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MASTERPIECE Studio is your backstage pass to the PBS series—from Sherlock to Poldark. After the show, turn off the TV and tune in to MASTERPIECE Studio for the scoop with host Jace Lacob. Listen for exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of your favorite shows. Get the history lowdown behind the people and places you see on screen, and hear revealing stories from the set. MASTERPIECE Studio is made possible by Viking Cruises and Raymond James. Sponsors for MASTERPIECE on PBS are Viking Cruises, Raymond James, and The MASTERPIECE Trust.

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Bonus: Grantchester Writers’ Room Reunites For Fifth Season Finale

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

The brilliant team who help create the world of Grantchester reunite in a special bonus podcast episode to explore the themes and characters who made the fifth season sparkle. Plus, creator Daisy Coulam offers some tantalizing hints of the just-confirmed sixth season on the way.

Jul 22, 2020
Robson Green And Tom Brittney Toast To A Thrilling Fifth Season

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

With a toast, a birthday and gentle ribbing, we come to a close on Grantchester's fifth season. But that's not all for series stars Tom Brittney and Robson Green, who join the podcast for a special season wrap-up — with previews of the sixth season yet on the horizon.

Jul 20, 2020
Shocked? Daisy Coulam Thought You'd Be

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode 5 of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

A stunning revelation in the village of Grantchester leaves everybody at a loss for words — but Grantchester series creator Daisy Coulam was plotting this moment the entire season. Coulam returns to the podcast for a conversation about change, growth and thematic consistency in her charming series.

Jul 13, 2020
Lauren Carse Has The Inside Scoop On Ellie Harding

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

Ellie Harding is a bold newcomer on the Grantchester green, digging for front page scoops in the murderous little village. Actor Lauren Carse loved Ellie's modern, career-minded character, and she joined the podcast for a conversation on romance, rumors and Meryl Streep. 

Jul 06, 2020
Christiana Ebohon-Green Brings Classic Cinematic Flair Behind The Camera

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

After a particularly cinematic episode of Grantchester, we head behind the camera for a conversation with episode director Christiana Ebohon-Green. With hints of classic film noir and Hollywood's golden age sprinkled throughout a classic picture house crime scene, Ebohon-Green reveals where she and the creative team turned for inspiration.

Jun 29, 2020
Ollie Dimsdale Sees Bright Things In Daniel Marlowe's Future

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode 2 of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

The quiet charm of Leonard Finch and Daniel Marlowe's blossoming romance has been an unexpected highlight of the last few seasons of Grantchester. Even actor Ollie Dimsdale, who brings Daniel to life, is surprised by the strength of his character's long-running narrative arc. He explores the past — and future — here.

Jun 22, 2020
Tom Brittney Rides Back Into The Village Green

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode 1 of the Fifth Season of Grantchester.

It's the fifth season of Grantchester, and series lead Tom Brittney is firmly in control in his role as Rev. Will Davenport. He's also — in a change — in control of his on-screen motorcycle, having finally obtained his bike license. He joins the podcast for a look ahead on the season on the way.

Jun 15, 2020
As War Expands, Peter Bowker And Zofia Wichłacz Return At Season's End

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of the First Season of World On Fire.

After a stunning season one finale, World On Fire lead Zofia Wichłacz and series creator Peter Bowker return for another new podcast conversation, wrapping up the drama of season one and looking forward to the thrill of the second season already in the works.

May 18, 2020
Brian J. Smith’s American In Paris Helps Ground Global Drama

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the First Season of World on Fire.

In the international cast of World On Fire, Nancy Campbell and her nephew, Webster O’Connor, are two Americans facing the perils of a looming war. Actor Brian J. Smith found something of himself in the romantic character he plays on the series, and he shared stories from set in a new interview.

May 11, 2020
Julia Brown Borrows From Family History For Her Lois Bennett

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the First Season of World On Fire*.*

During World War II, Julia Brown's grandmother was a jazz singer, which gave the World On Fire star a broad starting point for her fiercely independent character, Lois Bennett. But in Brown's hands, Lois is a strong and sharply independent young woman looking for adventures of her own.

