Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Visually resplendent but occasionally pretentious, Dancing on the Edge benefits from a first-rate cast and a terrific 1930s jazz soundtrack.


Air date: Oct 16, 2013
Air date: Oct 26, 2013
Air date: Nov 2, 2013
Air date: Nov 9, 2013
Air date: Nov 16, 2013
Air date: Nov 23, 2013

Season Info

Drama about the rise to fame of a black jazz band in 1930s London at a time of extraordinary change.


Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Louis Lester
Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bisset
as Lady Cremone
Matthew Goode
Matthew Goode
as Stanley Mitchell
John Goodman
John Goodman
as Masterson
Angel Coulby
Angel Coulby
as Jessie
Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes
as Julian Luscombe
Joanna Vanderham
Joanna Vanderham
as Pamela Luscombe
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

An exquisitely mounted miniseries about the interplay between a black jazz band and the upper crust of English society in the 1930s.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Spirituality and Practice

It's the rare TV series that's a feast for the ears.

Full Review… | November 15, 2013

This show doesn't dance - on the edge, or anywhere else. Instead, it lumbers straight into the tar pit.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

The five episodes... are brimming with twists, surprises, delightful set pieces - and some very unexpected performances.

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
Top Critic

Dancing on the Edge is a thing of beauty to watch, as the scenes of noirish late-night jazz discoveries in 1930s England are so wonderful to behold.

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Whatever the case, [the postscript episode]...opens doors the series until then had pointedly kept closed, though it doesn't feel like resolution, only poor planning.

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

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