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

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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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