public and, so far, it has touched upon many sensitive, albeit relevant, topics including teacher-student relations, drug abuse, sex, peer pressure and cheating. There have been instances before where Harry Senate (Nicky Katt) fired a gun in class and Steven Harper (Chi McBride, above with Jessalyn Gilsig) talked about installing metal detectors, but the introduction of a SWAT team is a first.

The Fugitive

Pearl, 9.30pm

After being chased from one small town to the next, Dr Richard Kimble (Tim Daly) finally gets some respite when he meets a computer geek, Chuck Brixius (Devon Gummersall, above). Brixius belongs to a group dedicated to proving Kimble's innocence through their Web site, I tried logging on, but didn't get close.

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Star Movies, 9pm

If you thought Madonna was

muscular, you obviously haven't checked out Angela Bassett (above) as Tina Turner in this incredible story about her life. After watching What's Love Got To Do With It, it's difficult to imagine anyone other than Bassett playing the soul singer. Everything about her performance is simply the best. She sings like Turner, she moves like Turner and she oozes attitude like Turner. But the Brian Gibson-directed film is much more than just a story about her life and the stormy and ultimately dangerous relationship with her abusive husband, Ike (Laurence Fishburne). It's an inspirational story of triumph over adversity, sacrifice and perseverance. The film is based on Turner's book, I, Tina. (1993)

Sex And The City

HBO, 10pm

It's nice to know that awkward teenagers are not alone in their fear of kissing someone with braces. This time, Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) is being called a 'metal mouth'. Meanwhile, Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Trey MacDougal (Kyle MacLachlan) log on for some sex tips.