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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama about the rise to fame of a black jazz band in 1930s London at a time of extraordinary change. The band is invited to the heart of aristocratic society. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Masterson:
John Goodman
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Policeman:
Daniel Coonan
Prince of Wales:
Sam Troughton

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Drama about the rise of a jazz band in 1930s London. Louis can no longer hide out at the Music Express office so Stanley takes him to a suburban flat to escape the manhunt. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Masterson:
John Goodman
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Young Man:
Calvin Dean
Mrs Luscombe:
Jane Asher
Ballet Teacher:
Carla Mendonca

Dancing on the Edge

Interviewing Louis

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama. Stanley interviews the Louis Lester band at the peak of their fame for his Music Express magazine. Louis, Jessie and Carla give an insight into their thoughts about fame. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Josephine/Sarah:
Laura Haddock
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Producer:
Faye Ward

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama about the rise to fame of a black jazz band in 1930s London. The Louis Lester Band has yet to reach the fame it so desires, but a wealthy recluse changes its fortunes. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Masterson:
John Goodman
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Lady Winnet:
Ruth Gemmell
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Prince of Wales:
Sam Troughton

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama about the rise to fame of a black jazz band in 1930s London. The band and their friends are devastated by Jessie's hospitalisation, and take turns to visit her. Show more

Contributors

Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Young Nurse:
Kirsty Oswald
Masterson:
John Goodman
Young Waiter:
Jack Farthing
Mrs Luscombe:
Jane Asher
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama about the rise of a jazz band in 1930s London. When the band plays for the Freemasons dinner, Louis realises he is about to be in conflict with a powerful elite club. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Masterson:
John Goodman
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Mrs Luscombe:
Jane Asher
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Young Man:
Calvin Dean