May 04, 2020
Peter Bowker Paints Intimate Portraits Of A World At War

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the First Season of World On Fire.

A World War II documentary helped spur Peter Bowker to create his multi-layered, international drama, World On Fire. With a season of the series dedicated to every year of the global war, the creator offers new insight into his first year, and subtle previews of the season still on the horizon.

Apr 20, 2020
Zofia Wichłacz Adds Fire To Kasia's Grief

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the First Season of World On Fire.

From a summer romance in beautiful prewar Warsaw to a rebel resistance in the rubble of her struggling city at war, young Polish waitress Kasia Tomaszeski has seen a life's worth of trauma in a few brief episodes. Actor Zofia Wichłacz was prepared for the dark role, but warns in a new interview — there's still more pain to come for Kasia.

Apr 13, 2020
The Real-Life War Correspondent Who Inspired Helen Hunt's Nancy Campbell

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the First Season of World On Fire.

If World On Fire's Nancy Campbell seems familiar, it's more than just the fact that she is played by Academy Award-winning actor Helen Hunt. The no-nonsense war correspondent was based in part on the legendary Clare Hollingworth, and in this special episode of the podcast, we share Hollingworth's own memories of the German invasion of Poland in 1939.

Apr 06, 2020
Bonus: Gurinder Chadha's 'Beecham House' Is A Family Affair

Fillmmaker Gurinder Chada brings a keen eye to her multigenerational Indian drama, Beecham House. And the family story isn’t just in front of the camera — her husband, Paul Mayeda Berges, created and produced the series with her, and the couple’s twins appear as royal characters. The entire historical costume drama is now available for binge viewing on PBS Passport, and Chada previews the story for MASTERPIECE viewers in a new podcast conversation.

Mar 01, 2020
Anne Reid Rather Dislikes Her Stubborn Lady Denham

Actor Anne Reid is quick to remind anyone listening that her Sanditon character, Lady Denham, is a terrible, grouchy miser. But the actor herself is anything but, and her interview here is a charming farewell to the first season of the series.

Feb 24, 2020
Andrew Davies' Sanditon Is An Austen Tale Only He Could Create

Screenwriter Andrew Davies has already adapted Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Emma *for television *— *but his new iteration of the author's tragically unfinished final novel, Sanditon* is a creation distinctly his own. Davies reveals how he found the plot in Austen's 24,000-word fragment, and what he embellished on his own in creating the new series.

Feb 17, 2020
From The Sea To The City: Sanditon Heads To London

For the first time since her journey from Willingden, Charlotte Haywood leaves the town of Sanditon, heading to London in pursuit of her kidnapped friend, Miss Georgiana Lambe. Series stars Theo James, Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke join Sanditon creator Andrew Davies in a special podcast episode exploring the misty streets of Regency-era London, and offering previews of the final two episodes on the way.

Feb 10, 2020
Charlotte Spencer Is Everything Esther Denham Is Not

Esther Denham has few friends in Sanditon, and even her wolfish step-brother, Sir Edward, seems to prefer the company of others more than he does his sharp-tounged step-sister. So it's a charming surprise to speak with actor Charlotte Spencer, who truly is everything that Esther is not.

Feb 03, 2020
Bonus: Rose Williams And Crystal Clarke, Beachside BFFS

In a special bonus episode of MASTERPIECE Studio, Sanditon stars Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke reunite in the studio to answer a few of your viewer questions about the series, their friendship and the difficulties of wearing Regency-era corsets.

Jan 31, 2020
Crystal Clarke’s Miss Georgiana Lambe Isn’t The Only One Code Switching

Crystal Clarke is not the first major character of color to appear in a MASTERPIECE production — but the American-born actor thinks it’s high time more period dramas offered a broader range of history than currently on view. Clarke talks pineapples, codeswitching and the sadness of Miss Lambe in a brand new interview.

