A list of mini series i never get tired of...

I can watch and rewatch these endlessly. Enjoy! And please let me know of any gems out there I have missed!
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1.
First Among Equals (1986 Mini-Series)
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Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s. (60 mins.)
“ Fun and engaging with great performances and a typically ingenious Archer plot ” - longbar-934-470648
 
2.
Vanity Fair (1998 Mini-Series)
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure... (50 mins.)
“ Best Becky Sharp ever. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
3.
North and South (1985 Mini-Series)
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. (561 mins.)
“ A nostalgic choice, I'll admit, but still everything a mini series should be - engaging, outrageous and sumptuous, with heroes to love and villains to shake your fist at... ” - longbar-934-470648
 
4.
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 Mini-Series)
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television. (416 mins.)
“ Intricate and beautiful, melancholic and absorbing. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
5.
Perfect Strangers (2001 Mini-Series)
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Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected. (238 mins.)
“ One of the most delicate and moving mini series I've ever seen, with an intriguing personal mystery at its heart ” - longbar-934-470648
 
6.
Kane & Abel (1985 Mini-Series)
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Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born... (240 mins.)
“ Another romp - everything an 80s mini series should be. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
7.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.
“ Fantastic. I remember seeing it as a teenager and never get tired of watching it. A little dated, but still a powerhouse. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
8.
Shogun (1980 Mini-Series)
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. (60 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
“ Great adaptation of a fantastic book. While I'm not normally a Richard Chamberlain fan, he is great in this, and the whole thing is visually spectacular. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
9.
Brides of Christ (1991 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a...
“ You'll be hard pressed to find an Australian who hasn't seen this - it swept the nation by storm and is one of the few Aussie mini series that deserves the accolades showered upon it. utterly engrossing and one of Naomi Watts' first big roles. Also, Russell Crowe in a small role (before he bacame a Terribly Serious and Important Actor Who Is Not To Be Trifled With). ” - longbar-934-470648
 
10.
Anne of Green Gables (1985 Mini-Series)
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination. (199 mins.)
“ Spectacular. Introduce your 13-14 yo daughter/niece/grand-daughter to this one and not only will she be able to quote it verbatim in a week, but she'll devour every book in the series...lots of fun. Also, a terrific mother-daughter watch. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
11.
The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
“ With so many retellings, you think we'd all be tired of Elizabeth I. I love Cate in the films, but there's something about this mini series that just draws you in. You'll want to start again as soon as it's ended. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
12.
Smiley's People (1982 Mini-Series)
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus... (360 mins.)
“ Nearly as good as Tinker Tailor and just as ominous and enthralling. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
13.
The Devil's Whore (2008 Mini-Series)
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Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
“ Fantastic! And with the wonderful Maxine Peake.... ” - longbar-934-470648
 
14.
Francesca and Nunziata (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
At the beginning of the century, in Italy, a wealthy woman Francesca (Loren), adopts a poor little girl named Nunziata. The years pass, Nunziata falls in love Federico (Bova), her adoptive brother, son of Francesca. (125 mins.)
“ Mini series melodrama as only the Italians can do it! Sophia Loren is tremendous, Giancarlo Giannini superb and the plot will have you gesticulating wildly with mediterranean passion at the injustice and intrigue... ” - longbar-934-470648
 
15.
Merlin (1998 Mini-Series)
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot. (182 mins.)
“ really, really, really fun! my favourite Merlin. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
16.
Never Never (2000 TV Movie)
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(185 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ John Simm is amazing in this series and does his usual trick of making what could have been merely a solid mini series golden. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
17.
The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. (180 mins.)
“ Another poignant masterpiece from Stephen Poliakoff. Exquisite. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
18.
Shooting the Past (1999 TV Movie)
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A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London... (182 mins.)
“ And Poliakoff does it again. Perfect script, perfect performances, perfect direction. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
19.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
Episode: Tinker Tailor (1979)
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Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin". (290 mins.)
“ My absolute favourite. I could watch it every day and still find something new in the performances. Alec Guiness, Ian Richardson, Patrick Stewart and Beryl Reid....what more could you ask for? See it before the remake comes out. (I have high hopes for the new one - it's got a great cast - I just hope it has the same slow burn suspense and gravitas of this one...) ” - longbar-934-470648
 
20.
House of Cards (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... (226 mins.)
“ This will blow you away. Ian Richardson is wickedly good as the Macchiavellian Francis Urquart. A disturbingly delicious portrayal of power and manipulation in the hands of a master. Unforgettable. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
21.
To Play the King (1993 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened... (218 mins.)
“ Second in the 3 part House of Cards trilogy, our friend, FU, takes on a warm and fuzzy (and suspiciously familar..) monarch. As good as the first installation, with a great performance from Michael Kitchen. Richardson delights with his ruthless portrayal. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
22.
The Final Cut (1995 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister... (206 mins.)
“ The final in the trilogy, Richardson's Francis goes to unimaginable lengths to hold onto power, spurred on by Diane Fletcher in a breathtakingly venal perfomance as Elizabeth, his wife. Astoundingly good. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
23.
The Lakes (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma... (374 mins.)
“ This is a beautiful moving series with the eminently watchable John Simm. Moving and heartbreaking with brilliant performances from young (at the time) actors. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
24.
Karaoke (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a... (63 mins.)
“ Weird and wonderful; Dennis Potter never disappoints. Albert Finney is magnificent. Watch this one, and, if you enjoy it as much as I did, you can follow with "Cold Lazarus", which is just as good. ” - longbar-934-470648
 
25.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
“ Dennis Potter at his best (which is very, very good). Much better than the film with Robert Downey Jr (although I really liked him and the film version, the series is soooooooooooooo much better). ” - longbar-934-470648