My wife bought a copy of Roots (the first series) on DVD as an extra Christmas present for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this when in was on TV in the 70s, it is no less enjoyable now. I have noticed though that there are some big holes in the story, there are parts where it jumps 18 years, and a lot of what happened in those years isn't explained. This could of course be due to Alex Haley not being able to determine what happened or it could be that it was done to keep the length of the series manageable. It is well made though and I suppose that as the first of it's type Drama/Documentary it couldn't have been easy to know how TV audiences were going to react to it, especially in America were it must have been particularly difficult to accept the reality of what happened and how those slaves were treated. I was disappointed with the Extras, I was hoping that the missing bits would be covered, sadly they weren't. I hope they release the next series soon, 'cos I can't wait for that. I am sure I have it on Video somewhere, but that will require a big search through hundreds of tapes. I'd rather wait for the DVD.