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...
Last Episode01x06 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 …
Series Fun Facts
- The Botswanan currency is the Pula, and during the time the first season was being filmed (mid-2007 to 2008), 1 Pula was worth about 16 U.S. cents.
- This is the first motion picture filmed entirely in Botswana.
- When cast, both of the lead actresses in this series were a little better-known for their professional singing than for their film or TV acting careers. Jill Scott was most famous as a…
[show]When cast, both of the lead actresses in this series were a little better-known for their professional singing than for their film or TV acting careers. Jill Scott was most famous as a Grammy-winning R&B and soul singer, though she had also been a spoken-word performer and poet and a stage actress. Anika Noni Rose won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for the Broadway show "Caroline, or Change," and also appeared in singing roles in Dreamgirls and (after starting The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (UK)) The Princess and the Frog.