THE police thriller Renegades (Pearl, 9.30pm) is one of those mismatched partner efforts. They start off hating each other, but after a couple of hours of near-death experiences and car chases they arrive at a mutual understanding. The partners are Kiefer Sutherland, son of Donald and star of some forgettable films, the most recent of which was The Three Musketeers done with American accents, and Lou Diamond Phillips. He was seen on Hong Kong television only last week shaking his stuff as pop star Ritchie Valens in La Bamba. Sutherland is an undercover cop and Phillips a Lakota Indian. They put aside their differences to go gunning for a criminal who has done them harm. Their differences arise from a botched heist in which Phillips' brother was killed and Sutherland was involved. Renegades has plenty of pointless violence but no script to speak of (no pun intended). At times it seems like just another excuse to keep stuntmen gainfully employed. Sutherland and Phillips get many chances to try the gunslinging techniques they learned in Young Guns, but otherwise this is a run-of-the-mill action movie in which nothing memorable occurs. IN the second and final part of Wild Justice (World, 9.30pm) ex-CIA agent Roy Scheider is still with his mismatched partner - a baroness whose daughter has been kidnapped by a European terrorist with a strange name. Scheider smells a rat and suspects he is being double-crossed. Will he get to the bottom of things before someone bumps him off? NOTHING is quite what it seems in Naked Lie (World, 12.50am), particularly parts of Victoria Principal's anatomy, which was remodelled by her plastic surgeon husband just before she made this movie in 1989. Principal had been starring in the soap of all soaps, Dallas, but with Naked Lie tried to become a proper actress. She plays a successful attorney who is enjoying some hot 'n' heavy extra-curricular activities with a judge. Things get tricky when she is asked to prosecute a politically explosive murder case and becomes aware, slowly but surely, that the judge (James Farentino) might just have been involved. THE natural history documentary series Terror Australis (World, 8.30 pm) will not do much for the country's tourism industry. It looks at Australia's creatures, specifically its toxic, venomous and dangerous ones. There are many of them. The Box jellyfish is said to be the world's most poisonous living thing and has been blamed for the deaths of 60 people. Surf lifesavers in the north of the country wear nylon stockings and ''stinger suits'' to protect them from the deadly tentacles. Things are no safer out of the water. This evening's episode examines the forest environment and features a cane farmer who survived an attack by the karate-kicking cassowary. The cassowary is a flightless bird which does not take kindly to having its nest stepped on by cane farmers. It has been responsible for at least two deaths. Then there is the death adder, whose name says it all. Even the trees in Australia can sting. The final episode of Terror Australis - due to be shown in two weeks - explains how to avoid being stung by a tree and what to do if you are. Perhaps next year you should stick to Ocean Park. WHERE does Martin Yan get his studio audience for Yan Can Cook (World, 6.30 pm)? My suspicion is that these people of a certain age are tempted from the comfort of their nursing homes with the promise of a free bus journey to the studios and liquidised sweet-corn soup all round when recording has finished. In Fresh From The Farmer's Market Yan shows the importance of fresh vegetables in Asian cuisine. Yan Can Cook is also broadcast on STAR Plus. IN M*A*S*H (STAR Plus, 8.00pm) a goat eats US$22,000 in cash while Hawkeye (Alan Alda) is serving as paymaster. In Moonlighting (STAR Plus, 1.00am) Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) and David (Bruce Willis) meet a 90-year-old potential client who, having presumably done her time on the audience of Yan Can Cook, is ready to die.