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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We have been waiting now for 10 weeks for something to happen with Claire, the about-to-pop pregnant woman on the island.

And that something is her actually to have her baby - not least because it's an event which will no doubt give Dr Jack another opportunity to be a hero.

And possibly, if an emergency bandage is needed, one more chance to tear off his shirt and reveal his manly torso (for those who enjoy such things).

Tonight, you might think, is the night. Or, rather, at the start you 10pm, Channel 4 might think you've missed an episode and it's already happened, because Claire (Emilie de Ravin, right) is woken up by a crying baby.

But it quickly becomes clear that this is a bizarre dream sequence.

Mind you, it is hardly any more bizarre than the story that unfolds in flashback, explaining how Claire ended up pregnant (yes, the usual way), why she was travelling alone and, indeed, why she was travelling at all in such an advanced state of pregnancy.

It's a pretty bonkers plot, involving a sinister psychic back in Australia, but manages to be strangely compelling. It also makes you realise Claire hasn't just become soft in the head while she's been on the island. She was always soft in the head.

Meanwhile, Hurley does a check of the plane's list of passengers - and makes a disturbing discovery.

T-Rex: A Dinosaur in Hollywood

8pm, BBC1

BBC1 continues its obsession with dinosaurs. This faintly ridiculous documentary charts the story of the most popular, Tyrannosaurus Rex (below), from its discovery in 1900 by palaeontologist Barnum T Brown through its various appearances in Hollywood films, to perhaps, its most glorious big-screen role, in the Jurassic Park films.

So, there's plenty of muddling fact and fiction in a one-off that seems like a slightly desperate bid to keep us interested in dinosaurs. But there are some entertaining old film clips, plus the programme-makers have thrown in all manner of whizzo computer images, graphics and dramatisations (more desperation, maybe).

And there's a look at one of T-Rex's rivals for the title of Tinseltown's most famous beast: King Kong. …

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