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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency


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Jill Scott is the central figure in this series, and its pilot was the last thing to be directed by the late Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain). Based on Alexander McCall Smith’s best-selling books, Scott portrays Precious Ramotswe, the sympathetic and likable detective of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Ramotswe’s powers of observation developed under her father’s tutelage in the African bush. Upon his death, Ramotswe moves to the big city of Gabarone to open a detective agency. Her slow start is made easier by regular characters: Makutsi (Dreamgirls’ Anika Noni Rose) Ramotswe’s highly efficient if somewhat humorously stiff secretary, Matekoni the mechanic who also has the potential of becoming Ramotswe’s love interest, and BK the camp cosmetician. The agency gradually gets cases mainly brought to Ramotswe by women with men problems. Ramotswe uses her instinctual approach to not only solve, but also find the reasons behind the actions that create the cases—some of which end up connected to each other. One of the main sources of this show’s appeal is its African elements. The show was filmed on location in Botswana, and the charming accents, vibrant colors, local music, and mostly unknown acting talent give it an authenticity and likeability that will have you checking in with the agency regularly.


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August 12th 2009

You are, of course, referring to Alexander Mccall Smith’s series. There are so many witty observations in these books regarding male-female differences and the impact that these have on relationships.
Mma Ramotswe believes that women are best suited for detective work because women notice details, are observant, listen, and have more insight into human psychology than men.

September 21st 2009

Will there be a second season of the No 1 Ladies Detective agency?
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April 22nd 2010

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November 13th 2010

Mma Ramotswe believes that women are best suited for detective work because women notice details, are observant, listen, and have more insight into human psychology than men.
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July 29th 2021

Ramotswe’s powers of observation were honed in the African bush under her father’s tutelage.   superhero jacket Ramotswe, after his death, moves to Gabarone, a large city, to open a detective agency. She has a slow start, but regular characters make it easier. Aside from Makutsi (Dreamgirls’ Anika Noni Rose), Matekoni (the mechanic) and BK (the camp cosmetician) are all characters that Ramotswe has to deal with at some point.