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

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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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