Secret Diary of a Call Girl (ITV2 2007-2011, Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg)

Billie Piper stars in the sexually explicit story of a beautiful prostitute who leads the ultimate double life.

To her parents she’s Hannah, the legal secretary. Hannah has a responsible job that involves working lots of unsocial hours in the evening. Hannah has her own set of clothes and her own friends. Even her closest pal has no idea about her working life.

To her clients Belle is…whatever they want her to be. She can be the quiet girl-next-door. Or she can be the high-heeled dominatrix who whips them into submission. Her mission is to make money by satisfying male fantasies.

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As she tells us in the first episode: “Work out what the client wants as fast as you can and give it to him.”

Belle also has strict rules. The most important being that she never becomes emotionally involved. That’s before she meets a handsome young single man. On their first meeting Belle looks stunning but it is a complete disaster. He tells her madam (Cherie Lunghi) that next time he’d like a girl just au naturel. Belle was too overpowering.

But crafty Belle’s professional pride is hurt. She elbows out another call girl and ensures they have a second date. This time everything goes wonderfully and in an unguarded moment she lets slip her real name. Hannah. And the client wants Hannah. Not Belle.

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And the most important lesson she’s learnt: to do this job and keep sane, she has to keep Belle and Hannah separate.

production details
UK | ITV2 – Tiger Aspect – Silverapples Media – ARG | 23 minutes | Broadcast 27 September 2007 – 22 March 2011
Script: Lucy Prebble,

Billie Piper as Hannah ‘Belle’ Baxter
Iddo Goldberg as Ben
Cherie Lunghi as Stephanie Charlton
Gemma Chan as Charlotte
Tom Mison as Daniel
Lily James as Poppy
Paul Nicholls as Detective Sergeant Harry Keegan
Iwan Rheon as Lewis

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