Channel 4’s new German-language drama Deutschland 83 has become the highest rated foreign-language drama in UK TV history.
The eight-part spy series reveals the experiences of Germans from both sides of the Berlin wall during a pivotal period of Cold War tensions where the world’s nuclear arsenals rested on a hair trigger.
Deutschland 83 launched on Channel 4 with 1.49 million viewers earlier this month and Episode 1 now has a consolidated audience of 2.5 million viewers.
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The UK ratings for Deutschland 83 beat the previous record of 2.2 million for the launch of French supernatural thriller The Returned in June 2013.
Other recent hit foreign-language dramas in the UK include The Bridge with 1.8 million last November and The Killing III with 1.2 million in November 2012.
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