If you’d like a backstage pass to all of the Masterpiece shows airing now on PBS, we’ve got the thing for you. It’s Masterpiece Studio, a podcast presented by WGBH Radio and hosted by Jace Lacob. The free-to-listen audio show presents exclusive interviews with the casts, crews, and production teams behind the Masterpiece shows you know and love, as well as the upcoming, in-production series you can’t wait to see.
The show is filled with behind-the-scenes stories, insights, and fun facts about Masterpiece series in addition to interviews with the people who bring the shows to life. Recent episodes of Masterpiece Studio have featured interviews with Tom Brittney, the newest vicar to appear in the world of Grantchester; Shaun Evans, who shares stories of his experiences on the set of Endeavour; and Andrew Davies, the prolific screenwriter behind the recent Les Misérables miniseries and the upcoming Sanditon adaptation.
There’s a treasure trove of past episodes also available to access, and they include interviews with Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey, Jenna Coleman of Victoria, Keeley Hawes of The Durrells in Corfu, and Eleanor Tomlinson of Poldark. Other episodes feature Angela Lansbury, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julian Fellowes, and Mark Gatiss, among many others.
Most episodes are around 30 minutes long, so you can press play during your commute or while cooking dinner for quick glimpses behind the scenes of your favorite series—which should tide you over until new episodes air.
You can find Masterpiece Studio available to download and stream at no cost via PBS, NPR, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you're new to the world of podcasts, learn how to find and download them here.
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Do you listen to the Masterpiece Studio podcast? What Masterpiece on PBS series are you looking forward to seeing return to the screen this year?