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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.

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.

123hr 39min
Thumbnail for "Rishi Nair & Daisy Coulam Episode 3, Grantchester Season 9 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Thumbnail for "Tom Brittney Says Farewell, Grantchester Season 9 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Thumbnail for "Gwyneth Hughes, Episode 4, Mr Bates vs The Post Office | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Thumbnail for "Andrea Riseborough, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Thumbnail for "Aisling Bea, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Thumbnail for "Gwyneth Hughes, Mr Bates vs The Post Office | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Thumbnail for "Helena Bonham Carter, Nolly | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Helena Bonham Carter, Nolly | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Blair Mowat, Nolly | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Blair Mowat, Nolly | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Victor Levin, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Victor Levin, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Stuart Martin Says Goodbye, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Stuart Martin Says Goodbye, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Wartime Rations and Black Markets, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Wartime Rations and Black Markets, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Nicholas Ralph, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Nicholas Ralph, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Rachael New & Ben Edwards, Episode 6 Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Rachael New & Ben Edwards, Episode 6 Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "James Anthony-Rose, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
James Anthony-Rose, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Stuart Martin, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Stuart Martin, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Rachael New & Ben Edwards, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Rachael New & Ben Edwards, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Neve McIntosh, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Neve McIntosh, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Jamie Crichton, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Jamie Crichton, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Eugénie Derouand, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Eugénie Derouand, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Mark Bonnar, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Mark Bonnar, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Ahad Raza Mir, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Ahad Raza Mir, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Meenu Gaur, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Meenu Gaur, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Richard Overy, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio".
Richard Overy, World on Fire Season 2 | MASTERPIECE Studio
Thumbnail for "Sanjeev Bhaskar and Chris Lang Reflect on Unforgotten Season 5".
Sanjeev Bhaskar and Chris Lang Reflect on Unforgotten Season 5
Thumbnail for "Chris Lang Explores the Depths of Grief in Unforgotten Season Five".
Chris Lang Explores the Depths of Grief in Unforgotten Season Five
Thumbnail for "World on Fire | A Recap of Season 1".
World on Fire | A Recap of Season 1
Thumbnail for "Unforgotten Co-Star Sinéad Keenan Has Big Boots to Fill".
Unforgotten Co-Star Sinéad Kennan Has Big Boots to Fill
Thumbnail for "Unforgotten Star Sanjeev Bhaskar Previews The Changes To Come For Sunny Khan".
Unforgotten Star Sanjeev Bhaskar Previews The Changes To Come For Sunny Khan
Thumbnail for "Encore: Angela Lansbury Is A Woman Of Her Time In ‘Little Women’".
Encore: Angela Lansbury Is A Woman Of Her Time In ‘Little Women’
Thumbnail for "Shaun Evans Says Goodbye To Endeavour ".
Shaun Evans Says Goodbye To Endeavour
Thumbnail for "A Live Conversation with Shaun Evans on Endeavour".
A Live Conversation with Shaun Evans on Endeavour
Thumbnail for "Endeavour: The Story So Far, a Recap of Seasons 1-8".
Endeavour: The Story So Far, a Recap of Seasons 1-8
Thumbnail for "Solly McLeod Makes His MASTERPIECE Debut With Tom Jones".
Solly McLeod Makes His MASTERPIECE Debut With Tom Jones
Thumbnail for "Pearl Mackie Appreciates Honour’s Frankness and Empathy".
Pearl Mackie Appreciates Honour’s Frankness and Empathy
Thumbnail for "Sophie Wilde Has Always Loved Period Dramas".
Sophie Wilde Has Always Loved Period Dramas
Thumbnail for "Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes Delivers Joy With Her Tom Jones".
Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes Delivers Joy With Her Tom Jones
Thumbnail for "Rose Williams And Crystal Clarke Give A Fond Farewell To Sanditon".
Rose Williams And Crystal Clarke Give A Fond Farewell To Sanditon
Thumbnail for "Kate Ashfield’s Mary Parker Finds Her Voice By Standing Up For What Is Right".
Kate Ashfield’s Mary Parker Finds Her Voice By Standing Up For What Is Right
Thumbnail for "Crystal Clarke Explores Trust, Identity, And Love Through Georgiana Lambe".
