Masterpiece Studio Masterpiece Studio is your backstage pass to the PBS series—from Victoria to Sherlock. After the show, turn off the TV and tune in to Masterpiece Studio for the inside 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.
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Masterpiece Studio is your backstage pass to the PBS series—from Victoria to Sherlock. After the show, turn off the TV and tune in to Masterpiece Studio for the inside 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.

Most Recent Episodes

Gwyneth Hughes, Episode 4, Mr Bates vs The Post Office | MASTERPIECE Studio

Mr Bates vs The Post Office writer Gwyneth Hughes joins the podcast again to continue our conversation about this real-life scandal, and what lessons we can take away from one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British history.

Gwyneth Hughes, Episode 4, Mr Bates vs The Post Office | MASTERPIECE Studio

Andrea Riseborough, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Alice & Jack.For lead actor and executive producer Andrea Riseborough, love can look like many things. From confusion and estrangement to laughter and awkwardness, love is always beyond our control. This week, Andrea brings us inside the mind of her character Alice, and to the heart of her tragic relationship with Jack, as this beautifully complex love story comes to a close.

Aisling Bea, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for episode 5 of Alice & JackActor Aisling Bea delights in bringing nuance to her characters and finding the humor in dramatic roles. This week, Aisling joins us to discuss playing Jack's dynamic and resilient ex-wife Lynn in Alice & Jack, and how her character maintains her poise and dignity despite the chaos of Alice and Jack's relationship.

Gwyneth Hughes, Mr Bates vs The Post Office | MASTERPIECE Studio

For writer Gwyneth Hughes, Mr Bates vs The Post Office is the perfect culmination of her years of experience as a journalist, documentarian, and dramatist. This week, Gwyneth joins us to discuss how she adapted this true story for the screen, and the real-life impact of this drama series as the fallout from the scandal continues to echo in Parliament, the courts, and the halls of power in Britain.

Helena Bonham Carter, Nolly | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Nolly. Actor Helena Bonham Carter enjoys playing complex, dynamic roles. From Princess Margaret to Bellatrix Lestrange, she never shies away from complicated characters. This week, we talked with Helena about playing the trailblazing Noele Gordon in Russell T Davies' Nolly, a role for which she earned a BAFTA Television award nomination for Leading Actress.

Blair Mowat, Nolly | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Nolly. Composer Blair Mowat has written music for a long list of film and TV productions, including Class, After The Flood, and recently, Russell T. Davies' bittersweet love letter to the Queen of the Midlands, Nolly. This week, we talked with Blair about how he approached composing the music for this eloquent and emotional real-life drama, for which he earned a BAFTA Television Award nomination for Original Music.

Victor Levin, Alice & Jack | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Episode 1 of Alice & Jack. For Alice & Jack writer and creator Victor Levin, love is a messy business worth fighting for. It often bypasses the rules of reason and logic and throws all kinds of emotional curve balls. But in the end, it's the best thing we have. In this interview, Victor joins us to share his feelings on the nature of love, and what he hopes viewers take away from this series.

Stuart Martin Says Goodbye, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains significant spoilers for Season 4 of Miss Scarlet and The Duke. For four seasons, we've watched Eliza Scarlet and William Wellington work together to solve a seemingly endless stream of serpentine mysteries in Victorian era London. But by the fourth episode of Season Four, Eliza and William's relationship is forever changed. Stuart Martin, who has played William Wellington for the past four seasons, will not be returning as the Duke for a fifth season. In this episode, we talk with actor Stuart Martin, and writers Rachael New and Ben Edwards about this momentous shift, and what lies ahead for the future of the show.

Stuart Martin Says Goodbye, Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio

Wartime Rations and Black Markets, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio

Dr. Mark Roodhouse, historical consultant for All Creatures Great & Small, and lecturer in History at the University of York, joins us to discuss his role on the show, and the real-life history behind rationing and black markets in World War II-era Britain.

Wartime Rations and Black Markets, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio

Nicholas Ralph, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Episode 7 of All Creatures Great and Small Season 4. Lead actor Nicholas Ralph returns to the podcast to reflect on Season Four of All Creatures Great and Small, and how his character, James Herriot, learned to embrace the ever-present uncertainties of life while training a new vet, joining the RAF, and becoming a father.

Nicholas Ralph, All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 | MASTERPIECE Studio