Jan 27, 2020
Theo James Plays A Romantic Lead With An Aversion To Romance

The dashing Sidney Parker floats in and out of his brother Tom's seaside enterprise of Sanditon with barely a word besides. But Theo James — already a MASTERPIECE fan favorite from his memorable role in the first season of Downton Abbey — has plenty to say about this new series and his character's seemingly icy resolve.

Jan 20, 2020
Rose Williams’ Charlotte Heywood Is A Bold Austen Heroine For A New Era

As she prepared for her role as the ambitious Charlotte Heywood in MASTERPIECE’s Sanditon, actor Rose Williams went deep into Jane Austen’s literary catalogue of heroines. Her Charlotte is an entirely new creation, and one that both respects the Austen pantheon and brings new light to familiar literary tropes. Williams previews the exciting series to come, and gives special insight to this story by the sea.

Jan 13, 2020
Debbie Horsfield And Robin Ellis Say Goodbye To Poldark

For Poldark creator, writer and executive producer Debbie Horsfield, there was never any question as to whether or not the original Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, would come back for the series finale of her adaptation of Winston Graham's novels. Horsfield and Ellis both say goodbye to Ross and company in a final podcast episode.

Nov 18, 2019
Kerri McLean Knew Kitty Despard's True Story Couldn't Be Ignored

Catherine Despard was a real-life abolitionist and activist whose story is often ignored in the history books. That sense of responsibility gave actor Kerri McLean a real motivation in her performance as Kitty in this final season of Poldark.

Nov 11, 2019
The Durrells Say Goodbye To Corfu

After four years and four seasons of television, Louisa, Larry, Leslie, Margo and Gerry Durrell are leaving Corfu. It's a departure that's true to life, like much of the sunny series, and actors Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone and Milo Parker join The Durrells in Corfu creator Simon Nye to reflect on the fantastic family at the heart of it all.

Nov 04, 2019
Harry Richardson's Drake Carne Is Cornwall's Resident Labrador Puppy

During his time living with his sister, Demelza and his brother-in-law, Ross, Drake Carne has come close to death many times. After years of struggle and strife, however, things finally seem to be looking up for the earnest blacksmith. Actor Harry Richardson sees his constantly optimistic character as most similar to a well-meaning, but utterly inept labrador puppy. He defends his quasi-canine counterpart in a new interview.

Oct 28, 2019
Beatie Edney Remains The One True Queen Of Nampara

Prudie Paynter might be the world's most ineffective housemaid, but she's a loyal friend and a true source of humor, both on screen and off. Actor Beatie Edney has made a name for herself on the Poldark set as one to drive her fellow castmates into laughter mid-scene. Edney might pretend to be serious, but her interview proves she can make anybody laugh.

Oct 21, 2019
Jack Farthing Finds Nuance In Sir George's Grief

Jack Farthing's Sir George Warleggan is the obvious villain in Poldark, and he brings his share of villainy to this final season of the series. But for Farthing, Sir George's complicated response to personal trauma has lent his portrayal a surprising human layer that the actor reveals in a new interview.

Oct 14, 2019
A Ghostly Heida Reed Floats Back To Cornwall

Actor Heida Reed played Elizabeth in the first four seasons of Poldark, but her character's early death in childbirth was a tragic ending to the fourth season. So her spectral appearance in Sir George Warleggan’s grief-stricken mind this season was a welcome surprise for Elizabeth's fans. Reed joins the podcast to discuss how it felt to return to set as an idealized and imaginary Elizabeth.

Oct 07, 2019
Writer Simon Nye And The Durrells Get One More Round In Corfu

Simon Nye, the creator and head writer of The Durrells In Corfu, doesn’t see Gerald Durrell’s books as necessarily sacrosanct, but his fictionalized family is awfully similar to the Durrells’ actual four years in Greece. Now, as the fourth and final season begins, Nye joins us for a conversation exploring the family’s journey from page to screen, with a special preview of what remains for everyone’s favorite Bournemouth Britons in sunny exile overseas.

