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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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 Stanley (6 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)
Oroh Angiama ...
 The Band - Bass (5 episodes, 2013)
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 The Band - Tenor Sax (5 episodes, 2013)
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 The Band - Trombone (5 episodes, 2013)
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 The Band - Alto Sax (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Mick (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Mitchell (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Gunson (3 episodes, 2013)
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Rob Edwards ...
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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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A mixed bag
26 February 2013 | by (England) – 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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