Image: Channel 4
Image: Channel 4
Channel 4’s cold war thriller Deutschland 83 has become the highest rated foreign-language drama in UK television history.

Set against the real events, culture wars and political realities of Germany in the 1980s, Deutschland 83 is a stylish coming of age story, about a young East German solider sent to the alien world of the west on his first spy mission.

The German-language spy drama attracted 1.49 million viewers for its debut, a figure which rose to 2.5 million viewers once those recording and watching within 7 days are included.

This “consolidated” figure is the TV industry’s preferred measure as it best reflects modern viewing habits.