Friday, December 07, 2007

An Amazing Collection

This article appeared in the Montreal Gazette yesterday and was picked up by our friends across the ocean at corrieblog. The Hudson Coronation Street Appreciation Society was recently bequeathed a copy of every single Corrie episode since 1984.

Here is a link to the article. You see, back before PVRs, YouTube, and bit torrents, people used to record their television programmes on an ancient substance known as "video tape." I'd love to watch those episodes, not only to see a show that I've only recently come to obsess over love, but just to see commercials from the 1980's.

Hudson, by the way, is a small town about 45 minutes to the west of Montreal, near the Ontario border.


Rob Swizzle said...

This is my favourite part of that article:

. . . Parry said, adding that among the Coronation tapes were also tapes of many boxing matches.
"If anyone likes boxing and would like the tapes, they should give me a call," Parry said.

Anonymous said...

Here's how I see it. These Hudson folk seem like nice people. Which means we could totally take em. They are in possession of a rare commodity, and we want it.

Removing tongue from cheek now.

Michigander Fan

Anonymous said...

Hopefully when they convert thse tapes to DVD, they will upload them to YouTube so we can all see these episodes. I read about this story on Corrie Blog BTW. That is where I read about them converting thse tapes to DVD.
How about it Hudson Corrie Fans??? Please give us what we crave!! OOXOXOXOX