The Sopranos Pearl, 9.30pm At last they're back, the New Jersey family with a difference. Mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and his family come under 24-hour surveillance by the FBI. Intensifying its effort to build a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act) case against the gangster, the federal agents assemble a special task force. After a judge signs a warrant granting a wire-tap in Tony's home, the Feds must find a way to gain entry into Tony's basement. Meanwhile, each member of the household is followed: Tony's gutsy wife, Carmela (Edie Falco, above with Gandolfini), is watched at her weekly tennis lesson; now a Columbia University freshman, daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) is tailed on campus; teenage son Anthony Jnr (Robert Iler) is observed while he's playing truant from high school. Even the Polish housekeeper and her boyfriend are under scrutiny. After a few unsuccessful attempts, the Feds finally manage to enter the basement to install a listening device. Tony not only has to worry about legal matters, but within his crime family he must assuage a grieving and suspicious Patsy Parisi (Dan Grimaldi), the twin brother of the recently deceased Spoons whom Tony ordered whacked. Expect an action-packed start to the third season. Life And Death: Medical Ethics In The 21st Century Pearl, 11.50pm The treatment of cancer in Japan and the United States are quite different. In Japan, most patients suffering from progressive cancer do not receive appropriate treatment and are virtually abandoned by the medical profession. In the US, a patient-centred approach is adopted where most doctors provide their patients with full details on their condition. This programme examines the reasons for such differences and focuses on the extremely difficult choices patients have to make. Madonna Live: The Drowned World Tour HBO, 9pm The Material Girl is still going strong at 43 with two children and a new husband. If you missed her live in the recent Drowned World Tour, here is the chance to see the super-mum in action on the road for the first time in eight years. Performing at The Palace in Auburn Hills in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, Madonna (above) gets down to an exhilarating, eye-popping extravaganza featuring numerous set changes, red-hot musicians and dancers, and her long-time backup duo of Nikki Harris and Donna Delory. The concert showcases some of Madonna's many personas: she kicks off the show dressed as a rock'n'roll punk in a black bondage-style pants, a tartan top and a rhinestone studded kilt. Songs here include Ray Of Light and Candy Perfume Girl. Next is a geisha act where she wears an exquisite kimono, designed by Arianne Phillip and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Then it's time for the wild west where she sings in suede chaps, a leather shirt and a cowboy hat for Human Nature. She also shoots a cowhand on stage and rides a mechanical bull. So sit back and watch a master at work who has perfected her technique over two decades. This five-time Grammy Award-winner will keep you bopping in your seat for a few years yet to come.