Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the first trailer for BBC’s ‘Dancing on the Edge’

Posted on March 18, 2012 /TV, UK

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British thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor appears in the first leaked trailer for the highly anticipated BBC drama series ‘Dancing on the Edge.’ Writer and director Stephen Poliakoff embarks in an explosive new drama, where for a moment music transcends the divisions of class and race, until fear and hate once again tear them apart.

Set in an extraordinary period of immense change, the Louis Lester Band arrives at the forefront of an emerging musical movement: jazz. As the band grows in popularity and starts to mix with the upper classes, the intoxicating combination of music, money and parties pull the characters into a glamorous but perilous world. Soon the band begins to feel immune from the prejudice hovering beneath the surface of society, but the sudden death of one of the band members creates a catastrophic turn in their fortunes. They immediately find themselves confronted by betrayal, and their privileged position is quickly torn away from them as they begin to discover who their friends really are.

The cast includes Ejiofor, John Goodman, Matthew Goode, and Jacqueline Bisset. Wunmi Mosaku and Angel Coulby will also appear on the series.

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