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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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GBH and MASTERPIECE Studio Present: NOVA Now

September 25th, 2020

28:26

Hi MASTERPIECE Studio fans. Jace Lacob here. Today I’m excited to share a special preview episode of a new podcast from our friends at the PBS Science series, NOVA.

NOVA Now is a new bi-weekly podcast diving into the …

Bonus: Grantchester Writers’ Room Reunites For Fifth Season Finale

July 22nd, 2020

30:47

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 …

Robson Green And Tom Brittney Toast To A Thrilling Fifth Season

July 20th, 2020

48:27

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 …

Shocked? Daisy Coulam Thought You'd Be

July 13th, 2020

32:37

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 …

Lauren Carse Has The Inside Scoop On Ellie Harding

July 6th, 2020

31:53

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

Ellie Harding is a bold newcomer on the Grantchester …

Christiana Ebohon-Green Brings Classic Cinematic Flair Behind The Camera

June 29th, 2020

35:52

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

After a particularly cinematic episode of

Ollie Dimsdale Sees Bright Things In Daniel Marlowe's Future

June 22nd, 2020

35:22

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 …

Tom Brittney Rides Back Into The Village Green

June 15th, 2020

25:46

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

It's the fifth season of Grantchester, and series lead …

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

May 18th, 2020

28:34

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 …

Brian J. Smith’s American In Paris Helps Ground Global Drama

May 11th, 2020

32:17

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 …

Julia Brown Borrows From Family History For Her Lois Bennett

May 4th, 2020

31:46

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 …

Peter Bowker Paints Intimate Portraits Of A World At War

April 20th, 2020

27:53

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 …

Zofia Wichłacz Adds Fire To Kasia's Grief

April 13th, 2020

29:30

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 …

The Real-Life War Correspondent Who Inspired Helen Hunt's Nancy Campbell

April 6th, 2020

11:04

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 …

Bonus: Gurinder Chadha's 'Beecham House' Is A Family Affair

March 1st, 2020

28:51

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of *Beecham House.

Fillmmaker Gurinder Chadha brings a keen eye to her multigenerational …

Anne Reid Rather Dislikes Her Stubborn Lady Denham

February 24th, 2020

35:58

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of the First Season of *Sanditon *

Actor Anne Reid is quick to remind anyone listening that her Sanditon character, Lady Denham, is a terrible, grouchy miser. …

Andrew Davies' Sanditon Is An Austen Tale Only He Could Create

February 17th, 2020

30:22

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of the First Season of Sanditon.

Screenwriter Andrew Davies has already adapted Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and …

From The Sea To The City: Sanditon Heads To London

February 10th, 2020

9:36

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the First Season of Sanditon.

For the first time since her journey from Willingden, Charlotte Haywood leaves the town of Sanditon, heading to London in pursuit …

Charlotte Spencer Is Everything Esther Denham Is Not

February 3rd, 2020

38:30

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the First Season of Sanditon.

Esther Denham has few friends in Sanditon, and even her …

Bonus: Rose Williams And Crystal Clarke, Beachside BFFS

January 31st, 2020

19:16

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the First Season of Sanditon.

In a special bonus episode of MASTERPIECE Studio, Sanditon stars Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke reunite in the studio to …

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

January 27th, 2020

27:36

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the First Season of Sanditon.

Crystal Clarke is not the first major character of color …

Theo James Plays A Romantic Lead With An Aversion To Romance

January 20th, 2020

22:46

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the First Season of Sanditon.

The dashing Sidney Parker floats in and out of his brother Tom's seaside enterprise of Sanditon with barely a word besides. But …

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

January 13th, 2020

27:34

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episodes One and Two of the First Season of Sanditon.

As she prepared for her role as the ambitious …

Debbie Horsfield And Robin Ellis Say Goodbye To Poldark

November 18th, 2019

38:25

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of the Fifth Season of Poldark.

For Poldark creator, writer and executive producer Debbie …

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

November 11th, 2019

31:27

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of Season Five of *Poldark.

Catherine Despard was a real-life abolitionist and activist …

The Durrells Say Goodbye To Corfu

November 4th, 2019

18:15

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Four of *The Durrells in Corfu.

After four years and four seasons of television, Louisa, Larry, Leslie, Margo and Gerry Durrell are leaving Corfu. It's …

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

October 28th, 2019

29:44

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Five of *Poldark.

During his time living with his sister, Demelza and his …

Beatie Edney Remains The One True Queen Of Nampara

October 21st, 2019

32:32

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of Season Five of *Poldark.

