BBC Two’s opening double-bill of US hit Heroes last night attracted an audience of 4.3m beating BBC One’s Crimewatch Solved and Channel 4’s Big Brother.
The series follows the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary powers.
Those people include Peter Petrelli, a young man who dreams of flying, and his brother, Nathan, a ruthless politician who thinks that Peter is dreaming his life away. Meanwhile, ordinary people from all around the world are starting to suspect that they have abilities beyond those of normal humans.
Free to Air rights for the first series were secured by Sue Deeks, BBC Television’s Head of Series, Programme Acquisition. Speaking earlier this month she described the show as “a fresh and imaginative take on the superhero theme and features amazing special effects � BBC Two is the perfect home for such an intriguing, intelligent and irresistible drama.”