Roman Mysteries, 5.25pm, ABC A children’s television series set in ancient Rome? Surely they’d have to leave out a lot of the excesses we are accustomed to in sword and sandal epics? Well yes, they do. But far from the sense of the feast without wine I was expecting, this is a great looking and only slightly homogenised series about teen adventures in classical times. CSI: NY, 8.30pm, Nine A fit young BASE- jumper throws himself off a Manhattan skyscraper with gusto. All seems to go well as his chute opens. But then it is pelted from above with dead carrier pigeons, who look to have died as one. They fall on the chute like bricks ( wouldn’t they float and flutter?) and it’s goodbye Mr BASE- jumper. Elsewhere a dead guy in a car revealed as a birthday surprise is a crowd shocker, especially when an unexpected serpent appears with its fangs intact. The youth of the criminals involved gets to Detective Stella Bonasera ( Melina Kanakaredes, pictured.) Foreign Correspondent, 9.20pm, ABC In a segment called Priests and the Sex Mafia , an Irish priest goes undercover in the sex capital of the Philippines to find out if the pimps are selling children. The good father has rescued hundreds of children as young as 13 from the sex industry. But is he a saint or, as some claim, a man who has ruined lives in a bid for glory? Reporter Eric Campbell gets to the heart of the matter.