Prudie Paynter might be the world's most ineffective …

Jack Farthing Finds Nuance In Sir George's Grief

October 14th, 2019

31:03

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of Season Five of *Poldark.

Jack Farthing's Sir George Warleggan is the obvious villain …

A Ghostly Heida Reed Floats Back To Cornwall

October 7th, 2019

20:06

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of Season Five of *Poldark.

Actor Heida Reed played Elizabeth in the first four seasons of …

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

September 30th, 2019

30:14

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Four of *The Durrells In Corfu.

Simon Nye, the creator and head writer of The Durrells In Corfu, doesn’t see Gerald Durrell’s books as necessarily …

Debbie Horsfield Covers New Ground In Poldark's Final Season

September 30th, 2019

31:00

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Five of *Poldark.

For the last five years, every season of Poldark has adapted at …

New MASTERPIECE Podcast: Mining Poldark!

August 21st, 2019

30:06

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

41:30

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Four of *Grantchester.

When Grantchester star Al Weaver was in drama school, his …

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

August 5th, 2019

33:04

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Four of *Grantchester.

Detective Geordie Keating’s put-upon wife, Cathy, has faced marital betrayal, a growing family and a murder-obsessed husband …

Tom Brittney Is More Than Just Another Dashing Vicar

July 29th, 2019

40:17

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

The heavy burden of replacing Grantchester lead James …

Robson Green Reminds Us That Geordie’s Not Going Anywhere

July 22nd, 2019

30:59

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of Season Four of *Grantchester.

With the recent departure of his friend and castmate, James Norton, from the fields and dells of Grantchester, Robson Green is …

Daisy Coulam Previews A Season Of Change In Grantchester

July 15th, 2019

30:26

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episodes One and Two of Season Four of *Grantchester.

After a two-year gap, the crime-solving Rev. …

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

June 24th, 2019

33:08

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of Season Six of *Endeavour.

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 …

Coming Soon From MASTERPIECE: Mining Poldark

June 14th, 2019

1:52

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

15:14

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of *Les Miserables.

After six dramatic episodes and several decades of on-screen struggle, …

Alex Jennings Remembers A Role He'd Rather Forget

May 13th, 2019

19:10

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Three of *Unforgotten.

Alex Jennings is already a MASTERPIECE regular, with his …

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

May 6th, 2019

27:36

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of *Les Miserables.

Screenwriter Andrew Davies has been a true master of modern television adaptations, bringing such iconic works as Middlemarch and *Little …

Lily Collins Is An Utterly Captivating Fantine

April 29th, 2019

34:25

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of *Les Miserables.

Actor Lily Collins tried her best to not lose herself in the …

David Oyelowo's Javert Is A Man Who Never Forgives

April 22nd, 2019

33:35

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of *Les Miserables.

In Victor Hugo's landmark epic, Les Miserables, the Inspector Javert is …

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

April 15th, 2019

22:48

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Les Miserables.

After a career of playing notable villains,  actor Dominic West says he’s …

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

April 10th, 2019

19:15

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of *Mrs. Wilson.

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

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

April 8th, 2019

27:24

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Three of *Unforgotten.

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

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

April 1st, 2019

40:03

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episodes One and Two of *Mrs. Wilson.

When actor Ruth Wilson's grandmother, Alison, died, she left her family a surprisingly candid memoir about her relationship with her …

Jenna Coleman Reflects On A Truly Royal Season

March 4th, 2019

40:31

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of Season Three of *Victoria.

Victoria star Jenna Coleman lead a smashing third season of …

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

February 25th, 2019

41:02

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of Season Three of *Victoria.

The scheming Princess Feodora snuck into Buckingham Palace early in the third season of Victoria, surprising her half-sister, the …

King Leopold Completes A Royal Tour Of Duty For Alex Jennings

February 17th, 2019

29:18

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Three of *Victoria.

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

Laurence Fox Is A Devilishly Charming Lord Palmerston

February 11th, 2019

36:04

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Three of *Victoria.

Laurence Fox is well known to MASTERPIECE viewers after his eight seasons on the beloved series *Inspector Lewis*, so his …

Nell Hudson’s Nancy Skerrett Is A Bombe Surprise

February 4th, 2019

36:12

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of Season Three of *Victoria.

The irascible Nancy Skerrett snuck into her job as a dresser at Buckingham Palace under an assumed name, and came to win Queen …

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

January 28th, 2019

37:41

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of Season Three of *Victoria.

