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Old 19-09-2012, 10:27
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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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Old 07-12-2012, 22:15
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This should be airing in the new year. The word is that it's very good.
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Old 07-12-2012, 22:26
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Old 08-12-2012, 00:55
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Just finished watching The Lost Prince so i'm looking forward to this.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:29
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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."
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Old 08-12-2012, 14:26
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I'll have to remember this one!
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Old 09-12-2012, 20:25
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If the advance word is correct, it should be worth remembering.
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Old 02-01-2013, 16:54
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Episode 1 review: http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/epi...isode-1-review
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:08
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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.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:39
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9pm on Sunday 4th Feb, so two weeks time.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:43
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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.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:49
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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
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:57
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Looks wonderful! It's right up my street, can't wait!
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:55
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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.
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Old 24-01-2013, 23:20
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I want..

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Old 28-01-2013, 14:32
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These are actually now available - ahead of next week's start
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Old 28-01-2013, 14:35
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oh no ... Jazz .
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:05
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Surprising choice from a jazz band.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:12
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Sounds good
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:14
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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 IYKWIM
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Old 28-01-2013, 16:10
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My favourite Poliakoff drama was The Tribe.

For obvious reasons.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:49
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My favourite Poliakoff drama was The Tribe.

For obvious reasons.
Anna Friel was never shy about taking her kit off back in the day
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:38
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Anna Friel was never shy about taking her kit off back in the day
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.
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:54
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:17
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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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