Set in a time of immense change, Dancing on the Edge tells the story of a black jazz group, the Louis Lester Band, as they rise to fame, entertaining guests at exclusive high society gatherings in 1930s London. While many recoil at the presence of black musicians in polite society, the capital's more progressive socialites, including younger members of the royal family, take the band under their wing. In this explosive five-part series, Stephen Poliakoff returns to television with his most ambitious work to date. A powerful narrative of love, music and ambition that unfolds at an extraordinary moment in history, Dancing on the Edge features a wonderful gallery of characters and a truly stellar cast. It also showcases some brilliant new songs, all of which combine to make an intoxicating and original period drama.