From the very first episode of MASTERPIECE’s *Victoria, *Lady Emma Portman has been the center of royal intrigue, even if very …

Ferdinand Kingsley Knows The Real Francatelli Is A Good Guy

January 21st, 2019

38:38

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of Season Three of *Victoria.

Among the many fictional Buckingham Palace servants and staffers on MASTERPIECE's Victoria, Ferdinand Kingsley's Charles Elmé …

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

January 14th, 2019

25:56

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Three of *Victoria.

Victoria creator, head writer and executive producer Daisy Goodwin already knows the real history of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s …

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

November 21st, 2018

17:10

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Season Four of *Poldark.

Debbie Horsfield, the executive producer and sole writer of MASTERPIECE’s

No Matter What, Heida Reed Will Always Defend Elizabeth

November 19th, 2018

34:24

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of Season Four of *Poldark.

Elizabeth Warleggan, formerly Poldark and née Chynoweth, is …

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

November 12th, 2018

28:20

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of Season Three of *The Durrells in Corfu.

The dashingly charming Spiros Halikiopoulos is …

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

October 31st, 2018

12:48

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

31:03

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Four of *Poldark.

In lemon silks and too-tight breeches, the Reverend Osborne …

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

October 22nd, 2018

38:50

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of Season Four of *Poldark.

While nobody in Cornwall seems to necessarily enjoy the …

The Tragic Romance Of Josh Whitehouse's Hugh Armitage

October 8th, 2018

26:34

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of Season Four of *Poldark.

Josh Whitehouse plays the dashing Lt. Hugh Armitage with an eye …

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

October 1st, 2018

29:34

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Four of *Poldark.

Debbie Horsfield is the only writer of every episode of …

100 Episodes, 100 Stories

September 16th, 2018

13:16

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

9:08

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Season Four of *Grantchester.

The beloved MASTERPIECE Mystery! series, Grantchester, is set to return to your screens in summer 2019. In the upcoming fourth season of the …

Julian Morris Isn't Afraid To Play Complicated Characters

June 18th, 2018

36:16

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *Man In An Orange Shirt.

Actor Julian Morris is known for his darker characters — psychopaths, social …

Emily Watson Means To Be More Like Marmee

May 27th, 2018

30:46

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *Little Women.

After her role as Marmee in the MASTERPIECE adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little …

Cinematic Sisterhood Was Simple For Annes Elwy and Willa Fitzgerald

May 20th, 2018

29:31

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episodes Two and Three of *Little Women.

Annes Elwy and Willa Fitzgerald play two of the four beloved March sisters at the heart of the latest MASTERPIECE adaptation of 

Bonus: Unpacking A Shocking 'Unforgotten' Second Season Finale

May 16th, 2018

10:44

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Season Two of *Unforgotten.

The Unforgotten detectives solved another cold-case murder. But the …

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

May 13th, 2018

34:33

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of *Little Women.

For actors Maya Hawke and Jonah Hauer-King — *Little Women’*s Jo March and Laurie Lawrence, respectively — watching a reel of outtakes from …

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

May 6th, 2018

39:19

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of *Little Women.

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 …

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

May 2nd, 2018

23:42

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of *Little Women.

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 …

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

April 30th, 2018

31:46

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Season Two of *Unforgotten

By his own estimation, Sanjeev Bhaskar started acting relatively late in life.  He gives a telling preview of the stunning second season of

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

April 9th, 2018

18:03

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *The Child in Time.

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 …

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

April 9th, 2018

28:47

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Season One of *Unforgotten.

Nicola Walker leads the crime-fighting duo on the new MASTERPIECE Mystery! …

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

April 2nd, 2018

30:11

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *The Child In Time

In her role as the bereaved mother Julie in the new MASTERPIECE drama, The Child In …

Heidi Thomas Prepares To 'Call The Midwife,' Again

March 18th, 2018

24:40

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 …

Bonus: Victoria, Season Two Outtakes And Extras

March 4th, 2018

11:56

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Nine of Season Two of *Victoria.

At the end of another season of Victoria, we couldn't help but …

A Very Victoria Christmas

February 26th, 2018

11:34

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of Season Two of *Victoria.

The Christmas finale of Victoria's second season is as joyful …

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

February 19th, 2018

33:36

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Two of *Victoria.

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

Victoria & Albert: Lost in Scotland

February 12th, 2018

13:20

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Two of *Victoria.

Series creator Daisy Goodwin moves between historical fact and dramatic fiction when she and her team write each episode of Victoria

Only David Oakes Wonders How Prince Ernest Is Feeling

February 5th, 2018

31:17

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of Season Two of *Victoria.

