The perfect TV fix for viewers hooked on real-life dramas

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 August, 2008, 12:00am

Another new television station, Biography Channel, is on the box and you can find it by pressing 222 on your Now TV remote. Although the programming focus is fairly self-explanatory, the station organised an official launch on Monday at Azure and invited star Charlie Yeung Choi-nei along to appease the press. But the real sales job was left to station general manager Louis Boswell (below).

'People are interested in people,' he said. 'There's absolutely a fascination about other people. At the heart of a good biography is always a human story.' Presumably, it will feature less salacious or celebrity-oriented narratives than shows such as the scandal-driven E! True Hollywood Story. Boswell said: 'You can have a superstar, but if he's a dull person ... it's not going to make a good biography. Fortunately, a lot of people who get to the top of their industry are very interesting people who have [had] to overcome a huge amount of obstacles and have a particular drive ... which helps them get where they are.'