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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 th… read more

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Crystal Clarke’s Miss Georgiana Lambe Isn’t The Only One Code Switching

January 27th, 2020


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 …

Theo James Plays A Romantic Lead With An Aversion To Romance

January 20th, 2020


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 …

Rose Williams’ Charlotte Heywood Is A Bold Austen Heroine For A New Era

January 13th, 2020


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 …

Debbie Horsfield And Robin Ellis Say Goodbye To Poldark

November 18th, 2019


For Poldark creator, writer and executive producer Debbie Horsfield, there was never any question as to whether or not the original Ross Poldark, …

Kerri McLean Knew Kitty Despard's True Story Couldn't Be Ignored

November 11th, 2019


Catherine Despard was a real-life abolitionist and activist whose story is often ignored in the history books. That sense of responsibility gave …

The Durrells Say Goodbye To Corfu

November 4th, 2019


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 …

Harry Richardson's Drake Carne Is Cornwall's Resident Labrador Puppy

October 28th, 2019


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 …

Beatie Edney Remains The One True Queen Of Nampara

October 21st, 2019


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 …

Jack Farthing Finds Nuance In Sir George's Grief

October 14th, 2019


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 …

A Ghostly Heida Reed Floats Back To Cornwall

October 7th, 2019


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 …

Writer Simon Nye And The Durrells Get One More Round In Corfu

September 30th, 2019


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 …

Debbie Horsfield Covers New Ground In Poldark's Final Season

September 30th, 2019


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, …

New MASTERPIECE Podcast: Mining Poldark!

August 21st, 2019


On this very first episode of Poldark, we meet all the key characters who will come to shape the series — Ross, Demelza, Elizabeth, Francis, Verity, …

Al Weaver And Tessa Peake-Jones Remain Friends, On And Off Set

August 12th, 2019


When Grantchester star Al Weaver was in drama school, his future Grantchester co-star, Tessa Peake-Jones, was his designated mentor. On screen this …

Kacey Ainsworth's Cathy Keating Makes Her Own Way In Grantchester

August 5th, 2019


Detective Geordie Keating’s put-upon wife, Cathy, has faced marital betrayal, a growing family and a murder-obsessed husband with quiet grace, but this season in Grantchester, Cathy has her own career to worry about. …

Tom Brittney Is More Than Just Another Dashing Vicar

July 29th, 2019


The heavy burden of replacing Grantchester lead James Norton in the village vicar’s pulpit falls to none other than Tom Brittney, and it’s a role …

Robson Green Reminds Us That Geordie’s Not Going Anywhere

July 22nd, 2019


With the recent departure of his friend and castmate, James Norton, from the fields and dells of Grantchester, Robson Green is quick to reassure fans of his series that his character isn’t going anywhere just yet. As …

Daisy Coulam Previews A Season Of Change In Grantchester

July 15th, 2019


After a two-year gap, the crime-solving Rev. Sidney Chambers of *Grantchester *is back on the case — only to leave the village in pursuit of love and …

Shaun Evans Remains The Vital Heart Of Endeavour Morse’s Oxford

June 24th, 2019


In this sixth season of Endeavour, series lead Shaun Evans slips behind the camera for a change in a dramatic second episode. It’s a move that Evans found easy — and one he hopes to have the opportunity to continue …

Coming Soon From MASTERPIECE: Mining Poldark

June 14th, 2019


You already know the story…boy meets girl, pride meets prejudice, all in a beautiful wrapper: the dramatic Cornish cliffs and dazzling sea. And as we …

'Les Misérables' Comes To A Joyous Close

May 20th, 2019


After six dramatic episodes and several decades of on-screen struggle, Andrew Davies' masterful new adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables has …

Alex Jennings Remembers A Role He'd Rather Forget

May 13th, 2019


Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen the third season finale of Unforgotten, don't listen to this podcast.

