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Seasons:
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Plot:
A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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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 (7 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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American Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott eventually won the role of Precious Ramotswe over American actresses Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Queen Latifah, and also 18 African women considered for the leadSee more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Sparkling Jewel!, 2 February 2010
Author: OutsideHollywoodLand from United States

Sometimes a series comes along that outshines all the rest. The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency is such a jewel of artistic excellence. When I first heard the buzz about a new HBO series, featuring an African-American female detective (who wasn't a size -2), my interest was sparked – and the previews only increased my impatience and anticipation. I can testify here and now that the cast, direction, and script writing always leave me wanting more.

Based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith, #1 centers around Precious Ramotswe (Jill Scott), who left her homeland after burying her father and child. A victim of domestic abuse, Precious seeks a new life in Botswana, as the #1 Ladies' Detective". It's obvious by her adventurous spirit and career choice that she views herself as "made of strong stuff".

Strong stuff indeed! In no time, she opens her agency, hires a secretary Grace Makutsi, (Anika Rose), who proudly declares, "I've scored 97%, the highest in the history of the secretarial college!" Add a common-sense boyfriend with a bad case of shyness and a gay hairdresser with a perchance for flowery shirts and cute hats, and you have a recipe for weekly success.

It's not unusual for an episode to begin in good humor, only to end with this reviewer dissolved in tears and tissues. The stories feature sordid kidnappings, murder, and drug dealing to the usual suspects of cheating spouses, quarreling families, and petty thieves.

Yet the smartest element of this delightful show is the use of Botswana and its people as its weekly setting. The rich culture and customs woven into each mystery, provides us with characters and situations that never fail to fascinate. And in the end, what appears different strikes a familiar chord, because it's a small world after all.

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