Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 23, 2008
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (UK)

The first BBC drama to be filmed entirely on location in Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is a charming adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith's books. When her father dies, Precious Ramotswe decides to become her country's first every female detective...

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01x06 A Real Botswana Diamond Aired: Apr. 19, 2009

The agency is broken into following a spate of robberies in Kgale Hill. Mma Ramotswe and JLB Matekoni's engagement isn't going as planned and …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 7 episodes air between 2008 and 2009.

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Only one series was made and the show has now been cancelled.

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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…
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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 lead
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  • The BBC aired this film on March 23, 2008, soon after it was completed and, by tragic coincidence, just five days after director Anthony Minghella died. HBO held off airing the film for a…
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    The BBC aired this film on March 23, 2008, soon after it was completed and, by tragic coincidence, just five days after director Anthony Minghella died. HBO held off airing the film for a year in order to premiere it as the pilot of the resulting series they had commissioned, with the BBC.
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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…
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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 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 (UK).
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