The BBC has announced that Dancing on the Edge, Stephen Poliakoff’s new drama set in the early 1930’s, will begin on BBC 2 next month.

The five-part series starring Angel Coulby (Merlin), Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Shadow Line) and Wunmi Mosaku (The Body Farm) follows black jazz musicians, the Louis Lester Band, as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of London’s upper class society.


Episode 1 of Dancing on the Edge airs at 9pm on Monday 4 February on BBC Two.