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Dancing On The Edge





Dancing On The Edge is a drama series broadcast on BBC TWO. The series is set during the early 1930s and follows the fortunes of a black jazz band in London during times of extraordinary change.

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Presented as a series of interviews undertaken by Stanley for his Music Express magazine and taking place at the peak of fame for the Louis Lester band, Louis, Jessie and Carla give an insight into their thoughts about fame as well as their personal stories. Louis and Stanley remember the First World War, in which Louis's father fought. Louis talks about what it is like to be a black musician in London, and they discuss the band's exotic attraction to the aristocracy. Stanley talks to Carla and Jessie, who open up about their upbringings and their feelings on becoming famous. And Louis describes a chilling story about a female fan, when what started as a prank phone call became something much more sinister.


Cast
Chiwetel EjioforChiwetel Ejiofor
As Louis Lester
Chiwetel EjioforChiwetel Ejiofor
As Louis Lester
Matthew GoodeMatthew Goode
As Stanley Mitchell
Angel CoulbyAngel Coulby
As Jessie
Jacqueline BissetJacqueline Bisset
As Lady Lavinia Cremone
Jacqueline BissetJacqueline Bisset
As Lady Lavinia Cremone
Anthony HeadAnthony Head
As Arthur Donaldson
Anthony HeadAnthony Head
As Arthur Donaldson
John GoodmanJohn Goodman
As Walter Masterson
John GoodmanJohn Goodman
As Walter Masterson

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Crew

Executive Producer: Alison Owen
Writer: Stephen Poliakoff

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Recurring Guests

Gerard Horan as Gunson (5 eps)
Maggie McCarthy as Mrs Mitchell (5 eps)
David Dawson as Horton (5 eps)
John Hopkins as Prince George (4 eps)
Madeline Smith as Violetta (4 eps)
Sam Troughton as Prince of Wales (3 eps)
Calvin Dean as Young Man (3 eps)
Sam Hoare as Eric (3 eps)
Joanna Brookes (1) as Mrs Lee (2 eps)
Ruth Gemmell as Lady Winnet (2 eps)

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