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

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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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