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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.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

PBS

PRX

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sarah Solemani Seeds Modern Moments In Vintage Anti-Fascist Fable

5/1/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Ridley Road. Both sides of Sarah Solemani’s family have roots in the Ridley Road area of London, so when she read author Jo Bloom’s haunting novel, Ridley Road, she saw personal elements in the story. Still, the narrative on screen in her new miniseries — a young Jewish woman caught up in anti-fascist espionage — casts a wider and more thrilling net.

Duration:00:36:37

After A Busy New Season, Rose Williams Is Ready For Charlotte’s Next Big Moves

4/24/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Second Season of Sanditon. Charlotte Heywood is finally able to properly grieve her sense of loss, but the choices she makes at the end of this second season are surprising, to say the least. Rose Williams is ready for the story still to come in season three.

Duration:00:36:26

Crystal Clarke Knows Georgiana Is Ready To Be Her Truest Self

4/17/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the Second Season of Sanditon. Sanditon's Crystal Clarke opens up about the journey that she and the series' creators undertook to give her West Indian heiress character, Miss Georgiana Lambe, a richer and more authentic development in this second season of the show.

Duration:00:36:35

Rosie Graham Turns Back To The Romantics For Her Alison Heywood

4/10/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Second Season of Sanditon. Alison Heywood is a newcomer to the up and coming resort town of Sanditon, and like her older sister Charlotte before her, she finds the entire experience to be a thrill. Rosie Graham is also new to the scene, and she used Alison's love of romantic novels and poetry to find the character's plucky drive.

Duration:00:32:59

Charlotte Spencer's Lady Babington Is Now A More Open-Minded Hermit Crab

4/3/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Second Season of Sanditon. The Lady Esther Babington that returns to Sanditon is a softer, more open-minded woman than the biting character we knew before. Granted, her razor sharp wit remains, but Charlotte Spencer is glad to guide her character to a more loving place of grace this season.

Duration:00:26:57

Turlough Convery Is Proud Of Arthur Parker For Emerging From His Cocoon

3/27/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Second Season of Sanditon. Arthur Parker is the life of any party in Sanditon — and much of that has to do with the charm of actor Turlough Convery. While much of his castmates would love to play his role, Convery brings a special approach to the happy youngest Parker sibling.

Duration:00:36:56

Justin Young Welcomes Us Back To Sanditon With Open Arms

3/20/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the Second Season of Sanditon. Sanditon head writer Justin Young is as thrilled as you are to return to the most desirable destination on the south English coast. He returns to the podcast as well for a preview of a second season of romance and intrigue, and offers his thanks to the passion and commitment of the series' many active fans.

Duration:00:41:00

Two Seasons In, Nicholas Ralph Feels Even More At Home

2/20/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Seven of the Second Season of All Creatures Great and Small. The final episode of the second season of All Creatures Great and Small is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. That delicate balance is thanks to the work of series lead Nicholas Ralph, who feels right at home in the Yorkshire Dales. With two more seasons of the series on the way, Ralph looks ahead to the next chapter.

Duration:00:30:08

Helen Knows She Has To Live The Life She Wants —And So Does Rachel Shenton

2/13/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Second Season of All Creatures Great and Small. At the end of another season of All Creatures Great and Small, Helen Alderson is still thinking about marriage — but now in an entirely new light. Rachel Shenton takes a sensible, sensitive approach to her character, and she explains some of Helen's hopes and fears after a busy season on the Dales.

Duration:00:36:59

Samuel West And Callum Woodhouse — The Fraternal Farnons — Call An Audible

1/30/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Second Season of All Creatures Great and Small*.* The Brothers Farnon have a fraught relationship — but viewers can rest assured that the actors who play them don't have those struggles. Samuel West and Callum Woodhouse return to the podcast to explain how they locate that family tension on screen.

