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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.


as Louis Lester

as Lady Cremone

as Stanley Mitchell

as Masterson

as Jessie

as Julian Luscombe

as Pamela Luscombe
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (12)

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
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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
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If only the show's pacing matched its zippy musical score.

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

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