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50th Season Preview: What To Expect Next Year On MASTERPIECE
With new series, old favorites and even a documentary podcast special on the way for MASTERPIECE's upcoming 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Season, our executive producer Susanne Simpson joins the conversation for a special preview of the drama, mystery and more to come in a few short weeks.
Party Politics Stay Petty In Sir David Hare's Tidy Finale
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the First Season of Roadkill.
Well, who would have thought it would all end like that? Sir David Hare gives the inside scoop on the political realities of his Roadkill series, and talks through how his own Covid-19 diagnosis was inspiration for a gripping new play.
Iain de Caestecker Will Let You Decide If Duncan Knock Is Good
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the First Season of Roadkill.
The role of a special adviser in British politics is complicated — but Roadkill star Iain de Caestecker does quick work of explaining the job, and his character, Duncan Knock, in a charming interview. As to whether or not viewers should trust Duncan? Well, that's still a secret.
Sir David Hare Plays Politics In His New Drama
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of the First Season of Roadkill.
Sir David Hare plays coy when asked who the slick MP Peter Laurence is meant to be in contemporary British politics. "I've drawn a politician who is charismatic, popular, forward-looking, and highly intelligent," he says, and Hare struggles to find such a figure in politics today. Hear more about the inspirations for Roadkill in a new interview.
Sarah Williams Didn't Mean For Mary To Take Control Of Her Series
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the First Season of Flesh and Blood.
Sarah Williams is the kind of screenwriter who knows where she's going when she starts writing a script. But sometimes, a character insists on taking the story in a different angle, and Imelda Staunton's timid Mary was exactly that kind of character. Williams shows where Mary took her, and us, in a new podcast after the dramatic conclusion of Flesh and Blood.
Russell Tovey Won't Defend The Toxic Jake — But He Loved The Part
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the First Season of Flesh and Blood.
Russell Tovey can't come up with a defense for the toxic masculinity of his character, Jake, a stunted manchild in his 30s searching for purpose in a world he feels should fall at his feet. But the actor loved having the opportunity to play Jake, even if he keeps viewers and listeners guessing about what happens in the final episode of this intricate family drama.
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I would like very much to hear more interviews about Woman in White. There is an over abundance of Poldark. I would also enjoy more on Durrells in Corfu.
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