Dancing on the Edge (2013– )

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A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.

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 Louis (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Sarah (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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 Julian (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Harry (5 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)
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 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 (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Lady Cremone (4 episodes, 2013)
Jamie Crew ...
 Mick (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Mitchell (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Eric (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Deirdre (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Gunson (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Luscombe (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Prince George (3 episodes, 2013)
Rob Edwards ...
 Sarah's Father (3 episodes, 2013)
David Dawson ...
 Horton (3 episodes, 2013)
Ariyon Bakare ...
 Wesley (3 episodes, 2013)
Matthew David Hearn ...
 Police Officer (3 episodes, 2013)
Nicola Sloane ...
 Nurse Pollock (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Young Man (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Violetta (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Emily (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Prince of Wales (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Hardiman (2 episodes, 2013)
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A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.

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Highest quality as expected from Stephen Poliakof
26 February 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Cannot understand the current rating of this outstanding drama. The story, set over a few weeks in 1933, follows a talented black leader of a jazz band as he tries to get his band established in the London club and hotel scene. He soon finds he is meeting with royalty but that something dark is also going on.

Dancing on the Edge explores the slimy corruption of real evil as royalty, masonry, bigotry and sensuality all combine to provide a very particular view of the upper reaches of British Society.

The production values are excellent, and the 1930's are recreated in remarkable detail. The acting is uniformly excellent, with Chiwetell Ejiofor providing a compelling performance of a man caught up in circumstances spinning beyond his control.

Highly recommended as BBC drama at its best.


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