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Dancing on the Edge 

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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
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Paul Dixon ...
 Nazi Colonel 6 episodes, 2013
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 Donaldson 5 episodes, 2013
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 Schlesinger 5 episodes, 2013
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 Masterson 5 episodes, 2013
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Chris Storr ...
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Cosimo Keita ...
 The Band - Drums 5 episodes, 2013
Steve Williamson ...
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 Jessie (french version) 4 episodes, 2013
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Jamie Crew ...
Maggie McCarthy ...
 Mrs. Mitchell 4 episodes, 2013
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Gerard Horan ...
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 Mrs. Luscombe 3 episodes, 2013
John Hopkins ...
Rob Edwards ...
 Sarah's Father 3 episodes, 2013
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Matthew David Hearn ...
 Police Officer 3 episodes, 2013
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Abigail Halley ...
 Mrs. Luscombe's Maid 3 episodes, 2013
Alexander Lovatt ...
 Boy in School Class 3 episodes, 2013
Nicola Sloane ...
 Nurse Pollock 2 episodes, 2013
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 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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Simon Lewis Marriott ...
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 Strange Lady 2 episodes, 2013
Richard Teverson ...
 Hardiman 2 episodes, 2013
Leo Chell ...
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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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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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The show identifies Prince George as the Prince of Wales. He was not; his older brother Edward was. Edward was next in line for the throne after George V died but abdicated to marry the woman he loved, American divorcée Wallis Simpson, so George VI became King without ever having been Prince of Wales. See more »

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Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

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A mixed bag
26 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Good points: Matthew Goode was excellent in his role as Stanley. His character was original and he carried the show, in my opinion. Most of the others were all right and did what they could with the material. The story kept me watching and interested to the end.

Bad points: It took place in a depopulated London (reminding me of 'Survivors' or 'Day of the Triffids') and never convinced me for a second that it was 1933. The tame music seemed very unlikely to offend anybody at that date, when much 'hotter' jazz had been available for at least a decade previously. Some of it sounded more like the swing music of the forties. Tom Hughes' character and acting was ho-hum. The hiding from the police became silly and unbelievable in the last episode.

Like others, I cannot understand why the BBC think this director is something special and throw money in his direction. But it's worth seeing.


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