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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Series 1

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Series 1

by Anthony MinghellaLucian Msamati Thabo Malema and others
DVD video
Publication Date: 05/08/2010
  $39.95
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency celebrates Botswana, "the finest place on God's Earth," as surely as a woman's intuition. Precious Ramotswe (Grammy-winning singer Jill Scott), after her father dies, sells his cows and opens an agency, because she "wants to do good." So, the "traditionally built woman" (in the words of Anthony McCall Smith, who wrote nine books about her) leases the old Gabarone post office, hires hyper-efficient secretary Grace Makutsi (Anika Noni Rose, Dreamgirls), and gets down to business.
With sassy hairdresser BK (Desmond Dube - Hotel Rwanda) and smitten mechanic JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msamati) cheering her on, Mma Ramotswe becomes a combination detective/feminist icon, sharing "endless cups of red bush tea" with her clients, encouraging women to take charge of their lives, and tackling tricky cases involving missing persons, duplicitous daddies, dangerous dentists, and unfaithful spouses (MI-5's David Oyelowo plays one of them).
Produced for the BBC/HBO and filmed in Africa, the first season eschews gunplay and profanity for a fresh take on the small-town mystery series. Like Agatha Christie's Marple, but with fewer dead bodies, Mma Ramotswe depends more on her wits than technology.
ISBN:
9398711251295
9398711251295
Genre:
Comedy
Format:
DVD video
Region:
4 More ...
Encoding:
PAL
Running time:
341
No. Discs:
3
Publication Date:
05-08-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Roadshow
Country of origin:
UK, USA
Year of production:
2008

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