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He Knew He Was Right (BBC Drama, Laura Fraser, Bill Nighy)

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He Knew He Was Right BBC Drama Laura Fraser

In period drama He Knew He Was Right, based on the novel by Anthony Trollope, Louis (Oliver Dimsdale) and Emily Trevelyan (Laura Fraser) seem to have a perfect marriage until he starts believing she is having an affair with her godfather, Colonel Osborne (Bill Nighy) – a regular caller to their home.

Louis forces a separation but keeps tabs on her from afar by employing the services of a private detective who has a tendency to misinterpret innocent key events which only fuels Louis’ suspicions.

Another classy Andrew Davies adaptation, the stellar cast also included David Tennant and Anna Massey,

Cast: Oliver Dimsdale as Louis Trevelyan; Laura Fraser as Emily Trevelyan; Anna Massey as Miss Stanbury; Bill Nighy as Colonel Osborne; Stephen Campbell Moore as Hugh Stanbury; Christina Cole as Nora Rowley; David Tennant as Mr Gibson; Maggie Ollerenshaw as Martha; Claudie Blakley as Camilla French; Caroline Martin as Dorothy Stanbury; Fenella Woolgar as Arabella French; Ron Cook as Mr Bozzle

Writer: Andrew Davies / Book: Anthony Trollope / Producer: Nigel Stafford-Clark / Director: Tom Vaughan

UK / BBC One / 4×60 minute episodes / 18 April – 9 May 2004