ER, 8.30pm, Nine Even in the wild sophistication of the emergency room of a big city
brother’ s hospital, a doctor is threatened by his sexuality. Funnily
‘‘ nurse ’’ enough, the same doctor is humiliated when a nurse, a male proves himself the equal of any hospital strongman by containing a violent patient. Eventually, even ER challenges its stereotypes. The Starter Wife, 8.30pm, Ten ‘‘ We ’ re
all in agreement. Lying is an important part of every marriage. It ’ s trust,’’ right up there with intimacy and says Molly ( Debra Messing,
they’ d pictured) over dinner with the girls tonight. Well, know. Sometimes
The Starter Wife is more desperate than Desperate Housewives . The women here see marriage as a commodity, a structure to be manipulated or endured to their advantage. Sex, on the other hand, is a force of nature to which they can but succumb. Meanwhile, Lou turns up to his own funeral in a dress and black veil. A Survivor’ s Guide to Plane Crashes, 8.30pm, SBS Three million people a day put their lives in the hands of pilots and air traffic controllers in tin cans in the sky. Crashes are so infrequent as to render air travel the safest way to get about, but they do happen. While many of us experience fear out of proportion to the odds, an enlightening fact is that more than 90 per cent of air crashes have survivors. Safety experts, crash investigators and survivors get together to help increase your chances of surviving an air disaster.