Crystal Clarke Explores Trust, Identity, And Love Through Georgiana Lambe
Thumbnail for "Sanditon’s Rose Williams knows Charlotte Heywood can’t keep her emotions in a box ".
Sanditon star Rose Williams joins us as we kick off the third and final season of Sanditon
Thumbnail for "Rachel Shenton And Nicholas Ralph Look Ahead To War In The Dales".
Series leads Nicholas Ralph and Rachel Shenton return to the podcast for a look back at the third season of 'All Creatures Great and Small.'
Thumbnail for "Stuart Martin Knows The Duke Has A Perfect Clearance Rate, Off-Camera".
As the titular Duke in 'Miss Scarlet and The Duke,' Stuart Martin wishes his William Wellington won out his cases a touch more.
Thumbnail for "Anna Madeley Relishes Showing More Of Audrey Hall".
Viewers know so very little about the backstory of Mrs. Hall — until the stunning fifth episode of this third season of 'All Creatures.'
Thumbnail for "Cathy Belton Leads Ivy Woods Through The Kitchen Door And Into The Modern World".
Cathy Belton's Ivy Woods is Eliza Scarlet's best friend, surrogate mother — and, of course, her housekeeper. Belton explains how she does it.
Thumbnail for "Rachael New Takes A First Go-Round In The Director's Chair".
Rachael New is series creator, executive producer and head writer of 'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' — and now, she's a director, too!
Thumbnail for "There's No Creature Too Small For Jill Clark To Handle".
The titular creatures from 'All Creatures Great and Small' must come from somewhere — and Jill Clark of 1st Choice Animals helps find them.
Thumbnail for "A Joyous Season Opening For Nicholas Ralph".
Nicholas Ralph's James Herriot begins this third season with plenty of joy — and so does the actor himself in a new interview.
Thumbnail for "After A Shocking Conclusion, A Soothing 'Magpie Murders' Lookback".
'Magpie Murders' comes to a surprising, satisfying close — and the series' lead and creator return to the podcast to unpack the story.
Thumbnail for "Both Atticus Pünd And Tim McMullan Are In On The Same Big Secret".
The wistful detective at the heart of 'Magpie Murders' has a wry secret underneath his hat — he knows he's not real.
Thumbnail for "Encore: Eliza Scarlet — And Kate Phillips — Is Always In Full Control Of The Scene".
Victorian London's only female detective comes to the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast — or at least, actor Kate Phillips does.
Thumbnail for "‘Miss Scarlet’ Creator Rachael New Mixes ‘Clue’ With ‘Pride And Prejudice’ To Winning Effect".
'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' creator Rachael New mixes period drama and modern banter in a winning format — and she explains how and why.
Thumbnail for "Lesley Manville Lights Up The Screen As Susan Ryeland".
The remarkable Lesley Manville makes a stop on the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast to discuss her roles behind and in front of the camera.
Thumbnail for "Anthony Horowitz Takes A Meta Approach To Mystery Fiction In His 'Magpie Murders'".
How do you adapt a novel about a novel-writer into a television series? If anyone can handle the challenge, it's Anthony Horowitz.
Thumbnail for "Daisy Coulam And Tom Brittney Wrap Up — And Look Ahead".
As another surprising season of 'Grantchester' comes to a close, creator Daisy Coulam and lead Tom Brittney look ahead to season eight.
Thumbnail for "Tessa Peake-Jones Tackles A Tough Season".
The gruff Mrs. C is dealt a difficult hand this season of 'Grantchester' — but Tessa Peake-Jones is grateful for the challenge.
Thumbnail for "Casting Director Alex Irwin Makes Murderers Every Episode".
'Grantchester' casting director Alex Irwin assembles a motley crew of maybe-murderers every episode of the series.
Thumbnail for "Tom Brittney Heads Behind The Camera For A Change".
You already know Tom Brittney as the dashing lead of 'Grantchester' — but now, he's also a series director, too!
Thumbnail for "Daisy Coulam Sees A Tonal Shift In ‘Grantchester’ Season Seven".
The head writer of 'Grantchester' sees brighter skies ahead for her wayward vicar and his troubled detective of a best friend.
