The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal Library > The Electronic Domain

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-03-2013, 10:45 AM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,425
"Dancing on the Edge" BBC2 miniseries (2013) [Prince of Wales & Prince George]

"Dancing on the Edge"
BBC Two miniseries in five parts

BBC - Media Centre - Dancing On The Edge

An explosive drama set in the early 1930s following a black jazz band in London at a time of extraordinary change. Britain was at a great crossroads; just out of the financial crash and before the Second World War, when movies, magazines and music were becoming powerful and jazz was taking the world by storm. The sudden death of one of the band members tests all of the characters’ friendships, love, racial equality and moral values.

The playboy princes who put Harry to shame! New drama to reveal bohemian lifestyle of Royal brothers George and Edward in the 1930s | Mail Online

Surrounding themselves in the world of bohemia and frequenting London's smoke-filled jazz clubs in the early 1930s, the then Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George indulged in a life of hedonism. That is according to a BBC documentary that charts the brothers' unlikely relationship with the city's black musicians in the pre-war era. The series, Dancing on the Edge, is inspired by the siblings' scandalous exploits, with stories of affairs and drug use.

The five-part series, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, was based on diaries from the 1930s that he used for research. It hints at the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, and the Duke of Kent's questionable behaviour, which he says would prompt 'enormous scandal' in this day and age. While the series is largely fictional, the director said the stories told are 'absolutely historically accurate'. One scene recalls a notorious event in which the Prince of Wales drummed with big band legend Duke Ellington for four hours in front of a crowd.

The series, which follows the fictional Louis Lester Band, will be broadcast on BBC Two on Monday at 9pm. The group's journey is explored against the socio-political issues of the time, as an aristocrat played by Jacqueline Bisset supports the band.


Cast list

Louis Lester - Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley - Matthew Goode
Masterson - John Goodman
Lady Cremone - Jacqueline Bisset
Schlesinger - Mel Smith
Donaldson - Anthony Head
Julian - Tom Hughes
Sarah - Janet Montgomery
Pamela - Joanna Vanderham
Jessie - Angel Coulby
Carla - Wunmi Mosaku
Rosie - Jenna-Louise Coleman
Mrs Luscombe - Jane Asher
__________________

__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2013, 12:38 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,167
Didn't know that was what this new series was about! Might give it a watch now.
__________________

__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2013, 12:48 PM
susan alicia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: , Netherlands
Posts: 2,528
I was surprised that warren who lives in australia knew about
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:29 PM
COESpiral's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The South, United States
Posts: 181
Is there any chance this will be shown on BBC America at some point? I'd love to watch this!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:42 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,511
It got excellent reviews in yesterday's Irish times so I'll be definitely tuning in tomorrow night.
__________________
November 2nd, 1938-Birth of H.M.Queen Sofia of Spain
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2013, 08:06 AM
susan alicia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: , Netherlands
Posts: 2,528
not a great review in the telegraph, a weak piece is the predictable audition, the great singer, just when they thought nobody would do, arrives late.

agree with this bit: it is beautiful to look at (just like the lost prince but I sort of know this story of dancing on the edge so far, hope to be surprised by something in next episodes)

Dancing on the Edge; The Year of Making Love
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Luxembourg: Birthday and Anniversary Wishes 2013 Princess Robijn Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg 155 11-11-2014 05:46 PM
The Queen and Prince Phillip official visit to Rome - 6-7 March 2013 Lumutqueen Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 21 02-28-2013 05:04 PM
Prince Paul - Royal Exile (2013) [Prince and Regent of Yugoslavia] Breffney The Electronic Domain 0 01-12-2012 01:52 PM
"The Lost Prince" (2003) - TV miniseries about Prince John, son of George V Elise,LadyofLancaster The Electronic Domain 52 09-19-2011 03:37 PM




Popular Tags
abdication belgium birth brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility official visit olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess mabel princess margriet princess mary princess mary fashion queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]