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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. / The complete first season

Author: Timothy BricknellJill ScottAnika Noni RoseDesmond DubeGabriel YaredAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2009.
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Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television series
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Bricknell; Jill Scott; Anika Noni Rose; Desmond Dube; Gabriel Yared; Alexander McCall Smith; Weinstein Company.; Home Box Office (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Mirage Enterprises.; Cinechicks (Firm); Film Afrika Worldwide (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419883380 9781419883385
OCLC Number: 435650494
Language Note: Language tracks in English (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 2.0), with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novels by Alexander McCall Smith.
Originally broadcast on BBC1 in 2009.
Contains the pilot and all 6 episodes from the first season.
Special features include: Botswana: the gem of Africa; Anthony Minghella's No. 1 film; The beat of Botswana; The making of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: author's diary.
Credits: Original music, Gabriel Yared ; production designer, Johnny Breedt ; costume designer, Jo Katsaras.
Cast: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube.
Target Audience: Rated: TV-PG.; Canadian Home video rating: 14 up.
Description: 3 videodiscs (451 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Disc 1. Pilot ; The big bonanza --
disc 2. Poison ; The boy with an African heart ; Problems in moral philosophy --
disc 3. Beauty and integrity ; A real Botswana diamond.
Other Titles: Number One Ladies' Detective Agency
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Television program)
Responsibility: HBO Entertainment presents in association with the Weinstein Company and BBC a Mirage Enterprises and Cinechicks Production ; Film Afrika Worldwide ; series producer, Tim Bricknell.

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Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her.

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Charming and entertaining

by JesseTheK (WorldCat user published 2010-03-01) Very Good Permalink

Beautifully filmed & wittily acted, slices of life featuring strong women and introspective men. Gentle mysteries, free of gore, arise naturally and are resolved in a small Botswana city. Two US actors, Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose, are charming as the lead & assistant detectives of the...
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