Channel 4’s première of French horror-drama The Returned pulled in a total of 1.5 million viewers, according to the broadcaster. The programme – originally broadcast in France as Les Revenants – is the first foreign language drama to air on Channel 4 for twenty years.
The episode aired on Sunday night and introduced viewers to a small French town still recovering from a tragic bus accident that killed dozens of students. Inexplicably, four years after the accident, the victims return to the town, unharmed and without any memory of their deaths.
The programme is now available on Channel 4’s on-demand video service, 4oD, here.