Alex Jennings is already a MASTERPIECE …

Andrew Davies Preps For The End Of One Series And The Beginning Of Another

May 6th, 2019


Screenwriter Andrew Davies has been a true master of modern television adaptations, brining such iconic works as Middlemarch and Little Dorit to the MASTERPIECE screen for decades. Now, as he looks ahead to the end of …

Lily Collins Is An Utterly Captivating Fantine

April 29th, 2019


Actor Lily Collins tried her best to not lose herself in the devastating role of* Les Misérables*' Fantine. Collins explains how she stayed grounded …

David Oyelowo's Javert Is A Man Who Never Forgives

April 22nd, 2019


In Victor Hugo's landmark epic, Les Miserables, the Inspector Javert is a hard, cold man with a unflinching pursuit of his own personal justice. But …

Just Like Jean Valjean, Dominic West Is Done Being A Bad Guy

April 15th, 2019


After a career of playing notable villains,  actor Dominic West says he’s ready to turn a new leaf. So his role as the tortured thief, Jean Valjean, …

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction In Anna Symon’s Lightly Fictionalized ‘Mrs. Wilson’

April 10th, 2019


The story of Alison Wilson’s relationship with British spy novelist and actual spy, Alexander Wilson, almost seems too wild for reality and too …

‘Unforgotten’ Creator Chris Lang Obsesses Over Small Details That Add Up To A Terrible Crime

April 8th, 2019


When writer Chris Lang created the MASTERPIECE Mystery! series *Unforgotten, *he looked to capture the very ordinary extraordinariness of a modern …

Ruth Wilson Plays Her Own Grandmother In A Searing 'Mrs. Wilson'

April 1st, 2019


When actor Ruth Wilson's grandmother, Alison, died, she left her family a surprisingly candid memoir about her relationship with her secret agent husband, the mystery author Alexander Wilson. The truths that Ruth and …

Jenna Coleman Reflects On A Truly Royal Season

March 4th, 2019


Victoria star Jenna Coleman lead a smashing third season of the series, with her royal character growing in roles both maternal and majestic. As the …

Princess Feodora Could Have Been Queen, But Kate Fleetwood Already Reigns

February 25th, 2019


The scheming Princess Feodora snuck into Buckingham Palace early in the third season of Victoria, surprising her half-sister, the Queen, and continuing to lurk in the background of the main royal drama. Actor Kate …

King Leopold Completes A Royal Tour Of Duty For Alex Jennings

February 17th, 2019


Actor Alex Jennings calls himself “a common boy from Essex,” but his career on stage and screen has included at least four different royal roles.

Laurence Fox Is A Devilishly Charming Lord Palmerston

February 11th, 2019


Laurence Fox is well known to MASTERPIECE viewers after his eight seasons on the beloved series *Inspector Lewis*, so his appearance on Victoria as the devious UK Foreign Secretary, Lord Palmerston, is a welcome return …

Nell Hudson’s Nancy Skerrett Is A Bombe Surprise

February 4th, 2019


The irascible Nancy Skerrett snuck into her job as a dresser at Buckingham Palace under an assumed name, and came to win Queen Victoria’s heart in the past three seasons of the show. And as part of the audience-favorite …

Lady Emma Portman Keeps All The Queen’s Secrets (And So Does Anna Wilson-Jones)

January 28th, 2019


From the very first episode of MASTERPIECE’s *Victoria, *Lady Emma Portman has been the center of royal intrigue, even if very little of the drama focuses on her. Lady Portman knows who loves who, who spurned who, and …

Ferdinand Kingsley Knows The Real Francatelli Is A Good Guy

January 21st, 2019


Among the many fictional Buckingham Palace servants and staffers on MASTERPIECE's Victoria, Ferdinand Kingsley's Charles Elmé Francatelli is based on an actual royal chef and author. Kingsley's cook is a slight bit …

Daisy Goodwin Sketches Out Dramatic Tensions In 'Victoria,' Season Three

January 14th, 2019


Victoria creator, head writer and executive producer Daisy Goodwin already knows the real history of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s lengthy reign on the throne. But it’s in the intimate perils of the day-to-day where her …

Bonus: Poldark Writer Debbie Horsfield Looks To Fifth And Final Season

November 21st, 2018


Debbie Horsfield, the executive producer and sole writer of MASTERPIECE’s Poldark, is ready for the fifth and final season of her series. After the …

No Matter What, Heida Reed Will Always Defend Elizabeth

November 19th, 2018


Elizabeth Warleggan, formerly Poldark and née Chynoweth, is far from the most beloved character on Poldark. Her shifting affections, wayward …

