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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 

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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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Series cast summary:
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 Desmond Dube ...  BK 7 episodes, 2008-2009
Thabo Malema Thabo Malema ...  Charlie / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Tau Maserumule Tau Maserumule ...  Fanwell / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Lebogang Motubudi Lebogang Motubudi ...  Richard Makutsi 4 episodes, 2009
Harish Patel ...  Mr. Patel 3 episodes, 2009
Brenda Ngxoli Brenda Ngxoli ...  Florence Peko 3 episodes, 2009
Dipshikha Mahajan Dipshikha Mahajan ...  Nandira Patel 3 episodes, 2009
Mosako Mogara Mosako Mogara ...  Wellington 3 episodes, 2009
Kgomotso Delia Tshwenyego Kgomotso Delia Tshwenyego ...  Rose / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Paterson Joseph ...  Cephas Buthelezi 2 episodes, 2009
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ...  Doctor Gulubane 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Colin Salmon ...  Note Makoti 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Kenneth Nkosi Kenneth Nkosi ...  Two Shots Pulani 2 episodes, 2009
Keketso Semoko 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK | USA | South Africa | Botswana

Language:

English | Tswana

Release Date:

29 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Agência Nº1 de Mulheres Detectives See more »

Filming Locations:

Botswana See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film's producers have signed a 10 year lease for the area at the foot of Kgale Hill, Gaborone, where they have built the fictional shopping center where Precious Ramotswe opens her storefront detective agency. See more »

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Referenced in Breaking and Entering (2006) See more »

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A program that introduces us to another culture, to the subtleties and symbolism of that culture. Style may take a little getting used to.
13 June 2009 | by yosalSee all my reviews

If you don't find depth in this show, then you're not giving it your full attention. We are jaded because of all the in-your-face, aggressive, loud and often violent programing - this is a gentle program, but it has great depth and sensitivity if you really listen to the characters. It takes a moment to get used to the dialect/accents...I recommend this, and hope it survives! It's a visit to another culture, one quite worth getting acquainted with. The music alone is reason to give the show a try - ethnic, quality performances - this program I think offers so much charm but in a very subtle way. Some may, as I did at first, find it requires a little working at but soon you settle in to the style and find it most worthwhile programming.


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