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

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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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