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

Tom Hughes Searches For Prince Albert’s Emotional Foundations

January 29th, 2018

28:20

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of Season Two of *Victoria.

Prince Albert is purely logical — which makes Tom Hughes’ search for emotional depths all the more challenging in this second …

Rufus Sewell Says Goodbye To Lord M

January 24th, 2018

29:20

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of Season Two of *Victoria.

Rufus Sewell has relished the opportunity to play Lord Melbourne in the last two seasons of Victoria. As he bids farewell to the …

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

January 22nd, 2018

29:17

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of Season Two of *Victoria.

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

Jenna Coleman Returns To Her Queenly Duties

January 15th, 2018

23:29

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Two of *Victoria.

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

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

November 22nd, 2017

15:45

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Two of *The Durrells in Corfu.

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

Eleanor Tomlinson Thinks Demelza Deserves A Good Time

November 20th, 2017

23:19

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Nine of Season Three of *Poldark

Demelza Poldark ended her third season of Poldark with a …

Daniel Lapaine Really Wants To Be A Durrell

November 13th, 2017

31:14

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Two of *The Durrells in Corfu.

Actor Daniel Lapaine has made a career playing rakishly charming characters — He’s ‘a Smiling Devil,’ as one
director …

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

November 6th, 2017

34:27

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Three of *Poldark

Caroline Blakiston’s Aunt Agatha Poldark has been a secret …

Ellise Chappell Reveals: There's Still Hope For Morwenna

October 30th, 2017

32:58

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Three of *Poldark

After just missing her chance at true romantic happiness this …

Louisa Durrell Is A Dream Made Real For Keeley Hawes

October 16th, 2017

24:28

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Two of *The Durrells in Corfu.

As a child, Keeley Hawes adored reading about the Durrell family’s fantastic Greek adventures on the island of Corfu. …

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

October 2nd, 2017

26:44

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episodes One and Two of Season Three of *Poldark.

Poldark’s Caroline Penvenen, the beautiful heiress …

Bonus: What Little Women Means To You

September 30th, 2017

9:42

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

29:42

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Season Four of *Endeavour.

A string of mysterious and seemingly unconnected Oxford murders greets Detective Constable Endeavour Morse in a brand new season of

Writer Daisy Coulam Unpacks An Emotional Season Of Grantchester

July 31st, 2017

25:22

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of Season Three of *Grantchester.

Another season of Grantchester is done and dusted, and …

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

July 24th, 2017

29:27

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Season Three of *Grantchester.

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

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

July 17th, 2017

26:45

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of Season Three of *Grantchester.

Actor Al Weaver, who plays church curate Leonard Finch in Grantchester, began his time on the series with a rather unfortunate …

Bonus: Stefanie Martini Looks Back, And Ahead

July 12th, 2017

16:22

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of *Prime Suspect: Tennison.

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

Sam Reid Shows Jane Tennison A Glimpse Of Her Future Self

July 10th, 2017

22:12

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of *Prime Suspect: Tennison.

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

Stefanie Martini: A New Kind Of Jane Tennison

June 26th, 2017

20:39

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of *Prime Suspect: Tennison.

The original Prime Suspect brought powerhouse Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison to our screens for seven seasons. But Tennison …

Writer Daisy Coulam Finds Humor in Grantchester's New Season

June 19th, 2017

26:30

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Third Season of Grantchester.

The comic and dramatic collide in full force in the …

Joanne Froggatt Reveals a Darker Side

May 22nd, 2017

17:58

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *Dark Angel.

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

Bonus: Mike Bartlett Rewrites (Future) History

May 18th, 2017

27:10

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *King Charles III.

In 2012, playwright Mike Bartlett had a revolutionary idea: a Shakespearean drama …

Tim Pigott-Smith & Charlotte Riley Get the Royal Treatment

May 15th, 2017

34:33

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *King Charles III.

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 …

Getting Inside the Mind of Emily Brontë

March 27th, 2017

31:04

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

29:59

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of the First Season of Victoria.

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

Writer Daisy Goodwin Brings Victoria to Life

February 13th, 2017

31:23

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the First Season of Victoria.

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 …

Rufus Sewell on Lord Melbourne’s Appeal

January 30th, 2017

30:29

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the First Season of Victoria.

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

Jenna Coleman Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Victoria

January 16th, 2017

29:14

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episodes One and Two of the First Season of Victoria.

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

Martin Freeman on John and Sherlock's Complicated Relationship

January 9th, 2017

31:39

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Fourth Season of Sherlock.