On The Durrells In Corfu, It's Not All Greek To Alexis Georgoulis

November 12th, 2018


The dashingly charming Spiros Halikiopoulos is based on a real-life friend of the actual Durrell family during their time on the island of Corfu. …

Edward Gorey's Spooky Art Isn't Such A Mystery After All

October 31st, 2018


For almost 40 years, the MASTERPIECE Mystery! title sequence has offered viewers an ominous glimpse into the dark unknown. It's a vision made real by …

'Champagne Taste On A Beer Budget': Christian Brassington's Vile Rev. Osborne Whitworth

October 29th, 2018


In lemon silks and too-tight breeches, the Reverend Osborne Whitworth is the gaudiest member of Poldark’s core cast. With extravagant tastes and a …

Pip Torrens' Uncle Cary Is The Devil On George Warleggan's Shoulder

October 22nd, 2018


While nobody in Cornwall seems to necessarily enjoy the company of one George Warleggan, even fewer appreciate his nasty uncle, Cary. As the sneering …

The Tragic Romance Of Josh Whitehouse's Hugh Armitage

October 8th, 2018


Josh Whitehouse plays the dashing Lt. Hugh Armitage with an eye on the opportunity for capital ‘R’ Romance. But his character’s loyalties — and divided affections — heighten the stakes for the young actor, and often …

Debbie Horsfield Only Had One Man In Mind To Play Her 'Poldark'

October 1st, 2018


Debbie Horsfield is the only writer of every episode of MASTERPIECE’s Poldark, so she definitely knows what’s on the horizon in the series’ fourth …

100 Episodes, 100 Stories

September 16th, 2018


In celebration of the 100th episode of MASTERPIECE Studio, we bring some of our favorite moments from our conversations with MASTERPIECE’s actors and creative talents. From Downton Abbey to Unforgotten and everything in …

Grantchester Reveals New Character, New Season Theme

June 28th, 2018


The beloved MASTERPIECE Mystery! series, Grantchester, is set to return to your screens in summer 2019. In the upcoming fourth season of the show, lead actor James Norton — and his character, the Rev. Sidney Chambers — …

Julian Morris Isn't Afraid To Play Complicated Characters

June 18th, 2018


Actor Julian Morris is known for his darker characters — psychopaths, social outcasts and the like, who float around the edges of decent, common …

Encore: Julian Fellowes Remembers Downton Abbey

June 7th, 2018


Do you miss Downton Abbey?

Well we do, and we're bringing back our conversation with Julian Fellowes—creator, sole writer and executive producer of …

Encore: Lady Edith Gets the Last Word

May 31st, 2018


How could we leave Downton Abbey without hearing from Lady Edith?

The Crawley's middle daughter has come a long way in six years—from an unlucky …

Emily Watson Means To Be More Like Marmee

May 27th, 2018


After her role as Marmee in the MASTERPIECE adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, actor Emily Watson has increasingly found herself …

Encore: Directing Downton's Last Episode... Ever

May 24th, 2018


Michael Engler knows first-hand exactly how much pressure comes with directing a "national treasure." In this encore "Directing Downton" episode, Engler takes us behind the scenes of the two season six episodes he …

Cinematic Sisterhood Was Simple For Annes Elwy and Willa Fitzgerald

May 20th, 2018


Annes Elwy and Willa Fitzgerald play two of the four beloved March sisters at the heart of the latest MASTERPIECE adaptation of Little Women, and their familial closeness echoes throughout our interview with the young …

Encore: A Farewell to Downton Abbey — With Julian Fellowes

May 17th, 2018


He created Downton Abbey. And finally, he brought it to a close. Julian Fellowes—Downton's creator, sole writer and executive producer—takes us …

Bonus: Unpacking A Shocking 'Unforgotten' Second Season Finale

May 16th, 2018


The Unforgotten detectives solved another cold-case murder. But the conclusion of the series' second season was far from neat. Lead actors Nicola …

Maya Hawke And Jonah Hauer-King Can’t Stop Making Each Other Laugh

May 13th, 2018


For actors Maya Hawke and Jonah Hauer-King — Little Women’s Jo March and Laurie Lawrence, respectively — watching a reel of outtakes from shooting became a reminder of how much they make each other laugh. Hawke and …

Encore: Blackmail, Hunting, and Sex: Directing Downton Abbey

May 10th, 2018


We're looking back at how the final season of Downton Abbey began in an encore conversation with one of the program's directors, Minkie Spiro.

