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Masterpiece Studio is your backstage pass to the PBS series—from Downton Abbey 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. Masterpiece Studio is made possible by Audible. Sponsors for Masterpiece on PBS are Viking River Cruises, Audible and The Masterpiece Trust.




Tessa Peake-Jones Is A Smiler; Mrs. Maguire Is Not

Warning: This episode contains Grantchester spoilers. Iconic British actor Tessa Peake-Jones describes herself as a rather happy woman, but her Mrs. Maguire on Grantchester is anything but. She explains how she found her character, how she “listen acts” and what her former acting mentee, Al Weaver is really like on set.

Duration: 00:29:27

Al Weaver’s Leonard Finch Is Still Learning To Love Himself

Warning: This episode contains Grantchester spoilers. Actor Al Weaver, who plays church curate Leonard Finch in Grantchester, began his time on the series with a rather unfortunate mustache. He tells us about his character’s journey from mustache to near-marriage and beyond, and gives some behind-the-scenes flavor of his funny, friendly relationship with his co-stars.

Duration: 00:26:45

Bonus: Stefanie Martini Looks Back, And Ahead

Warning: This episode contains Prime Suspect: Tennison spoilers. The Prime Suspect: Tennison season is over, but Jane Tennison’s journey to Detective Chief Inspector is just beginning. Actor Stefanie Martini reflects on the explosive season finale, the young Jane’s first big case, and the steps that still remain in the WCP’s fledgling career in the Metropolitan Police.

Duration: 00:16:22