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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series Summary
Following the death of her father, resourceful Precious Ramotswe uses her inheritance to open the first female-owned detective agency in Botswana and soon finds herself investigating varied and often-improbable cases, assisted by her frighteningly efficient -- yet eccentric -- secretary, Grace Makutsi, in this lighthearted series adapted from the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

Air Dates: 2009 - 2010

Genres: Drama

Network: HBO

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : A Real Botswana Diamond May 10, 2009

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    When a string of break-ins reaches the agency, Grace inspects the damage and recreates the crime; Precious receives an unnerving phone call; a suspicious jeweler comes under inestigation.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Beauty and Integrity May 3, 2009

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    Precious and Grace stave off competition from a rival agency; hired by a pageant promoter, Precious poses as a reporter and talks to beauty queens; Precious tails Nandira in search of her mysterious boyfriend.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : Problems in Moral Philosophy Apr 26, 2009

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    A store owner wants Precious to find out if his daughter has a secret boyfriend; JLB uses a high-tech solution to help Precious with a case.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : The Boy With the African Heart Apr 19, 2009

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    An American wants the agency's help in locating her son; Grace reveals a long-held secret.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : Poison Apr 12, 2009

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    A young woman worries about her unusually fearful father; a doctor asks for an investigation into his patients' mysterious deaths.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • The charming, fun series of books has become a charming, fun TV series (seven episodes in all) on HBO, starring Grammy-winner Jill Scott as the books' No. 1 protagonist/heroine, Precious Ramotswe show more

  • It overflows with a distinctive feel-good vibe. It looks and acts more like a PBS series than something new on HBO. show more

  • Ultimately, everybody's affable in this series. There are no sharp right angles, no emotional elbows. show more

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