Although only sixteen years of age, I do so fondly remember the days, nearly ten years ago when I used to watch the old episodes of Coronation Street on ITV's Granada Plus. However, that channel is now gone, therefore I was ecstatic when I found this collection. I purchased it immediately and am very impressed with it so far, and I've only watched the 1960/61 discs up until now. I must say, the show was a lot more interesting when it was gritty and not aimed at younger audiences in a bid to rival Eastenders, that most ghastly of programmes. It is so interesting to see how much society has changed, from people being friendly and doing anything to help their neighbours, to today's, selfish uncaring, individualistic attitude where nobody will help anybody. The earlier episodes are most comical and amusing aswell. If you think Blanche Hunt was funny, you have not heard the likes of Ena Sharples, whether arguing with Elsie Tanner, or defining the difference between couch potato's who sit in front of the TV all night, or herself, who sits in front of the TV all night only to "criticise" it, to her friend Martha Longhurst. This boxset is beautiful. Not only is it humorous but it is the last link we have to a long forgotten mode of society, which is irretrievable today. I would recommend this collection to anybody, you will not find it cheaper anywhere else. In fact, I was so impressed by it, that I purchased the 1970's collection the night following it's arrival!