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Dancing on the Edge: Episode 1 (S1EP1 BBC Two 4 Feb 2013, Miles Richardson)

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Episode 1: Music journalist Stanley Mitchell befriends The Louis Lester Band and helps its rise to fame from playing in a basement jazz club to the illustrious Imperial Hotel. At first, the band is treated with hostility by the hotel’s elderly audience, most of whom have never heard jazz music nor seen black musicians before. However, one table of young aristocrats love their new music and invite them to play at a garden party.

Regular Cast: Joanna Vanderham (Pamela), Wunmi Mosaku (Carla), Mel Smith (Schlesinger), John Goodman (Masterson), Janet Montgomery (Sarah), Allan Corduner (Mr. Wax), Jenna Coleman (Rosie), Anthony Stewart Head (Donaldson), Angel Coulby (Jessie), Tom Hughes (Julian), Matthew Goode (Stanley Mitchell), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Louis Lester), Ariyon Bakare (Wesley Holt), Caroline Quentin (Deirdre),

Guest Cast:
Miles Richardson as Harry Thornton
Daniel Coonan as Policeman
Sam Troughton as Prince Of Wales

Writer and Director: Stephen Poliakoff

Airdate: 4 Feb 2013 on BBC Two Two

Series: Dancing on the Edge Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: A five part BBC drama set in the 1930s following a black jazz band in London at a time of huge change.