: Coronation Street


Rampant AV
Mar 13th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone knows of a discography or a box set for Coronation Street. My wife loves the show and I grew up with it. I thought it would make a great gift. The only ones I have come across are snippets or from the 60's to 80's. I'm surprised they haven't come out with something considering the popularity of the show and its history.

Cheers.

rgray
Mar 13th, 2008, 02:33 PM
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Coronation Street 3 DVD Box Set (http://www.cbcshop.ca/CBC/shopping/product.aspx?Product_ID=ETCOR00029&Variant_ID=GRNDV5202&lang=en-CA)
Box Set of 3 Corrie Street specials: Farewell to Mike; An Audience with Coronation Street; Family Albums: The Baldwins, The Battersbys and The Duckworths.
More Coronation Street Secrets - 2 DVD set (http://www.cbcshop.ca/CBC/shopping/product.aspx?Product_ID=ETCOR00003&Variant_ID=50115&lang=en-CA)
Welcome to another installment of Coronation Street Secrets, the bestselling series that gives you the ‘scoop from the street’ and a look back at the storylines that have shaken those famous cobbles to their core.

Or Google "coronation street shop (http://www.l.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-gb&q=coronation+street+shop&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8)" but be careful of DVD region code.

Rampant AV
Mar 13th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Thanks rgray, but I was looking for actual episodes not a synopsis or highlights.

HowEver
Mar 13th, 2008, 02:52 PM
You mean you haven't been silver-chroma-taping the entire series since 1960? Where have you been?

Rampant AV
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:16 PM
LOL. I guess that's what I should have been doing. Or someone should've. They could probably make a killing!

You mean you haven't been silver-chroma-taping the entire series since 1960? Where have you been?

HowEver
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:27 PM
The first few seasons of Saturday Night Live have recently been released on DVD, with full shows. I think on one of the first episodes Simon & Garfunkel "re-unite."

That only took 30+ years, so hang in there.

Imagine how many years it would take to watch all of Coronation Street again!

As John Stewart said when the Comedy channel turned 5: "Five years! You could have learned a language!"

rgray
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Thanks rgray, but I was looking for actual episodes not a synopsis or highlights.
I can't be expected to do all the work for you = the very first link in the suggested Google search was 2 clicks away from Coronation Street - 1971 (http://astore.amazon.co.uk/coronationstreet-21/detail/B000AGK0WM/203-9508982-6024766)
Features eight episodes of Coronation Street, first broadcasted in 1971.
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Rampant AV
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Thanks rgray, i missed it. This is great.

I can't be expected to do all the work for you = the very first link in the suggested Google search was 2 clicks away from Coronation Street - 1971 (http://astore.amazon.co.uk/coronationstreet-21/detail/B000AGK0WM/203-9508982-6024766)

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rgray
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:45 PM
That only took 30+ years, so hang in there.
2008 - 1971 = 35 years.... Looks like Corrie Street is right about on target... :clap:
As John Stewart said when the Comedy channel turned 5: "Five years! You could have learned a language!"
If you reverently and compulsively watched Corrie all those years, you could certainly pick up a number of British dialects.. :lmao:

PS. to RampantAV. Next you'll be learning to deal with region codes....

Rampant AV
Mar 13th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Region codes are no problem. I'm an AV tech., I can make anything play!

chas_m
Mar 13th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Hang on, let me get out the calculator:

Coronation Street has been on TV since 1960 ... according to Wikipedia as of 12 March there have been 6,772 half-hour episodes -- that's 3,386 hours -- so if you fit five episodes on a DVD (ie about two hours' worth once the commercials are cut), you would need 1,355 DVDs to catalog the history of the programme.

And I thought Dark Shadows collectors were mad!! :)

rgray
Mar 13th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Hang on, let me get out the calculator:

Coronation Street has been on TV since 1960 ... according to Wikipedia as of 12 March there have been 6,772 half-hour episodes -- that's 3,386 hours -- so if you fit five episodes on a DVD (ie about two hours' worth once the commercials are cut), you would need 1,355 DVDs to catalog the history of the programme.

And I thought Dark Shadows collectors were mad!! :)

By your estimate, doing the math, ;) , that's only 112.92 24 hour days viewing!! :lmao:

chas_m
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Listen, I'm a Doctor Who fan ... I know from large DVD collections and excessive amounts of video-watching!! :)

That show has been off and on for 45 years this year, and was on continuously from 1963-1989, racking up 738 episodes of let's say an average of 30min each, not counting the spinoffs -- with no sign of slowing down now that the 2005 revival has worked out so incredibly well.

rgray
Mar 13th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Listen, I'm a Doctor Who fan ... I know from large DVD collections and excessive amounts of video-watching!! :)

That show has been off and on for 45 years this year, and was on continuously from 1963-1989, racking up 738 episodes of let's say an average of 30min each, not counting the spinoffs -- with no sign of slowing down now that the 2005 revival has worked out so incredibly well.

I am also a huge fan of the Doctor too, but one has to admit that a mere 738 episodes @ ~.5 hours each provide a paltry 15.375 24-hour days of viewing compared to the 112.92 provided by Corrie- almost trivial being only 13.6% of the fodder from Corrie. Not in the same league at all at all, or as one might put it, not even on the same planet... ;)

chas_m
Mar 13th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I am also a huge fan of the Doctor too, but one has to admit that a mere 738 episodes @ ~.5 hours each provide a paltry 15.375 24-hour days of viewing compared to the 112.92 provided by Corrie- almost trivial being only 13.6% of the fodder from Corrie.

LOL!

Not in the same league at all at all, or as one might put it, not even on the same planet... ;)

Au contraire!
Corrieblog: Sarah Lancashire to be Doctor Who baddie (http://www.corrieblog.tv/2007/10/sarah_lancashir_4.html)