I enjoyed this BBC production very much. I have listened to it at least four times since I purchased it months ago, which says something (& will continue to!). It makes you realise that Shakespeare is an irreplacable genius, and I love to read his works, but when you get a superb cast such as this one, which is so good at interpreting the play for the listener (as opposed to reading it, which can sometimes be hard, after all it was written to be acted...)it is very special. And what can I say about Warren Mitchell?! He did Shylock proud! Long live BBC productions!