Favourite TV Mini-Series'

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1.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Mini-Series)
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Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... (283 mins.)
 
2.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
3.
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977 Mini-Series)
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The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added. (434 mins.)
 
4.
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. (570 mins.)
 
5.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979 Mini-Series)
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots. (840 mins.)
 
6.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (290 mins.)
 
7.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 Mini-Series)
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 Mini-Series)
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982... (1532 mins.)
 
10.
Edge of Darkness (1985 Mini-Series)
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force... (307 mins.)
 
11.
Das Boot (1985 Mini-Series)
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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war. (293 mins.)
 
12.
Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)
 
13.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
 
14.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
15.
House of Cards (1990 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... (226 mins.)
 
16.
The Kingdom (1994 Mini-Series)
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The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science... (286 mins.)
 
17.
The Beatles Anthology (1995 Mini-Series)
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands. (600 mins.)
 
18.
The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997 Mini-Series)
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.
Director: Laurence Rees
 
19.
The Shining (1997 Mini-Series)
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. (273 mins.)
 
20.
The Last Don (1997 Mini-Series)
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Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather"... (258 mins.)
 
21.
Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998 Mini-Series)
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Graham Hancock is a bestselling author and journalist who specializes in ancient civilizations. He explores, amongst other things, the submerged Yonaguni monument off the coast of Japan, Easter Island, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the pyramids of Egypt and looks at astronomical alignments.
 
22.
The Last Don II (1998 Mini-Series)
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As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as... (240 mins.)
Director: Graeme Clifford
 
23.
The Corner (2000 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war. (376 mins.)
 
24.
Jazz (2001 Mini-Series)
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents. (114 mins.)
 
25.
Band of Brothers (2001 TV Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
 
26.
DumbLand (2002 Mini-Series)
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A series of 5-minute line animations (drawn in the rough style and with the minimalist plots of David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic strip) featuring an angry and violent Neanderthal, and his family and neighbors. (35 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
27.
The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
 
28.
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 Mini-Series)
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A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain. (157 mins.)
 
29.
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004 Mini-Series)
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This is not only a sequel to the "Second Heimat", but also a chronicle of a very decisive decade for Germany (1989 to 200)... (689 mins.)
 
30.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 Mini-Series)
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories. (480 mins.)
 
31.
Lost: Missing Pieces (2007 Mini-Series)
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13 never-before-seen stories taken from the 'Lost' Flashbacks. The creative team is the same and the stories give more clues about the past days of the island characters. (33 mins.)
 
32.
Afro Samurai (2007 Mini-Series)
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A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
 
33.
Generation Kill (2008 Mini-Series)
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. (70 mins.)
 
34.
Dead Set (2008 Mini-Series)
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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House. (141 mins.)
 
35.
Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)
 
36.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. (60 mins.)
 
37.
Black Mirror (2011 TV Series)
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A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
39.
Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
40.
Serial Experiments Lain (1998 Mini-Series)
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Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired". (24 mins.)