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MASTERPIECE Studio

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Rank #109 in TV & Film category

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After Shows
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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

719 Ratings
Average Ratings
504
106
45
31
33

Season 2 Please!

By MrsBritishInfusion - Mar 05 2020
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Sanditon is such a gem of a show. Us fans deserve a true Jane Austen ending.

Season 2?

By Ginagina Smith - Feb 24 2020
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You MUST have Season 2....how can you leave viewers w this as the very end???

iTunes Ratings

719 Ratings
Average Ratings
504
106
45
31
33

Season 2 Please!

By MrsBritishInfusion - Mar 05 2020
Read more
Sanditon is such a gem of a show. Us fans deserve a true Jane Austen ending.

Season 2?

By Ginagina Smith - Feb 24 2020
Read more
You MUST have Season 2....how can you leave viewers w this as the very end???
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MASTERPIECE Studio

Latest release on Jul 06, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Grantchester Reveals New Character, New Season Theme

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*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 show, lead actor James Norton — and his character, the Rev. Sidney Chambers — is set to leave the idyllic Cambridgeshire village. Taking his place in the Grantchester parish is actor Tom Brittney, who will play the Rev. Will Davenport, an affable, energetic new arrival on the village green. In an exclusive interview with MASTERPIECE Studio, *Grantchester *creator Daisy Coulam reveals what to expect in the upcoming fourth season, and what fans have to look forward to with their new parish priest.

Jun 28 2018

9mins

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Rank #2: Picnics & Murders...Grantchester is Back!

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

Handsome vicar Sidney Chambers and gruff detective Geordie Keating are back on the beat, solving mysteries in the idyllic town of Grantchester all while battling demons of their own.

We'll sit down with Sidney and Geordie -- James Norton and Robson Green -- for an in-depth look at what's in store for "Grantchester’s" second season.

Mar 24 2016

20mins

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Rank #3: Julian Morris Isn't Afraid To Play Complicated Characters

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

Actor Julian Morris is known for his darker characters — psychopaths, social outcasts and the like, who float around the edges of decent, common society. He says he loves the bombast such roles offer, but the pain and shame of his Adam Berryman in the new MASTERPIECE production, Man In An Orange Shirt, is a different kind of challenge. Morris reveals what drew him to the role, what is was like to work with Vanessa Redgrave, and more.

Jun 18 2018

36mins

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Rank #4: Jenna Coleman Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Victoria

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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 distinguish fact from fiction. Did Victoria and Lord Melbourne actually have a "special relationship"? And what was Queen Victoria's coronation really like? Actor Jenna Coleman and "Victoria" writer Daisy Goodwin join us to answer these questions surrounding the series premiere and more.

Jan 16 2017

29mins

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Rank #5: Aidan Turner's Ready for Poldark, Season 2. Are you?

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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 in store for Ross, Demelza, and the rest of the Cornwall crew? On this episode, Aidan Turner looks back on Season 1 -- including Ross's shirtless scything scene -- and shares a few Season 2 secrets with us to get us ready to watch the premiere.

Sep 23 2016

17mins

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Rank #6: Debbie Horsfield And Robin Ellis Say Goodbye To Poldark

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

For Poldark creator, writer and executive producer Debbie Horsfield, there was never any question as to whether or not the original Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, would come back for the series finale of her adaptation of Winston Graham's novels. Horsfield and Ellis both say goodbye to Ross and company in a final podcast episode.

Nov 18 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: Secrets of Grantchester with Author James Runcie

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

Grantchester is a real town in the English countryside, but the crime-solving adventures of Sidney and Geordie exist only in the mind of author James Runcie whose book series, "The Grantchester Mysteries," serves as the inspiration for the Masterpiece program.

In this episode, Runcie talks about meeting James Norton, tells us how Amanda Kendall came to be, and reveals secrets on the making of the show.

Apr 04 2016

20mins

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Rank #8: Angela Lansbury Is A Woman Of Her Time In 'Little Women'

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*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 MASTERPIECE adaptation of Little Women, where she plays the peppery Aunt March, is her first appearance with our program. She takes us through highlights of her prodigious career, reveals what she learned on the *Little Women *set, and gives a preview of her role in the upcoming film, Mary Poppins Returns.

May 06 2018

39mins

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Rank #9: Daisy Goodwin Sketches Out Dramatic Tensions In 'Victoria,' Season Three

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*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 lengthy reign on the throne. But it’s in the intimate perils of the day-to-day where her series finds its true highs and lows. Goodwin joins MASTERPIECE Studio with a special preview of the new third season, and offers some tantalizing hints on the historical drama on the horizon for the young Queen.

Jan 14 2019

25mins

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Rank #10: Rufus Sewell on Lord Melbourne’s Appeal

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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 the pair. Rufus Sewell, the actor who plays Lord M, joins us to reveal his own “mixed feelings” about being replaced by actor Tom Hughes and his character, Prince Albert, and weighs in on audiences’ reactions to Lord Melbourne.

