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He Knew He Was Right 

Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage.






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Series cast summary:
Oliver Dimsdale ...  Louis Trevelyan 4 episodes, 2004
Christina Cole ...  Nora Rowley 4 episodes, 2004
Laura Fraser ...  Emily Trevelyan 4 episodes, 2004
Nathan Heath Nathan Heath ...  Little Louis 4 episodes, 2004
David Tennant ...  Mr. Gibson 4 episodes, 2004
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Hugh Stanbury 4 episodes, 2004
Anna Massey ...  Miss Stanbury 4 episodes, 2004
Ron Cook ...  Mr. Bozzle 4 episodes, 2004
Fenella Woolgar ...  Arabella French 4 episodes, 2004
Claudie Blakley ...  Camilla French 4 episodes, 2004
Maggie Ollerenshaw ...  Martha 4 episodes, 2004
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Sir Marmaduke Rowley 3 episodes, 2004
Barbara Flynn ...  Mrs. French 3 episodes, 2004
Geraldine James ...  Lady Rowley 3 episodes, 2004
Amy Marston ...  Priscilla Stanbury 3 episodes, 2004
Joanna David ...  Mrs. Stanbury 3 episodes, 2004
Bill Nighy ...  Colonel Osborne 3 episodes, 2004
Caroline Martin ...  Dorothy Stanbury 3 episodes, 2004
Matthew Goode ...  Brooke Burgess 3 episodes, 2004
Patsy Palmer Patsy Palmer ...  Mrs. Bozzle 3 episodes, 2004
Maureen Bennett Maureen Bennett ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 2004
Raymond Coulthard ...  Mr. Glascock 3 episodes, 2004
Lynn Farleigh ...  Mrs. Outhouse 2 episodes, 2004
Sinead Matthews ...  Mary 2 episodes, 2004
Neville Phillips ...  Sir Peter Mancrudy 2 episodes, 2004
John Alderton ...  Mr. Outhouse 2 episodes, 2004
Polly Moore Polly Moore ...  Outhouse Maid 2 episodes, 2004
Sarah Crowden ...  Mrs. MacHugh 2 episodes, 2004
Anna-Louise Plowman ...  Caroline Spalding 2 episodes, 2004
Amber Batty Amber Batty ...  Olivia Spalding 2 episodes, 2004
Kate Alderton ...  Rowley House Maid 2 episodes, 2004


Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage.

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18 April 2004 (UK) See more »

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Gran Sasso, Abruzzo, Italy See more »

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Not bad for another costume drama....
11 May 2004 | by the_uncSee all my reviews

Once again I find myself sitting in on a Sunday night and what happens, my mum puts on BBC 1 at 9 and i think: "not another period drama...". But actually, this one wasn't so bad...

Not because it had a decent plot or any particularly good character development but because Laura Fraser was in it. I couldn't place her at first but i soon realised it was none other than Kate the blacksmith from A Knights Tale. Not only is she considerably more beautiful than anyone else in the film (especially the french sisters...), but she can act a hell of a lot better than most of them as well. I appreciate that most actors find it difficult to act in the pretentious voices, but why do it then? Is there really a shortage of people who can speak pretentiously? Who knows, point being, Laura stood out around the rest of them.

That piece of sycophancy aside, I think the problem with this period drama, like so many others, is its willingness to include so much plot at the expense of character development. Perhaps if there was only one girl trying to marry each man instead of half a dozen, we might understand better why she wanted to marry him. Or maybe I'm missing the point. It just seems to me that the girls always one day decide they love someone they've never spent any significant amount of time with, and thats it.

Anyway, as I say, its better than most, so if you like this sort of thing, You'll love this one.

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