To take her mind off Alex Belle gets her agent to book her and Bambi for a fancy dress party for wealthy diplomats in a country mansion. However she freaks out when a client demands that she lets him...
Belle goes to a date with a rich punter called Simon. However it turns out to be Alex who has set a trap to test whether she has given up escorting. He concedes that she loves her job more than him ...
New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.
Belle du Jour's name was inspired by Belle de Jour (1967). The movie is about a prostitute played by Catherine Deneuve who also bears the name 'Belle de jour', which in French means 'beauty of the day', as opposed to 'Belle de nuit' which means 'beauty of the night'. See more »
Ms Piper is quality, her timing and playing to camera are excellent, a female Alfie?
What lets the program down is the 30 minute time slot, and this restricts the progression of the narrative. I would have liked to see more of the meeting between her agent and the girls. The lingering exterior shots are reminiscent of US series, and perhaps that is a future target for this show, however they just seemed like fillers.
The amount of information that the book and blogs provide, should easily fill the time, and a decent (or indecent) series.
Made me laugh, and the bit with the saddle, brave people. I hope they did not have too many takes, looks exhausting.
By and large a good attempt at a difficult subject, I wonder what Channel 4 would have done with the same book?
As for the aforementioned Ms Piper, sultry and naughty, very good. Watch it and laugh at how ridiculous we can all appear during sex.
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