Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season 1 (2008)

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Critic Consensus: For a series about a good-time girl, Secret Diary of a Call Girl lacks the insight and substance to make the most of its salacious subject matter.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 16, 2008
2
Air date: Jun 23, 2008
3
Air date: Jun 30, 2008
4
Air date: Jul 7, 2008
5
Air date: Jul 14, 2008
6
Air date: Jul 21, 2008
7
Air date: Jul 28, 2008
8
Air date: Aug 4, 2008

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Season 1 of this comedy-drama examines the sexploits of a highly educated, high-priced London escort. Her professional name is Belle de Jour (Billie Piper) but when she is not working as a call girl she is known simply as Hannah Baxter. She is an expert at leading a double life but trouble ensues when her two lives collide. Ben (Iddo Goldberg) is her best friend and ex-boyfriend. He knows about Hannah's secret and it is a constant cause of friction between them.

Critic Reviews for Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (14)

Secret Diary gets no points for consistency. None for realism, either.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…
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The longer you watch the show (I've seen all eight episodes of its first season), the emptier and more frustrating it becomes, to the point where even the brief running time begins to feel too long.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

After seeing the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda and Julia Roberts portray call girls, we frankly need a little more than Belle's unsurprising double life to keep us, uh, hooked.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

There is a valuable, if small, dramatic undercurrent to Call Girl.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

Is it clever or funny to have Hannah/Belle tell us she's "high class" while narrating from the toilet? Turns out, not so much. But here's the thing - I wound up watching all eight episodes of the show anyway.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Secret Diary of a Call Girl doesn't reveal many secrets.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

It's eye-opening stuff, at least some of it, and yet not nearly as titillating as you might suppose. Considering the subject matter, there's surprisingly little nudity and practically nothing graphic.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Secret Diary has amusing touches, but not enough to sustain an entire series.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

It would help if an actual woman stopped miming fellatio and did something interesting for a minute or two.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

It's not that much fun to watch an actress who, except for the occasional times when she lets loose one of her charmingly loud second-soprano laughs, seems always to be asking more of us than she's giving.

Jun 16, 2008 | Full Review…

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