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Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge

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Stephen Poliakoff’s first major TV series, Dancing on the Edge, filmed at Black Country Living Museum, along with Hollywood stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode and John Goodman. 

Harriet Lawrence, Location Manager on the production said: “The Black Country Living Museum is amazing – it is a perfect Victorian to 1930’s village/ town rebuilt. 

We didn’t need to remove TV aerials, burglar alarms, change door furniture, clear
cars, cover street markings, remove signs, etc. It was a Location Manager’s dream!
Stephen [Poliakoff] loved it and, in fact, we filmed several scenes that had been
scheduled for elsewhere.”

Dancing on the Edge is an explosive drama by acclaimed writer/director
Poliakoff. Set in the early 1930s it follows black jazz musicians, the Louis Lester
Band, as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of London’s upper
class society. The city’s more progressive socialites, including members of the
Royal Household, take the band under their wing. But when the band becomes
entangled in their shadowy world, it results in a suspected murder. The walls begin
to close in on Louis and the band.

The five-part series had an all-star cast with appearances from The Deep’s
Jacqueline Bisset, The Paradise's Joanna Vanderham, Merlin's Angel Coulby and
Entourage's Janet Montgomery. British TV legends Mel Smith, Anthony Head,
Caroline Quentin and Jane Asher also star.

Visit the Dancing on the Edge website to find out more details on the series 

Dancing on the Edge Trailer - Original British Drama - BBC Two

 

Related News

Express and Star: Black Country Living Museum to star in TV drama

telegraph: Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge: behind the scenes

Birmingham Mail: Birmingham is the star of major new TV drama

 

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