Sep 30, 2019
Debbie Horsfield Covers New Ground In Poldark's Final Season

For the last five years, every season of Poldark has adapted at least one of Winston Graham's original novels. For the fifth and final season, however, series creator and head writer Debbie Horsfield was forced to fill in a gap of 11 years between Graham's book, The Angry Tide, and the next novel,' The Stranger from the Sea. It's a challenge she took to, and she explains what she learned in creating this season's plot in a new interview here.

Sep 30, 2019
New MASTERPIECE Podcast: Mining Poldark!
Aug 21, 2019
Al Weaver And Tessa Peake-Jones Remain Friends, On And Off Set
Aug 12, 2019
Kacey Ainsworth's Cathy Keating Makes Her Own Way In Grantchester
Aug 05, 2019
Tom Brittney Is More Than Just Another Dashing Vicar
Jul 29, 2019
Robson Green Reminds Us That Geordie’s Not Going Anywhere
Jul 22, 2019
Daisy Coulam Previews A Season Of Change In Grantchester
Jul 15, 2019
Shaun Evans Remains The Vital Heart Of Endeavour Morse’s Oxford
Jun 24, 2019
Coming Soon From MASTERPIECE: Mining Poldark
Jun 14, 2019
'Les Misérables' Comes To A Joyous Close
May 20, 2019
Alex Jennings Remembers A Role He'd Rather Forget
May 13, 2019
Andrew Davies Preps For The End Of One Series And The Beginning Of Another
May 06, 2019
Lily Collins Is An Utterly Captivating Fantine
Apr 29, 2019
David Oyelowo's Javert Is A Man Who Never Forgives
Apr 22, 2019
Just Like Jean Valjean, Dominic West Is Done Being A Bad Guy
Apr 15, 2019
Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction In Anna Symon’s Lightly Fictionalized ‘Mrs. Wilson’
Apr 10, 2019
‘Unforgotten’ Creator Chris Lang Obsesses Over Small Details That Add Up To A Terrible Crime
Apr 08, 2019
Ruth Wilson Plays Her Own Grandmother In A Searing 'Mrs. Wilson'
Apr 01, 2019
Jenna Coleman Reflects On A Truly Royal Season
Mar 04, 2019
Princess Feodora Could Have Been Queen, But Kate Fleetwood Already Reigns
Feb 25, 2019
King Leopold Completes A Royal Tour Of Duty For Alex Jennings
Feb 17, 2019
Laurence Fox Is A Devilishly Charming Lord Palmerston
Feb 11, 2019
Nell Hudson’s Nancy Skerrett Is A Bombe Surprise
Feb 04, 2019
Lady Emma Portman Keeps All The Queen’s Secrets (And So Does Anna Wilson-Jones)
Jan 28, 2019
Ferdinand Kingsley Knows The Real Francatelli Is A Good Guy
Jan 21, 2019
Daisy Goodwin Sketches Out Dramatic Tensions In 'Victoria,' Season Three
Jan 14, 2019
Bonus: Poldark Writer Debbie Horsfield Looks To Fifth And Final Season
Nov 21, 2018
No Matter What, Heida Reed Will Always Defend Elizabeth
Nov 19, 2018
On The Durrells In Corfu, It's Not All Greek To Alexis Georgoulis
Nov 12, 2018
Edward Gorey's Spooky Art Isn't Such A Mystery After All
Oct 31, 2018
'Champagne Taste On A Beer Budget': Christian Brassington's Vile Rev. Osborne Whitworth
Oct 29, 2018
Pip Torrens' Uncle Cary Is The Devil On George Warleggan's Shoulder
Oct 22, 2018
The Tragic Romance Of Josh Whitehouse's Hugh Armitage
Oct 08, 2018
Debbie Horsfield Only Had One Man In Mind To Play Her 'Poldark'
Oct 01, 2018
100 Episodes, 100 Stories
Sep 16, 2018