John Watson and Sherlock Holmes have been through some …

Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington Weighs in on the Premiere

January 2nd, 2017

26:21

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Fourth Season of Sherlock.

“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

29:55

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Fourth Season of Sherlock.

"Sherlock’s" Molly Hooper has gone from being somewhat of …

Aidan Turner Opens Up About Ross's Flaws

November 28th, 2016

20:06

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Ten of the Second Season of Poldark.

Even though actor Aidan Turner understands Ross Poldark's …

Elizabeth Poldark — No Regrets

November 21st, 2016

20:21

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Nine of the Second Season of Poldark.

Actor Heida Reed is nothing like the character she plays …

Bonus: Team Demelza

November 18th, 2016

7:13

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of the Second Season of Poldark.

Eleanor Tomlinson -- who plays Demelza Poldark -- …

Dr. Dwight's Forbidden Love

November 7th, 2016

23:54

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of the Second Season of Poldark.

Dr. Dwight Enys knows how to extract fish bones from …

Kyle Soller on Francis's Fate

October 24th, 2016

25:31

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the Second Season of Poldark.

Francis Poldark might be the unluckiest character to …

Talking with Poldark's Villain, George Warleggan

October 10th, 2016

27:02

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Second Season of Poldark.

With all of George Warleggan's antics this season and …

Eleanor Tomlinson Dishes on Demelza

September 26th, 2016

18:44

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One and Two of the Second Season of Poldark.

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

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

September 23rd, 2016

17:58

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Second Season of Poldark.

Season 2 of "Poldark" is just around the corner! So what's …

Churchill's Secret Uncovered

September 12th, 2016

27:28

*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for *Churchill’s Secret.

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

Is This the End of Lewis? Kevin Whately Speaks

August 22nd, 2016

25:07

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Ninth Season of Inspector Lewis.

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

20 Years On, Clare Holman Still Delivers Sass and Science

August 8th, 2016

20:38

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Ninth Season of Inspector Lewis.

Clare Holman's 20-year run as pathologist Dr. Laura …

Bonus: On the Brink of Death

July 12th, 2016

6:08

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Third Season of Endeavour.

Roger Allam returns to the podcast to take us behind the scenes of the wild "Endeavour" season finale -- from the …

Shaun Evans is His Own Endeavour Morse

July 11th, 2016

21:53

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Third Season of Endeavour.

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 …

Is Anton Lesser the "Kiss of Death?"

July 4th, 2016

24:26

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Third Season of Endeavour.

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

Endeavour: New Case, New Character

June 27th, 2016

15:29

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Third Season of Endeavour.

DC Morse and the Oxford City Police are back to business …

Thursday and Morse, Back on the Beat

June 20th, 2016

19:10

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Third Season of Endeavour.

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

Inspector Morse's Legacy Lives On

June 17th, 2016

20:05

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Third Season of Endeavour.

Back in 1987, actor John Thaw brought the endearingly cantankerous Inspector Morse to life on screen for the first time. Now, …

Directing Wallander: "The Biggest Challenge of My Career"

May 26th, 2016

14:58

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Fourth Season of Wallander.

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

Kenneth Branagh's Last Day as Kurt Wallander

May 23rd, 2016

9:55

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Fourth Season of Wallander.

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

Jeremy Piven Says "Goodbye" to Mr. Selfridge

May 19th, 2016

15:33

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Ten of the Fourth Season of Mr. Selfridge.

"Mr. Selfridge" is going out in style. From spectacle to stunts, this season has it all. But how will the party end for the …

Kenneth Branagh’s Wallander Can’t Catch a Break

May 16th, 2016

10:38

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Fourth Season of Wallander.

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

Bonus: A Nod to Nordic Noir

May 12th, 2016

11:08

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

11:19

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Fourth Season of Wallander.

MASTERPIECE Studio will follow the final season of …

Inside the Wallander Theme Song

May 5th, 2016

18:14

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

19:13

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

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

Bonus: The Dark Side of Grantchester

April 25th, 2016

4:52

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the Second Season of Grantchester.

In the aftermath of Gary's hanging and Sidney and …

"Too Late" For Sidney and Amanda?

April 18th, 2016

23:12

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

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

Secrets of Grantchester with Author James Runcie

April 4th, 2016

20:50

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Second Season of Grantchester.

Grantchester is a real town in the English …

Picnics & Murders...Grantchester is Back!

March 24th, 2016

20:39

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Second Season of Grantchester.

Handsome vicar Sidney Chambers and gruff detective …

Bonus: Mark Gatiss's Ghost Story

December 23rd, 2015

3:30

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

14:53

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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