Mini-Series use to be the got to see viewing once of a day I think the real biggy was Root by Alex Haley following his ancestors from being captured for slavery in Africa then following subsequent generations through to modern day with Roots:The Next Generation. One of my personal favourites is Centennial which was sort of a similar them which started back in the days of the pioneering of America and came up to modern day this is one I would personally like to own if it ever came out on DVD. Some other goodies were Sho-Gun, Wind of War 1 & 2, North and South 1 & 2 which I think could have been the last to be shown on terrestrial TV. There was some shown on sat such as Lonesome Dove and one which I wish one of the terrestrial channels would pick up Dream West which was base on the true story of . There was also The Boune Identity but I do not think this was a true mini series as it only ran 3 weeks. I would not class 24 as a miniseries as it runs for a full season. After just looking at the above I have noticed Richard Chamberlain is in 4 of the above titles which reminders me he was in the Thorn Birds (one mini series I did not watch) which makes 5.