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.


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


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