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Deutschland 83 is UK’s highest rated foreign drama

The release of fully consolidated ratings for the launch episode of Deutschland 83 on Channel 4 has shown that the German spy drama is now the highest rated foreign-language drama in UK TV history.

After launching with 1.49 million viewers, the first episode has now consolidated with 2.5 million viewers, overtaking the launch of The Returned (which was also on Channel 4) which previously held the record with 2.2 million. The series forms part of Walter Presents, a brand new on-demand service showcasing the world’s best foreign-language drama.

Set against the real events, culture wars and political realities of Germany in the 1980s, Deutschland 83 is a stylish coming of age story, framed within a suspenseful thriller.

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