BBC Television Shakespeare

Season 1 Episode 14

The Merchant of Venice

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Aired Unknown Dec 17, 1980 on BBC Two
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The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice is the 1980 BBC Television production of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy. The play involves a young but money poor noble, Bassiano (John Nettles), who wants to marry Portia (Gemma Jones), but needs his friend Antonio (John Franklyn-Robbins) to borrow funds from the Jewish merchant Shylock (Warren Mitchell). When Shylock demands "a pound of flesh" as repayment, the young lovers must fight in a court of law to save Antonio's life.moreless

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Marc Zuber

Marc Zuber

Prince of Morocco

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Enn Reitel

Enn Reitel

Launcelot Gobbo

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Christopher Hurst

Christopher Hurst

Serving Lad

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