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CD93 19-09-2012 10:27

Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge
 
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Award-winning dramatist Stephen Poliakoff blows open the volatile world of 1930s London, in a story about a black jazz bandís rise to success, before violence and prejudice brings it crashing back to earth.
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Writer & Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Louis: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Pamela: Joanna Vanderham
Stanley: Mathew Goode
Sarah: Janet Montgomery
Lady Cremone: Jacqueline Bisset
Masterson: John Goodman

With Jane Asher, Tom Hughes, Anthony Head, Angel Coulby and Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Now, does anybody know when this will be airing on BBC Two?

AlexSR 07-12-2012 22:15

This should be airing in the new year. The word is that it's very good.

afx237vi 07-12-2012 22:26

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Originally Posted by CD93 (Post 61206358)
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Wynne Evans 08-12-2012 00:55

Just finished watching The Lost Prince so i'm looking forward to this.

AlexSR 08-12-2012 11:29

Full synopsis of the link is :

"Award-winning dramatist Stephen Poliakoff (The Lost Prince; Close My Eyes) blows open the volatile world of 1930s London, in a story about a black jazz band's rise to success, before violence and prejudice brings it crashing back to earth.

Set in an extraordinary period of immense change, the Louis Lester Band arrives at the forefront of an emerging musical movement: jazz. As the band grows in popularity and starts to mix with the upper classes, the intoxicating combination of music and parties pull the characters into a gilded but perilous world. Soon the band begins to feel immune from the prejudice hovering beneath the surface of society, but the sudden death of one of the band members creates a catastrophic turn in their fortunes. They immediately find themselves confronted by betrayal, and their privileged position is torn away from them as they begin to discover who their friends are. A stellar cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor(American Gangster; Salt), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski; The Artist), Matthew Goode (A Single Man; Brideshead Revisited) and Jacqueline Bisset (Bullitt) star in this explosive new drama, where for a moment music transcends the divisions of class and race, until fear and hate once again tear them apart."

oldhag 08-12-2012 14:26

I'll have to remember this one!

AlexSR 09-12-2012 20:25

If the advance word is correct, it should be worth remembering.

CD93 02-01-2013 16:54

Episode 1 review: http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/epi...isode-1-review

HandsomeBB 03-01-2013 12:08

Caught the trailer for this over new year. I can see Merlin's Queen Guinevere stealing the show in the first episode. And there's the new Who companion too.

Come on BBC give us a start date.

AlexSR 21-01-2013 19:39

9pm on Sunday 4th Feb, so two weeks time.

guestofseth 21-01-2013 19:43

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Originally Posted by AlexSR (Post 63746669)
9pm on Sunday 4th Feb, so two weeks time.

I don't think that's right, Brian Cox's Wonders of Life, a five part series, starts on Sunday 27th at 9.

Ed R.Marley 21-01-2013 19:49

Whenever I hear Steven Polly-wotsit's name, I can't help but think of a load of luvvies at a Hampstead kitchen dinner party.
I've seen the trails for this and in my opinion: meh:sleep:

Lushness 21-01-2013 20:57

Looks wonderful! It's right up my street, can't wait! :)

sheila blige 21-01-2013 21:55

I've only seen a couple of Poliakoff's work. I find him very hit and miss. I enjoyed The Lost Prince but found Close My Eyes one of the most boring, pretentious loads of rubbish I've ever seen (despite having a fabulous cast led by Alan Rickman).

I may give this a try though as I love John Goodman.

CD93 24-01-2013 23:20

I want..

Them all..

CD93 28-01-2013 14:32

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Originally Posted by CD93 (Post 63838155)

These are actually now available - ahead of next week's start :)

Virgil Tracy 28-01-2013 14:35

oh no ... Jazz . :(

CD93 28-01-2013 15:05

Surprising choice from a jazz band.

NaturalDancer 28-01-2013 15:12

Sounds good :)

NaturalDancer 28-01-2013 15:14

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Originally Posted by Virgil Tracy (Post 63916765)
oh no ... Jazz . :(

Yeah worst music ever imo. But then there's jazz and there's jazz; I'm hoping it's not jazz but happy if it's jazz :D IYKWIM ;)

roger_50 28-01-2013 16:10

My favourite Poliakoff drama was The Tribe.

For obvious reasons. :cool::D

Ed R.Marley 28-01-2013 17:49

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Originally Posted by roger_50 (Post 63918261)
My favourite Poliakoff drama was The Tribe.

For obvious reasons. :cool::D

Anna Friel was never shy about taking her kit off back in the day:D

bongo essex . 30-01-2013 19:38

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Originally Posted by Ed R.Marley (Post 63920027)
Anna Friel was never shy about taking her kit off back in the day:D

haha .. happy 90s memories of Anna Friel was the topic of another thread just now.

Back on topic, I like Polly, and I've already heard a couple of reviews of this via twitter saying it's good. Looking forward to it - will make a change from weeks of vanilla tv.

wazzyboy 30-01-2013 19:54

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014bbjp

Doghouse Riley 30-01-2013 20:17

I'm looking forward to this.
The dance bands in the big hotels were all British names in the thirties and there were a lot of them.

http://www.dennydennis.co.uk/dennyde...nce_Bands.html

So is it just a drama? Or was there actually a similar band of black musicians and singers?

Very few black musicians enjoyed success in the thirties in the UK.

The exception was probably "Hutch" (Leslie Hutchinson), a cabaret pianist/singer the only name I can think of who was black and very popular with society in those days. Often featured on the radio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XKk2Yl3tsw


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