Angela Lansbury Is A Woman Of Her Time In 'Little Women'

May 6th, 2018


Dame Angela Lansbury has been an acting icon for more than 70 years, bringing character and charm to stage and screen alike. The brand new MASTERPIECE adaptation of Little Women, where she plays the peppery Aunt March, …

Encore: Behind the Scenes with Michelle Dockery

May 3rd, 2018


Don't miss this extended encore version of our conversation with the actor who brought Lady Mary to life, Michelle Dockery!

Michelle takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of her six years at Downton Abbey: from her …

Heidi Thomas Makes Alcott’s Words Shine In New ‘Little Women’ Adaptation

May 2nd, 2018


Writer Heidi Thomas is already plenty busy with the upcoming eighth and ninth seasons of her smash-hit series, Call the Midwife — but she knew she …

Sanjeev Bhaskar Still Can’t Quite Believe He’s In ‘Unforgotten’

April 30th, 2018


By his own estimation, Sanjeev Bhaskar started acting relatively late in life.  He gives a telling preview of the stunning second season of Unforgotten still to come, and explains how his zany breakout comedy, The …

Encore: Fashion! (At Downton Abbey)

April 26th, 2018


In this encore episode, Downton Abbey's costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins tells us how she uses fashion to bring the characters — and the roaring 20s — to life.

Encore: Looking Back on Six Seasons with Julian Fellowes

April 19th, 2018


In this special encore episode, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes looks back at six seasons of his beloved MASTERPIECE historical drama.

Encore: Directing Lady Mary's Epic Episode

April 12th, 2018


What do an epic car crash, a fiery sibling showdown, and a much-anticipated wedding have in common? All three are unforgettable Downton Abbey scenes directed by David Evans.

In this encore "Directing Downton" …

Benedict Cumberbatch Strives For Simple Answers In Complex 'Child' Drama

April 9th, 2018


Benedict Cumberbatch heads the cast of The Child in Time — and his new production company took the lead behind the scenes, as well. It's not Cumberbatch's first experience with author Ian McEwan's work — he appeared in …

‘Unforgotten’ Star Nicola Walker Admits She’d Make A Terrible Criminal

April 9th, 2018


Nicola Walker leads the crime-fighting duo on the new MASTERPIECE Mystery! drama, Unforgotten. But the series’ complicated cold-case investigations …

Encore: Behind the Scenes with Allen Leech

April 5th, 2018


Allen Leech takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of his six years at Downton Abbey: from his "terrifying" first day on set, to the night he broke into the Highclere castle grounds, to his "very, very emotional" final …

Kelly Macdonald’s Emotional Turn In ‘The Child In Time’ Was ‘Dead Easy’

April 2nd, 2018


In her role as the bereaved mother Julie in the new MASTERPIECE drama, The Child In Time, actor Kelly Macdonald admits a certain distance from the …

Encore: Don't Ask, Don't Tell at Downton Abbey

March 29th, 2018


Ever since Downton Abbey began, we've watched Thomas Barrow try—and fail—to find his place downstairs—in part because of his sexuality. Now, in the wake of his heartbreaking suicide attempt, we asked Downton's …

Encore: Downton's Sibling Showdown

March 22nd, 2018


It's a pattern we've seen since Downton Abbey began: when Mary is unhappy, it's often Edith who pays the price. But this time, Mary crosses a line -- and sets up a sibling showdown six seasons in the making.

Michelle …

Heidi Thomas Prepares To 'Call The Midwife,' Again

March 18th, 2018


For six years and six seasons of television, screenwriter Heidi Thomas has explored the challenges of 1950s-era British midwifery. Now, as the seventh season of her PBS drama Call the Midwife heads to air just ahead of …

Encore: Anna & Molesley Catch a Break

March 15th, 2018


Anna Bates has had some rotten luck, and poor Molesley hasn't fared much better. But now, they're finally getting some good news.