Thumbnail for "Sarah Solemani Seeds Modern Moments In Vintage Anti-Fascist Fable".
The writer, executive producer and sometimes-actor Sarah Solemani adapted Jo Bloom's novel, 'Ridley Road,' for television.
Thumbnail for "After A Busy New Season, Rose Williams Is Ready For Charlotte’s Next Big Moves".
If that wasn't the ending for Charlotte that you were expecting, don't worry — Rose Williams sees bright things ahead for her character.
Thumbnail for "Crystal Clarke Knows Georgiana Is Ready To Be Her Truest Self".
Crystal Clarke's West Indian heiress Miss Georgiana Lambe comes back in style this season — and so does the actor, on our podcast.
Thumbnail for "Rosie Graham Turns Back To The Romantics For Her Alison Heywood".
'Sanditon' newcomer Rosie Graham brings a freshness to the seaside romantic drama — and she does the same on our podcast.
Thumbnail for "Charlotte Spencer's Lady Babington Is Now A More Open-Minded Hermit Crab".
Charlotte Spencer had a busy holiday from Sanditon — Ted Lasso, Cinderella, and more — but she's glad to be back by the sea.
Thumbnail for "Turlough Convery Is Proud Of Arthur Parker For Emerging From His Cocoon".
MASTERPIECE fans know Turlough Convery from Les Miserables and Poldark — but Sanditon's Arthur Parker is a rare kind of a character.
Thumbnail for "Justin Young Welcomes Us Back To Sanditon With Open Arms".
Head writer and executive producer Justin Young is just as thrilled to be back on the Sanditon shores as all of you.
Thumbnail for "Two Seasons In, Nicholas Ralph Feels Even More At Home".
At the end of another heartwarming season of All Creatures Great and Small, series star Nicholas Ralph remains comfortable and confident.
Thumbnail for "Helen Knows She Has To Live The Life She Wants —And So Does Rachel Shenton".
Just like Helen Alderson, Rachel Shenton knows you have to choose to live the life that you want — and we're all the better for it.
Thumbnail for "Samuel West And Callum Woodhouse — The Fraternal Farnons — Call An Audible".
The Fraternal Farnons are fraught. Samuel West and Callum Woodhouse? Not quite so much. The actors join the podcast together for a cheery chat.
Thumbnail for "As The New Mrs. Pumphrey, Patricia Hodge Feels Just As Familiar".
After the loss of Dame Diana Rigg, it's reassuring to hear from the delightful new Mrs. Pumphrey, Patricia Hodge.
Thumbnail for "Darrowby Newcomer Dorothy Atkinson Is Right At Home In The Dales".
Dorothy Atkinson grew up watching 'All Creatures Great and Small' — and now, she's a Darrowby denizen herself in the new adaptation.
Thumbnail for "Don't Worry — Ben Vanstone Really Does Love Animals".
James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great and Small' is calming and gentle, and so is series head writer Ben Vanstone's treatment of the same.
Thumbnail for "David Tennant Has A Podcast — And He Came On Ours, Too".
Around the World in 80 Days actor David Tennant (Doctor Who) previews the charm and adventure of an epic journey around the world.
Thumbnail for "Making Sanditon, Episode Three: The New Men Of Sanditon".
As a new season of "Sanditon" comes closer, we get to know a few of the new male characters soon to populate Austen's English shores.
Thumbnail for "Making Sanditon, Episode Two: Rose Williams".
Rose Williams — our Charlotte Heywood — looks ahead to the second and third seasons of the series in a new conversation.
Thumbnail for "Making Sanditon, Episode One: The Return".
Our long collective wait is finally over — "Sanditon" is coming back, and we found out how, why and what to expect in the new season!
Thumbnail for "Tom Brittney And Daisy Coulam Gear Up For Season Seven".
Tom Brittney and Daisy Coulam offer new previews of the upcoming seventh season of "Grantchester," coming to MASTERPIECE next year.
Thumbnail for "GBH And MASTERPIECE Studio Present: American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories —That Day".
In war and in peace, what veterans have done in America’s name is woven into the fabric of the American story.
Thumbnail for "Miss Scott — And Melissa Johns — Bring Charm And Wit In Spades".
