BBC's DANCING ON THE EDGE 2-Night Premiere, Ratings Hold
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by Pat Cerasaro
The new five-part BBC2 period drama series DANCING ON The Edge premiered this week, kicking off with a splashy two-hour premiere, with a second episode following it up to generally strong reviews and holding generally strong in the ratings (1.84m/8%). The 1930s-set, music-heavy jazz age series stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Goodman, Matthew Goode and Janet Montgomery and was created by Stephen Poliakoff.
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Set in London, the series juxtaposes the rough and tumble world of nightclubs and its denizens with the artistocratic heirarchy and how the two interact in the ever-changing world of the 1930s. The remaining three episodes are scheduled to run over the next few weeks, with Episode 3 airing on January 11 in the UK. A second season has not yet been confirmed.
BBC2 bills the series: "An explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change."