Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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


Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Louis Lester
Jacqueline Bisset
as Lady Cremone
Matthew Goode
as Stanley Mitchell
John Goodman
as Masterson
Tom Hughes
as Julian Luscombe
Joanna Vanderham
as Pamela Luscombe
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Critic Reviews for Dancing on the Edge: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

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

October 23, 2013 | Full Review…
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The story has ample pulling power. But the music is its driving force -- all day and all of the night.

October 21, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Many of the people we meet in the cast are good guys, which gives Dancing a hopeful tone, even when the odds go the other way. We want the folks who deserve it to win, and so does the show.

October 21, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What's missing is passion, joy and (ultimately) interest.

October 21, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

May 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

November 15, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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