Melissa Johns' Miss Scott is a sharp, competent addition to the Grantchester police force — but she's got plenty of secrets of her own.
Thumbnail for "Fiona Shaw Is Utterly Unstoppable".
Fiona Shaw is no stranger to MASTERPIECE — but as she makes her debut here on the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast, she absolutely nails it.
Thumbnail for "Al Weaver Still Learns From Playing Leonard Finch".
Al Weaver draws a lot from his character, Leonard Finch — and he explains what he's learned by playing him.
Thumbnail for "Executive Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd Knows Where All The Bodies Are Buried".
"Grantchester" executive producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd is a huge part of why cast and crew alike call the detective series their 'happy place.'
Thumbnail for "Mark Bonnar Thinks No Character Is Unredeemable".
You definitely might not like Max — but it's virtually impossible to dislike Mark Bonnar, the charming actor who plays him.
Thumbnail for "Jamie Sives Brings His Own Charm — And His Own Clothes — To Play The Hapless Jake".
As the lovable oaf, Jake, Jamie Sives is both warm and worrying. The Scots actor explores the role in a new podcast interview.
Thumbnail for "Chris Lang Made Himself Cry By The End Of 'Unforgotten' Season Four".
After a tough fourth season, "Unforgotten" creator and head writer Chris Lang looks beyond to a fifth season.
Thumbnail for "Tom Hollander Doesn't Shirk From A Less Than Likeable Lead Role".
As co-star and co-producer of the miniseries, "Us," Tom Hollander knows more than most about playing a difficult lead character.
Thumbnail for "Saskia Reeves Plays A Sunny Optimist On A European Travelogue".
As Connie Petersen, Saskia Reeves is a wry and wonderful foil to all those around in David Nicholls' charming adaptation of his novel, 'Us.'
Thumbnail for "A Look Behind The Real Story Of FDR And Martha".
"Atlantic Crossing" creator Alexander Eik and series leads Sofia Helin and Kyle MacLachlan bid farewell to FDR and Crown Princess Martha.
Thumbnail for "Family — And FDR — Drew Kyle MacLachlan To MASTERPIECE".
In a role as iconic as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it's up to an actor like Kyle MacLachlan to make the role his own.
Thumbnail for "Sofia Helin Shines As Crown Princess Martha Of Norway".
Swedish actor Sofia Helin knew very little about the story of her character, Norway's Crown Princess Martha, before signing on to the role.
Thumbnail for "Screenwriter Alexander Eik Brings Forgotten WWII History To Life".
As his new WWII miniseries kicks off, series co-writer and director Alexander Eik joins the podcast for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek.
Thumbnail for "Making MASTERPIECE, Episode Three: The "Downton" Effect".
In 2011, MASTERPIECE became the hottest thing on TV, due to a certain elegant English home. We look back, and beyond, in this final episode.
Thumbnail for "Making MASTERPIECE, Episode Two: Minorpiece Theatre".
After 25 years on air, Masterpiece Theatre's road gets rocky. In this episode, we follow the series through its troubled midlife crisis.
Thumbnail for "Making MASTERPIECE, Episode One: The Beginning ".
For 50 years, MASTERPIECE has been the home of the best of British drama on American TV. In this episode, we find out how it all started.
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Nicholas Ralph Previews Season Two".
Series star and breakout hit Nicholas Ralph returns to the podcast for one final look back at the charming first season of "All Creatures."
Thumbnail for "Rachel Shenton Wants Helen To Have A Chance For Fun In Season Two".
All Creatures Great and Small star Rachel Shenton says farewell to season one of the series — and shares her own hopes for season two!
Thumbnail for "Tamara Lawrance Shines In Powerful 'Long Song' Lead Role".
'The Long Song' star Tamara Lawrance looks behind the scenes and beyond the ending of her truly remarkable character, Miss July.
Thumbnail for "Eliza Scarlet — And Kate Phillips — Is Always In Full Control Of The Scene".
Victorian London's only female detective comes to the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast — or at least, actor Kate Phillips does.
Thumbnail for "Anna Madeley Keeps Skeldale House In Working Order".
Anna Madeley's Mrs. Hall is the stern keeper of the keys at Skeldale House — and the veteran actor brings her charming light to the series.
