Channel 4 promote the next instalment of their BAFTA nominated series “On The Edge” with this trailer featuring music by Bristol-based band Massive Attack. The series consisting of a three-part anthology gives us a take on life in modern Britain. The films produced by BlackLight Television look at the lives of three diverse characters trying to find their place in the world.
This series focuses on three unusual love stories depicting characters and worlds not often seen on British TV. The cast includes BAFTA winner Jack Rowan (Born to Kill, Peaky Blinders), BAFTA nominated Amanda Redman (New Tricks, The Good Karma Hospital), Michael Socha, (This is England 90, Electric Dreams) and Catherine Steadman (Downton Abbey, Victoria). The three episodes are named “BBW”, “For You” and “Adulting” airing on Monday 16th March at 10pm, 10:30pm and 11pm respectively.
The music in the advert
Music: Unfinished Sympathy | Artist : Massive Attack
The music in the background of the Channel 4 “On The Edge” trailer is a song called “Unfinished Sympathy” released in 1991 by English trip hop group Massive Attack. The song was released as the second single from the band’s debut album Blue Lines. The single became a top-twenty hit on the singles charts of several countries.
The track was perhaps made even more popular by it’s memorable music video featuring a single continuous shot of band member Shara Nelson walking through a Los Angeles neighbourhood. The song’s title was an obvious pun of Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony”.