Selected Mini-Series

This is a list of the mini-series that I have watched or plan to watch in the near future. I have been in a mini-series mood as of late so I expect a lot more mini-series will be added to this list!
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1.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
 
4.
Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
 
5.
Sense and Sensibility (1981 Mini-Series)
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Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic. (174 mins.)
 
6.
Great Expectations (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of... (303 mins.)
 
7.
Jane Eyre (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever. (230 mins.)
 
8.
Jane Eyre (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk. (239 mins.)
Director: Julian Amyes
 
9.
Alice (2009 Mini-Series)
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Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry. (240 mins.)
 
10.
Tin Man (2007 Mini-Series)
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz". (270 mins.)
 
11.
Pride and Prejudice (1980 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy. (265 mins.)
 
12.
Jane Eyre (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(275 mins.)
 
13.
The Way We Live Now (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings... (300 mins.)
 
14.
Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
 
15.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
 
17.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (58 mins.)
 
18.
The Blue and the Gray (1982 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. (381 mins.)
 
19.
Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
 
20.
Emma (1972 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss... (240 mins.)
 
21.
Mansfield Park (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins. (261 mins.)
 
22.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman... (159 mins.)
 
23.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system (510 mins.)
 
24.
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch. (274 mins.)
 
25.
He Knew He Was Right (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage. (240 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
26.
Daniel Deronda (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness. (210 mins.)
 
27.
The Pillars of the Earth (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Our Mutual Friend (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London. (350 mins.)
 
29.
Berkeley Square (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square. (50 mins.)
 
30.
Middlemarch (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life... (375 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
31.
The 10th Kingdom (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins. (417 mins.)
 
32.
The Forsyte Saga (1967 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England... (50 mins.)
 
33.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
34.
Neverland (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets... (180 mins.)
 
35.
The Glass Virgin (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her... (180 mins.)
 
36.
War and Peace (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the the Napoleonic Era. (394 mins.)
 
37.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788. (480 mins.)
 
38.
Persuasion (1971 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England... (300 mins.)
 
39.
The Buccaneers (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Four American girls go to England to find husbands. (212 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
40.
Great Expectations (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor. (60 mins.)
 
41.
Our Mutual Friend (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met... (50 mins.)
 
42.
The Thorn Birds (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch... (460 mins.)
 
43.
Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram... (120 mins.)
“ I really only liked the last 10 minutes of this adaptation. The 1999 movie was much better. ” - schreim
 
44.
Rag Nymph (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police... (180 mins.)
 
45.
Aristocrats (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers. (300 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
 
46.
Anne of Green Gables (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
 
47.
Dinotopia (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island... (250 mins.)
 
48.
Marco Polo (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice. (180 mins.)
 
50.
Lost in Austen (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet. (180 mins.)
 
51.
And Then There Were None (2015 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (58 mins.)
 
52.
World Without End (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.
 
53.
Anne of Avonlea (1987 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable. (230 mins.)
Director: Kevin Sullivan
 
54.
Parade's End (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette. (287 mins.)
 
55.
David Copperfield (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities. (185 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
56.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
57.
The Jewel in the Crown (1984 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end... (778 mins.)
 
58.
A Woman of Substance (1984 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century... (300 mins.)
 
59.
Lillie (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many... (52 mins.)
 
60.
Pride and Prejudice (1952 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(180 mins.)
 
61.
Casanova (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette. (174 mins.)
 
62.
The Dwelling Place (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents... (180 mins.)
 
63.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
64.
Indian Summers (2015 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.
 
65.
The Tide of Life (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men... (180 mins.)
Director: David Wheatley
 
66.
The Wingless Bird (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family... (180 mins.)
 
67.
The Cinder Path (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1. (145 mins.)
 
68.
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder. (153 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
69.
Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry. (156 mins.)
 
70.
The Scarlet and the Black (1993 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects. (238 mins.)
 
71.
War & Peace (2016 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.
 
72.
Shackleton (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice. (206 mins.)