Jan 30 2017

30mins

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Rank #11: Bonus: Keeley Hawes Reflects On A Season Of Magical 'Durrells' Moments

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*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, however, she might have been reminded where her true loyalty lies: with her family. Actor Keely Hawes says “the Durrells are very good at change,” and she looks ahead to the upcoming third season in a special bonus episode of the podcast.

Nov 22 2017

15mins

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Rank #12: Eleanor Tomlinson Dishes on Demelza

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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 premiere, Eleanor Tomlinson sits down with us to talk about playing the fiery Demelza Poldark and Demelza and Ross's future together: the good, the bad, and the baby.

Sep 26 2016

18mins

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Rank #13: Shaun Evans is His Own Endeavour Morse

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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 most intense episodes of "Endeavour" to date, it's clear that Shaun Evans' take on the famous character is a memorable one all the same.

Five years after agreeing to play the part of the young Endeavour Morse, Shaun Evans reveals what it was that attracted him to the role, explains how "Endeavour" is like "Sex and the City," and answers our most burning questions about the third season finale.

Jul 11 2016

21mins

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Rank #14: Emily Watson Means To Be More Like Marmee

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

After her role as Marmee in the MASTERPIECE adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, actor Emily Watson has increasingly found herself wondering why she can't parent more like the March family matriarch. Marmee is wise, forgiving and subtle, and allows her four daughters to grow and learn from their mistakes. She revisits the novel, and the role, as well as her Oscar-nominated film debut, in a frank and intimate conversation.

May 27 2018

30mins

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Rank #15: Shaun Evans Remains The Vital Heart Of Endeavour Morse’s Oxford

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*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 move that Evans found easy — and one he hopes to have the opportunity to continue elsewhere in his career. He explains how he did it — and how his Endeavour Morse continues to crack complicated cases — in our new interview.

Jun 24 2019

33mins

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Rank #16: Poldark’s Gabriella Wilde Prepares For A Season Of Big Surprises

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

Poldark’s Caroline Penvenen, the beautiful heiress with a generous heart, has secrets in store in the upcoming third season of the series. Actor Gabriella Wilde offers hints of the stories yet to come for her character, and reveals what it was like to film with her newborn child on set — as well as which of the dogs playing Horace the Pug she prefers..

Oct 02 2017

26mins

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Rank #17: Jenna Coleman & Tom Hughes Relive Their On-Screen Romance

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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 “Victoria” stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes about what it is like to play a royal couple whose love story is – quite literally – one for the history books.

Mar 06 2017

29mins

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Rank #18: Jenna Coleman Reflects On A Truly Royal Season

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

Victoria star Jenna Coleman lead a smashing third season of the series, with her royal character growing in roles both maternal and majestic. As the season wraps up, Coleman explores how the young Queen struggles to keep control of her country and her growing family, and reflects on the highlights of a thrilling eight episodes.

Mar 04 2019

40mins

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Rank #19: Inspector Morse's Legacy Lives On

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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, nearly 30 years later, John Thaw's daughter helps to keep that legacy alive.

This is the story of how Abigail Thaw came to play Dorothea Frazil in the Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour, just in time for Endeavour's third season premiere.

Jun 17 2016

20mins

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Lauren Carse Has The Inside Scoop On Ellie Harding

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

Ellie Harding is a bold newcomer on the Grantchester green, digging for front page scoops in the murderous little village. Actor Lauren Carse loved Ellie's modern, career-minded character, and she joined the podcast for a conversation on romance, rumors and Meryl Streep. 

Jul 06 2020

31mins

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Christiana Ebohon-Green Brings Classic Cinematic Flair Behind The Camera

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

After a particularly cinematic episode of Grantchester, we head behind the camera for a conversation with episode director Christiana Ebohon-Green. With hints of classic film noir and Hollywood's golden age sprinkled throughout a classic picture house crime scene, Ebohon-Green reveals where she and the creative team turned for inspiration.

Jun 29 2020

35mins

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Ollie Dimsdale Sees Bright Things In Daniel Marlowe's Future

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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 seasons of Grantchester. Even actor Ollie Dimsdale, who brings Daniel to life, is surprised by the strength of his character's long-running narrative arc. He explores the past — and future — here.

Jun 22 2020

35mins

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Tom Brittney Rides Back Into The Village Green

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

It's the fifth season of Grantchester, and series lead Tom Brittney is firmly in control in his role as Rev. Will Davenport. He's also — in a change — in control of his on-screen motorcycle, having finally obtained his bike license. He joins the podcast for a look ahead on the season on the way.

Jun 15 2020

25mins

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

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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 new podcast conversation, wrapping up the drama of season one and looking forward to the thrill of the second season already in the works.

