Dancing on the Edge
Sundays at 8pm on CET
Dancing on the Edge is a 1930’s period drama detailing the rise of the Louis Lester Band – a black jazz band in London led by Louis Lester, played by BAFTA Award-Winner Chiwetel Ejiofor. As the band continues to prevail, despite the racism and classism they encounter, Louis finds himself entangled in a series of unfortunate events. He becomes a suspect in a murder case, putting him on the run and possibly leading to the band’s demise.
In addition to Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, Amistad, Kinky Boots), Dancing on the Edge features an all-star cast, including John Goodman (Roseanne.10 Cloverfield Lane, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) as Masterson, Jacqueline Bisset as Lady Cremone – which won her a Golden Globe for her performance – Janet Montgomery (Entourage, Human Target, The Hills Run Red) as Sarah, Angel Coulby (Merlin) as Jessie, Wunmi Mosaku (Joy) as Carla, Tom Hughes (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) as Julian, Joanna Vanderham (The Runaway) as Pamela and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) as Stanley.
The premiere charts the Louis Lester Band's ascent, with Stanley's help, from a downbeat jazz cellar to the Imperial Hotel and a party attended by an admiring prince and a moneyed American. Later, Louis helps smuggle an injured woman out of a hotel room.