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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

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From the LA Times:
 

There is something nicely unexpected about "Dancing on the Edge," writer-director Stephen Poliakoff's seductive drama of jazz and England in the early 1930s.

 

The series, which begins Saturday on Starz (it has already aired on the BBC), forms a kind of "Upstairs/Backstage" story with a mystery attached and comes in five parts, plus an epilogue — appendix might be the better word — in the form of interviews.

 

To be sure, jazz has often lurked at the background of British period pieces — Lord Peter Wimsey dragged to some Soho cellar, Bertie Wooster knocking out a chorus of "Minnie the Moocher." The next season of "Downton Abbey" will feature a black American singer (Gary Carr) based on the historical Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson, who cut a swath through British high society in the 1920s and '30s.

 


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