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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 Sarah Crowden: Mrs. McHugh Katie McGuinness: Jenny Sinead Matthews: Mary Hannah Barrie: French's Maid Nathan Heath: Little Louis Daniel Andre Pageon: Booking Office Clerk Laura Fraser: Emily Rowley Stephen Campbell Moore: Hugh Stanbury Laura Brook: Mrs. Spalding Maureen Bennett: Nurse Neville Phillips: Sir Peter Mancrudy Patsy Palmer: Mrs. Bozzle Ron Cook: Mr. Bozzle Geoffrey Palmer: Sir Marmaduke John Alderton: Mr. Outhouse Simon Day: Club Member Christina Cole: Nora Alison Skilbeck: Mrs. Fairfax John Dougall: Club Member Claudie Blakley: Camilla Amy Marston: Priscilla Stanbury Joanna David: Mrs. Stanbury Lynn Farleigh: Mrs. Outhouse Anna-Louise Plowman: Caroline Spalding Stephen Beresford: Richard Anna Massey: Aunt Jemima Oliver Dimsdale: Louis Trevelyan Bill Nighy: Colonel Osborne Jane Lapotaire: Lady Milborough Polly Moore: Outhouse Maid Geraldine James: Lady Rowley Caroline Martin: Dorothy Stanbury Maggie Ollerenshaw: Martha Barbara Flynn: Mrs. French Raymond Coulthard: Mr. Glascock Christopher Naylor: Glascock's Manservant Fenella Woolgar: Arabella Amber Batty: Olivia Spalding

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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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