Adrian Johnston is scoring the upcoming BBC original series Dancing on the Edge. The five-part series is written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff (The Lost Prince, Shooting The Past) and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby and John Goodman. The dramatic comedy follows the Louis Lester Band as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of upper class society in the capital. Nicky Kentish Barnes (Match Point, About A Boy) is producing the project and Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits are executive producing. Johnston has previously collaborated with Poliakoff on such films as films as Gideon’s Daughter and The Lost Prince. The music for Dancing on the Edge series was recorded this past week at Angel Studios in London. No air date has been announced yet for the BBC2 series.
Johnston whose previous credits include Becoming Jane and Kinky Boots is also scoring the BBC series Accused, which has just started its second season earlier this week. Click here for more information about the series starring Sheridan Smith, Robert Sheehan, Anne-Marie Duff, Olivia Colman, John Bishop, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Joe Dempsie, Josh Bolt and Oliver Lee. The composer has also recorded his music for the British drama The Scapegoat earlier this year at Angel Studios in London. The film is directed by Charles Sturridge (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Gulliver’s Travels) and is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier’s. The movie starring Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters) and Eileen Atkins is set in 1952 and follows two men from very different backgrounds who look almost identical. Sarah Beardsall and Dominic Minghella (BBC’s Robin Hood series) are producing for Island Pictures. No release date has been announced yet.