Dancing on the Edge

Series 1 - Episode 2

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Devotees of Stephen Poliakoff will recognise recurring elements from his previous works: the power of photographs, the magnetism of a big, old building, a fascination with British royalty and the enigma of a wealthy man who likes to party. The latter here is the mysterious and possibly unwholesome Masterson (John Goodman). He’s drawn the Louis Lester band into his orbit, but success is not coming fast enough for bandleader Louis (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Still, there’s a stroke of luck when they are asked to play at the funeral of the estate manager of a strange, very rich woman (Jacqueline Bisset). It turns out she’s a big jazz fan.

About this programme

2/5. Louis is introduced to wealthy recluse Lady Lavinia Cremone, who arranges for the band to play in front of Prince George and invites a producer from the BBC and a record company executive. Singer Jessie is flattered when she attracts the attention of aristocrat Julian Luscombe, who takes her out for a spin in his new car and promises to introduce her to a Hollywood film producer. Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Hughes and Angel Coulby.

Cast and crew

Cast

Stanley Mitchell
Matthew Goode
Louis Lester
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Mrs Lee
Joanna Brookes
Lady Winnet
Ruth Gemmell
Schlesinger
Mel Smith
Donaldson
Anthony Head
Sarah
Janet Montgomery
Jessie
Angel Coulby
Carla
Wunmi Mosaku
Lady Cremone
Jacqueline Bisset
Mr Wax
Allan Corduner
Rosie
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Julian Luscombe
Tom Hughes
Mick
Jamie Crew
Pamela Luscombe
Joanna Vanderham
Deirdre
Caroline Quentin
Harry Thornton
Miles Richardson
Masterson
John Goodman
Prince George
John Hopkins
Boxley
Ian Swann
Hardiman
Richard Teverson
Mrs Mitchell
Maggie McCarthy
Prince of Wales
Sam Troughton
Birthday boy
Luc Hutter
Sergeant
Liam Fox

Crew

Director
Stephen Poliakoff
Producer
Faye Ward
Producer
Nicky Kentish Barnes
Writer
Stephen Poliakoff
Categories
Drama

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