This is a very good value Catherine Cookson box set. All the stories are superbly produced, and the casting is spot on. The sheer and compelling drama of each Catherine Cookson story is faithfully produced and will have you glued to the screen all evening ( some of them 3 hours ). The only critical note is the sound track. If you haven't got a good speaker system you could struggle to hear all the dialogue. My TV system has extra speakers, plus tone control,but it only just coped. Otherwise sit back and enjoy.