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

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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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