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Masterpiece Studio - The Masterpiece Podcast

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 17, 2015 4:27 PM

Masterpiece will launch the new podcast titled "Masterpiece Studio." The podcast will give an insider's view to some of the most popular shows presented on Masterpieceincluding Downton Abbey and Sherlock. Find a teaser for the podcast highlighting upcoming episodes is available now. The podcast will officially launch on Monday, December 21st with an interview with Sherlock's Mark Gatiss, the co-creator, writer and actor who plays Sherlock's brother 'Mycroft.' MasterpieceStudio" is made possible by Audible, the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment.

Jace Lacob, writer, editor, and television critic, whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and BuzzFeed, will host the podcast. Lacob remarked, "I am thrilled to host this podcast and to sit down with the talents behind the amazing programs on
Masterpiece.  These intimate conversations with the cast and creators of Downton Abbey and Sherlock explore their experiences and inspirations and dissect the exciting twists and turns of these shows. These extensive interviews led to some surprising and personal stories that even the most ardent fans of these shows have never heard before."

"Masterpiece Studio" will release a new Downton Abbey themed episode every Monday following the Sunday night broadcast. Interviews include Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins, and executive producer, Gareth Neame.  In addition to one-on-one conversations, other features in the podcast include: A lively discussion led by Lacob with two other writers dissecting the previous night's episode of Downton Abbey; Anatomy of a Scene, where actors and producers talk in detail about their most memorable scenes; and comments by Alastair Bruce, the on-set historical advisor to Downton Abbey who talks about a single fascinating historical detail in a recent episode, and what to look for in the upcoming episodes.

In addition, WITF will continue the weekly Downton Abbey recap as part of WITF Talks.  We will also introduce the weekly converation around Mercy Street after that series begins in mid January.  You can hear past episodes of WITF Talks with episodes covering the last two years of Downton Abbey and Sherlock on demand now. 

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