Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.
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 Schlesinger 5 episodes, 2013
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 The Band - Drums 5 episodes, 2013
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 Jessie (french version) 4 episodes, 2013
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 Mrs. Mitchell 4 episodes, 2013
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 Mrs. Luscombe 3 episodes, 2013
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 Sarah's Father 3 episodes, 2013
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 Police Officer 3 episodes, 2013
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 Mrs. Luscombe's Maid 3 episodes, 2013
Alexander Lovatt ...
 Boy in School Class 3 episodes, 2013
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 Nurse Pollock 2 episodes, 2013
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 Young Man 2 episodes, 2013
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 Violetta 2 episodes, 2013
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 Prince of Wales 2 episodes, 2013
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 Strange Lady 2 episodes, 2013
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 Hardiman 2 episodes, 2013
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Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.

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Janet Montgomery (Sarah ), Angel Coulby (Jessie) and Anthony Head (Donaldson) have all appeared in the TV series 'Merlin'. They played Princess Mithian, Gwen and Uther Pendragon respectively. Another Merlin connection is Sam Troughton (Prince of Wales), who is the cousin of actor Harry Melling who played Gilli in the show. See more »

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The musical style of Louis Lester's band, and especially the vocal styles of his singers and the sorts of songs they perform, are typical of the 1950's, not the 1930's. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #18.20 (2013) See more »

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The Edge of Acceptance
10 November 2015 | by (Silver Springs, Florida) – See all my reviews

I loved this miniseries! It was very subtle and it made the viewer think. A room of people could watch the same episodes and gather different opinions about the meaning. I love British drama because it doesn't spell out everything for the audience. The Prince's proposition to Louis, the relationship with Julian and two other characters and the meaning of being on the edge. I love the expression on the main character's face when he realizes what it going on. The socio-political statements are subtle and clear as to class and race. It made me reflect on how far this world has come since then. The interracial relations and the color hue thing made me remember how it was back in the 70's and how different it is now. I also love the way color and class was discussed when money came into the picture. From sneaking through the back door to being escorted in the grand entrance. I wished it went on for another season where characters were brought back from exile and old love rekindled, but this is good enough. I think John Goodman is a compass towards good scripts and he makes any movie better. Watch it and enjoy. Being black and poor and hob knobbing with the leisurely wealthy can be dangerous for the ones on the edge of a society where color is still an issue. Being given privilege and then having it taken away can bring you back down to earth so you can see things clearly. Being poor and not having any nobility can also take you to a place where you feel you may transcend your status but like a young blue jay with it's wings clipped, you fall to the ground.


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