Episode 2

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Duration: 1 hour

Drama about the rise to fame of a black jazz band in 1930s London at a time of extraordinary change. The Louis Lester Band has yet to reach the fame it so desires, and is stuck playing children's birthday parties at the Imperial Ballroom. Louis is frustrated. However, the band is introduced to wealthy recluse Lady Lavinia Cremone and she may be able to change its fortunes.

Credits

Louis Lester
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Jessie
Angel Coulby
Carla
Wunmi Mosaku
Stanley Mitchell
Matthew Goode
Masterson
John Goodman
Donaldson
Anthony Head
Schlesinger
Mel Smith
Sarah
Janet Montgomery
Lady Winnet
Ruth Gemmell
Rosie
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Mrs Lee
Joanna Brookes
Mr Wax
Allan Corduner
Deirdre
Caroline Quentin
Harry Thornton
Miles Richardson
Prince of Wales
Sam Troughton

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