Companions News

Billie Piper - Doctor Who companion and Belle du JourNews of former Doctor Who companions Catherine Tate and Billie Piper – while Tate has been busy on radio recently, Piper has apparently been offered a bumper payday…

According to the Daily Star (where’s the salt?) Billie Piper – best known to fans as Rose Tyler – has been offered £2m by ITV for a further fourth series of the hist ITV 2 show Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and has said of the part of Belle:

“It’s so rare that you get to play such a predatory, confident woman.”

ITV 2 chiefs hope the series will be ready to broadcast in early 2011.

(Via NebulaOne)

Meanwhile Catherine Tate – Donna Noble in 2006, 2008 and 2009 – appeared with Tracy-Ann Oberman in a recent BBC Radio 4 play.

Written by Oberman – whose Doctor Who appearance was in Army of Ghosts/Doomsday in 2006 – the play tells the story of resentment which seemingly grew between Crawford (Oberman) and Davis (Tate) as they filmed the 1962 horror movie Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

The production company involved is CPL, and their MD Danielle Lux said:

“We were delighted to secure four Afternoon Play commissions via the new Radio 4 batch tender system.

“And to have talent of the calibre of Tracy-Ann Oberman and Catherine Tate involved in the first of these plays has been a wonderful start for CPL.”

Bette and Joan and Baby Jane aired on April 29th – read more about the casting or and catch up with BBC iPlayer.


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