First Behind The Scenes Look at Chiwetel Ejiofor in BBC’s “Dancing On The Edge” (Photo)

Here’s a first look image from the set of BBC’s latest race film “Dancing On The Edge,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt, The Shadow Line) and Wunmi Mosaku (I Am Slave) as black musicians in 1930s London.

Wunmi Mosaku and Chiwetel Ejiofor in BBC's "Dancing on the edge"

The official show synopsis reads:

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff (The Lost Prince, Shooting The Past), the five-part series follows the Louis Lester Band as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of upper class society in the capital. Initially shocked by black musicians performing in polite society, many recoil, but London’s progressive socialites take the band under their wing.

When the band’s manager Wesley becomes too demanding to the hotel in which the band performs he is deported, forcing the rest to move on without him. The musicians play for the Prince of Wales who elevates their status to the heights of early pop fame. But they become entangled in the shadowy world of socialites, which results in the suspected murder of the band’s singer Jessie. The walls begin to close in on Louis and the other members until they realise that escape from England may be their only chance for safety.

“Dancing On The Edge” will debut in the UK on BBC in Spring 2012.

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