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

After A Shocking Conclusion, A Soothing 'Magpie Murders' Lookback

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of Magpie Murders. We're of course bound to remind listeners not to listen to episodes like this until they watch all of the related Mystery! series — but after you do, you'll definitely want to come back. Magpie Murders creator, writer and executive producer Anthony Horowitz and series star Lesley Manville return to the podcast to discuss the surprising finale, and perhaps even give Susan Ryeland and Atticus Pünd fans something to look forward to.

Both Atticus Pünd And Tim McMullan Are In On The Same Big Secret

Warning: The episode contains spoilers for episode five of Magpie Murders. Actor Tim McMullan had worked with author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz before, but never on a title as wild as the adaptation of his own Magpie Murders. As Atticus Pünd — a fictional detective who solves murders both real and imaginary — McMullan has great fun gently ribbing the classic whodunnit format.

Encore: Eliza Scarlet — And Kate Phillips — Is Always In Full Control Of The Scene

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the First Season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke*.* This is an encore release of an earlier podcast episode. A female private detective in Victorian London seems anachronistic — but Eliza Scarlet more than holds her own on the grimy streets of the British capitol. Kate Phillips is a witty delight in the title role, and she brings that zest to the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast.

Encore: Eliza Scarlet — And Kate Phillips — Is Always In Full Control Of The Scene

'Miss Scarlet' Creator Rachael New Mixes 'Clue' With 'Pride And Prejudice' To Winning Effect

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Second Season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke. The witty banter and serialized crime-of-the-week format of Miss Scarlet and the Duke give viewers a regular pivot between the expected and the extraordinary. That span was exactly what series creator and executive producer Rachael New aimed for when she put together the show, and she explains the origin story and looks ahead in a new conversation.

'Miss Scarlet' Creator Rachael New Mixes 'Clue' With 'Pride And Prejudice' To Winning Effect

Lesley Manville Lights Up The Screen As Susan Ryeland

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for episode two of Magpie Murders. Lesley Manville is in high demand lately for her excellent work on screen, so it seems only fitting that she come to the MASTERPIECE screen in the role of brilliant editor Susan Ryeland in the twisty mystery of Magpie Murders. Manville explores what drew her to the role, and where she stands in her storied career.

Anthony Horowitz Takes A Meta Approach To Mystery Fiction In His 'Magpie Murders'

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Magpie Murders. Anthony Horowitz has written dozen of books and scores of television dramas in his lengthy career, but the task of transforming his meta mystery novel, Magpie Murders — a crime novel about writing and publishing crime novels — was especially tricky. Fortunately for MASTERPIECE viewers, the resulting series is a delight, and the author explains the tricky choices he made to bring Susan Ryeland and Atticus Pünd to the screen.

Anthony Horowitz Takes A Meta Approach To Mystery Fiction In His 'Magpie Murders'

Daisy Coulam And Tom Brittney Wrap Up — And Look Ahead

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Seventh Season of Grantchester. As the seventh season of Grantchester comes to a surprisingly satisfying close, fans can be assured that the eighth season of the series is just over the horizon. Series creator and head writer Daisy Coulam and series lead — and director! — Tom Brittney return to the podcast to wrap up and look ahead .

Tessa Peake-Jones Tackles A Tough Season

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the Seventh Season of Grantchester. The stubborn Mrs. C — Sylvia Chapman — is a centerpiece of the Grantchester family. Her unexpected medical troubles this seventh season leave her and the entire vicarage at a loss. Fortunately, Tessa Peake-Jones is more than able to find the emotional center of her character's difficult moments.

Casting Director Alex Irwin Makes Murderers Every Episode

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Seventh Season of Grantchester. There's a rotating cast of murderers — and murder victims — on every episode of Grantchester. But where do the actors come from who populate the Cambridgeshire rogues' gallery? Longtime series casting director Alex Irwin reveals how she casts a show.

Tom Brittney Heads Behind The Camera For A Change

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Seventh Season of. Grantchester lead Tom Brittney already took a big leap in leading a series after a beloved main character left — and now, he takes on a new challenge in directing that show, too. The actor and director returns to the podcast for a very cinematic conversation about where he draws inspiration behind and in front of the camera.