The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1, Episode 0

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (29 Mar. 2009)

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A Botswanan woman starts up the country's first female-owned detective agency. Based on the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

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Alice Busang (as Nikki Amuka Bird)
Desmond Dube ...
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Bongeka Mpongwana ...
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Vusi Kunene ...
Harriet Lenabe ...
Mma Notshi (as Harriet Manamela)
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After her father dies, Botswanan Precious Ramotse decides to sell her inheritance - 180 cows - and move to the capital Gaborone and open a detective agency. From a young age her father had trained her to develop her memory skills and she has a keen sense of observation. Business is slow, but Precious soon has a secretary, Grace Makutsi and fits in well with her neighbors. Slowly, clients begin to trickle in: a woman who thinks the man who claims to be her father - he had abandoned the family when she was just a young child - is actually an impostor; a woman who thinks her husband is having an affair - a view Grace enthusiastically generally supports since she thinks all men are liars and cheaters; and a factory owner who thinks an employee claiming compensation for an accident is scamming him. Her interest is also drawn to the case of a missing boy but she she must face a powerful local gangster to get the information she needs. Written by garykmcd

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During the funeral service for Obed Ramotswe, Precious' father, is played by the Bishop of Gaborone, Bishop Trevor Muamba, and 'Woman Mourner #1' is played by Botswana's Minister of Health, Mme Sheila Tlou. See more »

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Grace Makutsi: [after meeting BK for the first time] That man is very much like a woman.
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Botswana wa Tsabakela
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Arranged by Gaolape A. Basuhi (as Gaolape Basuhi)
Licensed courtesy of Loao Cultural Company
Performed by The Mogwana Traditional Dance Group
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This bodes very well for the forthcoming series.
25 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't know whether the pace of life portrayed in this film is an accurate reflection of life in Botswana, but if it is then Botswana is a place I could live with no trouble at all. I found this a delightful programme, with some moving and touching scenes as well as a few totally hilarious moments. No doubt there will be criticism that it was too shallow, but in my opinion this was perfect holiday weekend viewing. It is a great pity that Anthony Minghella will not be around to carry on his work as the series progresses, and I can only hope that his successor remains constant to his principles. I look forward very much to the remainder of the series, although at the moment (Easter 2008) 2009 seems a long way off.


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