Making MASTERPIECE is the full story of how public media’s favorite place for the best of British drama went from crazy idea to a franchise 50 years strong. When a show hits that age, it’s possible some people might start asking questions: What are its origins? What actors, writers and executives shaped its trajectory? How has it overcome numerous challenges? And what does it have in store for its future, 50 years on? That’s where this podcast comes in. The three-part documentary podcast miniseries is live now, and lives in the MASTERPIECE Studio podcastfeed or at pbs.org/makingmasterpiece.