Duration:00:37:24

As The New Mrs. Pumphrey, Patricia Hodge Feels Just As Familiar

1/23/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Second Season of All Creatures Great and Small. The All Creatures Great and Small cast sadly had to say goodbye to the remarkable Dame Diana Rigg after the first season of the series. Luckily for them — and for all of us — the phenomenal Patricia Hodge slips into the elegant role of Mrs. Pumphrey with a practiced ease. Hodge explores Darrowby, theatre and Derek in a new interview.

Duration:00:35:39

Darrowby Newcomer Dorothy Atkinson Is Right At Home In The Dales

1/16/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Second Season of All Creatures Great and Small*.* In a buzzy new season of All Creatures Great and Small, the sassy divorcée, Diana Brompton, is a breath of fresh air. So, too, is actor Dorothy Atkinson, who brings her peppy charm to the podcast.

Duration:00:37:32

Don't Worry — Ben Vanstone Really Does Love Animals

1/9/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the second season of All Creatures Great and Small. The soothing, gentle nature of All Creatures Great and Small renders the pain and struggles of ordinary life in warm, calming tones. Much of that comes from the series' original author, Alf Wight, but it also comes from executive producer and head writer Ben Vanstone. He explains how he plans each cycle of the show — and his genuine, real life love of animals.

Duration:00:39:42

David Tennant Has A Podcast — And He Came On Ours, Too

1/2/2022
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Around the World in 80 Days. The fabulously talented David Tennant is well known to MASTERPIECE viewers — he hosted MASTERPIECE Contemporary more than a decade ago, and has appeared on plenty of MASTERPIECE and MASTERPIECE Mystery! titles throughout the years — but his role in the sweeping new adaptation of Jules Vernes' Around the World in 80 Days is a thrilling return to form. Tennant previews the ongoing series, and looks ahead...

Duration:00:43:41

Making Sanditon, Episode Three: The New Men Of Sanditon

12/19/2021
There's romance afoot on the Sanditon shores, with five new male characters heading to the resort in the upcoming second season. Who are these new male characters, and where are they looking for love? And what does it mean to be a Man of Sanditon — an Austen romantic hero? We find out in the final Making Sanditon preview podcast.

Duration:00:17:39

Making Sanditon, Episode Two: Rose Williams

12/12/2021
While we’re all looking forward to the return to Sanditon, there’s no one more excited than than the talented young actor who plays Charlotte Heywood, Rose Williams. Williams returns to the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast to look ahead at the second and third seasons of the series and offer a hint of what’s still to come for the adventurous Charlotte.

Duration:00:13:08

Making Sanditon, Episode One: The Return

12/8/2021
You already know that Sanditon is coming back to PBS screens — but just what will happen in the seaside resort when the curtain finally raises after two years of waiting? A few members of the series’ creative team explore the stories still to come on the upcoming second and third seasons in the first of three special preview podcast episodes from MASTERPIECE Studio.

Duration:00:15:57

Tom Brittney And Daisy Coulam Gear Up For Season Seven

11/21/2021
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of the Sixth Season of Grantchester. As Grantchester wraps its serialized sixth season, series creator Daisy Coulam is already hard at work on the seventh season. Among other new elements, the upcoming season features a new director at the helm — series star Tom Brittney. Coulam and Brittney preview the new season, and unpack the season that just closed, in a new podcast.

Duration:00:45:04

GBH And MASTERPIECE Studio Present: American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories —That Day

11/14/2021
MASTERPIECE Studio and GBH bring you a preview episode of a new podcast and documentary film series: American Veteran. In war and in peace, what veterans have done in America’s name is woven into the fabric of the American story. The new PBS series, American Veteran, illuminates their experiences with a stunning range of veterans’ voices, presented in a nine-part podcast. Each episode of the podcast revolves around the direct testimony of a single veteran - from a Coast Guard gunner’s mate...

Duration:00:31:23

Miss Scott — And Melissa Johns — Bring Charm And Wit In Spades

11/7/2021
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Sixth Season of Grantchester. The police force in Grantchester is all men — with the notable exception of the sixth season's bright new regular, the sassy secretary, Miss Scott. Melissa Johns' snappy assistant can match wits with the best of them, and the actor and disability advocate reveals how she does it in a new conversation.

Duration:00:40:17