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