04/02/2013 17:17 | By Lorna Cooper, editor, MSN TV
Dancing On The Edge showcases Chiwetel Ejiofor's talent

Dancing On The Edge: Chiwetel Ejiofor shines

Chiwetel Ejiofor (© BBC)
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Dancing On The Edge is writer/director Stephen Poliakoff’s first drama for BBC2. It stars acclaimed British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (best known for TV series The Shadow Line and movie, Kinky Boots) in a tense jazz-driven drama set in the early 1930s.

Depicting a black jazz band in London, Dancing On The Edge relates the ramifications as a sudden death of one of the band members tests all of the characters’ friendships and moral values.

Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, the leader of the band. He is ambitious and driven, determined to succeed in an era that largely saw his colour before his talent. 

The entire production is blessed with a veritable who’s who of the big and small screen.

The cast includes John Goodman (arguably still best remembered for TV sitcom, Roseanne), Jacqueline Bisset (lately of Nip/Tuck fame), comedian Mel Smith, Buffy and Merlin star Anthony Head, The Paradise’s Joanna Vanderham, Merlin’s Angel Coulby, Doctor Who star Jenna-Louise Coleman and veteran actress, Jane Asher.

Get a flavour of what's to come in a drama that airs on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February at 9pm on BBC2. It has already received very positive press.

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