An absolutely essential box set, especially for fans of the 70s/80s period. So many classic past characters .. the Ogdens, Len Fairclough, Annie Walker, Mike Baldwin, Fred Gee, Eddie Yeats .. the list goes on and on.
With 80 episodes spanning 1980-1989 (ten for each year), this is a hugely enjoyable trip down memory lane. The episodes are too many to list in full but thankfully a booklet is enclosed featuring a brief synopsis of each episode, along with the original transmission date. Highlights include the sad death of Renee Roberts, the climax of the Deirdre/Mike affair, the hilarious antics of the Ogdens (along with Stan's terribly sad funeral episode), the Rovers fire, Alan Bradley's collision with a tram, Hilda's farewell, Brian Tilsley's grisly demise, and many, many more.
This appears to be a repackaging of the expensive (and terribly bulky) ten-disc box set "The 80s" that surfaced a while back. Thankfully, this time around the box itself is much more discreet (about the size of an old video case) and the price is much more reasonable. Quality of the source footage is extremely good and although there are no extras (I think 80 episodes of classic Corrie is enough on it's own!) this is a truly superb collection. I've also bought the 70s box which, again, I recommend very highly.