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Masterpiece Episode: "He Knew He Was Right"

Season 35, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Jealousy consumes a Victorian husband in the two-part “He Knew He Was Right,” Anthony Trollope's 1869 take on “Othello.” The tragic lovers: feisty Emily Rowley (Laura Fraser) and her insecure husband, Louis Trevelyan (Oliver Dimsdale). The third party: a flirtatious, if not adulterous, friend (Bill Nighy) of Emily's father. In contrast, romances involving other characters play out with far less intensity. Screenwriter Andrew Davies updated “Othello” in 2002 for “Masterpiece Theatre.”
Original Air Date: Jan 9, 2005
Guest Cast Claudie Blakley: Camilla Sarah Crowden: Mrs. McHugh John Alderton: Mr. Outhouse Lynn Farleigh: Mrs. Outhouse Simon Day: Club Member Christopher Naylor: Glascock's Manservant Oliver Dimsdale: Louis Trevelyan Christina Cole: Nora Ron Cook: Mr. Bozzle Geraldine James: Lady Rowley Bill Nighy: Colonel Osborne Katie McGuinness: Jenny John Dougall: Club Member Laura Fraser: Emily Rowley Geoffrey Palmer: Sir Marmaduke Daniel Andre Pageon: Booking Office Clerk Joanna David: Mrs. Stanbury Polly Moore: Outhouse Maid Maureen Bennett: Nurse Alison Skilbeck: Mrs. Fairfax Hannah Barrie: French's Maid Barbara Flynn: Mrs. French Laura Brook: Mrs. Spalding Amber Batty: Olivia Spalding Maggie Ollerenshaw: Martha Fenella Woolgar: Arabella Sinead Matthews: Mary Nathan Heath: Little Louis Raymond Coulthard: Mr. Glascock Jane Lapotaire: Lady Milborough Neville Phillips: Sir Peter Mancrudy Caroline Martin: Dorothy Stanbury Amy Marston: Priscilla Stanbury Anna-Louise Plowman: Caroline Spalding Patsy Palmer: Mrs. Bozzle Stephen Beresford: Richard Stephen Campbell Moore: Hugh Stanbury Anna Massey: Aunt Jemima

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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