Thumbnail for "Remembering Dame Diana Rigg, A True MASTERPIECE Icon".
In an elegant coincidence, one of Dame Diana Rigg's final film appearances is on MASTERPIECE's "All Creatures Great and Small."
Thumbnail for "Take It From Samuel West — The Real Siegfried Farnon Was Just As Quirky".
There really was a Siegfried Farnon — and he really was a little quirky. Samuel West shares how he found his own Farnon.
Thumbnail for "Callum Woodhouse Can't Keep Away From Animal Shows Set In The 1930s".
Already a MASTERPIECE fan-favorite for his earlier role on The Durrells in Corfu, Callum Woodhouse returns to our screens — and our podcast!
Thumbnail for "As James Herriot, Nicholas Ralph Is New To MASTERPIECE — And To TV".
Nicholas Ralph is new to MASTERPIECE and to the screen in his role as James Herriot, the lead in the beloved All Creatures Great and Small.
Thumbnail for "Coming Soon: Making MASTERPIECE Documentary Miniseries".
MASTERPIECE turns 50 on January 10, 2021 — and Making MASTERPIECE will give you the full story.
Thumbnail for "Glenda Jackson Returns To MASTERPIECE, As Gripping As Ever".
The distinctive Glenda Jackson returns to MASTERPIECE after a 50 year absence, and she makes a visit to the podcast while she's here.
Thumbnail for "50th Season Preview: What To Expect Next Year On MASTERPIECE".
An exclusive preview of MASTERPIECE's upcoming 50th Anniversary Season, featuring executive producer Susanne Simpson.
Thumbnail for "Party Politics Stay Petty In Sir David Hare's Tidy Finale".
Modern politics might not leave the best taste in your mouth — but that's how SIr David Hare wanted his Roadkill to end.
Thumbnail for "Iain de Caestecker Will Let You Decide If Duncan Knock Is Good".
Peter Laurence's special adviser, Duncan Knock, is as oily as they come. Iain de Caestecker will let you decide if he's worth your trust.
Thumbnail for "Sir David Hare Plays Politics In His New Drama".
Sir David Hare insists his twisty political thriller, "Roadkill," isn't about any specific member of Parliament...
Thumbnail for "Sarah Williams Didn't Mean For Mary To Take Control Of Her Series".
When crafting the plot for her intricate family drama, writer Sarah Williams never meant for the family neighbor to be so insistent.
Thumbnail for "Russell Tovey Won't Defend The Toxic Jake — But He Loved The Part".
Russell Tovey knows his character, Jake, is a bit of a pill. But that doesn't mean he didn't have fun playing the part.
Thumbnail for "Lydia Leonard Knows What Happened — But She Won't Spoil The Surprise".
Flesh and Blood star Lydia Leonard knows the truth of her series' central mystery — but never fear: she wouldn't dare give it away here.
Thumbnail for "In Crowded Family Drama, Claudie Blakley Is A Suspect".
Claudie Blakley leads the trio of angry children in Flesh and Blood — but could anger really extend to murder?
Thumbnail for "GBH and MASTERPIECE Studio Presens: DETOURS".
A special preview episode of a new podcast from our friends at GBH and PRX!
Thumbnail for "GBH and MASTERPIECE Studio Present: NOVA Now".
A special preview episode of a new podcast from our friends at NOVA!
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Grantchester Writers’ Room Reunites For Fifth Season Finale".
Three of the minds behind the charming Mystery! series "Grantchester" reunite to discuss themes, characters — and series future!
Thumbnail for " Robson Green And Tom Brittney Toast To A Thrilling Fifth Season".
The two leads of Grantchester unite to bid farewell to the fifth season — and look ahead to the series' upcoming sixth season. 
Thumbnail for "Shocked? Daisy Coulam Thought You'd Be".
Series creator and head writer Daisy Coulam gives a behind-the-scenes interview about Grantchester's stunner of a fifth season.
Thumbnail for "Lauren Carse Has The Inside Scoop On Ellie Harding".
Hard-hitting journalist Ellie Harding is a different kind of romantic lead for Grantchester — and Lauren Carse brings her to life.
Thumbnail for "Christiana Ebohon-Green Brings Classic Cinematic Flair Behind The Camera".
