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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling novel, directed by Anthony Minghella. Precious Ramotswe uses her inheritance to become Botswana's first female detective.

Adapted from the Alexander McCall Smith novel, this is a poignant and amusing story chronicling the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the traditionally built, eminently sensible and wise proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana.

As a child, her father teaches Precious a great love for Botswana and the skills necessary to make a fine detective. After his death, Precious sets up her agency. It is a risky endeavour, but with the help of her quirky secretary, Mma Makutsi, she soon finds her services much in demand.

Precious investigates cases, helps people solve problems in their lives and soon finds a special friendship blossoming with JLB Matekoni, the highly respectable and slightly shy owner of Speedy Motors.

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Jan 2012 18:15


Role Contributor
Mma Makutsi Anika Noni Rose
JLB Maketoni Lucian Msamati
Kremlin Busang David Oyelowo
Alice Busang Nikki Amuka-Bird
Daddy Bapetsi John Kani
Note Makoti Colin Salmon
Charlie Gotso Idris Elba
Lucky Sesana Tumisho Masha
Director Anthony Minghella
Writer Richard Curtis
Writer Anthony Minghella


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