Dancing on the Edge

120 minutes

An explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change.

120 minutes

An explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change.

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This hour-long drama is a series of interviews undertaken by Stanley for his Music Express magazine. They take place at the peak of fame for the Louis Lester band and Louis, Jessie and Carla give an insight into their thoughts about fame as well as their personal stories. The interviews are intercut with footage of the band playing, whilst Stanley's voiceover gives his inner thoughts on the characters.
Louis and Stanley remember the First World War, in which Louis's father fought. Louis talks about what it is like to be a black musician in London, and they discuss the band's exotic attraction to the aristocracy. Stanley talks to Carla and Jessie, who open up about their upbringings and their feelings on becoming famous. And Louis describes a chilling story about a female fan, when what started as a prank phone call became something much more sinister.

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s1e6 Interviewing Louis
November 23, 2013
March 10, 2013
This hour-long drama is a series of interviews undertaken by Stanley for his Music Express magazine. They take place at the peak of fame for the Louis Lester band and Louis, Jessie and Carla give an insight into their thoughts about fame as well as their personal stories. The interviews are intercut with footage of the band playing, whilst Stanley's voiceover gives his inner thoughts on the characters. Louis and Stanley remember the First World War, in which Louis's father fought. Louis talks about what it is like to be a black musician in London, and they discuss the band's exotic attraction to the aristocracy. Stanley talks to Carla and Jessie, who open up about their upbringings and their feelings on becoming famous. And Louis describes a chilling story about a female fan, when what started as a prank phone call became something much more sinister.
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Louis can no longer hide out at the Music Express Office so Stanley takes him to a suburban flat to escape the manhunt. He is to wait until nightfall, whilst Stanley goes to find his passport as they plan his escape out of the country.

Stanley returns to the Imperial Hotel, to find that it's reputation has been badly affected by the murder there.

Masterson takes over the new Music Express magazine, and surprises Stanley by announcing he has offered a large reward for the capture of Louis Lester.

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s1e5 Episode 5
November 16, 2013
February 25, 2013
Louis can no longer hide out at the Music Express Office so Stanley takes him to a suburban flat to escape the manhunt. He is to wait until nightfall, whilst Stanley goes to find his passport as they plan his escape out of the country. Stanley returns to the Imperial Hotel, to find that it's reputation has been badly affected by the murder there. Masterson takes over the new Music Express magazine, and surprises Stanley by announcing he has offered a large reward for the capture of Louis Lester.
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October 19, 2013
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October 26, 2013
February 5, 2013
October 26, 2013
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November 2, 2013
February 11, 2013
November 2, 2013
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November 9, 2013
February 18, 2013
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November 16, 2013
February 25, 2013
November 16, 2013
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November 23, 2013
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DANCING ON THE EDGE - CONCLUDED It’s a lusciously shot and brilliantly written and acted account of how the British aristocracy and progressives in high society fell in love with what can best be described as the tantalizing edginess of jazz music and the sense of exploration and wonder it brought to those who heard it even though society at the time was not ready to accept what it all implied.
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