A guest director behind the Grantchester camera, Christiana Ebohon-Green lends her cinematic flair to an episode with jazzy classic film overtones.
Thumbnail for "Ollie Dimsdale Sees Bright Things In Daniel Marlowe's Future".
For any longtime Grantchester viewer, no on-screen relationship is more cherished than the slow burn between Leonard and Daniel. Ollie Dimsdale agrees.
Thumbnail for "Tom Brittney Rides Back Into The Village Green".
As the fifth season of Grantchester begins, series star Tom Brittney is firmly in control of the story — and, in a change, his motorcycle.
Thumbnail for "As War Expands, Peter Bowker And Zofia Wichłacz Return At Season's End".
Actor Zofia Wichłacz and series creator Peter Bowker reunite for a special World On Fire finale podcast, including previews of season two.
Thumbnail for "Brian J. Smith’s American In Paris Helps Ground Global Drama".
For our American audiences, characters like Brian J. Smith's Webster O'Connor are a welcome sight amidst the sweeping international cast of World On Fire.
Thumbnail for "Julia Brown Borrows From Family History For Her Lois Bennett".
Lois Bennett is a strong, fiercely independent young jazz singer and factory girl — much like actor Julia Brown's own grandmother during WWII.
Thumbnail for "Peter Bowker Paints Intimate Portraits Of A World At War".
The World War II of Peter Bowker's sweeping new series is intimate, close and unexpected, which is exactly what the creator intended.
Thumbnail for "Zofia Wichłacz Adds Fire To Kasia's Grief".
American viewers might not know much about life in Poland during World War II. Still, young Polish actor Zofia Wichłacz learned from her character, too.
Thumbnail for " The Real-Life War Correspondent Who Inspired Helen Hunt's Nancy Campbell".
The legendary British war correspondent, Clare Hollingworth, might recognize some of her own story in that of World On Fire's Nancy Campbell.
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Gurinder Chadha's 'Beecham House' Is A Family Affair".
Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha brings the story of her thrilling new series, "Beecham House" to MASTERPIECE viewers — and listeners — in a new podcast.
Thumbnail for "Anne Reid Rather Dislikes Her Stubborn Lady Denham".
Anne Reid doesn't like her stubborn Lady Denham character very much — but the actor herself is a delightful conversation partner.
Thumbnail for "Andrew Davies' Sanditon Is An Austen Tale Only He Could Create ".
Screenwriter Andrew Davies has adapted plenty of Jane Austen's books for the small screen, but his latest, "Sanditon," is ever so modern in its execution.
Thumbnail for "From The Sea To The City: Sanditon Heads To London".
The Sanditon cast heads out to London in a rather surprising episode — and the series' leads come along with us in a new episode of the podcast.
Thumbnail for "Charlotte Spencer Is Everything Esther Denham Is Not ".
The blunt Esther Denham has few admirers in Sanditon — but actor Charlotte Spencer can win almost anyone over in a new interview.
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Rose Williams And Crystal Clarke, Beachside BFFS".
In a special bonus episode of MASTERPIECE Studio, Sanditon stars Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke reunite to answer a few viewer questions!
Thumbnail for "Crystal Clarke’s Miss Georgiana Lambe Isn’t The Only One Code Switching".
Crystal Clarke is far from the first major character of color in a MASTERPIECE of production — but she definitely won't be the last, either.
Thumbnail for "Theo James Plays A Romantic Lead With An Aversion To Romance".
MASTERPIECE fans already know Theo James from his memorable role in the first season of Downton Abbey — and he's back for more in Sanditon.
Thumbnail for "Rose Williams’ Charlotte Heywood Is A Bold Austen Heroine For A New Era".
"Sanditon" star Rose Williams plays a Jane Austen heroine unlike any before her, and her Charlotte Heywood is a character to keep an eye on.
Thumbnail for "Debbie Horsfield And Robin Ellis Say Goodbye To Poldark".
After five swashbuckling seasons, we've finally reached the end of Poldark. Series creator Debbie Horsfield bids Cornwall goodbye, one final time.
Thumbnail for "Kerri McLean Knew Kitty Despard's True Story Couldn't Be Ignored".