Grantchester Reveals New Character, New Season Theme
Jun 28, 2018
Julian Morris Isn't Afraid To Play Complicated Characters
Jun 18, 2018
Encore: Julian Fellowes Remembers Downton Abbey
Jun 07, 2018
Encore: Lady Edith Gets the Last Word
May 31, 2018
Emily Watson Means To Be More Like Marmee
May 27, 2018
Encore: Directing Downton's Last Episode... Ever
May 24, 2018
Cinematic Sisterhood Was Simple For Annes Elwy and Willa Fitzgerald
May 20, 2018
Encore: A Farewell to Downton Abbey — With Julian Fellowes
May 17, 2018
Bonus: Unpacking A Shocking 'Unforgotten' Second Season Finale
May 16, 2018
Maya Hawke And Jonah Hauer-King Can’t Stop Making Each Other Laugh
May 13, 2018
Encore: Blackmail, Hunting, and Sex: Directing Downton Abbey
May 10, 2018
Angela Lansbury Is A Woman Of Her Time In 'Little Women'
May 06, 2018
Encore: Behind the Scenes with Michelle Dockery
May 03, 2018
Heidi Thomas Makes Alcott’s Words Shine In New ‘Little Women’ Adaptation
May 02, 2018
Sanjeev Bhaskar Still Can’t Quite Believe He’s In ‘Unforgotten’
Apr 30, 2018
Encore: Fashion! (At Downton Abbey)
Apr 26, 2018
Encore: Looking Back on Six Seasons with Julian Fellowes
Apr 19, 2018
Encore: Directing Lady Mary's Epic Episode
Apr 12, 2018
Benedict Cumberbatch Strives For Simple Answers In Complex 'Child' Drama
Apr 09, 2018
‘Unforgotten’ Star Nicola Walker Admits She’d Make A Terrible Criminal
Apr 09, 2018
Encore: Behind the Scenes with Allen Leech
Apr 05, 2018
Kelly Macdonald’s Emotional Turn In ‘The Child In Time’ Was ‘Dead Easy’
Apr 02, 2018
Encore: Don't Ask, Don't Tell at Downton Abbey
Mar 29, 2018
Encore: Downton's Sibling Showdown
Mar 22, 2018
Heidi Thomas Prepares To 'Call The Midwife,' Again
Mar 18, 2018
Encore: Anna & Molesley Catch a Break
Mar 15, 2018
Encore: Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes...The Honeymoon's Over
Mar 08, 2018
Bonus: Victoria, Season Two Outtakes And Extras
Mar 04, 2018
Encore: Lord Grantham's Last Supper?
Mar 01, 2018
A Very Victoria Christmas
Feb 26, 2018
Encore: Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol
Feb 22, 2018
Lord Alfred — And Jordan Waller — Seeks A Love Without A Name
Feb 19, 2018
Encore: Downton Abbey's Allen Leech
Feb 15, 2018
Victoria & Albert: Lost in Scotland
Feb 12, 2018
Encore: Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern
Feb 08, 2018
Only David Oakes Wonders How Prince Ernest Is Feeling
Feb 05, 2018
Encore: Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery
Feb 01, 2018
Tom Hughes Searches For Prince Albert’s Emotional Foundations
Jan 29, 2018
Rufus Sewell Says Goodbye To Lord M
Jan 24, 2018
Daisy Goodwin Melds Fact And Fiction In Victoria’s Second Season
Jan 22, 2018
Jenna Coleman Returns To Her Queenly Duties
Jan 15, 2018
Bonus: Keeley Hawes Reflects On A Season Of Magical 'Durrells' Moments
Nov 22, 2017
Eleanor Tomlinson Thinks Demelza Deserves A Good Time
Nov 20, 2017
Daniel Lapaine Really Wants To Be A Durrell
Nov 13, 2017
Just Like Aunt Agatha, Caroline Blakiston Knows Everybody’s Business
Nov 06, 2017
Ellise Chappell Reveals: There's Still Hope For Morwenna
Oct 30, 2017