In this …

Encore: Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes...The Honeymoon's Over

March 8th, 2018


Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes -- Downton's butler and head housekeeper -- have managed the downstairs staff for years. Now, they'll have to …

Bonus: Victoria, Season Two Outtakes And Extras

March 4th, 2018


At the end of another season of Victoria, we couldn't help but dip back in to our collection of conversations with the cast and creative talent …

Encore: Lord Grantham's Last Supper?

March 1st, 2018


In this encore episode, Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) and director Michael Engler take you behind-the-scenes of that shocking moment where Lord Grantham had a close brush with death.

But Robert's health isn't the …

A Very Victoria Christmas

February 26th, 2018


Warning: this episodes contains Victoria spoilers.

The Christmas finale of Victoria's second season is as joyful to watch as it was to film, the …

Encore: Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol

February 22nd, 2018


It's the Mrs. Patmore podcast! Mrs. P—Downton’s cook—has been dishing out one-liners and rustic wisdom for the past six years. In this episode, …

Lord Alfred — And Jordan Waller — Seeks A Love Without A Name

February 19th, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Homosexual romances no doubt existed in Queen Victoria’s court — but perhaps not in the way as …

Encore: Downton Abbey's Allen Leech

February 15th, 2018


Allen Leech plays Tom Branson, the handsome Irish revolutionary turned estate manager. But behind the scenes, Leech was a notorious prankster. In …

Victoria & Albert: Lost in Scotland

February 12th, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Series creator Daisy Goodwin moves between historical fact and dramatic fiction when she and her team write each episode of Victoria. For this week’s on-screen quest to …

Encore: Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern

February 8th, 2018


Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, have weathered many storms. In this two-for-one episode, Hugh Bonneville (Robert) and Elizabeth McGovern (Cora) reflect on the six years they spent playing the …

Only David Oakes Wonders How Prince Ernest Is Feeling

February 5th, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Ernest, the charming royal German rogue of Victoria, has a reputation for being a kind of happy-go-lucky courtier. But his personal journey this season — from his dying …

Encore: Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery

February 1st, 2018


Lady Mary is known for her icy glares and scandal-prone love life. Michelle Dockery talks about her six years playing one of Downton Abbey's most memorable and complex characters.

Tom Hughes Searches For Prince Albert’s Emotional Foundations

January 29th, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Prince Albert is purely logical — which makes Tom Hughes’ search for emotional depths all the more challenging in this second season of *Victoria. *The actor keeps a …

Rufus Sewell Says Goodbye To Lord M

January 24th, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Rufus Sewell has relished the opportunity to play Lord Melbourne in the last two seasons of Victoria. As he bids farewell to the character, he explains how Lord M’s …

Daisy Goodwin Melds Fact And Fiction In Victoria’s Second Season

January 22nd, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Daisy Goodwin may be the creator and head writer of Victoria, but she can’t help but sound like an …

Jenna Coleman Returns To Her Queenly Duties

January 15th, 2018


Warning: this episode contains Victoria spoilers.

Queen Victoria is a proud new mother — but so far, she’s anything but pleased. As Prince Albert manages the daily stresses of the royal boxes, Victoria finds herself …

Bonus: Keeley Hawes Reflects On A Season Of Magical 'Durrells' Moments

November 22nd, 2017


Warning: this episode contains The Durrells In Corfu *spoilers.*

Louisa Durrell let another love interest pass her by at the end of The Durrells In Corfu’s season two. Along the way, however, she might have been …

Eleanor Tomlinson Thinks Demelza Deserves A Good Time

November 20th, 2017


Warning: this episode contains Poldark spoilers.

Demelza Poldark ended her third season of Poldark with a stunning act of defiance. Actor Eleanor …

Daniel Lapaine Really Wants To Be A Durrell

November 13th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains The Durrells in Corfu spoilers.

Actor Daniel Lapaine has made a career playing rakishly charming characters — He’s ‘a …

Just Like Aunt Agatha, Caroline Blakiston Knows Everybody’s Business

November 6th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains *Poldark spoilers.*

Caroline Blakiston’s Aunt Agatha Poldark has been a secret triumph throughout these three seasons …

Ellise Chappell Reveals: There's Still Hope For Morwenna

October 30th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains *Poldark** spoilers.*

After just missing her chance at true romantic happiness this week, the young Morwenna …

Louisa Durrell Is A Dream Made Real For Keeley Hawes

October 16th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains The Durrells in Corfu spoilers.

