On the day of the return of Doctor Who Series 7 with the episode The Bells of Saint John, the BBC made a COLOSSAL announcement today pleasing fans around the world: Tenth Doctor David Tennant is returning for the 50th Anniversary Special along with companion Rose Tyler played by Billie Piper. To top it off, legendary actor John Hurt has also been announced as joining the cast for the special.
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will star current Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. It’s believed current companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) will be there, as well John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness who revealed weeks ago he was in discussions with the BBC and showrunner Steven Moffat for the special.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 1
Starring Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: January 6, 2009
If you’re a dedicated geek with a penchant for overseas sci-fi, then you’re more than familiar with Billie Piper, the one-time U.K. pop singer who co-starred in the BBC’s relaunching of Doctor Who. If that’s the case, do away with your image of Piper as a flirty, adventurous companion to the Doctor and get ready for Piper as a flirty, adventurous, companion to anyone who can afford her.
As the lead in Showtime’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Piper plays Hannah, your average well-to-do London girl whose nights working as a “legal secretary” conceal a seedier truth: she’s a high-class, high-priced hooker named Belle. But that’s not much of a secret considering the title. In fact, the eight short episodes (about 23 minutes each) that comprise this first season collection are less about secrets than they are stand-alone sex stories centered around Hannah’s less-than-shocking confessions. Each of the episodes is fairly formulaic: Hannah talks to friend Ben on the phone, Hannah has a client situation that’s outside the norm, Hannah realizes why things are hard for her, Hannah has sex, Ben and Hannah argue and/or make-up, and Hannah puts something in her mouth (at some point).