Louisa Durrell Is A Dream Made Real For Keeley Hawes
Oct 16, 2017
Poldark’s Gabriella Wilde Prepares For A Season Of Big Surprises
Oct 02, 2017
Bonus: What Little Women Means To You
Sep 30, 2017
Endeavour Writer Russell Lewis Already Knows Who Dies Next
Aug 21, 2017
Writer Daisy Coulam Unpacks An Emotional Season Of Grantchester
Jul 31, 2017
Tessa Peake-Jones Is A Smiler; Mrs. Maguire Is Not
Jul 24, 2017
Al Weaver’s Leonard Finch Is Still Learning To Love Himself
Jul 17, 2017
Bonus: Stefanie Martini Looks Back, And Ahead
Jul 12, 2017
Sam Reid Shows Jane Tennison A Glimpse Of Her Future Self
Jul 10, 2017
Stefanie Martini: A New Kind Of Jane Tennison
Jun 26, 2017
Writer Daisy Coulam Finds Humor in Grantchester's New Season
Jun 19, 2017
Joanne Froggatt Reveals a Darker Side
May 22, 2017
Bonus: Mike Bartlett Rewrites (Future) History
May 18, 2017
Tim Pigott-Smith & Charlotte Riley Get the Royal Treatment
May 15, 2017
Getting Inside the Mind of Emily Brontë
Mar 27, 2017
Jenna Coleman & Tom Hughes Relive Their On-Screen Romance
Mar 06, 2017
Writer Daisy Goodwin Brings Victoria to Life
Feb 13, 2017
Rufus Sewell on Lord Melbourne’s Appeal
Jan 30, 2017
Jenna Coleman Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Victoria
Jan 16, 2017
Martin Freeman on John and Sherlock's Complicated Relationship
Jan 09, 2017
Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington Weighs in on the Premiere
Jan 02, 2017
Sherlock's Louise Brealey on Molly, Dogs, and Season 4
Dec 27, 2016
Aidan Turner Opens Up About Ross's Flaws
Nov 28, 2016
Elizabeth Poldark — No Regrets
Nov 21, 2016
Bonus: Team Demelza
Nov 18, 2016
Dr. Dwight's Forbidden Love
Nov 07, 2016
Kyle Soller on Francis's Fate
Oct 24, 2016
Talking with Poldark's Villain, George Warleggan
Oct 10, 2016
Eleanor Tomlinson Dishes on Demelza
Sep 26, 2016
Aidan Turner's Ready for Poldark, Season 2. Are you?
Sep 23, 2016
Churchill's Secret Uncovered
Sep 12, 2016
Is This the End of Lewis? Kevin Whately Speaks
Aug 22, 2016
20 Years On, Clare Holman Still Delivers Sass and Science
Aug 08, 2016
Bonus: On the Brink of Death
Jul 12, 2016
Shaun Evans is His Own Endeavour Morse
Jul 11, 2016
Is Anton Lesser the "Kiss of Death?"
Jul 04, 2016
Endeavour: New Case, New Character
Jun 27, 2016
Thursday and Morse, Back on the Beat
Jun 20, 2016
Inspector Morse's Legacy Lives On
Jun 17, 2016
Directing Wallander: "The Biggest Challenge of My Career"
May 26, 2016
Kenneth Branagh's Last Day as Kurt Wallander
May 23, 2016
Jeremy Piven Says "Goodbye" to Mr. Selfridge
May 19, 2016
Kenneth Branagh’s Wallander Can’t Catch a Break
May 16, 2016
Bonus: A Nod to Nordic Noir
May 12, 2016
Kenneth Branagh Faces the End of Wallander
May 09, 2016
Inside the Wallander Theme Song
May 05, 2016
Kiss & Make Up: Grantchester's Season Finale
May 02, 2016
Bonus: The Dark Side of Grantchester
Apr 25, 2016
"Too Late" For Sidney and Amanda?
Apr 18, 2016
Secrets of Grantchester with Author James Runcie
Apr 04, 2016
Picnics & Murders...Grantchester is Back!
Mar 24, 2016
Bonus: Mark Gatiss's Ghost Story
Dec 23, 2015
Sherlock's Mark Gatiss
Dec 21, 2015