As a child, Keeley Hawes adored reading about the Durrell family’s fantastic Greek adventures on the island of Corfu. Years later, she finds herself as the …

Poldark’s Gabriella Wilde Prepares For A Season Of Big Surprises

October 2nd, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Poldark spoilers.

Poldark’s Caroline Penvenen, the beautiful heiress with a generous heart, has secrets in store in …

Bonus: What Little Women Means To You

September 30th, 2017


With the upcoming 2018 adaptation of Little Women on MASTERPIECE rapidly approaching, we wanted to look back 149 years to the original 1868 publication of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the same name. More …

Endeavour Writer Russell Lewis Already Knows Who Dies Next

August 21st, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Endeavour Spoilers

A string of mysterious and seemingly unconnected Oxford murders greets Detective Constable Endeavour Morse in a brand new season of Endeavour. Lead series writer …

Writer Daisy Coulam Unpacks An Emotional Season Of Grantchester

July 31st, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Grantchester spoilers.

Another season of Grantchester is done and dusted, and lead writer Daisy Coulam has a few …

Tessa Peake-Jones Is A Smiler; Mrs. Maguire Is Not

July 24th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Grantchester spoilers.

Iconic British actor Tessa Peake-Jones describes herself as a rather happy woman, but her Mrs. Maguire on Grantchester is anything but. She explains how she found …

Al Weaver’s Leonard Finch Is Still Learning To Love Himself

July 17th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Grantchester spoilers.

Actor Al Weaver, who plays church curate Leonard Finch in Grantchester, began his time on the series with a rather unfortunate mustache. He tells us about his …

Bonus: Stefanie Martini Looks Back, And Ahead

July 12th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Prime Suspect: Tennison spoilers.

The Prime Suspect: Tennison season is over, but Jane Tennison’s journey to Detective Chief Inspector is just beginning. Actor Stefanie Martini reflects …

Sam Reid Shows Jane Tennison A Glimpse Of Her Future Self

July 10th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Prime Suspect: Tennison spoilers.

Actor Sam Reid plays the grizzled Detective Inspector Len Bradfield, an early mentor for a young Jane Tennison in the new prequel series, Prime Suspect: …

Stefanie Martini: A New Kind Of Jane Tennison

June 26th, 2017


Warning: This episode contains Prime Suspect: Tennison spoilers.

The original Prime Suspect brought powerhouse Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison to our screens for seven seasons. But Tennison didn’t start at the …

Writer Daisy Coulam Finds Humor in Grantchester's New Season

June 19th, 2017


Warning: This show contains Grantchester spoilers.

The comic and dramatic collide in full force in the picture book village of Grantchester, perhaps …

Joanne Froggatt Reveals a Darker Side

May 22nd, 2017


Warning: This show contains “Dark Angel” spoilers.

Fans of “Downton Abbey’s” Anna Bates were likely spooked by Joanne Froggatt’s character in “Dark …

Bonus: Mike Bartlett Rewrites (Future) History

May 18th, 2017


Warning: This show contains “King Charles III” spoilers.    In 2012, playwright Mike Bartlett had a revolutionary idea: a Shakespearean drama about a …

Tim Pigott-Smith & Charlotte Riley Get the Royal Treatment

May 15th, 2017


Warning: This show contains “King Charles III” spoilers.

Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play “King Charles III” imagines the contentious ascension of Prince Charles to the throne. The new monarch’s refusal to play by …

Getting Inside the Mind of Emily Brontë

March 27th, 2017


Warning: This show contains "To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters" spoilers.

Emily Brontë—of “Wuthering Heights” and Brontë family fame—looms large …

Jenna Coleman & Tom Hughes Relive Their On-Screen Romance

March 6th, 2017


Warning: This show contains "Victoria" Season 1 finale spoilers.

In the aftermath of a season finale that tested the relationship between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, we’re talking to “Victoria” stars Jenna …

Writer Daisy Goodwin Brings Victoria to Life

February 13th, 2017


Warning: This show contains "Victoria" Season 1, Episode 5 spoilers.

