Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 Louis (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Stanley (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Pamela (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Carla (6 episodes, 2013)
Paul Dixon ...
 Nazi Colonel (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Sarah (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Rosie (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Donaldson (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Mr. Wax (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Schlesinger (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Masterson (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Julian (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Harry (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Jessie (6 episodes, 2013)
Chris Storr ...
 The Band - Joe the Trumpeter (5 episodes, 2013)
Jay Phelps ...
 The Band - Trumpet 2 (5 episodes, 2013)
Charles Angiama ...
 The Band - Clarinet (5 episodes, 2013)
Oroh Angiama ...
 The Band - Bass (5 episodes, 2013)
Miles Brett ...
 The Band - Tenor Sax (5 episodes, 2013)
Trevor Edwards ...
 The Band - Trombone (5 episodes, 2013)
Cosimo Keita ...
 The Band - Drums (5 episodes, 2013)
Steve Williamson ...
 The Band - Alto Sax (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Jessie (french version) (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Lady Cremone (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Mick (4 episodes, 2013)
Maggie McCarthy ...
 Mrs. Mitchell (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Eric (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Deirdre (3 episodes, 2013)
Gerard Horan ...
 Gunson (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Luscombe (3 episodes, 2013)
John Hopkins ...
 Prince George (3 episodes, 2013)
Rob Edwards ...
 Sarah's Father (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Horton (3 episodes, 2013)
Matthew David Hearn ...
 Police Officer (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Wesley (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Luscombe's Maid (3 episodes, 2013)
Alexander Lovatt ...
 Boy in School Class (3 episodes, 2013)
Nicola Sloane ...
 Nurse Pollock (2 episodes, 2013)
Calvin Dean ...
 Young Man (2 episodes, 2013)
Madeleine Smith ...
 Violetta (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Prince of Wales (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Emily (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Waiter (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Strange Lady (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Hardiman (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Hospital reveller / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Josephine / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.

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4 February 2013 (UK)  »

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Janet Montgomery (Sarah ), Angel Coulby (Jessie) and Anthony Head (Donaldson) have all appeared in the TV series 'Merlin'. They played Princess Mithian, Gwen and Uther Pendragon respectively. Another Merlin connection is Sam Troughton (Prince of Wales), who is the cousin of actor Harry Melling who played Gilli in the show. See more »

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Louis Lester is shown as a Black musician leading a racially mixed band. Though Black musicians were sometimes featured as special guests with white bands in the 1930's (Coleman Hawkins with Jack Hylton and Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton with Benny Goodman), racially mixed bands didn't become common until the 1950's. See more »

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Featured in Mel Smith: I've Sort of Done Things (2013) See more »

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Anything is possible
1 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well as they often say in this drama that anything is possible...I have watched one part so far and loved every moment of it, the costumes, jewels, pomp and ceremony, snotty old stuffy people at the hotel...the Musical Express go getter editor. Watching all the characters are a joy to see unfold in this very enjoyable period story about a Jazz Band and the people that they get involved with.There is an underlying story of something strange that is going on, murky perhaps, which is keeping the suspense up. The strict civil servant working in the immigration department in the 30's and the problems with foreign people, it was all so different in this time and Dancing on the Edge really captures the moment, Thoroughly enjoyed it so far and looking forward to watching more. Please read all the reviews because everyone has an opinion and thank goodness I ignored the first review and watched it.


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