Dancing on the Edge

2013 • PBS
17 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (6)

1 Episode One
London,1933: -panic-stricken jazz band leader Louis Lester asks his friend, music journalist Stanley Mitchell, to help him flee the country.
2 Episode Two
With Wesley gone Louis is disappointed at the band's lack of progress, then Mr. Donaldson arranges for them to play at a funeral organized by reclusive Lady Cremone, a dedicated jazz fan and former globe-trotter whom Stanley interviews for his magazine.
3 Episode Three
Interviewed by the police about the attack on Jessie Louis tells them that he saw Julian fleeing the scene but Pamela is insistent he was in Paris and asks Stanley to contact him with the news as he was especially fond of Jessie.
4 Episode Four
Using Sarah's private photographs Stanley compiles a special edition of 'Music Express' glorifying Jessie's career and Masterson arranges a lavish wake where Louis is puzzled by Julian's passionate oration.
5 Episode Five
Hit by the scandal the hotel loses many of its residents and the band is forced to split up.
6 Episode Six
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.

About this show

In the early 1930s London, the black jazz group known as the Louis Lester Band is on the rise. Countless aristocrats, including the royal family, ask the band to perform, but just as the band's success balloons, tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that may end it all.

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17 reviews
jude fiebert
July 19, 2016
I do not wish to give away the most dramatic portion, only to say this is the most enjoyable until now, episodic performance and I am only sorry I have not waited to recommend it until it is over. The acting is superb. the music incredible and dramatic as it can be.
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Anne Fischer
September 22, 2019
I've only been able to see one episode on PBS at no charge evidently purely by stumbling upon it and couldn't find the rest of it but it is an outstanding story.
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Shereese Maynard
July 24, 2016
I love, love, love this drama. I wish I'd discovered it sooner. Where is the rest of this series. Can there really only be 6 episodes?
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