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Stephen Poliakoff films BBC drama in Birmingham

25 January 2012 Last updated at 16:31 GMT

Filming is currently taking place in Birmingham for a new BBC drama written and directed by award-winning film-maker Stephen Poliakoff.

Set in the 1930s, Dancing On The Edge will follow a black jazz band in London. It will be broadcast on BBC Two later this year.

Birmingham City Council House has been made up to look like a 1930s London hotel for the series.

Stephen Poliakoff said Birmingham had some great locations for evoking the time period.