Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pick of the Night

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pick of the Night

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Life as We Know It 9pm, Living TV

There's some stiff competition with E4 for the monopoly on hormonally fuelled teen dramas these days, but this new show looks as if it might just stand its ground.

Based on Melvin Burgess's novel Doing It, it follows three horny boys at high school in Seattle. Dino is the jock with the gorgeous girl; Ben has an obsession with his teacher; and Jonathan is in love with his chunky-butfunny best friend played by Kelly Osbourne (above), who does a surprisingly decent job on her acting debut. Kimberley Darke

Broadway: The American Musical 9pm, BBC4

Julie Andrews narrates this absorbing six-part history of American musical theatre, a story packed with legendary names such as entertainer George M Cohan (above), and impresario Florenz Ziegfeld.

Tonight's episode covers the period 1893 - when Ziegfeld produced his first show - to 1926, when Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's Showboat defined musicals as we know them today. …

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