Sometimes Belle’s job takes her to places she�s always wanted to go and this weeks edition of ITV2’s ratings hit takes her to London’s most prestigious sex party by a new client � Aleksandar (Aleksandar Mikic).
It�s an incredibly glamorous event, Belle’s dressed in a black wig and everyone looks hot. Belle (Billie Piper) can�t wait to get down to the main event – an orgy in the party room. So she’s disappointed to hear that Aleksandar has other ideas. What he really wants is for everyone in the party to want Belle and for Belle to get very turned on�but for her to wait for him�and only he will get to have sex with her back at home.
When Belle sees someone she recognises � Jay Lorre (Jamie Sives) � her all time favourite author, and they really hit it off, she tries desperately to shake off Aleksandar. Jay is her fantasy man and Belle would love to go in the party room with him, but she�s working. When Jay and his wife invite her back to their place Belle needs an excuse to give Aleksandar the slip � personal matters.
Leaving behind a very disappointed Aleksandar, she is about to head back to Jay’s place when her phone goes � a real personal matter arisen and Hannah is called to the hospital where her sister has just had a baby. Her family are all a bit bemused by her glamorous outfit, but she manages to explain it away. Only Ben (Iddo Goldberg) realises something�s up. He just doesn�t know what�
Producer Chrissy Skinns explains the development as the series continues, “We have created a dramatic narrative and the stories each week reveal something about Belle’s life: from literally what her work day entails, to the difficulties of balancing her professional life with her personal life, which is mainly focused on her relationship with her best friend, Ben.”
She continues “London was a big part of our shoot. We wanted to show the capital in a celebratory way, appreciating what it has to offer. So often London is shown as a gritty, grungy sort of city but in Secret Diary of a Call Girl it is a grown up, cosmopolitan place to be � rather like New York is reflected in Sex in the City. Inevitably, locations such as upmarket hotels, were really important to the series in order to show the sexy, not seedy, side of London.”
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, ITV2 Thursday 4 October 2007 10:00pm – 10:30pm