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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1: Episode 1 -- This is a clip from the new drama "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," airing Sundays on HBO.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1: Episode 1 -- This is a clip from the new drama "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," airing Sundays on HBO.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1: Episode 1 -- This is the official trailer for the new drama "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," premiering March 29 on HBO.

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Seasons:
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Plot:
A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Just Plain Charming See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Jill Scott ... Precious Ramotswe (7 episodes, 2008-2009)

Anika Noni Rose ... Grace Makutsi (7 episodes, 2008-2009)

Lucian Msamati ... 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)
Harish Patel ... Mr. Patel (3 episodes, 2009)
Brenda Ngxoli ... Florence Peko (3 episodes, 2009)
Dipshika Mahajan ... Nandira Patel (3 episodes, 2009)
Mosako Mogara ... Wellington (3 episodes, 2009)
Kgomotso Delia Tshwenyego ... Rose / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Series Directed by
Charles Sturridge (3 episodes, 2009)
Tim Bricknell (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Fywell (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Alexander McCall Smith (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Robert Jones (3 episodes, 2009)
Nicholas Wright (3 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Steve E. Andrews .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Amy J. Moore .... producer (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tim Bricknell .... producer / series producer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Richard Curtis .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Vlokkie Gordon .... line producer / producer: Film Afrika (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Anthony Minghella .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sydney Pollack .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Wicht .... producer: Film Afrika (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Gabriel Yared (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Giulio Biccari (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mary Finlay (3 episodes, 2009)
Katie Weiland (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Michelle Guish (1 episode, 2008)
Richard Hicks (1 episode, 2008)
Moonyeenn Lee (1 episode, 2008)
David Rubin (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Johnny Breedt (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Vivienne Gray (1 episode, 2008)
Cecelia van Straaten (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Melinda Launspach (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jo Katsaras (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Simone Stubbs .... make-up and hair artist (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Megan Tanner .... make-up and hair designer / hair designer / ... (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Production Management
Clare Maclean .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve E. Andrews .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jonny Benson .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)

Phil Jones .... scheduling assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Arlo Markantonatos .... assistant property master / props buyer (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Surisa Surisa .... set dresser (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Patrick O'Connor .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2009)
Lucille Doman .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Cantwell .... sound effects editor / sound designer (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Simon Chase .... dialogue editor / supervising sound editor / ... (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Colin Ritchie .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dillon Bennett .... assistant sound editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Richard Fordham .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2009)
David Mackie .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2009)
Jamie Roden .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2009)
Simon Diggins .... sound mix assistant (5 episodes, 2009)
Harry Barnes .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Penney .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Alex Joseph .... foley editor / foley supervisor (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nico Louw .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jacques Pienaar .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Special Effects by
Clinton Smith .... special body effects designer and creator (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording: Framestore / hd scanning and recording: Framestore (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Clare Brody .... data operator - framestore (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dennis Dallen .... lead compositor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Richard Edwards .... digital intermediate data operator / data operator: Framestore CFC (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
James Long .... digital intermediate data operator / data operator: Framestore CFC (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Laura Lunt .... production assistant: framestore (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Veronica Marcano .... scanning & recording operator: Framestore (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Petr Masek .... digital compositor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tomas Munzar .... lead compositor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Adam Parker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lee Rankin .... scanning and recording: Framestore (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matthew Baker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore (6 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Harvey .... retouch and restoration: Framestore (6 episodes, 2009)
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist (4 episodes, 2009)
Miro Gal .... senior flame artist (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Zak 'Ebenezzer' O'Leary .... key grip / dolly grip (7 episodes, 2008-2009)

Nick Wall .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Pascar Proctor .... casting / extras casting / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clinton Smith .... specialty costume builder (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Maria Chamberlain .... colorist: dailies (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Fisher .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Alistair Hamer .... digital intermediate on-line editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Marina Theodotou .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Gillespie .... music supervisor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lewis Morison .... assistant to composer (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kirsty Whalley .... music editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Robert Houston .... music editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Allan Jenkins .... music editor (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Solomon B. Monyame .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Transportation Department
Colin Breedt .... picture vehicle coordinator (1 episode, 2008)
Russell Delport .... transportation co-captain (1 episode, 2008)
Laurie Dunn .... unit and transport manager (1 episode, 2008)
Tarryn Greybè .... unit and transport coordinator (1 episode, 2008)
Mark Hardy .... transportation captain (1 episode, 2008)
Kenny Tshenyego .... picture vehicle assistant coordinator (1 episode, 2008)
Bruce Capel-Davies .... transportation coordinator (1 episode, 2009)
Nick Dunn .... assistant unit transport manager (1 episode, 2009)
Simphiwe Jodwana .... transportation captain (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Justine Raczkiewicz .... assistant: production executive (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lulu Zezza .... executive in charge of physical production (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Estelle Vockerodt .... assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2009)
Joseph Warley .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
David Wilcock .... first assistant accountant / key assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2009)
Deon Du Preez .... location manager (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Thanks
Anthony Minghella .... in memory of (1 episode, 2008)
 

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USA:60 min
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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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Just Plain Charming, 25 November 2010
Author: boogiebob from Kentucky, United States

After watching three episodes, I am already disappointed that there will be no second season.

A relaxing and charming program to watch. Likable characters portrayed by a lot of well cast actors.

The photography, editing and scenery are a major part of what makes this good. No fast clip, jumpy editing. Smooth transitions. The camera stays on someone's face long enough for the viewer to focus (and appreciate the acting), apparently a difficult feat based on how few directors seem to be able to do that.

I am certainly not prudish, been around way too long for that. But I find gratuitous and frequent use of "F" and other vulgarities to be annoying, and IMO proof that writers can't construct decent dialog; substituting coarseness instead. This program manages to work pleasantly well without any swearing, resorting to the novel approach of using real adverbs and adjectives to convey the message.

If you want high speed, non stop action with jumpy editing and constant swearing, don't waste your time watching this. Otherwise, sit back and have a nice, relaxing hour of quality entertainment.

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