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

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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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