The miniseries that started in all! In 1969, a internationally-acclaimed BBC show began airing on the fledgling public broadcasting network. The Forsyte Saga, in telling the remarkable story of a nouveau riche English family, introduced America to a new kind of TV. Millions of Americans devoted the next half year of their lives to following the frank treatment of all sins, foibles and peccadillo's of the Forsytes and their circle. Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter, Susan Hampshire 4 Disc set; Biographies; Making-Of featurette (2/25/2003) Original Language: English.