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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.

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    • 4.4, 719 Ratings

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 Farmers Insurance. Sponsors for MASTERPIECE on PBS are Viking Cruises, Farmers Insurance, and The MASTERPIECE Trust.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 32 min
    Julia Brown Borrows From Family History For Her Lois Bennett

    Julia Brown Borrows From Family History For Her Lois Bennett

    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.

    • 31 min
    Peter Bowker Paints Intimate Portraits Of A World At War

    Peter Bowker Paints Intimate Portraits Of A World At War

    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.

    • 27 min
    Zofia Wichłacz Adds Fire To Kasia's Grief

    Zofia Wichłacz Adds Fire To Kasia's Grief

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
719 Ratings

719 Ratings

MrsBritishInfusion ,

Season 2 Please!

Sanditon is such a gem of a show. Us fans deserve a true Jane Austen ending.

Ginagina Smith ,

Season 2?

You MUST have Season 2....how can you leave viewers w this as the very end???

Jen's_Atari2600 ,

Highly chiseled Qs

Well produced, good production quality, as expected.
Funny thing is, Mr. Lacob’s questions are often more interesting than the answers. The actors are left without much to add. (At least, for Poldark. The exception so far is Ms. Blakiston: she makes every answer interesting!)

Also, the titles & descriptions are a minefield for spoilers. Often, the best plot morsels are sitting in full view, in the title & text summary. Yikes! Nowadays, I don’t listen until after I’ve watched the whole season.
Thanks, Masterpiece, for training my skills in self-restraint!

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