What does it take to write a television series? In Daisy Goodwin’s case, it took a fight, 30 years of research experience, and a lot of heart. This …

Rufus Sewell on Lord Melbourne’s Appeal

January 30th, 2017


Warning: The show contains "Victoria" Season 1, Episode 3 spoilers.

Although many people have been rooting for Lord Melbourne and Victoria to end up together, history decided a different fate for the pair. Rufus …

Jenna Coleman Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Victoria

January 16th, 2017


Warning: The show contains "Victoria" Season 1, Episode 1 spoilers.

Though MASTERPIECE's new period drama, "Victoria," is based on actual, 19th century history, it can be hard to distinguish fact from fiction. Did …

Martin Freeman on John and Sherlock's Complicated Relationship

January 9th, 2017


Warning: This show contains “Sherlock” Season 4, Episode 2 spoilers.

John Watson and Sherlock Holmes have been through some rough patches before, …

Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington Weighs in on the Premiere

January 2nd, 2017


Warning: This show contains “Sherlock” Season 4, Episode 1 spoilers.

“Sherlock’s” Amanda Abbington weighs in on the premiere, and on playing the divisive Mary Watson.

Sherlock's Louise Brealey on Molly, Dogs, and Season 4

December 27th, 2016


"Sherlock’s" Molly Hooper has gone from being somewhat of a joke to a fan favorite. She has gotten to slap and kiss Sherlock Holmes; we’ve even seen …

Aidan Turner Opens Up About Ross's Flaws

November 28th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Poldark” Season 2, finale spoilers.

Even though actor Aidan Turner understands Ross Poldark's motivations more than …

Elizabeth Poldark — No Regrets

November 21st, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Poldark” Season 2, Episode 8 spoilers.

Actor Heida Reed is nothing like the character she plays on MASTERPIECE. In …

Bonus: Team Demelza

November 18th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Poldark” Season 2, Episode 7 spoilers.

Eleanor Tomlinson -- who plays Demelza Poldark -- comments on recent events as …

Dr. Dwight's Forbidden Love

November 7th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Poldark” Season 2, Episode 6 spoilers.

Dr. Dwight Enys knows how to extract fish bones from throats, cure scurvy, and …

Kyle Soller on Francis's Fate

October 24th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Poldark” Season 2, Episode 4 spoilers.

Francis Poldark might be the unluckiest character to appear on MASTERPIECE since …

Talking with Poldark's Villain, George Warleggan

October 10th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Poldark” Season 2, Episode 2 spoilers.

With all of George Warleggan's antics this season and last, it's hard to see him …

Eleanor Tomlinson Dishes on Demelza

September 26th, 2016


Warning: This show contains spoilers from the "Poldark," Season 2 premiere.

In the wake of "Poldark's" tense, Season 2 premiere, Eleanor Tomlinson …

Aidan Turner's Ready for Poldark, Season 2. Are you?

September 23rd, 2016


Season 2 of "Poldark" is just around the corner! So what's in store for Ross, Demelza, and the rest of the Cornwall crew? On this episode, Aidan …

Churchill's Secret Uncovered

September 12th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Churchill's Secret” spoilers.

Actors Sir Michael Gambon and Romola Garai -- who play Winston Churchill and Millie …

Is This the End of Lewis? Kevin Whately Speaks

August 22nd, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Inspector Lewis” finale spoilers.

Though this is not the first time that we've said "goodbye" to Inspector Lewis, actor Kevin Whately insists that, this time, the beloved character is …

20 Years On, Clare Holman Still Delivers Sass and Science

August 8th, 2016


Clare Holman's 20-year run as pathologist Dr. Laura Hobson is coming to a close. But before it does, Clare joins us to reminisce about her time on …

Bonus: On the Brink of Death

July 12th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Endeavour” Season 3, finale spoilers.

Roger Allam returns to the podcast to take us behind the scenes of the wild …

Shaun Evans is His Own Endeavour Morse

July 11th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Endeavour” Season 3, finale spoilers.

Although young D.C. Morse is not the first version of the iconic detective to grace the screen, in the aftermath of one of the most intense episodes of …

Is Anton Lesser the "Kiss of Death?"

