The Thorn Birds
was a mini-series that originally aired in 1983.
There was a sequel released in 1996. This series was about the life of the Cleary's, a family
that immigrated from New Zealand to Australia in order
to take over the operations of the family ranch.
Fans of the show will remember the side story regarding
the forbidden love between Meggie and a priest named
Ralph. The min-series is available on DVD.