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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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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.

Cast

Billie Piper
as Belle/Hannah
Cherie Lunghi
as Stephanie
Tom Mannion
as Horsey Man
Simon Kunz
as Bell's Accountant
Toyah Willcox
as Hannah's Mum
Tom Mison
as Daniel
Sally Dexter
as Mistress Sirona
Lydia Fox
as Estate Agent
Matt Day
as Receptionist
Connie Walker
as Shop Assistant
Rachel Fielding
as Party Organizer
Thom Fell
as Waiter
Scarlette O'Harlette
as Burlesque Artist
Stuart Organ
as Hannah's Dad
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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.

June 16, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

June 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.

June 16, 2008 | Full Review…

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

June 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.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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

June 16, 2008 | Full Review…

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