July 4th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Endeavour” Season 3, Episode 3 spoilers.

These days, Anton Lesser is most recognized for playing two very different characters: "Endeavour's" Chief Superintendent Bright and "Game of …

Endeavour: New Case, New Character

June 27th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Endeavour” Season 3, Episode 2 spoilers.

DC Morse and the Oxford City Police are back to business as they investigate a …

Thursday and Morse, Back on the Beat

June 20th, 2016


Warning: This show contains “Endeavour” Season 3, Episode 1 spoilers.

After being shot at the end of "Endeavour," Season 2, Inspector Fred Thursday …

Inspector Morse's Legacy Lives On

June 17th, 2016


Back in 1987, actor John Thaw brought the endearingly cantankerous Inspector Morse to life on screen for the first time. Now, nearly 30 years later, John Thaw's daughter helps to keep that legacy alive.

This is the …

Directing Wallander: "The Biggest Challenge of My Career"

May 26th, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Wallander" finale spoilers.

From dealing with big cats and non-stop rain to guiding Kenneth Branagh's last performance as Kurt Wallander, Benjamin Caron describes all of the challenges that …

Kenneth Branagh's Last Day as Kurt Wallander

May 23rd, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Wallander" finale spoilers.

The series finale of "Wallander" had a lot of heart; it gave us a heartbreaking diagnosis, a heart-pounding case, and to top it off, a heart-filled performance …

Jeremy Piven Says "Goodbye" to Mr. Selfridge

May 19th, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Mr. Selfridge" finale spoilers.

"Mr. Selfridge" is going out in style. From spectacle to stunts, this season has it all. But how will the party end for the larger-than-life retail magnate?

Kenneth Branagh’s Wallander Can’t Catch a Break

May 16th, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Wallander" Season 4, Episode 2 spoilers.

In the second episode of the final season, we get to see a different side of …

Bonus: A Nod to Nordic Noir

May 12th, 2016


Despite originating from what is widely considered to be the happiest -- and most beautiful -- region in the world, Nordic Noir has come to be known …

Kenneth Branagh Faces the End of Wallander

May 9th, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Wallander" Season 4, Episode 1 spoilers.

MASTERPIECE Studio will follow the final season of "Wallander" the way Kurt …

Inside the Wallander Theme Song

May 5th, 2016


Back in 2008, Australian native Emily Barker and her band the Red Clay Halo recorded their song, "Nostalgia," in relative anonymity. But when the crime drama Wallander premiered, accompanied by the song, "Nostalgia" …

Kiss & Make Up: Grantchester's Season Finale

May 2nd, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Grantchester" Season 2, finale spoilers.

From punches to pranks, "Grantchester's" James Norton (Sidney) and Robson Green (Geordie) had a wild time together filming Season 2.

Now in the …

Bonus: The Dark Side of Grantchester

April 25th, 2016


In the aftermath of Gary's hanging and Sidney and Geordie's big fight, the once and (hopefully) future dream team -- James Norton (Sidney) and Robson …

"Too Late" For Sidney and Amanda?

April 18th, 2016


Warning: This show contains "Grantchester" Season 2, Episode 4 spoilers.

Amanda -- a wealthy debutante -- and Sidney -- an Anglican vicar -- have managed to keep their relationship alive despite social conventions of …

Secrets of Grantchester with Author James Runcie

April 4th, 2016


Grantchester is a real town in the English countryside, but the crime-solving adventures of Sidney and Geordie exist only in the mind of author James …

Picnics & Murders...Grantchester is Back!

March 24th, 2016


Handsome vicar Sidney Chambers and gruff detective Geordie Keating are back on the beat, solving mysteries in the idyllic town of Grantchester all …

Bonus: Mark Gatiss's Ghost Story

December 23rd, 2015


Have you ever been haunted? Sherlock's Mark Gatiss has—and he shares a story in the supernatural vein of the upcoming Sherlock special, "The Abominable Bride," coming to Masterpiece on PBS New Year's Day, 2016.

Sherlock's Mark Gatiss

December 21st, 2015


Sherlock co-creator, writer and actor Mark Gatiss—who plays the conniving Mycroft Holmes—previews the upcoming special, “The Abominable Bride,” …

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