Like her fictional husband, Ned Despard, Kerri McLean's Kitty is a true-to-life character from British history. It's a responsbility she tackled with skill.
Thumbnail for "The Durrells Say Goodbye To Corfu".
Goodbye Leslie! Goodbye Margo! Goodbye Gerry! Goodbye Corfu! Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone and Callum Woodhouse say goodbye to the Durrells.
Thumbnail for "Harry Richardson's Drake Carne Is Cornwall's Resident Labrador Puppy".
Drake Carne has made his fair share of mistakes on this series. Actor Harry Richardson has always thought of his character as Cornwall's labrador puppy.
Thumbnail for "Beatie Edney Remains The One True Queen Of Nampara".
Beatie Edney has played Poldark family maid Prudie Paynter for all five seasons of the series, but in this season, she finally reigns as Queen of Nampara.
Thumbnail for "Jack Farthing Finds Nuance In Sir George's Grief".
Nobody seems to like Sir George Warleggan very much, but actor Jack Farthing found a complicated humanity for his character this season.
Thumbnail for "A Ghostly Heida Reed Floats Back To Cornwall".
Heida Reed's Elizabeth Warleggan left the mortal coil at the end of Polark's fourth season. But Reed didn't quite make it all the way off set.
Thumbnail for "Writer Simon Nye And The Durrells Get One More Round In Corfu".
The creator and executive producer of The Durrells in Corfu gives a tantalizing preview of the fourth and final season of his happy little series.
Thumbnail for "Debbie Horsfield Covers New Ground In Poldark's Final Season".
Poldark creator and head writer Debbie Horsfield was forced to fill in a 11-year plot gap for this final season of her series. She explains how, here.
Thumbnail for "New MASTERPIECE Podcast: Mining Poldark!".
Hear the first episode of our new podcast, Mining Poldark!
Thumbnail for "Al Weaver And Tessa Peake-Jones Remain Friends, On And Off Set".
Grantchester star Al Weaver and his drama school mentor, Tessa Peake-Jones are lucky — they work together on a popular mystery drama!
Thumbnail for "Kacey Ainsworth's Cathy Keating Makes Her Own Way In Grantchester".
For years, Geordie Keating's wife, Cathy, has been busy behind the scenes and at home. In the latest season, Cathy grows into a more public role.
Thumbnail for "Tom Brittney Is More Than Just Another Dashing Vicar".
The dashing new Grantchester vicar is more than just a pretty face. Actor Tom Brittney assures viewers: his Will Davenport has secrets in store this season.
Thumbnail for "Robson Green Reminds Us That Geordie’s Not Going Anywhere".
Robson Green's Geordie Keating remains on the beat in Grantchester this season — and he has the tears and on-set laughs to prove it.
Thumbnail for "Daisy Coulam Previews A Season Of Change In Grantchester".
After two years away, the crime-fighting vicar of Grantchester is back on our screens — only to leave his village and his country in pursuit of love.
Thumbnail for "Shaun Evans Remains The Vital Heart Of Endeavour Morse’s Oxford".
Endeavour star Shaun Evans slips behind the camera this season — and into the MASTERPIECE Studio chair.
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The trailer for the new MASTERPIECE podcast, Mining Poldark!
Thumbnail for "'Les Misérables' Comes To A Joyous Close".
After six thrilling episoes, the writer and leads of MASTERPIECE's "Les Misérables" reflect on what it meant ot bring the series to a touching close.
Thumbnail for "Alex Jennings Remembers A Role He'd Rather Forget".
Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen the third season finale of Unforgotten, don't listen to this podcast.
Thumbnail for "Andrew Davies Preps For The End Of One Series And The Beginning Of Another".
Writer Andrew Davies has spent his career bringing classic literary works to the screen. With Les Misérsables, he continues a remarkable trend.
Thumbnail for "Lily Collins Is An Utterly Captivating Fantine".
As Lily Collins’ role as Les Miséables’ Fantine comes to an expectedly tragic end, the actor explains how and where she found joy in her performance.
Thumbnail for "David Oyelowo's Javert Is A Man Who Never Forgives ".
Inspector Javert never forgives. So can actor David Oyelowo? The actor offers a layered protrayal of villiany in this stunning new adaptation.
