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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 Precious Ramotswe (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Grace Makutsi (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 JLB Matekoni (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Desmond Dube ...
 BK (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Thabo Malema ...
 Charlie / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tau Maserumule ...
 Fanwell / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lebogang Motubudi ...
 Richard Makutsi (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Mr. Patel (3 episodes, 2009)
Brenda Ngxoli ...
 Florence Peko (3 episodes, 2009)
Dipshikha Mahajan ...
 Nandira Patel (3 episodes, 2009)
Mosako Mogara ...
 Wellington (3 episodes, 2009)
Kgomotso Delia Tshwenyego ...
 Rose / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Cephas Buthelezi (2 episodes, 2009)
Vusi Kunene ...
 Doctor Gulubane (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Note Makoti (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kenneth Nkosi ...
 Two Shots Pulani (2 episodes, 2009)
Keketso Semoko ...
 Mma Potokwane (2 episodes, 2009)
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After her father's death, sensible and cheerful Mma Precious Ramotswe sells her inherited cattle and opens the country's only female-owned detective agency. She hires Botswana Secretarial College graduate (97% in the final exams!) Grace Makutsi as her assistant. Together they solve problems big and small with their wisdom, big hearts, and endless cups of red-bush tea. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe's best friend, mechanic Mr. JLB Matekoni, hopes for a chance to win her heart... Based on Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling book series. Written by L. Hamre

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29 March 2009 (USA)  »

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A Agência Nº1 de Mulheres Detectives  »

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This television show is based on a series of books by Alexander McCall Smith. The first line of the series' first book is, "Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of the Kgale Hill."). This line is a deliberate literary reference to the opening line of Isak Dinesen's classic memoir about Kenya, Out of Africa (which starts "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills." When Out of Africa (1985) was made into a movie, its director was Sydney Pollack; before his death, Pollack was the executive producer for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008). See more »

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Referenced in Breaking and Entering (2006) See more »

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One of the Most Well Rounded Shows I've Seen
6 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I heard about this show being airing on HBO, I was thrilled. My father had read several of the books and loved them (I have just started the first book). Although, from the first moments of the show I was still a bit skeptical. But when Mma opens her detective agency, the writing becomes some of the best I've seen on TV in years. There is a perfect mix between seriousness and fabulous humor.

Mma is a clever, witty woman, while her secretary and hairdresser add nothing more than many wonderful laughs. This show has fantastic characters played by wonderful actors.

I can only hope that this show stays on for many years to come!


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