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