Thumbnail for "Just Like Jean Valjean, Dominic West Is Done Being A Bad Guy".
After years of playing philanderers on screen, actor Dominic West cherished the opportunity to play the legendarily reformed thief, Jean Valjean.
Thumbnail for "Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction In Anna Symon’s Lightly Fictionalized ‘Mrs. Wilson’".
The real story behind "Mrs. Wilson" is almost too strange to be true — which helped writer Anna Symon blur the lines between film genres.
Thumbnail for "‘Unforgotten’ Creator Chris Lang Obsesses Over Small Details That Add Up To A Terrible Crime".
For 'Unforgotten' creator and head writer Chris Lang, the small details are what matters when plotting an unforgivable crime.
Thumbnail for "Ruth Wilson Plays Her Own Grandmother In A Searing 'Mrs. Wilson'".
Actor Ruth Wilson used the unexpected candor in her grandmother's memoir to give her portrayal of her family's backstory a deeper and more nuanced meaning.
Thumbnail for "Jenna Coleman Reflects On A Truly Royal Season".
After a thrilling third season, Victoria star Jenna Coleman unpacks the highs and lows of her young reigning royal and her growing family.
Thumbnail for "Princess Feodora Could Have Been Queen, But Kate Fleetwood Already Reigns".
Princess Feodora is the royal half-sister everybody loves to hate on Victoria. But not for actor Kate Fleetwood.
Thumbnail for "King Leopold Completes A Royal Tour Of Duty For Alex Jennings".
Actor Alex Jennings has played at least four different monarchs in his remarkable career, but his role as the sneaky King Leopold on Victoria is big fun.
Thumbnail for "Laurence Fox Is A Devilishly Charming Lord Palmerston".
MASTERPIECE viewers already know Laurence Fox — and his role as Lord Palmerston is a delicious return to form.
Thumbnail for "Nell Hudson’s Nancy Skerrett Is A Bombe Surprise".
Nell Hudson uses her character, Nancy Skerrett as a source of personal inspiration in her regular life.
Thumbnail for "Lady Emma Portman Keeps All The Queen’s Secrets (And So Does Anna Wilson-Jones)".
Anna Wilson-Jones' Lady Emma Portman knows all of Queen Victoria's secrets, and the actress shares some on-set secrets of her own in a new interview.
Thumbnail for "Ferdinand Kingsley Knows The Real Francatelli Is A Good Guy".
Ferdinand Kingsley plays the real-life Charles Elmé Francatelli as a bit of a rogue. But the actor himself is a true charmer.
Thumbnail for "Daisy Goodwin Sketches Out Dramatic Tensions In 'Victoria,' Season Three".
Daisy Goodwin is well aware of the historical realities of Queen Victoria's reign. But it's in the imagined day-to-day that her series thrives.
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Poldark Writer Debbie Horsfield Looks To Fifth And Final Season".
After the drama and sorrow of Poldark's fourth season, some hopeful hints about the story still to come from head writer Debbie Horsfield.
Thumbnail for "No Matter What, Heida Reed Will Always Defend Elizabeth".
Elizabeth Warleggan is a complicated character on Poldark, but actor Heida Reed has always thought of her as a fundamentally good person.
Thumbnail for "On The Durrells In Corfu, It's Not All Greek To Alexis Georgoulis".
The charming Spiros is based on a real-life friend of the Durrell family, but Alexis Georgoulis is even more charming in real life.
Thumbnail for "Edward Gorey's Spooky Art Isn't Such A Mystery After All".
The MASTERPIECE Mystery! title sequence has long been a spooky highlight of the crime drama series. Artist and illustrator Edward Gorey was anything but.
Thumbnail for "'Champagne Taste On A Beer Budget': Christian Brassington's Vile Rev. Osborne Whitworth".
In lemon silks and too-tight breeches, the Reverend Osborne Whitworth is the gaudiest member of Poldark’s cast. Actor Christian Brassington? Less so.
Thumbnail for "Pip Torrens' Uncle Cary Is The Devil On George Warleggan's Shoulder".
Pip Torrens' Uncle Cary may be the devil on George Warleggan's shoulder, but he's also a utterly charming interview subject.