May 18 2020

28mins

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

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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 perils of a looming war. Actor Brian J. Smith found something of himself in the romantic character he plays on the series, and he shared stories from set in a new interview.

May 11 2020

32mins

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Julia Brown Borrows From Family History For Her Lois Bennett

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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 a jazz singer, which gave the World On Fire star a broad starting point for her fiercely independent character, Lois Bennett. But in Brown's hands, Lois is a strong and sharply independent young woman looking for adventures of her own.

May 04 2020

31mins

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Peter Bowker Paints Intimate Portraits Of A World At War

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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 to create his multi-layered, international drama, World On Fire. With a season of the series dedicated to every year of the global war, the creator offers new insight into his first year, and subtle previews of the season still on the horizon.

Apr 20 2020

27mins

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Zofia Wichłacz Adds Fire To Kasia's Grief

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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 rebel resistance in the rubble of her struggling city at war, young Polish waitress Kasia Tomaszeski has seen a life's worth of trauma in a few brief episodes. Actor Zofia Wichłacz was prepared for the dark role, but warns in a new interview — there's still more pain to come for Kasia.

Apr 13 2020

29mins

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

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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 actor Helen Hunt. The no-nonsense war correspondent was based in part on the legendary Clare Hollingworth, and in this special episode of the podcast, we share Hollingworth's own memories of the German invasion of Poland in 1939.

Apr 06 2020

11mins

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

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

Fillmmaker Gurinder Chadha brings a keen eye to her multigenerational Indian drama, Beecham House. And the family story isn’t just in front of the camera — her husband, Paul Mayeda Berges, created and produced the series with her, and the couple’s twins appear as royal characters. The entire historical costume drama is now available for binge viewing on PBS Passport, and Chadha previews the story for MASTERPIECE viewers in a new podcast conversation.

Mar 01 2020

28mins

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Anne Reid Rather Dislikes Her Stubborn Lady Denham

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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. But the actor herself is anything but, and her interview here is a charming farewell to the first season of the series.

Feb 24 2020

35mins

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

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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 *Emma *for television *— *but his new iteration of the author's tragically unfinished final novel, Sanditon is a creation distinctly his own. Davies reveals how he found the plot in Austen's 24,000-word fragment, and what he embellished on his own in creating the new series.

Feb 17 2020

30mins

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From The Sea To The City: Sanditon Heads To London

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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 of her kidnapped friend, Miss Georgiana Lambe. Series stars Theo James, Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke join Sanditon creator Andrew Davies in a special podcast episode exploring the misty streets of Regency-era London, and offering previews of the final two episodes on the way.

Feb 10 2020

9mins

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Charlotte Spencer Is Everything Esther Denham Is Not

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

Esther Denham has few friends in Sanditon, and even her wolfish step-brother, Sir Edward, seems to prefer the company of others more than he does his sharp-tounged step-sister. So it's a charming surprise to speak with actor Charlotte Spencer, who truly is everything that Esther is not.

Feb 03 2020

38mins

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Bonus: Rose Williams And Crystal Clarke, Beachside BFFS

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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 answer a few of your viewer questions about the series, their friendship and the difficulties of wearing Regency-era corsets.

Jan 31 2020

19mins

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

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

Crystal Clarke is not the first major character of color to appear in a MASTERPIECE production — but the American-born actor thinks it’s high time more period dramas offered a broader range of history than currently on view. Clarke talks pineapples, codeswitching and the sadness of Miss Lambe in a brand new interview.

Jan 27 2020

27mins

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Theo James Plays A Romantic Lead With An Aversion To Romance

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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 Theo James — already a MASTERPIECE fan favorite from his memorable role in the first season of *Downton Abbey *— has plenty to say about this new series and his character's seemingly icy resolve.

Jan 20 2020

22mins

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

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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 Charlotte Heywood in MASTERPIECE’s Sanditon, actor Rose Williams went deep into Jane Austen’s literary catalogue of heroines. Her Charlotte is an entirely new creation, and one that both respects the Austen pantheon and brings new light to familiar literary tropes. Williams previews the exciting series to come, and gives special insight to this story by the sea.

Jan 13 2020

27mins

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Debbie Horsfield And Robin Ellis Say Goodbye To Poldark

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

For Poldark creator, writer and executive producer Debbie Horsfield, there was never any question as to whether or not the original Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, would come back for the series finale of her adaptation of Winston Graham's novels. Horsfield and Ellis both say goodbye to Ross and company in a final podcast episode.

Nov 18 2019

38mins

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iTunes Ratings

719 Ratings
Average Ratings
504
106
45
31
33

Season 2 Please!

By MrsBritishInfusion - Mar 05 2020
Read more
Sanditon is such a gem of a show. Us fans deserve a true Jane Austen ending.

Season 2?

By Ginagina Smith - Feb 24 2020
Read more
You MUST have Season 2....how can you leave viewers w this as the very end???