Australian Idol, 7.30pm, Ten Idol is back with a streamlined judging panel. Mark Holden is gone ( touchdown!) and lovely Marcia Hines, pictured, now the only singer on the judging panel, is assuming a new persona more in keeping with one of those old toughies on The Roller Game than her previous sweet self. Dicko has pulled his head in, but Kyle Sandilands still comes out occasionally with just the right sort of animus to get the pulses of viewers racing. Oh, and there are some great voices among the contestants, too. The First Kangaroos, 8.30pm, History Channel Not those giant roo dinosaurs discovered lately but another kind of relic: the Australian period movie, replete with loudly ticking grandfather clock, whirling newspaper front pages and obsessive larrikin sportsmen. The birth of professional rugby league is given the full Chariots of Fire treatment, with a soundtrack by William Motzing ( Prisoner , Mother and Son , Brides of Christ ) and employment for about half of all working Australian actors in the year of its creation, 1988. Kitchen Nightmares USA, 8.30pm, Nine I know some people think Gordon Ramsay is a folk hero, whose passion and commitment to the culinary arts are worth bottling, but I for one am sick of the sight of him, his infantile tantrums and his salty old tongue. As always, where there is demand, the networks will supply. So, until we are all sick of him, you can count on a lot more fireworks in the cranky Scot’s various kitchens.